3.0 Roadmap

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The next version of GRAMPS will be a major release. The 2.2.x code is now in bug-fix only mode. First beta versions of GRAMPS 3.0 should appear october 2007.

Towards 3.0

Development of version 3.0 is well under way.

Main Features

  • New interface to the data: Use of a Family Tree manager - completed-Don
  • Mark-up in notes: use bold, italics, ... in the notes - completed-Zsolt
  • An Undo feature ? TODO (no reason to wait with 3.0)
  • Presentation with mark up in some reports ? TODO
  • Multiple Shared Notes: every object can have several separate notes - completed-Alex,Don,...
    • critical bug #1318 - TODO
    • add check/repair functions - TODO
    • remove internal note of 2.2.x branch - in progress-Benny
  • new GEDCOM parser (import/export) - in progress-Don
    • Minor 5.5.1 updates needed.
  • Export to spreadsheet/CSV of views - completed-Don
  • Use of GtkPrint for direct printing - in progress-Zsolt
  • Simplified database access/Simplified document classes - completed-Don
  • XML feature parity with database format - in progress-Benny
  • Quick reports + infrastructure - completed-Don,Benny
  • more detailed relationship calculation - in progress-Benny

Other Features

  • Reworked icons - completed-Benny
  • Reworked reports
    • Add the notes - in progress
    • Unify GraphViz based reports - in progress (Brian M)
  • New reports
    • Familylines - completed
    • Kinship report - completed
    • Hourglass - completed
    • mini reports available from person view (info, all events) - completed
  • Move LDS temple info out of const.py and into an XML file - completed
  • Export assistant rewrite based on GtkAssistant - completed
    • rewrite of export options (on all exports, not only GEDCOM) - in progress

Testing

  • Consistency review:
    • is everything consistent?
      • views
      • behavior
    • is there good feedback during processing?
      • any process that can take more than 2 seconds should have a msg box
      • any process that can take more than 10 seconds should have a progress box
      • any process that can take more than 60 seconds should have a cancel button on progress box
  • Quality review:
    • Has GRAMPS passed regression tests?
    • Has GRAMPS passed unit tests?
    • Does it perform adequately on the large test database?

General TODO list before final release

See TODO file in SVN.

From the ChangeLog you can see much is implemented already.