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Roots branches out: Historical family mapper lives to version 1.10

By Chris Williams. Published: 1st Dec 15:06:35 | Permalink | Printable

Some time ago we published a news story on Alex Waugh's family tree application. Roots proved popular for those seeking to map out their family's history. Roots has now achieved version 1.10 and, according the electronics student, the updated Roots is now available from Alex's website.

With this new version, you can expect...

  • ..improved graphics styles- Roots uses Lua as a scripting language
  • ..added keyboard shortcuts
  • ..if there is an invalid link in a GEDCOM file, it now mentions the name of the affected person if possible, and carries on loading the file
  • ..marriages to be auto sized to fit the gap between the spouses
  • ..marriages to be a fixed width, but attached to the rightmost of the two spouses
  • ..children to be more than one generation below their parents
  • ..to see 'save as default' added to file choices
  • ..changing the file choices now marks the file as modified


Alex Waugh: ajw498@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Roots (and other software): www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~ajw498

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