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SQLite for Genealogy Software - Blog comment by ennoborg - 7 May 2016

Note that SQLite files in Gramps 5.0 will have binary data too. That is because many primary objects are not normalized. The person object for instance has all name parts and alternative names embedded as lists, which are saved in blobs corresponding with the relevant Python objects. See ...
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SQLite for Genealogy Software - Blog comment by ennoborg - 7 May 2016

I ran a quick test today, and didn't see any encryption in My Heritage Family Tree Builder 8, build 8260. When I found that I couldn't open the database with SQLiteman for Windows, I copied it to the Linux host that my Windows 10 session is running on (in VirtualBox), and found that the Linux versions of ...
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Complete Genealogy Data Transfer - Blog comment by ennoborg - 18 Jun 2015

Louis, Interesting idea, which suggests that you think about a sort of versioning in the data layer. Is that what you mean? Preserving the data as it was before a change looks like versioning to me, because there is a chance that the process needs to be repeated when another application not supporting the ...
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Complete Genealogy Data Transfer - Blog comment by ennoborg - 16 Jun 2015

Louis, I'm with arb, because I don't think the issues are solvable, except when unprocessed objects are completely isolated from the ones that are edited. You mention the extreme example of a program that doesn't process sources, and I that's a perfect illustration. When you have a tree where for example an ...
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Is GEDCOM Good For Sources? - Blog comment by ennoborg - 18 May 2015

Louis, That's right. You can take elements from A2A, or Dublin Core, whatever you like, but things can get easily out of hand if you take too many. When you need more than a dozen, I think something's wrong. Enno
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Is GEDCOM Good For Sources? - Blog comment by ennoborg - 15 May 2015

Louis, yes, it can be done, but I prefer for Film: 1234567, Frame: 344, Line: 28 to appear in separate GEDCOM tags, like FILM, PAGE, and LINE, because that makes things less dependent on language, and more straight-forward to parse, IMO. Sources referencing other sources with a similar construct to how ...
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The Future of Genealogy – 6 Predictions - Blog comment by ennoborg - 16 Apr 2015

Louis, I call it realism. The APIs that I see now serve a vertical market, where data exchange is centralized and controlled by the big companies and FamilySearch, and where, interestingly, when it comes to handling evidence, FamilySearch does a much better job than its commercial partners, as you can read in ...
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The Future of Genealogy – 6 Predictions - Blog comment by ennoborg - 15 Apr 2015

Louis, I understand what you say, but my experience in technology is that once functionality is good enough for people that invest in it, like the providers of the unnamed APIs that you may be referring to, there's not much progress to expect. It's just like GEDCOM itself. If it sort of works for many, why ...
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The Future of Genealogy – 6 Predictions - Blog comment by ennoborg - 13 Apr 2015

Louis, I agree with your vision, but it leaves me with a bit of pessimism. And that's because the APIs still concentrate on persons, not evidence. There's no good exchange of what you call source details, and part of that seems to be linked to the big companies seeing sources as their assets, and don't provide ...
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Announcing GEDCOM File Finder - Blog comment by ennoborg - 15 Nov 2014

GEDCOM File Finder was just mentioned in the GeneaNet newsletter. I installed it on top of Wine in Linux Mint, where it works fine.