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by ColeValleyGirl
31 May 2020 13:21
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: The New Knowledgebase
Replies: 0
Views: 29

The New Knowledgebase

The new Knowledge Base platform is now ready for migration to start (apart, of course, for the bugs that you eagle-eyed lot will find). Many thanks to Valkrider (Colin) for doing much of the technical heavy lifting (he's much more familiar with WordPress than I am, and doesn't complain at all when I...
by ColeValleyGirl
30 May 2020 17:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Military Service & Sources
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Military Service & Sources

I handle source images as Lorna does -- mostly one source, multiple document images. My output only goes to a website where I display the fact notes and (if I've done a transcription, which isn't usually the case for voluminous service records) the text from source.
by ColeValleyGirl
30 May 2020 14:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Help with Query Issue
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: Help with Query Issue

We already know that FH7 will have source templates... I'm looking forward to the long slog of converting my sources into template-based sources. It will be worth it.
by ColeValleyGirl
29 May 2020 14:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New user requesting confirmation that I am following best practice
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: New user requesting confirmation that I am following best practice

For military service, I have a single Military Service attribute. The value is the branch of the armed forces and if known any detail about regiment, ship etc. The date is a period (the period in which they served), the place is the place or places they served, and the Note covers the 'interesting d...
by ColeValleyGirl
25 May 2020 13:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 6x4 cards
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: 6x4 cards

Search for 6x4 in the KnowledgeBase or go to Knowledge Base > Report Type ~ 6x4 Source Card
by ColeValleyGirl
23 May 2020 17:03
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 47
Views: 5395

Re: FH7 Looks?

obviously Calico has the time now to accelerate its testing and release date. Well, maybe -- if no-one involved has Covid-related health problems, or childcare responsibilities that make working from home less effective, and if they aren't dependent on others for software components that are delaye...
by ColeValleyGirl
23 May 2020 14:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Place, how do you decide what is right
Replies: 11
Views: 862

Re: Census Place, how do you decide what is right

Useful Welsh place name resources which can help decipher census and other docs (but not infallibly):

Welsh tithe maps (so circa 130-1840):

Welsh Historic Placenames
by ColeValleyGirl
20 May 2020 07:26
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Plugins across projects
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Plugins across projects

Its not the plugin you need to share but its data files which are in: <Your project directory>\Your project.fh_data\plugin data\Add Source From Template.dat You can copy all the .dat files in that directory to the equivalent directory in another project. However, we're told that FH7 when it comes wi...
by ColeValleyGirl
18 May 2020 08:53
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Review Folder Permissions Plugin Snippet
Replies: 58
Views: 2033

Re: Review Folder Permissions Plugin Snippet

For completeness although mine is a pretty vanilla setup:
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by ColeValleyGirl
17 May 2020 10:41
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 47
Views: 5395

Re: FH7 Looks?

We have no idea when FH7 is going to appear. Even when it goes into beta testing (if it hasn't already done so) the beta testers aren't allowed to say that beta testing has started, nor does anyone know how long that testing will take.

So... we'll all just have to wait and see.
by ColeValleyGirl
12 May 2020 07:43
Forum: Research
Topic: My Father in 1939 register
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: My Father in 1939 register

Ann, I suspect it will have been the other way around -- open on FMP but redacted on Ancestry. FMP have the government contract to undo the redactions when appropriate, and supply the updated data to Ancestry (I think, once a year).
by ColeValleyGirl
10 May 2020 05:00
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Topic Numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 4633

Re: Topic Numbers

The Prosilver theme is provided for those people who want the 'old' look and feel and/or a narrower theme, but it doesn't receive any of the customisation that the others do.
by ColeValleyGirl
09 May 2020 11:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to migrate CD V6 to new laptop without CD drive or CD in lockdown. Any ideas?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: How to migrate CD V6 to new laptop without CD drive or CD in lockdown. Any ideas?

You can buy an external CD/DVD drive (attaches via USB) for £11-12 online, which is cheaper than a new licence for FH6. However, if you buy a new licence for FH6 now you'll get a free upgrade to FH7, so that *might* be a cheaper option overall if you're intending to move to FH7. It's impossible to k...
by ColeValleyGirl
03 May 2020 17:24
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Crossover/PlayonMac/Linux winhttp download problem
Replies: 112
Views: 3870

Re: Crossover/PlayonMac/Linux winhttp download problem

I can encode and embed static files, Mike, but Research Planner also generates dynamic files (according to the config options) so winhttp will be needed for those...
by ColeValleyGirl
03 May 2020 16:09
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Get Directory Permissions
Replies: 16
Views: 911

Re: Get Directory Permissions

The code is in the lfs library -- look for perm2string -- it even tests for Windows versus Linux. I'm going to guess that it's a library version problem. The capability existed at least 5 years ago but wasn't documented then. That code is version 1.8 and 11 days old... I'm going to guess we've got v...
by ColeValleyGirl
02 May 2020 15:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V6 manual
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: V6 manual

Lulu is a genuine POD (Print on Demand) shop -- you can buy from them safely.
by ColeValleyGirl
02 May 2020 12:38
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Get Directory Permissions
Replies: 16
Views: 911

Re: Get Directory Permissions

lfs.attributes (filepath [, request_name | result_table]) Returns a table with the file attributes corresponding to filepath (or nil followed by an error message and a system-dependent error code in case of error). If the second optional argument is given and is a string, then only the value of the...
by ColeValleyGirl
01 May 2020 13:06
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Crossover/PlayonMac/Linux winhttp download problem
Replies: 112
Views: 3870

Re: Crossover/PlayonMac/Linux winhttp download problem

I think socket has ftp support as well?

We'll need a site with anonymous ftp access to test...
by ColeValleyGirl
30 Apr 2020 19:33
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: File statistics
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: File statistics

Ron, you're not making sense -- can you rewrite your diatribe in English?
by ColeValleyGirl
30 Apr 2020 19:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Use a single census entry for whole family
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Use a single census entry for whole family

ancestralsources:index#introduction|> Ancestral Sources > Introduction allows you to enter the census data from a particular census and create all the corresponding facts for each individual (census, maybe birth, occupation , etc.) It's worth getting to grips with it, although there is a learning c...
by ColeValleyGirl
30 Apr 2020 19:19
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Crossover/PlayonMac/Linux winhttp download problem
Replies: 112
Views: 3870

Re: Crossover/PlayonMac/Linux winhttp download problem

Once winhttp is enabled (and I recognize that's still problematic, to achieve it reliably, and a manual step) a plugin that runs loadrequire for every library in turn would do the job.
by ColeValleyGirl
30 Apr 2020 17:40
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Crossover/PlayonMac/Linux winhttp download problem
Replies: 112
Views: 3870

Re: Crossover/PlayonMac/Linux winhttp download problem

For a given environment, the kb can say:

1. Install winhttp this way (based on whichever environment is in question)
2. Run this plugin (which installs all libraries that other plugins might install)

Other plugins could then carry on regardless rather than having to code around things.
by ColeValleyGirl
30 Apr 2020 16:02
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Crossover/PlayonMac/Linux winhttp download problem
Replies: 112
Views: 3870

Re: Crossover/PlayonMac/Linux winhttp download problem

Mike, I think Colin was suggesting a one time plugin that downloads all the libraries, so that any other plugins can run secure in the knowledge that the libraries exist (or rather, use loadrequire and pass over the download code which therefore doesn't need to deal with non-Windows environments). O...