LINES-L discussion list established 1992 by Cliff Manis, now owned by Marc Nozell
The official manual is now included in the distributions. Nonetheless, here is a snapshot:
Updated report scripts are now included with the Lifelines kit.
all reports posted on LINES-L by Vincent P. Broman
genealogical charts in PostScript by John S. Quarterman
old repository at ftp://hoth.stsci.edu no longer works
3.0.5 Windows95/NT port by Paul McBride
- description of changes
GenWeb site by Scott McGee
WW-Person by Herbert Stoyan
GenServ home page by Cliff Manis
Source Code |
- Lifelines was written by Tom Wetmore circa 1991-1994 and he has
now placed it under an MIT-style license. Tom no longer works on
lifelines, but does occasionally participate on the LINES-L mailing
list. His original website was http://www.bartonstreet.com/software/lines
but is no longer valid. Historians can visit the wayback machine if they
desire to see it.
- The long running mailing list for Lifelines is
LINES-L@listserv.nodak.edu. To subscribe, send a message to
email@example.com and put in the body of the
SUBSCRIBE LINES-L Your Name
The list archives
- Information is stored in a GEDCOM format. If you don't know what
that is, you may have a little difficulty getting started. I'd
recommend that you export a GEDCOM file from your existing genealogy
software pagage and import it into lifelines. If you don't have one
handy, grab a GEDCOM from one of the genealogy sites. I recommend Rootsweb.com
- IMHO, the real power of lifelines is its scripting ability. There
are a number of lifelines reports (aka scripts) that generate all
manner of output -- Ahnentafels, ancestor/descendant reports, groff
formatted ancestor reports, beautiful LaTeX books of all ancestors,
PostScript fans of ancestors, and many others.
All the reports are included with LifeLines.
- Internationalization and localization: Native language support has been
added for a number of languages, including Danish, French, German, and Swedish
beginning with the 3.0.29 release.
- As an open source project, full source is available. The files may
be browsed directly on the web (via the Github links at the top of the page).
For a complete list of planned work items, please refer to the task
list, but here is a short list.
- Work on an X-based GUI (volunteer to help!)
- Better documentation with translation (volunteer to help!)
- Improving access to sources, events, etc (underway)
- UI and DB APIs for extensibility
O/S specific notes