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dpasto

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Can Coppermine do people/event info or family tree?
« on: March 17, 2004, 08:03:37 pm »

I'm not sure what I'm asking here, but I was unable to find anything on the Coppermine site or on SourceForge.  I apologize if I didn't look thoroughly enough, but ...

Can you please help with whether Coppermine could be an appropriate tool to do an online family photo album, including family history and family tree or if you know of something more appropriate?  I like the photo gallery capabilities of Coppermine and I like some fo the features of family history programs, but can't find anything that obviously does both.   From a Coppermine point of view, some features I'm looking for would include ...
  - seperate fields for people in or taking a picture, populated from a pull-down list.  That list would also be a link to other information/photos involving that person
  - same with events
  - virtual categories/albums based on events, dates or people, including boolean logic
  - events and people with extra fields to form family tree and history info

I'm more than happy with the idea of doing my own mods, assuming this doesn't look too far off the focus of the project and there is nothing I can use from someone else.  Thank you for any opinions or advice.
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Can Coppermine do people/event info or family tree?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2004, 09:00:20 pm »

I think you have already given the right answers yourself: you aren't looking for one piece of software, but for some of them with a common interface/look. I'd go for a portal software like phpnuke or postnuke (there are various others as well, most of them free). There are photo galleries available for most portals, but I'm not sure if there's a dedicated module for genealogy. The advantage of phpnuke or postnuke is: there's a coppermine port available for them, and they are most common (which means: there are a lot of mods out there written for them).
You better post such a question on ***nuke-boards, it's more likely that people over there know a genealogy mod.

If you don't want to go for a portal, then you'll have to get the software that is around and build a common navigation and look to them. I think there are genealogy projects at sf.net...

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Re: Can Coppermine do people/event info or family tree?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2004, 12:07:33 pm »

 - seperate fields for people in or taking a picture, populated from a pull-down list.  That list would also be a link to other information/photos involving that person
  - same with events
  - virtual categories/albums based on events, dates or people, including boolean logic
  - events and people with extra fields to form family tree and history info

Zoph does all of that:

http://www.nother.net/zoph/
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Re: Can Coppermine do people/event info or family tree?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2004, 07:48:35 pm »

Thanks for mentioning Zoph in this context. I have looked a Zoph but because it requires much more PHP savvy than I master its implementation is too daunting for me. Maybe later. Besides it seems that Zoph's creator has given up developing it -- no work done on it for about two years. Perhaps someone here would pick it up and take it to the next level? Zoph's code is however probably very different from CPG.

But it would be worth looking into because information science people at UC Berkeley are developing image access systems for creative or 'discovery browsing' and pricise search of large image collections precisely in this direction. No doubt the Berkeley people want to make their solution proprietary. Wouldn't it be neat to do an Open Source solution which would pull the rug from underneath their Google dreams of riches! This may be just the task for the gifted Tarique and Gaugau. Hell, I would even pay them to take Zoph up a few notches!

Check out Berkeley's Flamenco project at

http://orange.sims.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/flamenco/production/Flamenco?group=role

cheers,
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Re: Can Coppermine do people/event info or family tree?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2004, 08:05:01 pm »

Sorry here is a better link to UC Berkely's Flamenco project.

http://bailando.sims.berkeley.edu/flamenco.html

FLAMENCO stands for FLexible information Access using MEtadata in Novel COmbinations.

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