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GeneWeb version 7.1 offers a plugin mechanism allowing functional extensions without impacting the core operation of the system.
Developers should explore existing plugins to infer the overall mechanism, but it should be noted that such development requires a good understanding of both the OCaml language and GeneWeb itself.
Developers will find plugins in the
plugins folder of the GitHub repository.
In the plugins folder, each plugin is in a sub_folder names
make distrib will compile those plugins and install then in a
Ressources (templates, images, lexicon entries) associated with each plugin are located in an
assets sub folder.
Plugins are loaded by
gwd at launch time through the parameter
-unsafe_plugins) pointing to the location of the plugins.
In addition, the user must specify in his
.gwf parameter file those plugins he wants activated through a line such as:
pli is the name of the desired plugin.
WIP. Implements a carrousel display function for multiple images associated with a person. Provides the functions to upload and manage these images.
cgl plugin is an example of plugin whose function is limited to a post processing of the data produced by GeneWeb, removing in this data stream all occurrences of
This plugin supersedes the
cgl=on command one can add to the URL to ask for suppression of href links.
.gw format the content of a base.
Invoqued through a
m=EXPORT command with the following parameters:
output=GED/GWselect export format
Isolate in a plugin the forum functions.
opt=no_index parameter in the URL. Replaces non stable instances of
i=index by their stable values
The v7 plugin regroups in a single place the traditional V7 behavior of GeneWeb (over time a V8 plugin may offer a new set of templates).
All GUI related informations that were located in the
hd repository folder are now located in
.ml files (cousins, date, descend, interp, perso, place, some, sosa, srcfile, templ) implement slight (or significant) variations from the core GeneWeb behavior.
The following new commands are implemented in this plugin:
m=A;t=FC: display ancestry of a person in fan-chart format.
m=C;l1=x;l2=y: computes number of "cousins" x levels up and y level down.
m=D: print descendants lists or tables using v7 template interpretor.
m=DOC: operates as
m=L: print a list of persons (used with the
m=P: print the list of persons with a given first_name, with additional options.
m=PS: prints the list of surnames associated with a place for a given set of events (birth, baptism, marriage, death, burial).
Isolates in a plugin the image manipulations functions. Details tbd.
This plugin inverts the order of the two data entry lines for the search of the welcome page, and proposes some additional behaviors during this search. WIP