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Gedcom.pm history

Release 1.19 -
 - Allow CONC and CONT on PAGE (Ken Williams) (github 2).
 - Make default grammar more lax but also include strict grammar file.
 - Make Text::Soundex a prerequisite.

Release 1.18 - 24th January 2013
 - Get dmake on Windows running again.

Release 1.17 - 29th December 2012
 - Lots of clean-ups (Brian Cassidy).
 - POD fixes (Brian Cassidy) (rt 31321).
 - Add half-sibling/-brothers/-sisters (Michael H. Ionescu) (github 1).
 - Make sex() tolerant of missing information (Michael H. Ionescu) (github 1).
 - Select correct grammar when adding items (rt 82196).
 - Some doc fixes (rt 76519).
 - Change and document method for specifying a top-level xref.
 - Always use correct grammar for notes (based on code from Jonathan Kamens)
   (rt 45391).
 - Clean up Makefile.PL (rt 6681).
 - Handle UTF-8 encoded files and BOMs (rt 79507).
 - Add grammar for version 5.5.1.

Release 1.16 - 24th April 2009
 - Allow family to be undef in children_statement in lines2perl.
 - Add basic web services.

Release 1.15 - 3rd May 2005
 - Update mailing list information.

Release 1.14 - 5th April 2004
 - Fix the test routine.  Oops.
 - Don't lose the first line of level zero notes.

Release 1.13 - 6th December 2003
 - Add get_ functions to Gedcom.pm, and some tests for them.
 - Gedcom::Individual::surname returns "" when no surname is found.
 - Spell Gedcom::Lifelines::getstrmsg correctly.
 - Use maniread() to read manifest.
 - Add Gedcom::Comparison and gedcom_compare (unfinished).
 - Add gedcom-5.5.aft.grammar for Ancestry Family Tree (Brad Rubenstein).

Release 1.12 - 2nd February 2003
 - Ignore CRLF differences in tests.
 - Tighten up and improve XML output.
 - Add some missing functions to lines2perl (John S. Quarterman).

Release 1.11 - 7th April 2002
 - Improvements to the algorithm in Gedcom::Grammar::item().

Release 1.10 - 5th March 2002
 - Correct write_xml() documentation.
 - Make Gedcom::Grammar::item() return a list of valid items, not just one.
 - Pick the correct item from the list returned by Gedcom::Grammar::item().
 - Make Gedcom::Individual::given_names() strip and normalise whitespace.
 - Don't assume another file won't be read while we are reading files by
   providing an argument to tell().
 - Fix Gedcom::Lifelines::parents().
 - Tidy Gedcom::get_individual() and return all matches from all
   categories in list context.
 - Let Gedcom::Item::write() output 0 values correctly.
 - Let various functions in Gedcom::Record deal with 0 values correctly.
 - Add a pointer flag to Gedcom::Item along with the corresponding function.
 - Gedcom::new without a gedcom_file argument will create an empty
   Gedcom object with mandatory fields filled in.
 - Add methods to add, delete and change records.
 - Add functions to:
     Gedcom.pm:
       add_record()
       add_header()
       add_submitter()
       add_individual()
       add_family()
       add_note()
       add_repository()
       add_source()
       add_trailer()
     Item.pm:
       parent()
       delete()
       pointer()
     Record.pm:
       add_record()
       add()
       set()
       get_and_create()
     Family.pm:
       add_husband()
       add_wife()
       add_child()
 - Add t/ged_create.t
 - Change Gedcom::Record::resolve() so that unresolved xrefs do not return
   undef in list context.
 - Establish the convention that SUBM xrefs start with SUBM to avoid
   clashes with SOUR.
 - Some reorganisation of the AUTOLOAD functions.
 - Add baptism and endowment information as default to Gedcom::CGI::indi().
 - Ensure a grammar knows its version number.
 - Always add headers and trailers to a Gedcom file if necessary.
 - Change get_individual to return all matching individuals rather than
   just those which match in the same category.
 - A number of fixes to Gedcom::Lifelines.pm, some of which are based on
   work by Tim Lanfear.
 - Update copyright.
 - A little work on the documentation.
 - Some general tidying up.
 - A couple of workarounds for bleadperl bugs that are fixed now.

Release 1.09 - 12th February 2001
 - Improve XML output especially with respect to notes.
 - Quieten some spurious warnings.
 - Fix some bugs reported by users that I don't recall at the moment.
 - Add index file to speed up read_only option.
 - Read files with binmode - keeps Windows happy.
 - Correct line numbers of errors.
 - Use File::Spec so tests pass under Windows.
 - Allow for creation of ppms.
 - Add Gedcom::CGI and cgi-bin/gedcom.cgi.

Release 1.08 - 8th May 2000
 - Allow xrefs to match .+ instead of \w+\d+
 - Make XML output valid.
 - Allow extra sub-items of a grammar structure.

Release 1.07 - 14th March 2000
 - Add functions to:
     Item.pm:
       item()
       full_value()
 - Get parse_grammar working again.
 - Add a test for parse_grammar.

Release 1.06 - 13th February 2000
 - Add functions to:
     Item.pm:
       get_item()
     Record.pm:
       record()
       get_record()
       get_value()
       tag_record()
       tag_value()
       delete_record()
 - Deprecate use of Item::get_child()      - use Item::get_item()    instead.
 - Deprecate use of Item::get_children()   - use Item::get_item()    instead.
 - Deprecate use of Record::child_value()  - use Record::tag_value() instead.
 - Deprecate use of Record::child_values() - use Record::tag_value() instead.
 - Complete Lifelines::roman() using Roman.pm.
 - Add check for Roman.pm to Makefile.PL.
 - Add read_only option for lazy parsing.
 - Rename ged.vim to gedcom.vim and package it up for inclusion with Vim.
 - Restructure and abstract away some of the basic tests.
 - Add tests:
     t/Engine.pm
     t/Basic.pm
     t/read_only.t
     t/resolve.t
     t/resolve_read_only.t
     t/birthdates.t
     t/Lines.pm
     t/lines.t
     t/lines/lines.ll
     t/bias.t
     t/lines/bias.ll
 - Use "item" instaed of "child" to represent Gedcom hierarchies.
 - Raname Gedcom::Item::add_children()      to Gedcom::Item::add_items()
          Gedcom::Item::skip_children()        Gedcom::Item::skip_items()
          Gedcom::Item::delete_child()         Gedcom::Item::delete_item()
          Gedcom::Item::delete_children()      Gedcom::Item::delete_items()
          Gedcom::Item::next_record()          Gedcom::Item::next_item()
          Gedcom::Grammar::child()             Gedcom::Grammar::item()
          Gedcom::Grammar::children()          Gedcom::Grammar::items()
          Gedcom::Grammar::valid_children()    Gedcom::Grammar::valid_items()
 - Allow accessor functions in Gedcom::Item to set data too.
 - Bless appropriate objects into Gedcom::Event.
 - Add an experimental write_xml().
 - Add tutorial section to documentation.

Release 1.05 - 20th July 1999
 - Add LifeLines.pm.
 - Add Event.pm.
 - Add functions to:
     Gedcom.pm:
       soundex()
     Item.pm:
       level()
       xref()
       tag()
       value()
       min()
       max()
       gedcom()
       file()
       line()
     Individual.pm:
       name()
       cased_name()
       surname()
       given_names()
       soundex()
       sex()
       older_siblings()
       younger_siblings()
     Family.pm:
       parents()
       number_of_children()
 - Change most functions in Individual and Family to check wantarray.
 - Have get_individual check xrefs and soundex.
 - Fix renumber error - xrefs are now calculated and then changed.
 - Change basic.t to reflect renumber fix.
 - Move normalise_dates from Item.pm to Record.pm.
 - Add AUTOLOAD function to Record.pm to provide access based on tag
   name or description.
 - Change lines2perl to use references to arrays and hashes.
 - Other major changes to lines2perl to increase functionality.
 - Change require 5.004 to require 5.005.
 - Add check for Text/Soundex.pm to Makefile.PL.

Release 1.04 - 29th May 1999
 - Improve default sort subroutine.
 - Include mailing list information.
 - Add lines2perl.
 - Improve Makefile.PL environment tests.
 - Work around IO::Handle::input_line_number bug.

Release 1.03 - 13th May 1999
 - Add Grammar::child() and Grammar::structure().
 - Make valid_children more efficient and include min and max information.
 - Add validate_syntax() to Gedcom::Record.pm.
 - Rename Record::validate() to Record::validate_semantics().
 - Add min(), max() and children() to Gedcom::Grammar.pm.
 - Add GEDC and SUBM to royal.ged to accommodate validate_syntax().
 - Fix bug which prevented writing of @s around xref values.

Release 1.02 - 5th May 1999
 - Add RIN numbers to royal.ged.
 - Move test.pl to t/basic.t.
 - Make basic.t "use Test".
 - Add many tests to basic.t.
 - Add pre-parsed grammar files.
 - Add grammar target to Makefile.PL.
 - Add functions to Family.pm and change Individual.pm to use them.
 - Improve error messages reading top level children.
 - Change the profile of renumber().
 - Internally, remove leading and trailing @ in xrefs.
 - Change order of renumber() to match documentation.
 - Get renumber() to call collect_xrefs().
 - Add resolve_xref() to Gedcom.pm.
 - Add next_xref() to Gedcom.pm.
 - Add unresolve_xrefs() to compliment resolve_xrefs().

Release 1.01 - 27th April 1999
 - Add some documentation.
 - Add Individual.pm and Family.pm.
 - Remove get_records() - use get_children() instead.
 - Change get_children() and children() to return a list, rather than a
   reference to one.
 - Add resolve_xref() and resolve().
 - Change the profile of collect_xrefs(), resolve_xrefs() and validate().
 - Add get_individual().
 - Remove redundant Gedcom::Item::renumber().
 - Rename child() to child_value() and children() to child_values().
 - Improve testsuite.
 - Make Date::Manip.pm optional.

Release 1.00 - Initial release - 8th March 1999



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