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    Gedcom 5.5.1

    Just saw an article regarding that FamilySearch has just released version 5.5.1 -- the first update in many years. Just wondering what effect, if any, this has on the Reunion application.
    Bob White, Mac Nut Since 1985, Reunion Nut Since 1991
    Jenanyan, Barnes, White, Duncan, Dunning, Luce, Hedge and more
    iMac & MacBookPro 10.14 iPhoneX/iPads 12 R12 & RT 1 Watch 4.3

    #2
    Originally posted by Bob White View Post
    Just saw an article regarding that FamilySearch has just released version 5.5.1 -- the first update in many years. Just wondering what effect, if any, this has on the Reunion application.
    Finally, this announcement by the GEDCOM-creators is long overdue! The unauthorized and ill-fated GEDCOM 5.5.5 release of Tamura Jones probably was the trigger for the LDS/FamilySearch to revive their copyright. Since 5.5.1 is no longer a draft-release but is now an official release by the copyright holder, let's hope that all developers will follow suit and update their software. Many developers are already doing this. Reunion 12 should finally produce GEDCOM 5.5.1-compatible files so that loss-less data exchange between Reunion 12 and other programs can take place without requiring support by the good folks of the Reunion-team.

    The reasons, that the GEDCOM Standard 5.5. is too ambiguous and merely contains rough suggestions, or that 5.5.1 is not official and allows too many interpretations, are no longer valid; this times are gone. Because, all interested parties should be aware, that during the last ten years a lot of work has been done (and is ongoing) on the interpretation and fine-tuning of GEDCOM 5.5.1. GEDCOM-L, a GEDCOM-user group, consisting of some 25 genealogy-software developers has been working on improving the now (new) standard 5.5.1. The results of the GEDCOM-L, worked out, agreed upon and stabilized during the last ten years are posted on:
    https://genealogy.net/GEDCOM
    https://gitlab.genealogy.net/docpa/g...-master.tar.gz

    Hope this is helpful in getting things done.
    Happy New Year
    Reiner

    SauerRL@me.com ? info@reunion-de.de
    Web: http://www.schevenhuette.com
    Web: http://www.reunion-de.de

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      #3
      I'm not sure the release of 5.5.5 by Tamura Jones counts as ill-fated if it already got the official GEDCOM to standard updated after it was very long in the tooth. And yes to your point, no more excuses!
      Bradley Jansen
      OS 10.14.6 on a MacBook Pro using Reunion 12 and ReunionTouch 1.0.9

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        #4
        I think the legal ambiguity surrounding 5.5.5 makes it ill-fated. Ms. Jones did not seek or receive permission from the LDS to re-use text lock stock and barrel, so any derivative works available in the US (e.g. software) may yet receive DCMA take-down notices. No commercial party is going to invest in implementing a legality-encumbered standards proposal - not even the software designers that put their name to the document are doing so...
        --
        Eric Van Beest
        Spring, TX

        Researching: Van Beest, Feijen, Van Herk

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          #5
          Originally posted by eric.vanbeest View Post
          …… Ms. Jones ...
          Dear Eric, I fully agree, except for the "Ms.", Tamura is a "Mr."

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