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Release notes

Version 11 - May 29, 2021

A few days ahead of schedule, we are happy to announce that version 11 is now the stable version.

For those who were in version 11, nothing changes except that from tomorrow, you will be in version 12.

For those who were on version 10 and up to date with the automatic updates, you will get a small pop-up window telling you that version 10 is obsolete and that you are invited to upgrade to version 11. This will not prevent you from continuing to use version 10, but we really recommend that you switch to version 11.

Version 11 key figures

  • 1 year and 4 months of development
  • 790 commits
  • 1 server burnt at OVH
  • A few short nights to get everything back in shape

New features

  • Display of images located on the Internet

  • Added the possibility to download the web images linked in the genealogy on his computer

  • Added the possibility to undo/redo with the keyboard in the text fields

  • Added duplicate detection when creating a new person

  • Geneanet synchronization module (files included)

  • Changed the location table to be almost a spreadsheet

  • New GEDCOM comparison module instead of tree sharing

  • Added entity drag and drop

  • Added markers in layers

  • Added module for generating Identifiers

  • Added a module for marking remarkable individuals

  • Adding a module to calculate age

  • New management of the recording of the position of windows

  • Adding the definition of the size of characters in the parameters

  • Visualization of non-standard entities


  • Technical version upgrade (Netbeans 11), allows to use up to Java 15

  • Improvement of the toolbar and labels of the graph view

  • Modification of the menus organization

  • Display of Geonames usage rules

  • No creation of empty tags with Cygnus

  • Possibility to delete a tag only if it is empty, visualization of the content of the tags before deletion

  • Move columns in the table of entities, add keyboard shortcuts

  • Adding an input list for the pseudos

  • Replacement of the old help by the online help on the documentation server

  • Added filters on the selection windows of the Aries editor

  • Added a specific import for Ahnenblatt

  • Added specific import for Legacy

  • Added specific import for RootsMagic

  • Updated application discovery

  • Added 15 new reports

  • Added 9 new templates for GEDART reports

  • Added age at death to the age report

  • Improved the genealogy progress report to open easily in a spreadsheet

  • Improved reports when multiple images are linked to an entity

  • Added a font to display non-Roman alphabets in reports.

  • Improved performance of geolocation by internet

  • Possibility to not search for postal codes

  • Removal of the localities in the reports

  • Added the possibility to search on multiple marriages in the advanced search

  • Improvement of the support contact module

  • Search insensitive to accents

  • Search with all names of a person

  • Differentiate between siblings and semi-siblings when displaying common ancestors

  • Added control of isolated entities

  • Added date at the bottom of the printouts

  • Modified the GEDCOM import report



  • Fixed the use of passwords to encrypt GEDCOM data
  • Management of the cause of an event in Aries
  • Management of events that have taken place
  • Fixed selection of Notes properties in the recording options
  • Fixed parent/child sequence test in GEDCOM controls
  • Correction of the use of the AGENCY tag in Aries
  • Fixed zip code in Aries editor
  • Correction of demo GEDCOMs (Kennedy and Bourbon)
  • Correction of the management of the memory parameters under 1Go
  • Correction of the management of the coordinates
  • Fix @ in names
  • Correction of the narrative report when events are empty
  • Read almanacs in UTF-8 to respect diacritics
  • Adds associations in GEDCOM merge
  • Removes excess line breaks in GEDCOM. (On Windows under certain conditions only)
  • Prevented the systematic search of the Internet to geolocate when modifying a place
  • Re-enabled the display of the Web Book mapping
  • Correction of the Web Book parameters.
  • Correction of bookmarks with a chosen name.
  • Adjustment of sorting when name prefixes are used
  • Selecting an existing place no longer creates another one in Aries.
  • Corrected display of common ancestors
  • Corrected misuse of the ASSO tag with any other tag.
  • Added the possibility to enter a fact (FACT) in the Aries editor

And a mountain of translations

  • New documentation in 9 languages (3 complete : French, English, Portuguese; 6 in progress: German, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Danish, Dutch)
  • Added Turkish translation
  • Added Russian translation
  • Many updates of the application translations (German, English, Spanish, Catalan, Danish, French, Greek, Dutch, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Czech)
  • Many thanks to the translators

Finally, thank you to the whole community

By your remarks, your requests, your reports of anomalies, you make it possible to make live and embellish this software.

We count on you to create buzz, tutorials, ideas and enthusiasm.