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Web Family Tree

December 26, 2007 by Peter Moylan

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Peter Moylan

Web Family Tree (WFT) has just been upgraded to version 1.4. You can get it from
or search for "wft" on Hobbes.

The main new feature is the ability to display photographs, but there are several other improvements.

WFT is a freeware application to display your family tree as a set of web pages. If you want to see a demonstration, look at my own family tree at This web site also contains an on-line manual for WFT. The source code is available separately, for those who want it, from
any of the three download locations mentioned above.

As with all reputable software, de-installation is easy if you decide you don't want to keep it.

Although an OS/2 web server is a prerequisite, you don't need a public web site if you don't want it. If you don't have a domain name or a fixed IP address, or if you simply want to keep your WFT pages private, you can still run a web server that responds only to the loopback address (localhost = []). The web server that I recommend (web/2 by dink) is elementary to install even by novices. If you prefer a different OS/2 web server, WFT will work with that too.

LIST OF CHANGES (since version 1.2)

Version 1.4 (25 December 2007)
Added fixup.cmd to the distribution.
Added language files for Dutch (non-expert translation!).
More informative web page title.
Provision for optional photographs in individual
records and family records.
Added a "display all databases" option.
Added cache control for faster loading.
Argument separator changed to '&', although ';' is
still allowed for backwards compatibility.
Added an "alias" field.
Added the Ged2HTML utility.
Minor efficiency: deleted trailing spaces in names.
Reduced the size of the partial tree for ease of
copying the web page into a two-column printed page.

Version 1.3
This version was never released.

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