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GeneWeb is an open source genealogy software written in OCaml. It comes with a Web interface and can be used off-line or as a Web service.

Build status

Linux macOS Windows (mingw64)
OCaml 4.05 l405 - -
OCaml 4.06 l406 - -
OCaml 4.07 l407 - -
OCaml 4.08 l408 - -
OCaml 4.09 l409 m409 win-409


The documentation is available online:


Using opam:

opam pin add geneweb -k git --no-action
opam depext geneweb
opam install geneweb

Getting involved

We encourage you to participate in this open source project. We love pull requests, bugs reports, ideas...

Contributor guidelines

Install dependencies

$ opam install camlp5 cppo dune markup ounit

Build instructions

  1. Run the configuration script
    $ ocaml ./
  2. Build the distibution
    $ make clean distrib

Building the API

The API uses the Google Protocol Buffer to exchange information encoded as pb, json, xml.

Install protoc, and these extra dependencies:

$ opam install ocurl piqi piqilib redis redis-sync yojson

Then, tell the configure script to enable API.

$ ocaml ./ --api

Coding style

  • Try to keep the same coding style as the existing one.
  • New code should not contain any trailing whitespace.
  • Each pull request should have a single clear purpose. If it containes multiple unrelated changes, those changes should be split into separate pull requests.
  • If the PR needs to be update, push force.
  • When submitting a new feature/function, write documentation and tests if it is relevant.


All files marked in this distribution are Copyright (c) 1998-2016 INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique) and distributed under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE. See LICENSE file for details.

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