Jim and Cedric,
Yes, GEDCOM v7.0 will have no effect on the current versions of any genealogy program!
My question is based on the yet to be released RM8.
1). Has the delayed release of RM8 been to wait for the official release of GEDCOM v7.0, so as to not jump the gun?
2). Or due to the long production time required to release any RM program, that future releases of RM (after RM8) will take multiple years to support GEDCOM v7.0
3). Or, due to RMs lack of actual complete support of GEDCOM v5.5.1 I should not expect support of GEDCOM v7.0
My questions are based on the assumption that Family Search (LDS) by indicating that they had worked with leading providers of genealogy software, had given some advanced warning about the release to companies like RM or that they expected some level of support of the new Standard, (some parts would benefit RM) and that RM had some kind of roadmap to future enhancements for RM.
I spent a lot of years as a software engineer for a computer company, that at the time, was the largest (by $ sold) of any software company in the world, we had yearly published roadmaps to the future of our software. These roadmaps usually did not have dates, but did talk about what enhancements to expect, and some order of importance, so that customers could look to the future.