QUOTE(Ken Funk @ Dec 9 2007, 12:19 AM)
You have to work really hard to get 28 months worth of bugs in a program that isn't written by or for a governmental agency or a contractor thereof. Even I can not manage that and sometimes I wonder how some of the software I write ever runs correctly.
I don't know about your programs Ken but time is really knocking on here. RM is still a great program but there are several wishes that have been on this board for years even going back to RM1.
With this long a wait for RM4, I would not like to see any of those long overdue wishes still outstanding when RM4 finally does get released.
It's been mentioned before that there may be some other issue outside of RM, maybe program intergration, something new on the horizon, which makes it sensible to hold up the release, we will have to wait and see.
The longer this goes on the higher my hopes get and I can't help feeling users are going to be more than a little disappointed if there are only some minor changes.
I suppose Bruce did use the terms "major upgrade" and voiced his opinion "I personally think users will be more than happy" so we will just have to wait and see remembering he has done a good job up to now.
Online genealogy research, mapping and several other areas have changed massively in the last few years and we need a program to match that and enhance all the current possibilities.
I would have liked to have bought myself RM4 for Christmas
but I suppose I will just have to wait like everyone else. Let's hope we are not disappointed when it does come out.