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In Topic: Any news on RM 8 complete rewrite?

Today, 04:40 AM


I would go even further in the opposite direction. I think it's so important to get RM8 out the door that it should be shipped with fewer than planned new features if that would get it out the door faster. Of course it shouldn't be shipped until it's been well tested and it shouldn't be shipped with no new features. But from a user's perspective, essentially all RM progress is at a standstill until RM8 ships.




I admire your faith Jerry but sadly don't share it. Fifteen years ago I would have been completely onboard but so many simple gaps since the release of RM4 never having been closed or fulfilled my faith is damaged and I have become very skeptical of development goals and deliverables.


Your logic would be perfect for a development strategy especially for Mac users but would require a long term commitment from Rootsmagic to iron out the bugs, complete the planned feature list and not get lazy and be tempted to hold back some planned features for RM9 if such a version ever becomes a reality.


All just my opinion.

In Topic: Any news on RM 8 complete rewrite?

Yesterday, 05:27 PM

It would be much better for RM to delay the release until after Legacy 10,


What about Family Historian V7?, where do you stop

In Topic: Release Date for RM8

17 March 2019 - 08:20 PM

I'd like to see a lift in the tone of this discussion. If that means lifting the tone arm off of the broken record, so be it. It is doing nobody any good and is not going to make a whit of difference in the outcome. What we will see in RM8 was set long before now, I'm sure. And the uphill struggle at this point is delivering it to an eager audience before the year is out, not throwing in other additions and directions.


I am also disappointed to realize the tone of this thread but unfortunately that tone has been set by the actions or lack or actions by Rootsmagic development over several years in my opinion.


As a long time user I sincerely hope Rootsmagic do not lose touch with the needs of loyal users with valid research and reporting needs in favour of new glossy features of little use in the real research world. I do wish the best for the future of the company and product but I must put my research needs in terms of the clever enhancement of computing power and productivity programming ahead of past loyalty.


Another 4 years of wasted time wishing for valid enhancement requests is not a path I am willing to take, all that effort on my part was put into trying to help Rootsmagic make a better product. So unless I see a sincere and robust commitment towards closing valid past wishes and overcoming the ongoing program operational problems I will be jumping ship and investing all my efforts and ideas elsewhere.

In Topic: Media Duplication - survey

16 March 2019 - 05:09 PM




In Topic: Release Date for RM8

16 March 2019 - 07:37 AM

The problem with the third criterion is that RM has had a history since the introduction of RM4 of adding new features without any work at all to improve existing features that have significant problems. I guess you could say that the new features constitute improvement, and hence they satisfy your third criterion. But the main body of RM has languished.




Sadly, as another long time user, I have to agree with Jerry, my '58 Ford starts and drives but it's certainly not going to pass any road worthiness test even with it's shiny new towing hitch :D