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D. Spencer Hines

Member Since 04 Jul 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 01 2014 03:06 PM

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In Topic: Kinship Lists

04 June 2014 - 01:45 PM

Thank you kindly.




D. Spencer Hines

In Topic: Kinship Lists

31 May 2014 - 02:42 PM

There are, however, some puzzling vagaries, caprices and roundabouts in the Kinship List function of RM6.


Here's just one example of what I'm talking about:


RM6's Kinship List function tells me that Alfonso XIII [1886-1941], King of Spain, was the "Spouse of [my] seventeenth cousin."


But, in actuality, as RM6 ITSELF tells me on the Main Screen, Alfonso XIII was my "Seventeenth cousin" in his own right -- without having to poach off his wife's relationships to Genealogical Aficionados.


What's going on here?  Does the Left Hand of RM6 not know what the Right Hand is up to -- and is this a bug or a feature?


D. Spencer Hines

In Topic: RootsMagic App Relationship Calculator Non-Functional

25 May 2014 - 02:14 PM

Spot On!


I experience precisely all those same very frustrating glitches, gaps and groans -- over having to brute-force restart the ap.


It's time to pull this broken toy and reissue a Real RootsMagic Functional Ap.


D. Spencer Hines

In Topic: Kinship Lists

25 May 2014 - 12:45 PM

There is another very neat, clean and impressive feature about the Kinship List function in RM6.  It generates the list VERY fast.


I fed it a file of 24,151 names.  Somewhat less than 15,000 of those names are related to me.


I then asked RM6 to generate a Kinship List, which it did, of about 14,800 names -- 331 pages worth -- in 11 seconds.  Yes, that's right ELEVEN seconds.


This is the sort of quality we have learned to expect and respect from RootsMagic.


D. Spencer Hines

In Topic: RootsMagic App Relationship Calculator Non-Functional

25 May 2014 - 12:25 PM

The RootsMagic Ap Relationship Calculator Is Non-Functional.


It can't even recognize the relationship between mothers and sons, brothers and sisters or first cousins -- much less that between Queen Elizabeth II and Charlemagne.


I've tried it on five different files now and it flunks on all but the one file with only 35 names in it.


Further, we see in another thread that the ap will suddenly close if one just clicks on a name.  I've had that happen to me too.  That thread has now been locked.  Ominous.


The Relationship Calculator is apt to freeze also, requiring a reboot of the entire ap -- just to experience the same phenomenon over again.


This ap requires a complete soup to nuts overhaul before it's ready for serious users.  Indeed, it can only at present be considered as a broken toy for non-serious users.


All of the files I mention above will function correctly with respect to the Relationship Calculator on the computer.


D. Spencer Hines