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Member Since 03 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 11 2018 11:16 PM

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In Topic: RootsMagic for Mac on Mojave

11 November 2018 - 11:18 PM

Thank you for the refresh for 11/11/2018.


The program is less clunky than before, but the access violations to FamilySearch are still very, very annoying. I have a visceral reaction to programs that hinder my workflow and I do not like having to keyboard sloooooowly so the program can keep up with me. I am on a fat pipe so it is not the bandwidth, but the way the program sits on my Mac (which uses a solid state Hard Drive, so there should be no speed issues) and heats up the chips so the turbo fan has to kick on only after a little bit into using RM7. 


RM7 under Win10 on my Mac is only a little less enjoyable when interoperating with FamilySearch. Please get the version 8 (Native Mac OS) out to us asap. 

In Topic: Not Working after Complete Uninstall/Reinstall

23 October 2018 - 06:45 AM

Surprise surprise, using RM7 under Win10 under Mac OS latest beta behaves a little better, but barely. Still gives plenty of FamilySearch access errors. I stopped using RM7 under Mac OS directly precisely because it does not work. And the promised update has not happened as far as I can tell.

In Topic: macOS Mojave and RM7

28 September 2018 - 08:25 PM

I am running RM7 over under Virtual Box and Win10 Enterprise. Surprise surprise, I get the same problems I experience using RM7 under Mac OS and sometimes worse when accessing FamilySearch. Not a whole lot of difference. And I run FM on the Mac side  with Firefox because it runs so much faster than Edge.

In Topic: Status of RM7 New wrapper for mac

18 September 2018 - 08:33 PM

I guess I'm a pretend beta tester for RootsMagic.


I used to work for a software development firm, so I know one "deadline" was "Thursday". You just didn't mention which week.


Hahahaha on the "mything mystical native Mac Version ™".


My complementary Win 10 Enterprise under VirtualBox poofs in about 86 days, so I'm hoping the Mac OS version is released sometime between now and then. The RM7 that runs under VirtualBox and Win10 Enterprise doesn't seem to fair much better than the current Mac-based version. Weak monolayer SQL and the usual FamilySearch interface hickups/lockups. 

In Topic: VirtualBox fixes the RM for MAC issues

15 September 2018 - 06:30 PM

Virtual Box Guest additions - How to locate - 




BTW, when I use Win10 Enterprise for FamilySearch the popup web page is small and slow so I revert back to the Mac side fo things and I have much better joy using FamilySearch there. Running Win10 with RM7 I still get a nasty lot of "access violation" errors. Quite frustrating, so FS still does not play totally nice with RM7 even in a Windows environment. Database access seems to be faster though.