iFamily for Leopard V2.752

iFamily for Leopard has received a major update, bringing it up to version 2.752, and more importantly, adding support for OS X Mountain Lion. iFamily for Leopard is a Mac genealogy application available for Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8, one of the very few in the genealogy software field that supports that many OS X versions.

iFamily for Leopard V2.752 Changes
Mountain Lion Compatibility.
– Added OSX 10.8 to the list of allowed Operating Systems.
– Replaced the unknown OSX version crash with a dialog suggesting to update.
– Developer certificate has not yet been added. A control click on the installer and selecting “open” will circumvent Gatekeeper.

Added OSX Version to the registration details. iFamily now runs under OSX10.4 to 10.8, (Tiger to Mountain Lion) but it is becoming increasingly difficult to support Tiger Users without restricting later OSX’s so we need to gather some stats on which OSX you’re all using.
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OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Available in App Store Now

It’s $19.99 at Apple’s Mac App Store and it weighs in at 4.08 GB.

It requires at least Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later and one of these Macs:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)

There maybe a retail version you can pick up in an Apple Store or have it shipped to you, but for now this is it, just like with OS X 10.7 last year.

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2

Last week, Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 has been updated to version Welcome news for those who were having issues connecting to Ancestry.com through Family Tree Maker for Mac 2.

I may have missed an update or two, as my last update showed 21.2.1.

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 Release Notes:
This update fixes internet connection issues that prevented Ancestry.com integration features such as Web Dashboard, Web Search, and TreeSync from working correctly.

Additional details were posted on the Ancestry.com blog:

We are pleased to announce that the Internet connection issues people have been experiencing with Family Tree Maker for Mac have been resolved. To get the update, close out of Family Tree Maker; then reopen the application. You’ll be notified that an update is available. Click Install Update. When the installation is complete, you may need to log in to your Ancestry account again. You can do this in the Web Dashboard on the Plan workspace. If your connection still doesn’t seem to be working, make sure the software is set to go online. You can do this by selecting Go Online from the File menu.

If you aren’t prompted to install an update, please go to the Family Tree Maker menu and select Check for Updates.

We thank you for your patience during this situation.

The Family Tree Maker Team

It was a pretty big deal for a lot of people. Ben Sayer at Genealogy Tools said the issues have been present since last weekend. Before I updated, I was getting the message that I was offline.

You can click on the Family Tree Maker 2 menu and then “Check for Updates” if you have it installed. It can also be purchased/downloaded through Ancestry.com.

MacFamilyTree 6.2.15

Genealogy Software for Mac OS X MacFamilyTree users who are testing out OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will be interested in today’s update, MacFamilyTree 6.2.15. It corrects a critical bug dealing with date parsing under OS X 10.8.

There are other fixes, including some UI improvements for the My Tree pane, as well localization improvements.

Changes in MacFamilyTree 6.2.15
– Critical bug fix for date parsing when using OS X 10.8.
– My Tree pane improved.
– Many fixes publishing Web Sites.
– GEDCOM Export problems fixed concerning place coordinates.
– Several memory leaks fixed.
– Localizations improved.

Current MacFamilyTree users can update from within MacFamilyTree. It’s also available from Synium Software directly (including a trial download), or through Apple’s Mac App Store.

MacFamilyTree 6.2.14

Genealogy Software for Mac OS X MacFamilyTree has been updated by Synium Software to MacFamilyTree 6.2.14.

If you happen to have one of the 15-inch MacBook Pros with the high resolution Retina display, you’ll want this update, as it adds support for Retina displays.

MacFamilyTree 6.2.14 Changes
– Enhanced for Retina displays
– Several bugfixes and minor user interface improvements

MacFamilyTree is available from Synium Software directly, or through Apple’s Mac App Store.

PAWriter version 101 (universal)

PAWriter version 101 (Universal) has been released by Howard Metcalfe. PAWriter (PAW2U aka PAWriter II) is a free Mac OS X genealogy application. This is the first update in a while.

PAWriter Version 101 Changes
– PAWriter has been code signed for OS 10.8 Mountain Lion.
– PAWriter was compiled using Real Studio 2011 Release 3 — a technical change only.

You can download PAWriter here at the official site.