Update on MacPAF General Preview Release

Just a few notes from Logan about the latest MacPAF news:

* A few more bugs were released that that he’s going to clean up before the general preview release.
* A workaround was found for the pre-Tiger/Mac OS X 10.4 menu bar problem, so Mac OS X 10.3 users (and perhaps earlier) will be able to use it.
* A problem with importing Sealing ordinances from Family Records 2.3.1’s GEDCOM files was found.

You can track the latest news at the developer’s homepage

Computer, OS, Genealogy Survey

Over at Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, Dick Eastman is running a survey about what kind of computer and OS genealogists use. Macs are included in the survey, and it’s an interesting survey, because it presents a two-tiered poll in some areas (what’s your primary computer, secondary computer, etc.).

ohmiGene 0.90 beta fc1

ohmiGene beta 0.90 fc1 (FC = Final Candidate/Release Candidate) is now available. ohmiGene is a Mac OS X genealogy application. It’s almost ready for production and real-world use. A lot of work was done on importing and exporting GEDCOMs, including work on submissions/LDS issues. Large files can take a little time to import.

A new base (Utf-8) format is available. The data is saved in the data base with encoding UTF8 and that allows the use of non-Latin languages, exported in a gedcom by ohmiGene, and read by any software able to read a file encoded in Utf-8.

Some Changes/Information

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Report of Reunion on new Intel iMacs

Over in the ReunionTalk Forums, a member reported that Reunion 8.0.6 runs just fine on the new Intel-based iMacs. Bob White reported that it was “pretty close to twice as fast as it was on the G4 eMac that I’ve been using. Charts pop up like a lightning strike.”

In the same thread, a member of the Leister Pro technical support team reported that Reunion 9 will run natively on Intel-based Macs.

MacPAF Preview Release Delays

Some people have tried out a preview release of MacPAF, and there is an issue with pre-Mac OS X 10.4 systems, but the developer is working on it. A preview release for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) users may be made available, while issues are worked out with pre 10.4 systems.

Some issues have been found already and are being addressed, but a preview release will be made available in the next few days.

You can keep an eye on this here, or at the developer’s home page.