MacFamilyTree 4.4 has been released by OnlyMac Software. This is a major upgrade to MacFamilyTree, which is a Universal Binary. Among the changes – there is now a new major topic in the reports.
* Reports: MacFamilyTree got a new major topic. The first available report is a kinship report that lists all related persons to the currently selected family. The kinship report can show all relatives and name them up to the 6th generation. The revised Person List is also under Reports as well as the Summary.
* The Media folder with the pictures can be placed inside documents/pictures, we advise to place it there.
* Personal dates from living persons can be hidden
* HTML export
* You can set the name of the index file
It’s taken longer than we expected to get everything into place for the new design/update, but we are on the home stretch. There will be some downtime today and tomorrow while we switch over.
Over the weekend of February 16 – 18, 2007, MacGenealogy.org will receive a massive upgrade of applications, as well as design/layout.
There will be short outages as some work is done on the software that runes the site as well. Spam will be cleaned up.
Lots of cool things are coming, more on this later.
MacGenealogy.org is back
Personal Ancestry Writer II (PAWriter II) version 52 (5 June 2006) was released today.
As you may know, this is a free Mac genealogy application from Howard Metcalfe, that was developed to share many of the same features found in the original Personal Ancestry File genealogy program (PAF) for Mac, to allow for an easy transition for those moving from PAF for Mac to a more modern genealogy application.
This version “adds the generation of an HTML file containing a simple indented list of all descendants on file for the current person” and goes along with the HTML pedigree. Once you’ve downloaded the update, you can access this new feature through the HTML File menu.
News has been slow, I’m keeping the software information updated, but over the next few days I’ll be changing servers and looking at a slight format change to add more relevant information (not just genealogy software but software that would help in genealogy research).
As a result, it will be quiet for the next several days.
RandomGenealogy.com has written up a fairly extensive overview of the new Intel-based MacBooks/MacBook Pros, and how they could be of use to those genealogists wanting to switch to Macs, but still hold onto some of their Windows software until they have any and all migration issues sorted out.
You have to understand, this is head and shoulders above previous “Windows on a Mac” software – in this case, Windows has direct access to the Intel hardware and can run very fast. He discusses both options – completly booting Windows by itself with Boot Camp (there probably is no Windows genealogy software that would ever need to have Windows booted by itself), and using a new (and it looks like the only) piece of virtualisation software available – Parallels Desktop. It’s running Windows in a window under Mac OS X (although you can switch to full-screen, you are still running under Mac OS X). It’s not just for Windows either – it’ll handle DOS and other applications written to run on Intel (and AMD) hardware.
It’s interesting, and reasonably priced – if you know of anybody thinking about switching to a Mac, this might be the article to email them.
The article – RandomGenealogy.com