I’ve released what hopefully is the last alpha version of Behold. I’ve gone through 3 years of figuring out exactly what Behold should be and now I think it’s quite well defined. The last 10 months of that have been slowed by the website makeover.
But now it’s time to take the next step. There’s a major technology change for me to tackle that involves the newest Version of Delphi with Unicode, Virtual Treeview, possible replacement or speedup of Richview, and inclusion of true database software to store a Behold database so you won’t have to reload your GEDCOM everytime. That will also allow the Behold database to store all your data once editing happens in Version 2.
I’m going to implement as much of this as possible in the next three months and then Behold will have its first beta release. This will begin the push towards Version 1 in earnest.
If you want to upgrade to the new alpha release, feel free to. There are just a few bug fixes in it. See the Behold History page for info on what’s changed.
There are a couple of “promised” features that I am now delaying, and I apologise to those involved. I really want to make Behold work as a Portable Application, and it would not have taken too long to do. But I expect to be changing Behold’s procedures for using its Behold file and registry, so it is best if that task wait until the pre-alpha work is done.
So if you’re interested, keep watching this Blog and I’ll post my progress.