Louis Kessler (lkessler) Entries, Comments and Posts
Running Behold on MAC OS X - Forum post by lkessler in General Discussion - 18 Apr 2015
Thanks for posting that Claire, I didn't even know about Playonmac until your post. I'll update the Behold FAQ. Louis
The Future of Genealogy – 6 Predictions - Blog comment by lkessler - 16 Apr 2015
Very interesting observations, Enno. I don't share your negativism though. I think it is still early in the life of these APIs and they will evolve, maybe even into something quite different that we might not be able to foresee until it happens. Louis
The Future of Genealogy – 6 Predictions - Blog comment by lkessler - 13 Apr 2015
Enno, I don't have much experience with the APIs out there yet. But I am seeing that more and more of the online genealogy repositories and online family tree collections are making evidence through sources and documents more important parts of their systems. That has to mean that they will at some time in ...
The Future of Genealogy – 6 Predictions - Blog comment by lkessler - 12 Apr 2015
Arb: Now I know you. You're Amos Bannister. I've been following your Geneatools blog as well as your Tracing the Footsteps of Amos blog for some time now. I may even have added a comment on your blog at some time to encourage you. You have interesting ideas. Don't get discouraged. Keep forging ...
The Future of Genealogy – 6 Predictions - Blog comment by lkessler - 11 Apr 2015
Thanks, James. Arb: I am VERY curious about "the genealogical tools" you mention that you are writing. Can you shed more light on them? Regarding FHISO, you make very valid points. Telling me won't help them, though. Louis
The Future of Genealogy – 6 Predictions - Blog comment by lkessler - 10 Apr 2015
Arb, Unfortunately, the initial APIs must be created first by each developer to put in context the range of what's required. Only then can the different APIs be analyzed and some standardization can be agreed on. And it usually takes a bit of chaos before there becomes a widespread realization that a ...
The Future of Genealogy – 6 Predictions - Blog entry by lkessler - 7 Apr 2015
There’s been a lot happening the past few years. As I’ve developed Behold, I’ve tried to stay aware of the trends in the genealogy field and the expectations of genealogists of their genealogy software. I was very inspired by James Tanner’s blog post yesterday titled: Expanding Our View of What is ...
Why Completing the Programming of Something New Always Takes Longer than Planned - Blog comment by lkessler - 19 Mar 2015
Thanks, Deckie. I appreciate those nice words. And as far as informing goes, I do hope to restart my newsletter to those who've opted in once this current version comes out. The last Behold News newsletter I sent out was in January 2012. Louis
Line length restriction - Forum post by lkessler in Questions and Answers - 18 Mar 2015
Thanks, Arnold for sending this. The problem is fixed and will be included in the upcoming version 1.1. Also, in Version 1.1, I've made the missing BOM a warning, since although Behold handles this, some programs won't correctly process a UTF-8 file without the BOM. Despite the incorrect messages, the current ...
Line length restriction - Forum post by lkessler in Questions and Answers - 17 Mar 2015
Arnold, This seems like it might be that the file has a BOM (Byte Order Mark) that is inconsistent with the 1 CHAR set specified in the file, or the GEDCOM file might not match the 1 CHAR set. Would you mind sending me at least the log file, and (if you don't mind) the GEDCOM file as well, and I can see what's ...