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Getting Behold Running in Delphi XE8 - Blog entry by lkessler - 7 hrs ago

Last post, I updated my development tool and installed new versions of my three 3rd party applications. Now it was time to get Behold working again in the new Delphi XE8 environment. Theoretically, if all updates made to an environment are backwards compatible, then old code would just run unchanged in the new ...
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Updating My Development Tool - Blog entry by lkessler - 3 days ago

I’ve been working with Delphi as my development tool for Behold since about 1996. I’m fortunate that the language has continued to be maintained and upgraded during that time, even though it changed ownership several times. The version of Delphi that I have been using to develop Behold for the past 7 years ...
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Behold Version 1.1 - Blog comment by lkessler - 4 days ago

Klemens, Events without dates generally show up first, with a few exceptions (e.g. Behold tries to be smart about marriages and births and keep them in order if possible). When I say "event", I am also including facts and other information that normally don't include dates, e.g. height, eye color, number ...
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Redefining Plans - Blog entry by lkessler - 5 days ago

It was really nice to get version 1.1 out. In doing so, I’ve taken into deep consideration the last line from my Living Up To Expectations post a few days ago, where I said: Maybe after 1.1 is out, I should directly track towards Version 2.0 and just do what’s necessary to make that happen. It’s ...
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Behold Version 1.1 - Blog comment by lkessler - 5 days ago

Klemens, I've taken a look at the idea of putting the date before the event. But at this point, it won't work. It only became apparent to me when I checked my code and determined my data structures. You need some complex examples with dates and places and sources and notes to see the problem. I won't try ...
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Behold Version 1.1 - Blog comment by lkessler - 28 Jun 2015

Thanks, Keith. And thanks Klemens for your ideas. Yes, I do agree with you that the age on the first line may be confusing as to whose age it is. I like your suggestion that the date and age be kept first and the relationship and life event be added following that. Also this would allow the "With Wife" to ...
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Behold Version 1.1 - Blog entry by lkessler - 27 Jun 2015

I have released Version 1.1 of Behold.  It is now available on the Download page. The easiest way to upgrade your existing version is from the Help menu in Behold: select “Check Online for New Version”. For changes in this version, see the History page. I’ve changed my Future Plans page. I will ...
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Living Up To Expectations - Blog comment by lkessler - 22 Jun 2015

Rob, Rich, Deckie, I really appreciate the supportive words. But really, what I want too is to get the editing capability into Behold. So it does make sense that I should not work on the lesser things, but work only on what is needed to get there. There is lots to do, but it will happen much faster if ...
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Living Up To Expectations - Blog entry by lkessler - 21 Jun 2015

Today is Father’s Day. I spent a wonderful day with my family. What do I come home to, but three reviews on GenSoftReviews giving Behold terrible ratings. The first two reviews point to the very long time it is taking me to develop Behold. Both say Behold is an excellent GEDCOM reader. But the expectation ...
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Complete Genealogy Data Transfer - Blog comment by lkessler - 20 Jun 2015

Enno, Well its not really like versioning. The previous version of the data needs to be passed ONLY when (1) the program does not support the feature in question, and (2) the data it subordinate to (i.e. dependent on) other data that the user has changed. So there would never be two versions of any data. ...