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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions - Blog entry by lkessler - 1 day ago

We approach the end of December. I look back to the beginning of the year when I said, in fact I even made a new year’s resolution on this blog, that this year I’d get the next few versions of Behold out. Well, that didn’t happen. There were a few personal issues that I had to attend to, especially my ...
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What might be a temprary alternative to Behold - Forum post by lkessler in General Discussion - 29 Nov 2014

Arnold, You said: "Surely a developer would only add input fields to his program if he had a way or the intention of outputing the data" No. The problem is that developers are first interested in storing their data in their own database. Exporting to GEDCOM is always a secondary thing, and they can easily miss ...
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Date validation - case sensitive - Forum post by lkessler in Report a Problem - 29 Nov 2014

Arnold, Not too long after Version 1.1 is out I'll be adding Consistency checking, which should really give your data a shakedown. Following that, when I add saving to GEDCOM, I'm going to be implementing even better GEDCOM checking on input. Despite it's ambiguities, GEDCOM has been remarkably successful. ...
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Add version to behold-setup.exe - Forum post by lkessler in Feature Suggestions - 29 Nov 2014

Arnold, Actually, you don't have to rename it. When you download the new version from the Behold download page where it says: "Click here to Download", it will ask if you want to Run or Save the file. If you select "Save As", you can conveniently name it with the version number when you save it. Louis
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Add version to behold-setup.exe - Forum post by lkessler in Feature Suggestions - 29 Nov 2014

Arnold, I need the executable to be named behold-setup.exe since I can always guarantee that version to be the most recent version. I have links to that program elsewhere that require a fixed name. But thanks for pointing this out, I do see that the File Version displayed is 0.0.0.0 when you hover your mouse ...
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What might be a temprary alternative to Behold - Forum post by lkessler in General Discussion - 29 Nov 2014

I've now added a question on genealogy.stackexchange.com: How Complete is GEDCOM Export from Various Programs?
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What might be a temprary alternative to Behold - Forum post by lkessler in General Discussion - 29 Nov 2014

Arnold, That's a very good question. Whatever program you use, I would suggest you pick one that will export to its GEDCOM every single item it allows you to enter on any of its forms. The test would be to put some dummy data into every possible input field (maybe use the name of the input field so you can ...
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Date validation - case sensitive - Forum post by lkessler in Report a Problem - 29 Nov 2014

Arnold, I think I've flip flopped again back to Tamura's view and your view. Despite my doubts about this, I think I'm going to have to allow any case in the line value without giving a warning message. This is extra work for the programmer implementing GEDCOM, because the line value case must be retained for ...
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Genealogy Software is Transforming - Blog comment by lkessler - 28 Nov 2014

Justin, I'm actually quite surprised to hear that. I'm not a big fish (yet) and they have been more than welcoming to me. I suggest trying in person at RootsTech if you're going this year and I presume you are. Stick around at the end of one of their talks or go to their booth in the exhibit hall. I think ...
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Log file has problems with reporting problems with UTF-8 .ged - Forum post by lkessler in Report a Problem - 27 Nov 2014

Arnold, I found the problem. When the BOM and the Character set used mismatch, I have to do a conversion. I did not do the conversion on the full input line, but just to the extracted parts of the line. So the input line was still incorrect when displayed in the error message. I've now fixed it so that the ...