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by Mark1834
18 Jan 2021 17:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Discontinuing support for IE
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Discontinuing support for IE

I'm sure our more specialist contributors are well aware of this, but it was only recently that I picked up that current Edge is a completely different product to the one launched back in 2015. Legacy Edge was much more of an updated IE, but "new" Edge is based on the same open source core technolog...
by Mark1834
18 Jan 2021 14:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linking laptop to PC
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Linking laptop to PC

Clear thanks. I’ll pm you with the url changes when I submit for review.
by Mark1834
18 Jan 2021 13:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linking laptop to PC
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Linking laptop to PC

I’m getting on with my draft, but a couple of questions on process from a newbie author. As I’m creating a new page to replace two existing ones, it will have a new url. It probably makes sense to create new versions of linked pages with the url and associated descriptive text tweaked accordingly, a...
by Mark1834
17 Jan 2021 16:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linking laptop to PC
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Linking laptop to PC

OK, I was trying to get working across 2 PCs onto the front page, as it is a FAQ, but I’ll draft my bit and let’s see how it looks then.
by Mark1834
17 Jan 2021 15:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linking laptop to PC
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Linking laptop to PC

OK, I'll work on that this week. One suggestion before I start - synchronizing FH across two computers comes up quite often on this forum, but the existing KB material is not that easy to find unless you know exactly what you are looking for. It's a bit of lots of different things, backup, cloud sto...
by Mark1834
17 Jan 2021 10:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linking laptop to PC
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Linking laptop to PC

Since we had this discussion, I've been operating with the master copies of folders such as Plugins, Queries, etc. in a dedicated FH folder in my OneDrive cloud storage. On each PC running FH (one on FH7, one on FH6, and one still with the FH7 beta), I have set up links using the mklink command. Thi...
by Mark1834
17 Jan 2021 09:36
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)
Replies: 70
Views: 2414

Re: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)

Version 1.01 with a corrected selection routine is attached.
RootsMagic GEDCOM Export for Ancestry.fh_lua
(11.38 KiB) Downloaded 7 times
An overview of Ancestry synchronization via RootsMagic has now been published on the Knowledge Base, and this will always link to the latest version of the plugin.
by Mark1834
16 Jan 2021 14:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Plugins in the Knowledge Base?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Plugins in the Knowledge Base?

Ok thanks. I can see good reason not to run a second unofficial store. There have been a number of threads discussing this process over the past couple of years. Inevitably, discussion wanders around a little, so the danger is that they confuse readers rather than clarifying. I think the best option...
by Mark1834
16 Jan 2021 13:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Plugins in the Knowledge Base?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Plugins in the Knowledge Base?

I’ve finished drafting a piece for the KB on syncing with Ancestry in a way that maintains your hint history, but what’s the preferred method for distributing the custom plugin that is part of the process? It’s probably not appropriate for the main plugin store (not least because it describes using ...
by Mark1834
16 Jan 2021 09:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Hide Startup Banner
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: Hide Startup Banner

It annoyed me initially, as it's displayed for significantly longer in FH7 than for FH6 on the same PC, but I've learnt to live with it. Disabling it requires additional software, which is something I don't like doing unless it's absolutely necessary.
by Mark1834
15 Jan 2021 18:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7 Full backup very slow
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: FH7 Full backup very slow

I used a Linux box plugged into gigabit ethernet as my common server, then just went around every system I could (Windows box, ancient laptop, NUC, various generation of Raspberry Pi), wired, wireless next to access point, wireless other end of house, etc. It gave an excellent overview of how everyt...
by Mark1834
15 Jan 2021 16:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7 Full backup very slow
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: FH7 Full backup very slow

If you can set up two separate computers (which can be any OS) on your network, iPerf3 is an excellent tool for benchmarking the network speed. Just run it on each end, one in client mode, the other as server. The figures it gives you are well above real world file transfer speeds, but represent the...
by Mark1834
15 Jan 2021 15:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7 Full backup very slow
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: FH7 Full backup very slow

I was assuming that Simon ran his benchmark without compressing. Even so, that's fairly pedestrian network performance, so presumably a wi-fi connection? If you can run it wired, it could be a factor of 10 quicker if it is gigabit all the way through. I've just tested with a similar size folder (tot...
by Mark1834
15 Jan 2021 12:33
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)
Replies: 70
Views: 2414

Re: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)

Sorry about that - fixed now. There is a subtle typo in line 344 of the plugin script, where "Min = M" should be "min = M". This resulted in it ignoring the minutes part of the update time, so recent changes were not listed. The short term workaround is to just select any other slightly older file t...
by Mark1834
14 Jan 2021 22:02
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)
Replies: 70
Views: 2414

Re: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)

Just a thought - remember that individuals where either the Living or Private flags are set are neither exported nor listed.
by Mark1834
14 Jan 2021 20:40
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)
Replies: 70
Views: 2414

Re: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)

David, I read those timestamps as you recreated your master file and imported into RM. Then changed a record, created an update file, and imported that. All the routine does is read the date/time stamp of the file you select, and show records updated since then. So selecting your master should show ...
by Mark1834
13 Jan 2021 10:35
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)
Replies: 70
Views: 2414

Re: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)

In an ideal world, every app would support _UID as a unique personal identifier (so essentially a universal primary key for the database of individuals), so all these imperfect merges and syncs would be consigned to history. One parameter does it all. Meanwhile, back in the real world, we have to ma...
by Mark1834
13 Jan 2021 10:12
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)
Replies: 70
Views: 2414

Re: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)

The danger here is that we end up muddling different issues - RM manages merging an import into a database perfectly if _UID is available for the import (but merging is only additive, not update), but doesn't handle the comparison between databases correctly, even if _UID is consistent across them.
by Mark1834
13 Jan 2021 08:58
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)
Replies: 70
Views: 2414

Re: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)

Poor wording - I know that they are retained as undefined. What FH doesn’t do is generate its own or have a specific field for them. The KB article seems to just refer to them as local to particular apps, and makes no mention of their potential to unambiguously identify individuals across different ...
by Mark1834
12 Jan 2021 23:06
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)
Replies: 70
Views: 2414

Re: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)

As you are discovering David, the RM file comparison is probably the weak link in this process. There are two problems that you are likely to encounter. The first is what you are seeing, that there are a large number of records shown as not matching that are in fact identical. The pragmatic fix for ...
by Mark1834
12 Jan 2021 13:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saint and Street format conventions
Replies: 35
Views: 1438

Re: Saint and Street format conventions

Two reasons - the legal tradition is to use phrasing that is unambiguous and does not require punctuation for clarity. Secondly, it avoids any problems with changing the meaning of a sentence by inserting punctuation after it is written.
by Mark1834
12 Jan 2021 12:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Splitting off roots into new databases
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Splitting off roots into new databases

Yes, I was initially thinking of a very simple plugin to handle duplication of any common individuals or lumped sources, but by the time I got back from our lockdown permitted dog walk exercise in the sunshine, I’d decided it would be quicker and easier just to delete duplicate individuals (only 3) ...
by Mark1834
12 Jan 2021 10:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Splitting off roots into new databases
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Splitting off roots into new databases

I don't necessarily agree that it is bad to split trees. That should be a case by case decision, and there may well be good reason to do just that. I have separate trees for myself and my wife, as we were born and grew up hundreds of miles apart. There is no credible risk that they overlap in the ti...
by Mark1834
11 Jan 2021 21:32
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)
Replies: 70
Views: 2414

Re: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)

David, glad it’s useful. The early part of the Procedures document in this thread will form the basis of what goes into the KB. I think the best thing to do will be to make a limited number of changes to existing entries in your FH database, and see if you can work through the process. If that goes ...
by Mark1834
11 Jan 2021 20:11
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)
Replies: 70
Views: 2414

Re: FH -> RootsMagic -> Ancestry (Work-in-Progress)

Mike, mostly that, and also how the retrievals treat undated facts and when the CENS to RESI conversion is done. Order in the GEDCOM file is largely irrelevant, so I just set up whichever method is easier to code in the two languages. Shosh, agree. I don’t see LuaSQL coming to FH7 anytime soon, so I...