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Vyger
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FH Upgrade Schedule (roughly speaking)

Post by Vyger » 16 Jan 2019 15:16

I am currently a Rootsmagic user which is due a version upgrade. I have trialed the current version of FH and am impressed with many features which could be of use, these features are not currently available in Rootsmagic.

I'm working out that FH version 6 is about 4 years old so I am wondering about a rough indication of the upgrade schedule, like when might version 7 become available?

I have a large database in Rootsmagic so I need to make this decision to migrate carefully, I am fully aware release dates are not disclosed in advance, I'm just looking for the feeling from past schedules.

You can also find me on the Rootsmagic forums under the same user name, I have been a very active wish list contributor but maybe development has not been quite as fast as I would have wished.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: FH Upgrade Schedule (roughly speaking)

Post by Jane » 16 Jan 2019 15:32

You can see the earlier release dates here:
Knowledge Base > About Family Historian

It's worth checking out the What's New on the main Calico site, as when Family Historian has a Major update the amount of new features tends to be large.

Calico are very cagey about new release dates, but they are always working on new versions and updates.
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Re: FH Upgrade Schedule (roughly speaking)

Post by Vyger » 16 Jan 2019 15:51

Thank you Jane, the decision for the future of my research will be made later this year.

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Re: FH Upgrade Schedule (roughly speaking)

Post by Mark1834 » 21 Jan 2019 08:21

Calico Pie are a tiny organisation (four employees according to their latest Companies House return), so opportunities for stress testing new features and versions in-house are limited. Have previous upgrades arrived fully formed, or do they invite forum members to beta-test prior to release?
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Re: FH Upgrade Schedule (roughly speaking)

Post by johnmorrisoniom » 21 Jan 2019 08:53

In the past Forum Members have been invited to be Beta testers.
I have been a Beta tester for the last two versions.

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Post by tatewise » 21 Jan 2019 09:51

I too am a Beta Tester and was involved with V5.0 and V6.0 prior to formal release.
Only major upgrades were involved and not the intermediate free updates.
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