I'd love to be a beta tester too. I'm currently using v4 on a Windows Vista laptop which I hotsync to an XP desktop where I have the software installed for when someone else is hogging my laptop :-) I also have a Win7 laptop in the house I can use too.
I have a question regarding the information entered under the various 'Facts" (like Settlement, Education, Nationality, etc).
How come certain information appears when I print a report (for example 'Immigration' details are printed) but other information like 'Settlement' does not show up in the report? There are others 'Facts' that do this too, I am just using the two listed above as examples.
What is the purpose of being able to enter the information if it doesn't show up in the printed report? Can someone explain what is going on? I have searched the forum, but can't find anything associated with this problem. It is a limitation of the "The Complete Genealogy Reporter?"
This is insane, as I have wasted hours the last several days with, for me at least, is the worst excuse for software I have ever attempted to use! I had surgery earlier in the week, and had "grand plans" to take my piles of paper records and conduct additional research, and finally get everything organized. Admittedly, this software was free, so my expectations should possibly have not been so high. However, I intentionally chose My Heritage Family Tree Builder due to the very high rating it was given. So I selected it, with plans I might need to upgrade to the paid version, at nearly $100 a year.
I am certainly glad I did not purchase the upgrade initially. Problems encountered include:
Unable to upload my desktop entries to the online tree 80-90% of the time
Every time, it stalls out at 69 or 70%..... consistently!
This freezes my PC, and the only way to re-boot is to unplug the PC
I cannot imagine a database program to use so much memory, or cause all memory to be unavailable, and essentially shut my PC down when I attempt to enter data.
I have a memory monitor, it literally goes down to single digits
"No Memory" pop-up message
This message appears when only a tiny bit of data has been entered, and allows no additional entries
From a user standpoint, all that has been entered is:
49 people with basic skeletal information
From a little more techical view:
In checking the FTB data file, it indicates ONLY 11.4Kb of disc space has been used. This is a far cry from what a user is allowed for online storage.... if I correctly recall, it is 250Mb. I guess they will never have to worry about me/users reaching that size of file, if I can only store 11.4Kb locally, and the uploads freeze at 69 or 70%.
In the data file, it indicates a capacity of 11.6Kb...... huh? Why a limitation? I have a couple hundred Gb available for storage, yet the FTB allows a capacity of 11.6Kb???
I attempted to find a "real time" customer service for help. I thought I found one, but it turned out to be my leaving a description of the issues, and someone would respond. I have not received a response.
I attempted to download the desktop software a 2nd time, in hopes the 1st download was corrupt and the 2nd would be good. No dice. It will not install. It not only freezes the installation, but also the whole
PC. So, back to unplugging the PC to boot it again.
I saw a mention on a forum of the "No Memory" issue from April, and it said it would be fixed "soon." It is now 2 months past April..... "when is soon?" I have this week alone wasted many hours due to this and other issues.
TRUEFULLY, when will this/these issues be fixed??? I am at a 100% standstill- cannot enter data, cannot upload data, and I GUESS THE WORST ISSUE IS, WHY SHOULD I HAVE ANY CONFIDENCE IN THIS SOFTWARE NOW, AND ESPECIALLY IN THE FUTURE IF THESE ISSUES ARE FIXED, AND I MIGHT HAVE ENTERED SIGNIFICANTLY MORE DATA???
I have a decision to make..... if FTB does fix this, should I stick with them? Are there better alternatives to consider? If I change to another software solution, I hate to think I wasted even more time as I guess I would have to re-enter data- but it might be best to cut my losses and make a change now.....
I would appreciate any responses from FTB or other users.
We haven't yet released Family Tree Builder, version 5. After some delays we are expecting to relase in the beginning of 2011. I've added your name to the list of people who will be contacted first with a link to download.
Thank you for your response. I wrote you back a couple of days ago with a fairly detailed response, but lost it when "backtracking" 1 screen to check my issue list. I am having better performance tonight, though still have encountered some of the familiar issues. With play with it a bit more over the next week or so, and drop you a note with specific issues/questions I might still have.
Also thank you for allowing me to be in the first distribution of Release 5. If you have a specific process/format for providing feedback, I will be happy to report back with issues and positive attributes of this new version.
Each time I publish the project the same 60 something photos are uploaded to the site. It increases significantly publishing time because of extremely large size of the file to publish (something like 45 MB). Even if I change a single letter in the project and do nothing with photographs FTB always publish those photos.
I started to experience the problem when I added about 60 new photos to the project and started to publish everything to the site and then suddenly I lost connection to the Internet during publishing. Later connection was restored and I published successfully this large number of photos to the site, but since then problem described above started to appear.
What could be a solution for this? Maybe a remedyhas already been publishedin te other thread.
Whenever I add photos to a profile card through theFamily Tree Builder they are linked to the individuals profile when published (which is what I want) but are also being saved in an album that I do not want them saved to. Each time I have to delete them from the album.
I would not mind if they went to the recently added section of the photos but they are populating in an album that I have dedicated to a theme of black and white photos.