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From: Jane Taubman <>
Subject: RE: [FHU] Merging / duplicates?
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 03:44:53 -0800 (PST)
I didn't say it was perfect. I was only letting people know there is a possible method if they can't wait for the new version. I was thinking about doing a little program to merge specified people, but if there are whole branches to search that is beyond my free programming time.
Another posibility to the merge problem I suppose would be to split the tree into two with a query and then run the merge files options to combine the relevent people together.
What does worry me a bit with FH is that as far as I can see nothing much is happening on the development front. Simon only answers queries on the web once a week, dispite this being the only support method for FH. The web site hasn't been updated. Most of the utilites and software I use have at least a published wish list and known bug page, so users can see what has already been asked for and what is planned for the next release. Also Simon has never said what will happen after 2.1 for people with FH are we expected to shell out another 49 for version 2.2, at the moment there is no published target for functions to be in 2.1 or a date for it.
I bought FH knowing about the limitations on reporting and to be honest I don't miss them, I just load the GEDCOM back to FTW for them. FH is a very good product and what has been coded is stable and fairly solid, a big advance on most Microsoft releases. The more I use the query system the more impresses I am. However the query function is a complete tool on its own, the manual doesn't do it justice, I can do alsorts of lists and reports and move them to excel for graphs.
I just get the impression we need some feedback on what is to be expected in 2.1 and when.
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--- Phil & Heather <> wrote:
>Your method *may* work but wow! it is very prone to error! An automatic
>method is of course overdue <grin>
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