TMG-L ArchivesArchiver > TMG > 2001-11 > 1005451083
From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] FTST
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 22:58:03 -0500
Wayne Dreier wrote:
> IMy question really concerns the newly released FTST. I have looked at all the info on Wholly Genes website and like many of the features I see offered. What I don't understand is the emphasis on features that I think I already have, such as Relationship calculator, date calculator and the like. What was not clear is what changes were made to those features that I do not already have in TMG 4.0d?
> Also, this appears to be a stand alone program. Is that the way that Wholly Genes is going in the future? If I upgrade to TMG 5.0 when it is available will I still need to buy yet another program to get all of the features?
> Or a related question, will I still need FTST with TMG 5.0?
Some (perhaps many) of the features described will be familiar to users of TMG4, but are listed to describe capabilities that users of programs other than TMG may not now have available. It is intended to be used by people using many different programs, as a utility to aid analysis and research, and to produce charts with VCF. My understanding is that all the features of FTST will be included in TMG5. So getting FTST now gets you an advance on using some of the features of TMG5, but you would
not need to continue to use it once TMG5 is available. There is, accordingly, a nice price break for those that buy FTST now and later upgrade to TMG5.