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Family Lines V0.5 Pre-Alpha Testing


A placeholder issue for early stage testing of the V0.5 release.

The attached "" contains an install set. I've attached a Source set as well; I'll check it into SVN as soon as Codeplex has resolved their problems with SVN support.

Please comment here to describe any issues/problems found.

I've attached my "testing notes" describing the changes and suggested testing. Any testing, first impression reactions, etc would be helpful!

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BAbdulBaki wrote Aug 17, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Why the version numbers in the path? I'd rather overwrite the old one each time.

BAbdulBaki wrote Aug 17, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Also, what should we be testing for? What changed?

wrote Aug 17, 2013 at 7:26 PM

wrote Aug 17, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Clementine wrote Aug 23, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Below is what I test until now.
  1. Importing GED.
    Does not work completely. I tried to import kennedy.ged, a sample from website and exported GED from Windsor but all cannot import.
  2. Exporting GED.
    Seem working fine. I checked the GED file exported from Windsor familyx. There is content inside the GED file. Since importing does not work, I cannot verify through importing it.
  3. Exporting places
    Working for existing locations. I can open the file from Google Earth and locate the location.
  4. Family notes does not work.
    For example, I opened Windsor and add some note, I clicked save then clicked close to close the dialog. Then I close the software without any dialog asking to save. I open Windsor again but there is no note anymore.
  5. Submitter
    The same as Family note.
  6. Web urls, working.
  7. Date validation working.
  8. Facts/Events
    Can save and load but do not how to import/export yet...

notonyournelly wrote Aug 23, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Clementine - Much appreciated!

Which version of Windows are you running?

Could you look and see if there is a "FamilyLines_Import.log" file in your "My Documents" folder? If there isn't one, that tells me something; if there is one, please add it as an attachment.

Thank you,

wrote Aug 23, 2013 at 7:43 PM

wrote Aug 23, 2013 at 7:43 PM

wrote Aug 23, 2013 at 7:44 PM

wrote Aug 23, 2013 at 7:44 PM

notonyournelly wrote Aug 23, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Great testing! Exactly the sort of embarrassing bugs I needed caught!

A new V0.5.1 installer has been uploaded. Bugs fixed:
  1. Clicking 'save' for Family Notes or Submitter will now prompt to save the .familyx file.
  2. Fixed my stupid mistake preventing most GED files from importing (I was testing with a GED which always succeeded...)
  3. The default install path is now <programs-and-files>\FamilyLines. Note no version #, and no extra indirection. Microsoft's free installer support is rather inflexible...
I think SVN is working again, I'll be updating source there.