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FTM for Mac - Unstable application since it's release

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Re: FTM for Mac - Unstable, but what next?

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 12:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
The same caveats exist for the Mac version as the Windows one.

The program will be fine for most people, but if you have a larger database then you are potentially going to have problems with speed and crashing.

I suspect that to solve these problems would involve a complete rewrite and this could not be justified on cost grounds. They lost the opportunity to remove these problems by not writing the Mac version from scratch, but using Mono to run essentially the Windows .Net code under MacOS.

Think how you would feel if, for instance, the search box took four minutes to come up.

Although I would prefer to use FTM, I am now with Reunion which basically doesn't care whether I have a database of 1,000 or 100,000.

As far as sync goes even if I used FTM and had a PMT the thought of using it would scare me.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
ChristopherPa... 4 Mar 2013 8:26PM GMT 
JudithCartwri... 20 Dec 2012 11:15PM GMT 
LGlasby 1 Dec 2012 8:06AM GMT 
blairss 4 Dec 2012 7:34PM GMT 
daciodan 5 Dec 2012 10:10PM GMT 
tony_knight 6 Dec 2012 7:51AM GMT 
colleenkenned... 21 Dec 2012 1:38PM GMT 
Jennifer Tabe... 12 Dec 2012 6:26PM GMT 
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