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GenoPro Beta Patch notes

Version 2.b20e (released 05-Dec-2006, download 2.b20, 2.b20b, 2.b20c, 2.b20d, 2.b20e)

  • Beta 20e: Fixed Color Picker to include the automatic color after choosing a custom color.
    - Fixed HTTP protocol caching to prevent rare errors of "session lost" while publishing large trees on the web.
    - New dialogs to automatically detect .gno files of wrong data format with a mechanism to locate and download the correct upgrade.
    - New menu item to export to Gedcom via the report generator.
  • Beta 20d: Removed automatic creation of file named ".backup.gno" when saving.  The save mechanism has been revised with a fail-safe feature in case of an error or power failure while saving.
    - Fixed rare text corruption problem when importing inline objects from Gedcom file.  This bug has been lurking for several months and never been reported.
    - Fixed report template to link pictures stored in a folder other than the report.
    - New properties to the date object to support approximate dates (about, before, after).
    - Renamed some tags.  Visit http://support.genopro.com/Topic14743-56-1.aspx to see the complete list of changes.
  • Beta 20c: Fixed printing problem under Windows 98 where the page headers and footers would not print.
    - Improved the color picker to display all colors used in the document.  This is useful to pick a previously-used color.
    - Fixed interface for OLE Automation to import XML content without an XML signature.
    - Fixed crashing bug in the OLE Automation when updating a remote document.
    - Minor cosmetic improvements and correction of typos.
    - No changes to the report generator.  Beta 20d will have some improvements and hopefully be the last Beta ever.
  • Beta 20b: New family relationships: Committed Relationship and Love Affair.
    - Option to allow a Fast Save (recommended when saving documents containing more than 50,000 individuals).
    - Automatic deletion of unused objects such as contacts, occupations, educations, unions, contacts, pictures and sources.
    - Fixed bug in report generator where linked HTTP pictures were not included properly in the report.
    - Minor user interface improvements and internal code maintenance.
  • Beta 20: Revision of all XML tags.  Visit http://support.genopro.com/Topic14743-56-1.aspx to see the complete list of changes.
    - Added a customizable background color to draw the text label for individuals and families.
    - Improved the Print Preview to display a more accurate "preview" when printing large posters.

Version 2.b19g (released 13-Nov-2006, download 2.b19, 2.b19b, 2.b19c, 2.b19d, 2.b19e, 2.b19f, 2.b19g)

  • Beta 19g: Fixed printing alignment problem when printing on multiple horizontal and/or vertical pages.
    - Set Landscape as the default printing page layout.
    - Fixed crashing bug in context menu when right-clicking outside a valid GenoMap.
    - Fixed crashing bug when converting Gedcom to HTML.
    - Added warning dialog about possible data loss when importing data with an old version of GenoPro.
    - Added HTML ancestor pedigree tree to the English Narrative report.
    - Misc improvements to the graphical interface, from zoom adjustment, to friendly context menus to improved drawing.
  • Beta 19f: New Page Setup dialog to configure print settings for each GenoMap (print landscape, zoom/scale factor, number of horizontal and vertical pages, print margins and alignment).
    - Fixed bug when sending a file to another user from an unsaved document; some objects could be missing their auto-assigned permanent IDs.
    - Improved picture cache management to better handle low memory conditions by flushing out unused data.
    - Improvements to the English Narrative Report by moving phrases to language dictionary for easier localization (translation).
  • Beta 19e: Fixed crashing bug when generating a report for a single GenoMap (sub-tree) when a bookmark target is an individual with internal hyperlinks outside the selected GenoMap.
    - Fixed bug where the family tree could be saved upside down after aborting the report generator while generating SVG content.
    - Improved performance for deleting many orphan/stray objects. GenoPro could take more than a minute to delete thousand of those objects on a large tree (10,000+ individuals); now it takes only a few milliseconds.
  • Beta 19d: New legend symbols for the family relationships.
    - Improved the Move to GenoMap function to follow hyperlinks and merge them if necessary.
    - New option to display no attribute above the individuals (squares and circles)
    - More descriptive tooltips for special symbols (no more children, possibly more children, ...)
    - Option to remember password when performing online backup or sending a file to another user.
  • Beta 19c: Option to set default display values for the social relationship.
    - Fixed bug where social relationship arrow would re-appear after importing from XML.
    - Improvement to report generator for SVG generation.
    - Improved the Table Layout to remember horizontal scroll position if the select cell is outside the display range.
  • Beta 19b: Improved dialogs for education, occupation, sources and contacts.
    - Improved the Table Layout to re-arrange the columns as well as reset the column layout.
    - Improved report generator template to display HTML frames when a page is found from a search engine.
    - New button in the Table Layout to delete a user-defined custom tag.
    - Scroll the GenoMaps using the mouse wheel.
    - Fixed crashing bug in the Source dialog.
  • Beta 19: New file format using Zipped-compressed XML content.  With the new format, you can rename the .gno extension to .zip and open the file using any popular archive program.
    - Fixed error message about duplicate source names.
    - Removed password protection.  Password-encrypted family trees will be done later.
    - New skin in the report generator to export the family tree into an SQL database.
    - Improved report generator to quickly abort a report when the user click on the Cancel button.
    - Various minor improvements, from the graphical user interface to the report generator.

Version 2.b18g (released 02-Oct-2006, download 2.b18, 2.b18b, 2.b18c, 2.b18d, 2.b18e, 2.b18f, 2.b18g)

  • Beta 18g: Urgent fix to prevent to prevent 'out of memory' message when generating a report with recursive (invalid) parent source or place.
    - Fixed bug where an error message would be displayed twice for a duplicate name in a source or a place.
    - Added a keyboard accelerator Q to select the last added child.
  • Beta 18f: Improved the dialogs for sending a genealogy document and creating online backup, including the option to re-send password and create accounts.
    - Improved the Generate Report to apply the privacy filter by removing living individuals only for the first time publishing online.
    - Improved error messages when uploading HTML and pictures to server via the HTTP protocol.
    - Improvements to the report templates to create a picture album for individual, families, places and sources.
    - Improved the interface for selecting a place or source with duplicate names.  Also, added a mechanism to prevent further duplicate names.
    - Fixed picture's context menu from Table Layout where text was missing.
    - Fixed problem where a Gedcom keyword would appear in the user-defined tag.
    - Increase the dimension of the Export to Text dialog to 800x600 and added more export options.
  • Beta 18e: Built-in dialog for sending a genealogy document (or genogram) to someone else such as an academic instructor, relative or friend.
    - Built-in dialog to create online backup of your genealogy documents / genograms.
    - Improved the Gedcom import to synthesize names for inline objects.
    - Remember the sorting of objects in pictures, sources, contacts, occupations and education records.
    - Fixed the privacy filter from deleting the bookmarks when deleting orphan objects.
    - Fixed Table Layout where some columns would not appear for the twins objects.
  • Beta 18d: New parser to import Gedcom and XML documents.  This parser allows better Gedcom import and new options necessary for Beta 19.
    - Major improvements to the Gedcom import module, now capable to import inline objects such as sources, citations, places and sub-places.
    - Improved report generator to generate plain text files.  Also improved the HTML reports of the report generator.
    - Fixed bug where the automatic detection for the text direction would give wrong result with names containing punctuation.  The text direction is useful to generate Arabic and Hebrew reports.
    - By popular demand, re-included date of birth to Birth dialog, and date of death + age of death to the Death dialog.
    - Added new values such for social relationships, officiator, occupancy and work termination.
    - Fixed bug where explicit age of death was not displayed in family tree.
    - Fixed bug where the Auto-Deceased function would not always refresh the display.
    - Removed the age approximation (~ < >) when displaying individual's age in the family tree.
    - Removed mouse wheel scrolling to combo unless its drop-down list is visible.
    - Fixed bug where an hyperlinked child could appear twice in the Family Wizard.
    - Fixed bug where a custom dialog having a long name would cause window clipping.
    - Fixed crashing bug after pasting a family with missing children, yet having a user-defined list of children age.
  • Beta 18c: Improvements to the picture slideshow of the report generator.
    - Added new enumerations such as Religious/Civil marriage and source certificate.
    - Fixed crashing bug when generating a report.
  • Beta 18b: Improvements on the report generator, including contact/occupancy information and support for Right-to-Left text.
    - Fixed problem of missing files when unpacking a report skin to disk.
    - Fixed crashing bug when generating a report from an account without enough security privileges to write to the registry.
    - Fixed bug where the Enter key was closing the dialog in a multi-line comment.
  • Beta 18: New dialogs for all properties.  The windows have been stretched by 30% to fit the 800x600 resolution, meaning more room to enter your data.
    - Improved the Contact dialog to include the address and occupancy information.
    - Added the Contact dialog to the Social Entity.
    - New General dialog for individual property.  With this dialog, you can enter names, dates of birth & death, age, gender, occupation and contact information.
    - Added blood type and religious ceremony fields to the Birth dialog.
    - Report generator improvements, including better HTML output with custom tags, SVG family tree with hyperlink ring, and a few improvement to the core engine.
    - Fixed dialog custom tags to display scroll bar when there are more than 14 custom tag in the same dialog.
    - Removed inheritance of the place category, place narrative prefix, pictures for places and sources, as well as sources for picture.

Version 2.b17i (released 08-Aug-2006, download 2.b17, 2.b17b, 2.b17c, 2.b17d, 2.b17e, 2.b17f, 2.b17g, 2.b17h, 2.b17i)

  • Beta 17i: Fixed the read-only protection which was removed after saving to disk.
    - New icons to HTML templates for generated reports.
    - Cosmetic improvements, including new context menu icons for emotional and family relationships.
    - Fixed bug in Bookmarks #0 when navigating from the Table Layout.
    - Fixed bug asking to create adoptive parents when child already has adoptive parents.
  • Beta 17h: Fixed bug where a GenoMap could be missing in the report.
    - Fixed bug in core report engine to allow the creation of reports containing emotional relationships.
    - Improved error message in the case of a problem when unpacking a skin to local disk.
  • Beta 17g: Removed inheritance to Place Categories allowing an inherited place without an assigned category.
    - Removed Language Filter in report generator to simplify the Generate Report dialog
    - Web Publishing dialog automatically suggests the most popular surname as the default directory.
    - Improved the algorithm to create valid URLs from names containing illegal characters.
    - Improved the Phrase Generator to give better meaningful error messages when supplied with an invalid phrase.
    - Improved interface for adding multiple children to an existing family (better shortcut keys and line stretching).
    - New context menu to display the family relationships (marriage, divorce, separation, etc).
    - Added new source types such as Hardcopy, Individuals and Other.
    - Fixed enumeration ConfidenceLevel in sources to be XML compatible.
    - Read-only protection is now saved in the .gno file, allowing safer file sharing.
  • Beta 17f: Fixed memory leak in the Find dialog.
    - Improved the Table Layout to distinguish Find from Find & Replace.
    - Improved the Find dialog to remember only the last 20 search terms.
    - Added button to automatically login to Control Panel from Web Publishing dialog.
    - Revised Tip of the Day dialog.
  • Beta 17e: Included Alphabetical Surname Index to HTML report.
    - Fixed sorting problem with places having zero occurrences.
    - Removed HTML files from older version, thus saving 700 KB per download.
    - Fixed dialog to select a parent source or place with the keyboard.
  • Beta 17d: Fixed bug with custom tags in occupation record.
    - Fixed crashing bug when converting Gedcom to HTML.
    - Fixed error "access denied" when viewing a family report online, such as http://familytrees.genopro.com/.
    - Fixed broken hyperlinks in sources & citations report.
  • Beta 17c: New report templates to leverage the hierarchical places and sources.
    - Added field Reference Number to source dialog.
    - Added buttons Browse and Open URL to source.
    - Context menu to navigate to the source URL wherever there is a source, such as Table Layout, Sources dialog.
    - Context menu to pick/edit/create a place or source.
    - Context menu to add a new source or assign an existing source from the Table Layout and the main display.
    - New shortcut menu to create a child without gender.
  • Beta 17b: Properties for occupation and education records.  You may now add pictures and sources to occupations, education records.
    - Improved the dialogs for hierarchical sources and places.
    - Added fields ISBN and Editor to source dialog.
    - Fixed Undo menu to display Unicode text.
  • Beta 17: New dialog for sources & citations.
  • Hierarchical places (a place within a place).
  • Dialog Check for Update to determine if there is a new version of GenoPro available for download.
  • Added two new emotional relationships: Manipulative and Controlling.
  • Improvement to the report generator with better templates and minor fixes.
  • Added sample genogram of Harry-Potter to GenoPro (Menu -> Help -> Sample Files).
  • Fixed performance bug when pasting data from Excel to Table Layout.

Version 2.b16f (release date: 20-Jun-2006, download 2.b16a 2.b16b, 2.b16c, 2.b16d, 2.b16e, 2.b16f)

Version 2.b15h (release date: 27-Feb-2006, download 2.b15a, 2.b15b, 2.b15c, 2.b15d, 2.b15e, 2.b15f, 2.b15g, 2.b15h)

  • Beta 15h: The report skins are now packaged in GenoPro.exe, so there is no danger to have your custom skins overwritten by an upgrade.
    - Fixed two crashing bugs that have been lurking for years.
  • Beta 15g: New legend for emotional relationships, including discord, hate, harmony, love, in love, fan / admirer and limerence.
    - Improved the dialog for generating reports, minor fix in the SVG template, new tag for localization of reports.
  • Beta 15f: Very minor improvements to SVG reports and publishing online at http://familytrees.genopro.com/.
  • Beta 15e: New feature to publish your genealogy online to http://familytrees.genopro.com/.
  • Beta 15d: Improved the privacy filter to optionally keep the names and date of births.
    - Added a source field to the picture object, as well as a list of pictures to the source object.
    - Fixed crashing bug while browsing pictures.
    - Fixed the AutoArrange to use the explicit child rank (if provided).
    Beta 15c: Removed privacy filters.  Replaced with simpler interface. See post Problems using the Privacy Filter for details.
    - Replaced the field child number by family rank.  The family rank is computed from the date of birth or from a list defined by the user.
    - Added the option to change the spouse order if the marriage date is unknown.
    - Added a new field, DataLevel, to determine how much data is available in each object.  The DataLevel may be useful to generate report, by excluding individuals and families with little useful data.
  • Beta 15b: Cosmetic improvements (menus with icons & new toolbar icons).
    - Legend Symbols for genograms, family relationships and emotional relationships.
    - Improvement to the SVG generator /w built-in gzip data compression.
    - Built-in mechanism to flip the y-coordinates of all objects. This is useful for generating SVG.
    - The registration dialog is now proxy-aware.
    - Function to mark selected individual(s) as deceased.
  • Beta 15: Improvement to the report generator including the SVG report generation.
  • New skin to write the GenoMaps on disk in the metafile (.emf) format.
  • New social entities such as a school, church, club, committee, council, advisory group, organization, partnership, business or corporation.
  • New social relationships such as neighbor, babysitter, member of, manager of, employee of, director, competitor, customer, investor and more.
  • Improved the Marriage & Divorce dialog to allow more than one religious and civil marriage per family.
  • New fields for the family line such as no more children, possibly more children and to be completed.
  • New fields for the officiator (priest, rabbi, reverend, ...) of a baptism and marriage.
  • New field for the occupation termination (still working, end of contract, quit job, fired, retirement).
  • Minor improvement for the page layout to display the printing area on the screen with the pages.
  • Fixed the sorting of families when the marriage date is unknown, adding new relationships such as engagement and separation, engagement and decease, cohabitation and separation and more.
  • Privacy filter to optionally remove all emotional relationships.
  • Modified the dialogs to create a 'copy on write' for shared records (pictures, places, contacts).
  • This beta has many more changes... over 180 source files have been modified since Beta 14b.
  • New button in registration dialog for the academic evaluation key allowing students to use GenoPro at home at no cost for a full session.

Version 2.b14b (release date: 13-Sep-2005, download 2.b14a, 2.b14b)

  • Beta 14b: Emergency update to fix crashing bug in the AutoArrange when there are internal hyperlinks.
    - Fixed a crashing bug when generating a report with the privacy filter enabled.
    - Fixed problem where a non-existent password was asked to open a .gno file.
    - Merged Ron's code to the HTML templates.
    - No major feature has been added to Beta 14b.  All features under development has been temporary disabled to release this beta ASAP.
  • Beta 14a:This beta has many improvements, mostly on the report generator.  One of the biggest improvement is the support for narrative phrases built-in from the language dictionary.  The entire English Narrative Report has been re-written.
  • This beta has a privacy filter to remove unwanted information from the report.  The privacy filter can erase a name, date of birth, contact information, a picture or an entire individual or family.  The privacy filter is an important tool to protect your data.
  • Password protection.  You can set a password for your document.
  • Many improvements such as better picture caching, more robust Gedcom import, a new list of industry sector and more.
  • This beta has a registration dialog and require a key.  You can get a free 30-day evaluation key by supplying a valid email address.

Version 2.b13h (release date: 20-Jun-2005, download 2.b13a, 2.b13b, 2.b13c, 2.b13d, 2.b13e, 2.b13f, 2.b13g, 2.b13h)

  • Beta 13h: Fixed bug in where several GenoMaps could disappear while Generating a report for a specific GenoMap.  If you are generating reports for a particular GenoMap, you must use Beta 13h, otherwise you may get crashes.
  • Beta 13g: Fixed bug in ToStringNarrative, improved the FTP Settings dialog, and updated HTML templates.
  • Beta 13f: Significant improvements to the report generator, such as FTP Publishing, Resume/Update an aborted report and more.  On the technical side, the "IncludeFile" directive offer tremendous benefits to share code between modules.  Also, many methods have been added to the LanguageDictionary to enhance the narration.
  • Beta 13e: Report generator is capable to generate report for a single GenoMap.
    - Added the dialog to view & delete orphan objects in the Delete menu.  An orphan object is any data object (picture, contact, occupation) not used anywhere in the genealogy tree.
  • Beta 13d: Fixed crashing bug when pasting a complex web of individual having internal hyperlinks.
    - Fixed sorting bug in the report generator.
  • Beta 13c: Integrated the .gno file to the report.
  • Fixed bug about report generator updating picture paths in the output FamilyTree.gno.
  • Version 13b: Fixed 'type mismatch' error when generating reports under some condition.  I thought generating a report on 750 individuals was enough, but someone tried to generate a report on 55,000 individuals causing the error!!!!
    * Improved debugging for the report generator by displaying more detail errors.
    * Fixed bug displaying an error message about the date of death prior the date of birth.
  • Version 13a: This long overdue Beta is finally available.  The big feature for this Beta is the new report generator capable to fully support VBScript and JScript.  GenoPro is now capable to generate HTML pages as Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) does.
  • Everyone should upgrade to Beta13 because there has been many improvements, from printing, to navigating between the GenoMaps, to importing large Gedcom files, to mouse scrolling.
  • If you are upgrading to Beta 13 to generate reports, please be aware the sample report is a draft.  The report includes pictures, but there is no picture album and there are no fancy graphics. I am not an HTML guru plus I have poor imagination for web page design, so need some help to generate fancy reports.  I spent my time writing and testing the code underneath the report generator to make sure it bug-free and easy to use.  Given the time constraints, I still have many features I want to add to this report generator, such as more powerful sorting options, binary file I/O, a "string builder", and more.  I plan to post updates on a weekly basis. If you want to be among the first to create new reports, please contact me about the type of report you want to create and I will do my best to give you hints.  I am fully aware I may have to write extra code to make it easy for you to generate reports, so don't hesitate to contact me.  I can create special builds for you, so we can cooperate creating different strategies to produce the report you want. It is possible I create several private versions of GenoPro for you in a single day.
  • I will complete the documentation at http://www.genopro.com/NewReportGenerator/ in a few days.  Well, it has been a long day, as I have been working since 6:00 am (it is midnight).  My recommendation is to look HTML code inside the sample report templates.  You will find live code to use the DataSorter, the StringDictionary, the ObjectRepertory and a lot more.

Version 2.b12g (release date: 28-Nov-2004, download 2.b12a, 2.b12b, 2.b12c, 2.b12d, 2.b12e, 2.b12f, 2.b12g)

  • Version 12g: Three important bug fixes occurring under rare conditions .  All three bugs would cause GenoPro to crash.  The first bug is when switching to a different GenoMap, the second bug is when scrolling horizontally, and the last bug is when sorting large list of pictures by size, dimension, or DPI under a multi-processor machine.  You need a minimum of 1000 unique missing pictures to reproduce the last bug.  The two first bugs are unrelated, yet have been there since the introduction of the GenoMaps.  The last bug has been lurking since October 2002.
    * Added keyboard shortcuts (Tab & Shift+Tab) to quickly navigate to the previously selected GenoMap.
    * Fixed jerky move when creating an hyperlink to a different GenoMap.
    * The status of the modified document (the * star) is synchronized with the Undo/Redo.
    * Misc fixes such as detecting & importing Gedcom files having illegal sequence of characters, improved rename/move pictures to different, remember the divider position of the GenoMaps, etc.
  • Version 12f: Improved the partial AutoArrange.  This is not the new AutoArrange of version 2.x, but it is better than nothing.
    * Added command "Move Family to This GenoMap" to context menu "Move to GenoMap".  This command is very useful after importing a Gedcom file with the option "Skip AutoArrange".  You can re-construct your entire family tree using this command.  You can also use this command in other situations as well.
    * Find Dialog is capable to search within a specific GenoMap.
    * Added more options to display medical pedigree symbols such as unknown gender and adopted children.
    * Added option to display the auto drop down list above the input field while typing.  This option is useful so the auto drop down list does not interfere while entering Chinese or Japanese text.  Windows has its own drop down to edit text, so the GenoPro auto list can be displayed above.
  • Version 12e: New setup command line parameters for unattended installation from a script.
    * AutoArrange Selection.  This is not the new AutoArrange for version 2.1, but a byproduct of the "Skip AutoArrange" option when importing a Gedcom file.
    * Create a custom tag to import erroneous data from Gedcom.
    * Option to display symbols for medical pedigrees rather than genograms.  This option is in the View menu.
    * Option to display text vertically, from top-to-bottom.  This option can be handy for displaying Japanese text.
    * Special code to detect text input drop down window.  This code is under testing.  If you see a "drop-down" appearing above the field rather than below, please contact me.
    * The caption (title) displays the currently selected GenoMap.  When the document is modified, a star (*) is displayed too.
  • Version 12d: New cool feature "Instant Statistics".  Every field displays statistics about the frequency (number of instances) of each value.  Better, you can copy & paste this list to a spreadsheet program.  If you don't understand what this feature is, just start typing a first name and look at the drop-down list.  You will find numbers in the right column of the drop down list.
    * Fixed crashing Gedcom bug when importing invalid XREFed NOTEs.
  • Version 12c: Gedcom improvements, such as exporting the PLACe value, yet keeping an internal reference for lossless import.
    * Option to skip the AutoArrange, to allow importation of large Gedcom files.
    * Added tool to move/rename pictures from one folder to another.
    * Added Find & Replace in the Table Layout.
    * Added a command to clear an entire column. This can be handy when moving data from one column to another.
    * Fixed display problem while moving twins and/or emotional relationships to different GenoMap.
    * Fixed display problem when DoB and DoD would appear on two lines.
  • Version 12b: This update includes more options to the text label, such as horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, text padding, border pattern and border thickness.
    * The Table Layout includes the labels and shapes.
    * Includes a fix for two crashing bugs, one in the Label and another in the Family Wizard.  The bug in the Family Wizard has been lurking since the first beta; thanks to Vladimir from Hungary who reported a scenario to reproduce the bug.
    * Minor modifications in the Gedcom import to be more flexible on date formats.
  • The primary objective of Beta 12a was the Gedcom import/export.  This beta can import nearly any Gedcom file without loss of data.  If a Gedcom tag is not known to GenoPro, then GenoPro will create a user-defined tag to keep its value.  Use the Table Layout to view the values of custom tags.
  • If you are not using Gedcom on a day-to-day basis, you will still benefit from Beta 12.  The beta has many improvements, such as text labels, lines with patterns, arrows and polygons.  You can add fancy drawing to your genealogy tree.
  • This beta has several bug fixes, including print & print preview, copy & paste of a metafile, and exporting a metafile.

Version 2.b11h (release date: 06-Jul-2004, download 2.b11a, 2.b11b, 2.b11c, 2.b11d, 2.b11e, 2.b11f, 2.b11g, 2.b11h)

  • Version 11h: Added the Emotional Relationships toolbar, improved the tooltip for internal hyperlinks, improved external hyperlink resolution for incomplete target IDs, fixed problem of hyperlink color when pasting, preserve automatic colors when pasting, fixed rare crash in Table Layout when pasting unusual combination of internal hyperlinks.
  • Version 11g: Export any GenoMap to a metafile, fixed crashing bug under Windows 95 when the Plus! pack is not installed, fixed bug where an individual with internal hyperlinks could be displayed as a sibling of self.
  • Version 11f: Added the emotional relationships to the Table Layout, custom coloring for hyperlinks, custom coloring for fraternal twins, better statistics for GenoMaps, improved OLE Automation, and several more small improvements.
  • Version 11e: Automatic hyperlinks when moving objects from one GenoMap to another GenoMap.  If you are working on an existing genealogy tree and plan to use the GenoMaps, this upgrade will be a bless.
  • Version 11d: Completed the twins properties and added statistics for GenoMaps.
  • Version 11c: Added a warning message against data loss during a Cut & Paste operation.  If you are not familiar how to move data between GenoMaps, this beta will indicate step-by-step what to do.
  • Version 11b: fixed crashing bug in the AutoArrange.  The AutoArrange does not like the architecture of the new internal hyperlinks.
  • Beta 11a includes the biggest changes in GenoPro's history: the internal hyperlinks. With the internal hyperlinks, it is possible display the same individual multiple times on the same GenoMap and/or a different GenoMap. The internal hyperlink is analogous to an hyperlink when surfing the web. Without the use of hyperlinks, surfing the web would not be the same.
  • Add and Delete GenoMaps.  Up to 1000 GenoMaps are available per document.
  • Emotional relationships.  You may define how two individuals are emotionally linked (friendship, hostility, fused, distant, cutoff, etc).  Use the right-click of the mouse and select among 23 different emotional links.
  • Twins/triplets etc.  If you have a family with twins/triplets or any other combination, this beta can do it.
  • Customize the color of the family relationship and pedigree links.

Version 2.b10k (release date: 11-Mar-2004, download 2.b10g, 2.b10i, 2.b10j, 2.b10k, 2.b10p)

  • Version 10k: fixed crashing bug when using context menu while editing godfather or godmother.
  • Version 10j:
    * Fixed bug: after visualizing a genealogy tree in a web browser, GenoPro would remain in memory.
    * Detect a .gno file if the extension has been renamed to something else
    * Fixed bug where a deleted picture would re-appear in the Picture Properties.
    * Validation of the Permanent ID.
  • Version 10i: This version has many improvements and minor bug fixes.  If you are using the beta to build your genealogy tree, you should use 2.b10i or 2.b10j.  The benefits of 2.b10i is really worth the upgrade.  The reason this beta is not called 2.b11 is because some of the features scheduled for 2.b11 are still under development.  Here is a summary of new stuff in 2.b10i:
    * It is now possible to "Link as Child" and "Link as Parent" directly to another individual.  You will also notice the 'hot tracking' feature which will help to locate target objects.
    * Smarter AutoStretch when moving children and parents.
    * GenoPro now draws five distinct line thickness for each object size: tiny, small, medium, large and extra large.
    * Fix the bug where the GenoMaps would not appear when visualizing a genealogy tree in a browser.
    * There are many small improvements that most user will never notice until they return to an older beta and find out the double-click or the right-click doesn't work anymore.
  • Version 10h: This version was released for a corporate customer.  All the stuff in 10h is included in 10i.
  • Version 10g: urgent bug fix.  The bug was assigning the gender Male when importing an individual with unspecified gender.
  • Versions 10a, 10b, 10c, 10d, 10e, 10f has been released for testing specific features such as OLE Automation. All the features from 10a to 10f are found in 10g.  
  • GenoMaps.  The GenoMaps allows multiple genealogy trees in the same document.  This feature is not fully complete, as there will be hyperlinks to link same individuals found in different GenoMaps.  Adding the GenoMaps required a significant amount of work.  To support the GenoMaps, the file format has been changed, the import/export module has been upgraded, the AutoArrange had to be modified, the painting routines to draw the genealogy tree on the screen and to the printer have been modified, the mouse routines to select and move objects have been changed, the copy & paste, the Undo/Redo manager to synchronize with the GenoMaps have also been modified.  Several more routines were added to support the GenoMaps.
  • Dotted lines and dashed lines.  Now the family relation symbols are displayed using dotted lines.  New symbols have been added  (marriage nullity, more cohabitation types).  There is some work to be done here to allow the user to choose a color for each relation symbol and/or select a solid line.
  • Foster child.  You can now have biological, adopted and foster children.
  • There are many other little things, but I forgot.  One improvement is with the toolbar buttons to add children and mates have been made friendlier when the selection is not perfect.  You will find using Beta 10 a lot easier than previous versions.

Version 2.b9 (release date: 19-Dec-2003, download 2.b9)

  • Global properties of the family tree (font, default color, default name format)
  • Edit the display attributes of multiple selected individuals.
  • Completed the "Display" menu.  With a single mouse click, you can change the content of your family tree to display any attribute such as the occupation, telephone, email, ID.
  • Added statistics dialog and hyperlink dialog.
  • Support for OLE Automation.  OLE Automation allows a script such as VBScript and JavaScript to open GenoPro, create and save a document programmatically.  A demo of OLE Automation is available here.

Version 2.b8 (release date: 13-Nov-2003, download 2.b8)

  • Added user-defined tags for Individuals, Families, Pedigree Links, Pictures and Sources/Citations.
  • Added the Tag Editor dialog to edit the custom tags.

Version 2.b7 (release date: 20-Oct-2003, download 2.b7)

  • Added the Display dialog to customize the colors of each individual in the family tree.  The Display dialog can also display other symbols such as a pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion and stillbirth.
  • Added medical symbols (carrier, affected, affected by hearsay, possibly affected) to the Display dialog.
  • Support for 70 keyboard layouts.  The Table Layout was not recording the first character typed on a non-Latin keyboard layout.

Version 2.b6 (release date: 25-Sep-2003, download 2.b6)

  • Added dialog for the Contact information.
  • Completed the Find/Search dialog for Unicode.  Each tag has been assigned a category (name, comment, date, etc), so you can search for a specific type of data.  The message log displays a summary of the search result.

Version 2.b5 (release date: 08-Sep-2003, download 2.b5)

  • Added dialogs for the Occupations and Education entries.
  • Modified the internal architecture to handle Pictures, Occupation and Education with the same code.  This improvement reduces the risk of a bug, and will speed the development for the dialogs for the contact and addresses.

Version 2.b4 (release date: 25-Aug-2003, download 2.b4)

  • Fixed urgent bug: the AutoArrange would crash if a Godfather or Godmother was present.
  • Added the "Dependents" dialog for places and sources / citations.

Version 2.b3 (release date: 24-Aug-2003, download 2.b3)

  • This is the third beta.  This beta is a fully usable version. You can enter detailed information for each individual and family with source references.
  • Added Sources and Citations. You can assign a source documentation for the birth, baptism, adoption, death, funerals, burial, marriage, separation, divorce.
  • Added dialog for marriage (religious & civil) and divorce.
  • A change in the .gno file format has been done.  Keep your .xml file, otherwise download the beta2 and save your file again.  The beta3 will automatically convert from any previous version (1.91b, 1.91b+, 2.b2).

Version 2.b2 (release date: 15-Aug-2003, download 2.b2)

  • This is the second beta.  This beta contains a multitude of bug fixes found in the first beta, such as buttons not working or some fields not recording information.
  • Improved the dialogs "Delete Pictures" and "Delete Places" to display the properties of the object on a double-click.
  • Improved the dialog "Confirm Delete" to display detailed information about dependents.  Also, double-clicking on a dependent does bring the properties of the object.
  • Added the Places to the Table Layout.
  • In the Table Layout, hold down the Shift key to get the properties of the hyperlink rather than navigating to the hyperlink.
  • Fixed the Family Wizard to use the AutoSuggest drop down feature.

Version 1.91b+ (release date: 13-Aug-2003)

  • This is the first beta ever, which includes all the changes from version 1.91b to 1.91b+.  The version name should have been 2.0 instead of 1.91b+, but this beta is not ready to bear the number 2.0.

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