Functional changes in new moneydance versions

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Rich W

01 Apr, 2021 07:31 PM

Hi
I was wondering if there is any place where functional updates or user improvements are recorded for the MD product version. Lately all the updates have related to python update this or Mac Big Sur correction that. We don’t know whether to upgrade or not because unless we are getting a specific issue which it says is fixed by a release version , why would we? If we know a functional improvement that we will benefit from is in an upgrade then we are more likely to move to it. Appreciate your advice.

  1. 1 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 01 Apr, 2021 07:40 PM

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    I believe this is the only log. It does contain some functional fixes:
    https://infinitekind.com/previewdl/current/changelog.txt

    But I also believe that most of the recent fixes are with the GUI, especially Mac as IK are trying to get that to work so they can release a stable version.

    But.... over to IK for more info....

  2. 2 Posted by dwg on 01 Apr, 2021 08:21 PM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    Most major functional changes coincide with new major versions. Entries are made in the Moneydance blog indicating what has changed.

    Within a release you will on occasion get some changes and for stable releases these will also usually have a blog entry, other wise most changes will be fixes or things like adapting to changes banks have made.

    Changes made between each build are largely in the change log as Stuart has indicated.

    The Blog can be found at:

    https://infinitekind.com/blog/

  3. 3 Posted by Rich W on 02 Apr, 2021 05:28 AM

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    Thank you both for your updates. It’s as I suspected. I will keep an eye open on the blog.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Maddy on 02 Apr, 2021 08:18 AM

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    Hi Rich,
    Thank you for contacting Moneydance support.

    If your operating system is Big Sur, for an optimal performance your operating system requires the latest preview version Moneydance 2021.1 (3056). This is available to download from this page.

    Also, in the System Preferences. You should navigate to the General section and to Prefer tabs [always] when opening documents and change "always" to never or "in full screen".

    I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions or need more assistance.

    --
    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  5. 5 Posted by Rich W on 01 May, 2021 09:16 AM

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    Thank you Maddy - I'm not on Big Sur because my mac is a little too old to enable the OS to be utilised and I wouldn't get the benefit from moving to it as the functions I use work for me on my current one.
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    That said, as we are using MoneyDance, we as users identify things that we think would improve the user experience and we add them as RFE (suggestions). My point was that I have recently not seen any suggestions from anyone appear in the product. I understand that after an OS release there are many bugs to fix, but surely smaller enhancements to the product would be possible, or at least a sign-post in our support tickets whether and when they may be planned in the future would be really motivating for us as users.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Maddy on 03 May, 2021 09:13 AM

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    I completely agree with you Rich and although we are looking into improving this aspect. For the time being you can refer to our blog on this page, where we currently post about new versions and include details of these new releases and also, this page provides more details on specific fixes.

    I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions or need more assistance.

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    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  7. 7 Posted by Rich W on 03 May, 2021 03:59 PM

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    Hi Maddy
    Thanks. I have been following both and will continue, hoping for some exciting features.
    Great work by your team by the way

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Maddy on 05 May, 2021 08:01 AM

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    You are welcome, Rich!
    Thank you for the kind words.
    I'll close this discussion for now, but do not hesitate to contact us again, if you need further assistance.

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    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  9. Maddy closed this discussion on 05 May, 2021 08:01 AM.

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