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Mike Josey

23 Jun, 2020 09:23 AM

Good morning,
I've just upgraded to version 2020 (1914). However, I have no idea what this change does as - in the little table that comes up - where it says something like "This new release cob=vers the following", there is nothing shown. I have raised this before but didn't get an answer and it's probably an indication of my trust in you (or my stupidity) that I haven't chased it up before.

It would be really useful if we mere users were told what the new releases actually DO rather than wait - or try - to see if there's any noticeable change.

I realise that there will be new releases that are necessary for reasons internal to the system and which therefore are transparent to the users (I was in system development, on mainframes, for over 30 years) but if it just gave basic details, it would be better than none.

Cheers - and thanks for reading

Mike Josey

  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 23 Jun, 2020 10:31 AM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    The two major changes I see in Moneydance 2020 should not impact most users.

    There is a change in the Java distribution that is being used, so this should not be significant to users in general.

    The other change is creation of a Windows 32 bit build, which has been made possible by changing Java.

    These two changes can, in my view, make a change in version number appropriate.

    The other changes I see are more evolutionary.

  2. 2 Posted by Mike Josey on 23 Jun, 2020 10:46 AM

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    Thanks, Derek (we’ve spoken before)

    I thought it might be something of that nature but it does beg the question “why do they say that the new release addresses whatever………..and then show nothing? I’d be happier if they just said “None of your bloody business!”

    Cheers

    Keep well

    Mike Josey

  3. 3 Posted by dwg on 23 Jun, 2020 11:20 AM

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    Another user did post of that table from a 1913 upgrade and it did come up with a list

  4. 4 Posted by jeff_l on 23 Jun, 2020 12:45 PM

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    Just to add….

    There has been a whole long list of changes to the beta versions of the program since the current release version. Checkout all the changes here:-

    https://infinitekind.com/previewdl/current/changelog.txt

  5. 5 Posted by Mike Josey on 23 Jun, 2020 12:51 PM

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    Thanks, Jeff

    The question remains: why do they tell us the release “addresses the following issues” (you’ll realise that I’m paraphrasing here) And then leave the rest of the notice blank?

    Thanks, anyway

    Mike Josey

    Sent from my iPad

    On 23 Jun 2020, at 13:46, jeff_l <[email blocked]> wrote:

    

  6. 6 Posted by derekkent23 on 23 Jun, 2020 01:17 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi Mike

    On Windows 10 when I opened Moneydance yesterday the long upgrade message as re-posted by dwg appeared automatically.
    Today a short upgrade message appeared see attached.
    So, for me on Windows 10 the upgrade message read correctly.
    What is your computer operating system?

  7. 7 Posted by Mike Josey on 23 Jun, 2020 01:21 PM

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    Hi,

    I’m on an iMac 27 running Apple’s Catalina 10.15.5 opsys

    Cheers

    Mike

    Sent from my iPad

    On 23 Jun 2020, at 14:17, derekkent23 <[email blocked]> wrote:

    

  8. 8 Posted by derekkent23 on 23 Jun, 2020 01:42 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi Mike

    I wonder if other Mac users have the same issue.

  9. 9 Posted by jeff_l on 23 Jun, 2020 02:08 PM

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    The message was the same on all 3 operating systems.

    Longer message on 2020 (1913), one line message with 2020 (1914).

    If you skip/missed 1913, you only see the one liner when updating to 1914 & you would probably think why bother!

    Jeff

  10. 10 Posted by Dan P on 23 Jun, 2020 03:27 PM

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    Hello All,

    I noticed in the new release 1913 (and 1914) that whenever I select an Investment account, the console log is flooded with hundreds of buy/sell/position, etc. lines of data. It ends with a "calculated portfolio cost basis in 0.xxx seconds".
    Just curious if this is new or if I have a problem. Does it every time, so I guess I don't see the point.

    Thanks

    Dan

  11. 11 Posted by Mike Josey on 23 Jun, 2020 06:30 PM

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    Sorry, Dan - I’m just a user…………looks like you got too much info, whilst I didn’t get enough (though, having said that, the accounting sides no problem at all)
    Cheers
    Mike

  12. 12 Posted by derekkent23 on 23 Jun, 2020 06:33 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi Dan

    I get the same thing.
    Possible Sean was working on this area of the program and needed the data.

  13. 13 Posted by Dan P on 23 Jun, 2020 06:47 PM

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    Thanks Derek.
    At least it's not just me!

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