I really like Legacy except for its lack of Unicode. I fear its demise due to its outdated technology. My ideal would be for Legacy to be rewritten on new technology and kept as it is except for addition of Unicode. That would make it as close as possible to perfect. I hope that is what happens, preferably sooner than later.
I am worried that while being rewritten with MH involvement, it will be changed from standalone, or some functions will only be available by subscription. Also, its interface may become as cluttered, ugly and cumbersome as other genealogy programs. For now, all we can do is wait and see. John From: Paul Gray Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2017 5:00 PM To: Legacy User Group Subject: Re: [LegacyUG] Fw: Concerns about MyHeritage John, I cautiously optimistic that My Heritage will maintain Legacy as a standalone program, with syncing to an online tree fully optional. If you look at the competition who have recently introduced or upgraded online tree syncing (to Ancestry), both Roots Magic and Family Tree Maker still run as independent desktop programs. Syncing, or even having an Ancestry account, is optional. One would expect Legacy/My Heritage to offer the same in order to compete. While a substantial number of people want online trees synced to their desktop tree, there are many of us who still want local trees only. I really don’t think they will abandon us and risk us going to the competition (at least I hope so). In addition, I think this at least gives us hope that Legacy will be rewritten on to a modern technical platform. It was clear that Millenia alone was not going to do the rewrite. Although I don’t have any inside knowledge, I suspect that the substantial investment required for the rewrite could not be recovered in future sales given the current customer base. With My Heritage, there are more resources available, and hopefully they can expand their customer base. They haven’t committed to a rewrite, but If Legacy 10 sells well, and a they have good subscription sales for the MH site, I hope Legacy 11 will be new technology. Time will tell, and for now it’s business as usual. Paul From: LegacyUserGroup [mailto:legacyusergroup-boun...@legacyusers.com] On Behalf Of johnbernac...@iprimus.com.au Sent: August 5, 2017 9:22 PM To: 'Legacy User Group' <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [LegacyUG] Fw: Concerns about MyHeritage I realise that Legacy is currently a stand-alone program but I cannot see how it can last in its current form. First, technology and users expectations rapidly change and increase, while it my understanding is that Legacy is built on outdated technology which is why it cannot handle Unicode. Secondly, I cannot see why MyHeritage, which does everything online would keep Legacy which cannot cater for all their worldwide/culturally diverse users. It simply does not gel. I do not buy the reassurances given. I have been through restructures and merges in private and public sectors. Reassurances about changes to practices or staffing never bear out. John -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- LegacyUserGroup mailing list LegacyUserGroup@legacyusers.com To manage your subscription and unsubscribe http://legacyusers.com/mailman/listinfo/legacyusergroup_legacyusers.com Archives at: http://email@example.com/
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