This week we are finishing up the last interface details in the main window for Goldenseal Pro. We like how it looks, so it’s time to release the second alpha version. To download it, click here. It runs on Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) and newer.
We still are not using it to run TurtleSoft, and this version is definitely not ready for actual use. But there are two things you can do with it, that will help us (and you).
First of all, please check out the new interface, and let us know what you think of it. There is still time for us to make changes or improvements. It’s easier now, than later.
Secondly, please try converting your company file to the new format, and let us know if there are any problems. That way, we can fix them before final release.
Follow these steps to run the conversion:
- Just to be extra careful, make a backup copy of your current company file.
- Add .glds to the end of your company file’s name, if not already there.
- Download the alpha version if you haven’t already done so.
- Double-click on the zip file to decompress it (if your browser didn’t do that automatically).
- Open the GS-Pro-Alpha folder, and double-click on the GS-Pro-19-Jul-2018 application icon.
- If your security settings give a warning about an unidentified developer, right-click on the app icon, and choose Open.
- When it asks you to open a file, locate your current company file, and open it.
- The app will ask you if you want to convert to the new format. Click OK.
- The app will ask you to save the new file. Give it any new name, choose a convenient location, and save it. Your current file will not be changed.
- It will take a minute or two to convert your data to the new file format. When the conversion finishes, you’ll see a report of what happened, and any problems that occurred.
- Choose Quit from the Goldenseal menu.
- Double-click on the new file to open it. Take a look at the new interface. Let us know what you think of it!
- If you experienced any problems with the conversion, please let us know! We will fix them, and make sure your file can be converted before the final release.