Goldenseal Pro progress report #9

We are still waiting for a decision from a couple of contractors, but got impatient and started work on the conversion ourselves.   It’s a lot like doing a major rehab on an old house, and we are currently at the “gut and demolish” stage.

To start, we’ve upped the compiler to require 64-bit code, and are tearing out any old code that it breaks.  Some of it is important stuff that we will need to replace later, but 95% is early-2000s stuff in the PowerPlant framework, that we never even used.

We started prototyping Goldenseal in 1991, and this is at least the 3rd major “gut and rehab” we’ve done on it (plus a dozen or so smaller rebuilds).   Our own code rarely needs much work, but we rely on libraries from Apple and other sources, and those frequently becomes obsolete.  Tearing out the old stuff is like taking a tour through Apple’s abandoned technologies from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s.

It’s possible we will just take it to completion in-house.

Dennis Kolva
Programming Director
Turtle Creek Software

Author: Dennis Kolva

Programming Director for Turtle Creek Software. Design & planning of accounting and estimating software.