Goldenseal Pro Progress Report #6 (June 24)

The new database code in our Goldenseal Pro software now works.  A few details are still not finished, but it looks up records from the company file, and saves them.  That’s 95% of what a database needs to do.  The indexing design is much simpler than the old NeoAccess code, so it will be easier to debug and maintain, and probably will run faster.  There were a few serious design flaws in the old code, and they are now gone.

Our contractor is still working on the GUI (graphic user interface), but the Mac code now shows a data entry window, and the Windows code is making progress.  It requires a lot of prep work to get that first window showing, and we hope that progress will be faster after the basics are finished.

The next thing on deck for our staff is to write a converter that will read existing Goldenseal files, and convert them to the new file format.  We will still use the older NeoAccess code to read files created in version 4.93 and earlier.  However, we are eager to get rid of NeoAccess entirely, so we probably will only support the conversion process for a year or so.  Latecomers will need to do a two-step conversion.

Dennis Kolva
Programming Director
Turtle Creek Software

Author: Dennis Kolva

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