As I quietly reflect on the last year and the year forward, I thought it would be a good time to update everyone on Evidentia 4.
It was my unadvertised hope that Beta testing would have started in December, but alas, real-life intervened. While I have solved the complex coding challenges presented by Evidentia 4’s new forms, global search, and wizards, there is still some grunt work to be done.
What’s grunt work? Picture a kitchen remodel – you have put in the last kitchen cabinet, you are just about to celebrate, then you look on the floor and see all the construction trash, bits of plumbing, and the boxes from the new sink. Nothing hard left, but lot’s cleanup to do.
I made a list, and by my calculations, there are about 8-10 weeks of work left. It is my hope to have Evidentia 4 in Beta by mid-march. That’s a target, not a promise. Beta usually lasts about 4-6 weeks, so if all goes well we are looking at May.
Ouch, I know, but I want to be sure that Evidentia 4 is the BEST genealogy research software out there. The first version of Evidentia took 6 months to build. Evidentia 2 took 8 months, and Evidentia 3 took 16 months. I started working on Evidentia 4 in the late summer of 2018, so it is shaping up to be an 18-month project. This is slow by today’s standards, but not for a one-man shop like Evidentia Software.
I promise you, no one is more eager to have Evidentia 4 out there for the community to start using, and I am working hard to ensure that when it is, it will be the best version of Evidentia ever.
Thanks for your patience, and enjoy the new year!