Hello again all. I hope those of you who celebrate Christmas had a good one, and anyone else had at least a lovely few days off!
Can I ask again whether some of you who have the Standalone version, use DONATION on more than one computer, and have reliable fast Internet, could please test the new Cloud Storage Service? I really don’t want to release it without more than our own testing and the two users who I know have tested it so far.
Again, you can find it at http://www.software4nonprofits.com/pretest.htm, and the earlier post with more details about this is at https://donationusers.wordpress.com/2015/12/15/cloud-storage-beta/.
The feature is sort of an automated combination of the techniques in the Help topic “Transfer your Data between Computers” and our existing Internet backups. It prevents the dangers of two users making independent changes to their own copies of the database, which then can’t be merged, and means that you never have to remember who has the current “official” copy of the database – the program does that for you.
Anyone who does any of the following things, prior to the official release of this version (planned for the end of this month!), who is currently up to date on their payments for DONATION, will receive an extra 3 months’ renewal for support and upgrades:
- Find and report something that we consider to be bug in a new feature (something larger than a typo in the Help).
- Point out a flaw, that we consider should be fixed, in the design of a new feature.
- Do very thorough testing of most or all features in a new release, evidenced by a thorough report back to us on that testing.
I’d be happy to give the same reward to anyone who already did such testing, on request.