My Family Tree 8.0 now available
Today we are excited to announce the release of My Family Tree 8.0 available now from the latest updates page.
This release contains several new features and improvements in the following areas:
- Performance improvements
- Advanced notice of end of support for older operating systems
- Windows 10 April Update and .NET 4.7.2
You can see a more detailed set of changes in the latest version history.
Over a dozen new calendars have been added to the application, bringing support for lunisolar calendars and variants of the Gregorian calendar used in many East Asian countries. Support for the Icelandic calendar has been improved and the Swedish form of the Julian calendar has been added. Age calculation has also been updated to support East Asian age reckoning in the relevant calendars. Date formatting has been improved to better support localised era name descriptions.
My Family Tree has partial translations for 20 non-English user interface languages, all of which have been contributed by users of the software. This release introduces updated translations for French, Turkish, and Polish. Many translations only require a small amount of time and effort for a fluent language speaker to make them complete. If you can help, please read our translation guide and download the translation toolkit to contribute.
The last few releases have seen significant improvements in areas such as loading and importing files. We have also fixed several minor bugs reported by users.
Advanced notice of end of support for older operating systems
My Family Tree continues to be compatible with Windows operating systems which support .NET 4.0 and later. The next major version of My Family Tree will only be compatible with Windows operating systems which support .NET 4.7.2 or later.
Windows 10 April Update and .NET 4.7.2
My Family Tree 8.0 brings full support for the Windows 10 April Update and .NET 4.7.2. My Family Tree makes full use of recent improvements to Windows 10 which mean that it can load files up to 3 times faster, and use improved text selection brushes which render text more clearly in high contrast themes.
Upgrading from earlier versions
My Family Tree 8.0 is a highly compatible upgrade from earlier versions of the application and is supported on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP1 or later), and Windows XP (SP3 only).
Users of the Windows Store version of My Family Tree will automatically receive the update. For all other users the new version is available now
Published 12 May 2018 15:00 GMT