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About

Goldenseal is small business software designed for people who don't have an accounting background. We released version 1.0 back in 2000, and have updated it frequently since then (version 4.9 just came out July 11). The accounting and estimating code has become very polished and bug-free, but our underlying code base is showing its age. It's time for a major re-write!

Our first Windows version used QuickTime for graphics, but that has caused some screen glitches and slow performance.  So we'll rewrite it to native Windows graphics, and also get it to using more modern Windows libraries so it works better with Win 8 and future OS updates. Most likely we'll use a combination of experienced subcontractors and our own programmers to do the work.

For the long haul, we plan to make Goldenseal the local base station for your business data, and connect to it with small mobile apps so you can use it in the field.

Goldenseal Pro is our temporary name for this major upgrade, but we may change it to something else, since this is the start of some bigger improvements. While we are converting the base code, we'll also create several new variations of Goldenseal, with different combinations of features designed for personal use, and different types of business.

Note: we also have a similar project for Macintosh.

Risks and challenges

Since we have been developing software since 1987, we are very confident we have the skills needed to complete this project. 90% of the programming code can stay the same, and there are many qualified subcontractors who have already converted similar projects.

Programming is an art, and delays in completion are possible. We will probably release a few interim versions during the conversion process, since there is no requirement to change everything at once.

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