Okay, so I’m up against the deadline for the beta release of the APSoc membership database. The timeline I gave them at the beginning of the project was:
I managed to avoid losing any work yesterday, let’s see if we can do the same today with appropriate dropbox backups. What I need to do now is work through their list of fixes again, re-fixing the stuff I lost from Tuesday and Wednesday.
And already I’ve got the spinning beachball - okay - time to move to the PC - I duplicate the latest system and add a “-pc” tag on it, but it’s reporting as a corrupted file and I can’t open it on the PC. A little dance and I restore the previous version from dropbox and get it opened on the PC. Tense moments.
and after merely 60 seconds of normal function on the PC the software has locked up again. Gosh, am I going to have to tell the client that we’ll have to switch to Microsoft Access …? I had another go with the recovered version on Mac, and I used the advice in this post to increase the amount of memory being made available to the LibreOffice on Mac, and I’ve made some progress, finishing up the tab sequence changes on the membership form, and now putting through a series of changes to the Subscription Payment form. I’ve saved and backed those up, but now onto the Gift Aid form, where a series of small formatting changes leads the system to lock up again!