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Release 2.6 brings new data access layer, using all Accredo built code for better performance, and less data issues.
Plenty of other productivity features as well, including changes in contact handling, new Fixed Assets module etc.
See release notes at http://www.accredo.co.nz/AccredoReleaseNotes.html
Day to day tasks appear to work well. All appear crisp in natural fonts, correct mouse locations.
This includes Invoicing entry, debtor and stock maintenance, standard and custom reports, creditor enquries, transaction entry, file recovery, month end.
Works successfully on an NFS share, Samba is not needed.
Printing to paper (cups) does work, as well as to PDF.
Fast! On approximately ten thousand records, runs file recovery in 24 seconds, compared to 88 seconds on identical hardware Windows box, using the same file server on a quiet network.
Runs correctly on AMD 64 bit Kubuntu with 64 bit Wine, even though it is a 32 bit application.
Doesn't generate Exceptions or crashes.
Correctly figures out total memory, disk, display mode.
What does not
Very occassionally functions will lockup or freeze, with no particular logic or reason. Terminate required, and restarts ok, with no data issues.
Startup needs a registry change (disable op-locks), even though NFS doesn't use SMB style oplocks.
Maintain debtors needs a DLL change - tapi32.dll and rtutils.dll need to use native (copy in the windows ones to drive_c/windows/system32
Print to SMTP email needs a DLL change. oleaut32.dll needed to use native windows version.
Tool tip and hint artifacts occasionally get left on the desktop.
On a system with two displays, some child windows open on the other display, not the one that Accredo is based on.
The Navigator icon displays at a lower colour depth than all the other icons.
Generates a few fixme's, but nothing critical.
fixme:actctx:CreateActCtxW 0x108f910 00000008fixme:actctx:ActivateActCtx 0xf00baa 0x108f8e0fixme:actctx:DeactivateActCtx 00000000 00f00badfixme:mpr:WNetGetUniversalNameA ("Z:\\causeway\\nest\\Accredo\\MercuryMCL\\DATAMCL\\", 0x00000001, 0x108f4c8, 0x108f8d4): stubfixme:process:IsWow64Process (0xffffffff 0x108f8f4) stub!fixme:win:LockWindowUpdate (0x70044), partial stub!fixme:psdrv:PSDRV_CreateColor Colour is ff000000
What was not tested
Some functions of many modules that I don't use day to day, like Job Cost, Special Pricing. It takes a while to work through each of the menu items and conditional functions.
Multi user contention.
Large data sets
New setup and install
Probably wouldn't take much to lift this package to a gold. Appears to be suitable for many users in a mixed desktop environment.
Longer term testing has consistently shown Accredo to be very stable.
All functions are working well, performance and reliability is good, including printing and emailing.
No crashes, interuptions or glitches are experienced at all over significant periods.
When the network or server disappears, Accredo will misbehave just as it does on Windows, coming up with the "network name deleted" dialog.