After many, many hours of coding from last autumn throughout the winter, the new Plant Base progam is finally at a stage where it can be used for some serious testing.
Obviously individual sections have been tested during development, but that doesn’t give an overall view. So I have now started to use the new program to manage updates on the real full scale database. This is a converted copy of the live “master” database and the intention is to take it forward as new master (subject to extensive checking, naturally!). So in effect, all new and updated plant data and pictures are now being enter with Plant Base 2.
This test phase has already revealed a number of minor issues, but otherwise things are looking good so far! All “core” functions are present, but there are still quite few sections missing. So it will be quite some time before live release, but hopefully a public Beta test version is not too far away.