Re: Troop Software
Charles Batteau (B3ZAATN@CPSLSOPS.BELL-ATL.COM)
Mon, 18 Mar 1996 09:25:58 -0500
I recently talked with Linda Edwards, the better half of Sam and
co-developer / supporter of TroopMaster, TroopLedger, PackMaster,
PackLedger and [whuf, wheeze] MeritBadgeMaster programs.
Troopmaster Software IS coming out with a Windows version of
TroopMaster and PackMaster later this year. Windows versions of
TroopLedger & PackLedger will follow.
The Windows versions will be data-compatable with the DOS versions.
They finally found a development platform that
a. Can produce both DOS and Windows executables, and
b. doesn't take up too much system resources.
IMNVHO, TroopMaster and its siblings are the best scouting software
out there. Sam and Linda DO keep in touch with National to make sure
the advancement side of the programs will remain current with the
published requirements. (In the case of recent changes in
Tenderfoot requirements, the wording in the program is a bit off,
but the items are still there.) My only beef is the awkardness of
exporting some of the data to other programs; but, I have complaints
about cc:Mail, Word, Excel and any other program I use a lot BECAUSE
I DO use it a lot! BTW, they DO listen to our suggestions. If you'd
like to write them, their address is
Troopmaster Software, Inc.
PO Box 416
Palmyra, VA 22963-0416
Chuck Batteau -- SM, Troop 751, Glen Allen VA USA
maybe they meant an hour a DAY! :-)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City