History of Custodian
By Sonja Smith
The concept for Custodian was first developed in 1997 when my one-
As soon as people began to use the program, feedback came rolling in. Lots of ideas and wish lists were received and it soon became clear that many people had been waiting for something like Custodian for a long time. Custodian II was released just one year later in 1999 and incorporated many of the new ideas and requests, along with greater functionality and smoother data entry. For the next five years Custodian II continued to be developed; more new users coming on board brought more and more requests and ideas.
Custodian II was hugely popular but it was becoming increasingly difficult to improve
the ageing code. Hence the complete re-
A combination of necessity in keeping up with technology and the desire to improve
on the family tree aspect of Custodian spurred on the development of version 4. It
has taken longer than anticipated as Custodian is now quite a large, sophisticated
package and re-
The first release of version 4 in 2013 has been very exciting and there are more plans for further development and updates (free to registered users, as always!) as we go into the future.