It seems as if the genealogy community has been holding its breath waiting to see if RootsMagic 4 will be out in time for the holidays. Well, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that Bruce Buzbee, the man behind RootsMagic, is thorough - and won't rush to release a product that is still having the kinks and bugs worked out. The bad news is that this means that RootsMagic 4 will not be out in time for the holidays.
Don't despair, however. If you're dying to start playing with the program, a community preview of RootsMagic 4
will be open in mid-December to current RootsMagic users who wish to try out a pre-release copy (just be sure to make a separate copy of your data to import, and don't use the pre-release for your working family tree!). If you're not quite that adventurous, or don't have the time on your hands right now, then many of the programs new features can be seen on the RootsMagic blog
In addition, copies of RootsMagic 3 purchased through a special holiday offer, will include a free update to Version 4 when it is released next year.