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AstroPlanner Beta Testing

Introduction

Anyone is free to download and test the latest beta version of the application. Please note that beta versions of the application have a built-in expiration date that is 120 days after the release date. After that date, you can still use it, but you'll be "nagged" to download a more recent release. This is to prevent bugs being reported on older beta versions that have already been fixed in later releases.

Please discuss beta issues only on the Beta Testers mailing list. Click here to join/leave the list.

Click here for more information on how to report a bug.

V2.3 Notes:

This page last modified: 2018/11/07 15:42 (Pacific time)

Download

VersionRelease DateExpiry Date
2.3a212018/10/30120 days from release

Macintosh

Application (.dmg)Download39.2MB32-bit version. Intel-based Mac with Mac OS X 10.7 or later
Application (.app.zip)Download55MB64-bit version. Intel-based Mac with Mac OS X 10.10.5 or later

Windows

Application (.exe)Download42.4MiB32-bit version. Installer. Windows 7 SP1 or later
Application (.exe.zip)Download42.4MiB32-bit version. Zipped installer
Application (folder.zip)Download46.1MiB32-bit version. No installer. Just unzip and double-click the application: AstroPlanner.exe
Application (folder.zip)Download58.5MiB64-bit version. No installer. Just unzip and double-click the application: AstroPlanner.exe

Both platforms

User ManualDownload36.1MiBNo change from V2.2

Note: Beta versions of the application typically do not include the user manual or scripting manual in order to reduce download size.

Release Notes

A list of unresolved bugs can be found here, and feature requests here.

Version: 2.3a22
Release Date: Soon
Fixes: 1, Enhancements: 4

ID:
6315

Status:
Fixed

Date:
2018/11/02

Importing observations by Julian date doesn't work

Observations imported by Julian date are off by about 6 weeks (into the future).

Analysis:
The date/time is off by 999 hours. This is because an internal GMT offset value is not being set, and the default is 999.

Resolution:
Fixed. If you also import the session Site name, it will look up the GMT offset for the site. If you don’t, there’s a new Default Site setting the observations being imported are associated with.

ID:
6323

Status:
Implemented

Date:
2018/10/31

Remove V1 conversion functionality

Remove thousands of lines of code that handle V1 to V2 conversions, since that functionality is no longer needed.

Resolution:
Implemented.

ID:
6324

Status:
Implemented

Date:
2018/10/31

Remove Planetarium functionality

Since no-one uses Palm devices anymore.

Resolution:
Implemented.

ID:
6325

Status:
Implemented

Date:
2018/10/31

Remove PalmDSC functionality

Since no-one uses Palm devices anymore.

Resolution:
Implemented.

ID:
6326

Status:
Implemented

Date:
2018/10/31

Remove Astromist functionality

Since no-one uses Palm devices anymore.

Resolution:
Implemented.

Version: 2.3a21
Release Date: 2018/10/30
Fixes: 1, Enhancements: 0

ID:
6322

Status:
Fixed

Date:
2018/10/30

Slow opening and saving of some plan documents

Some plan documents, saved by older versions of the application, can take significant time to load, and to close/save.

Analysis:
Some optimization of database functions was required to speed things up.

Resolution:
Fixed.

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