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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: 2019/03/11 19:21 (Pacific time)

Download

VersionRelease DateExpiry Date
2.3a322019/03/11120 days from release

Macintosh

Application (.dmg)Download42.6MB32-bit version. Intel-based Mac with Mac OS X 10.7 or later
Application (.app.zip)Download58.4MB64-bit version. Intel-based Mac with Mac OS X 10.10.5 or later

Windows

Application (.exe)Download44.9MiB32-bit version. Installer. Windows 7 SP1 or later
Application (.exe.zip)Download44.9MiB32-bit version. Zipped installer
Application (folder.zip)Download49.1MiB32-bit version. No installer. Just unzip and double-click the application: AstroPlanner.exe
Application (folder.zip)Download61.8MiB64-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: 2.3a32
Release Date: 2019/03/11
Fixes: 2, Enhancements: 0

ID:
6422

Status:
Fixed

Date:
2019/03/07

Python scripting issues

The Python scripting feature doesn’t work properly, esp. on Windows

Resolution:
Fixed.

ID:
6420

Status:
Fixed

Date:
2019/03/07

Object Type Greyed out in Plan Wizard - Unable to create Plans

Object Type Greyed out in Plan Wizard - Unable to create Plans

Analysis:
Latest compiler seems to have changed the sequence of events a bit.

Resolution:
Fixed.

Version: 2.3a31
Release Date: 2019/02/27
Fixes: 1, Enhancements: 0

ID:
6417

Status:
Fixed

Date:
2019/02/27

App.DSSOrientatePicture: Nil Object Exception

Exception Type: Nil Object Exception

1: Function App.DSSOrientatePicture( Picture, byref boolean, byref boolean, byref double, byref double, boolean, boolean ) as Picture
2: Sub MainWindow.DSSPicture_Paint( MainWindow, DSSCanvas, Graphics, REALbasic.Rect() )
3: Sub Delegate.IM_Invoke( XojoScriptEditor, int64, string )
4: Sub AddHandler.Stub.24( Graphics, REALbasic.Rect() )
User description of above error trace:

(a) noticed files were extracted to wrong place so moved into correct folder.
started program and window came up with the nil object exception.
(b) I just downloaded this plan from Clear Skies Observing Guides. With DSO's like to to have an image. This plan did not have the image showing so I clicked the image button on the bottom right of AP and this exception popped up.
User description of above error trace:

I got this defect report when I start AP. My Images are disappeared too
number=
reason=
message=

Analysis:
This appears to be happening for certain image files when the app tries to annotate the image with NSEW, etc. for display.

Resolution:
Fixed. If the image can’t be annotated for whatever reason, it won’t be, and the exception will not occur.

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