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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: 2019/05/24 08:59 (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)Download58.5MB64-bit version. Intel-based Mac with Mac OS X 10.10.5 or later

Windows

Application (.exe)Download52.8MiB32-bit version. Installer. Windows 7 SP1 or later
Application (.exe.zip)Download52.8MiB32-bit version. Zipped installer
Application (folder.zip)Download61.8MiB32-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: 2.3a33
Release Date: Soon
Fixes: 2, Enhancements: 0

ID:
6442

Status:
Fixed

Date:
2019/05/24

Performance tweaks

a. Improve opening times for plan documents with a lot of objects.
b. Improve performance of background computations (in particular the Best Time computation, which is quite compute-intensive).

Resolution:
Fixed.

ID:
6439

Status:
Fixed

Date:
2019/05/17

NewLine() needs to be updated for Mac

The scripting framework reference documents NewLine() as returning a “character string suitable for your platform”. It does not, however, return the correct newline character string for a Mac.

(Prior to OS X the Mac new line was a (CR); since OS X - more than 20 years now - it has been a (LF)).

Analysis:
Just shows how old AstroPlanner is…

Resolution:
Fixed.

Version: 2.3a32
Release Date: 2019/03/11
Fixes: 2, Enhancements: 0

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.

ID:
6422

Status:
Fixed

Date:
2019/03/07

Python scripting issues

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

Resolution:
Fixed.

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