Citizen Sky is now officially permanent part of the AAVSO. In the coming weeks we will be moving additional content to the AAVSO site and freezing this site as an archive of the 1st three years of the project. Please visit the new landing page for future updates.
Once again, David has come through with a new and improved version of VStar. No doubt, he can say more about it in a separate post, but with this version he has taken care of a number of bugs and cleaned up a few interface issues. (The ChangeLog is attached below.) To get this release, please click here:
We would greatly appreciate it if you would take some time to really check it over well, because once we are happy with what we have, David is planning to turn this into a formal release and make it available to the wider world through the AAVSO website. It would be nice if you could focus your efforts on it over the next couple of weeks. Since we have not had a formal release of VStar since version 2.12 on Feb 28, 2011 (nearly a year ago!), people who have not been following developments via this team page will be impressed with how much VStar has improved and its capabilities expanded during the past year.
It would also be good to check out the latest plugins with this test version. A zipped file containing the current version of all the plugins is attached to this post. Remember that it is important to use the appropriate version of a plugin with each version of VStar. In other words, the 2.13 plugins will not work with VStar 2.12. If you are testing VStar version 2.13, you must put the 2.13 plugins in your vstar_plugins folder. If you subsequently go back to using VStar 2.12, you must restore the old versions to that same folder. See the VStar Plug-in Library page for more information on how to load and use plug-ins.