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.
With this latest and greatest version of VStar, David cleared up several annoying bugs - mostly related to plug-ins and locale-sensitive number parsing. Thanks very much to VStar Team members Bikeman and Doug Welch for communicating the problems and sticking with it as solutions were tried, tested and tested again. The team spirit is alive and well with VStar!Please see the attached ChangeLog for more detailed information about the changes that were made in this version.
David also updated the plug-in documentation which I have included in "attachments" to this post. If you are interested in extending the capabilities of VStar even further, you are invited to try writing your own plug-ins using this document as a guide. Or you could try using one of the existing plug-ins which you can download from the SourceForge website here:
Simply unzip the .jar files you find there and place them in a folder called vstar_plugins which you must create in your home directory (for Mac or *nix users that will be $HOME or ~; in Windows it will be "C:\Documents and Settings\user"). One of the things we will be working on in the next few weeks is figuring out how best to organize and document these and make them readily available to VStar users. Ideas and thoughts on this subject would be most welcome.