October 2004 - version 0.3. (Pre-release version) Called
under original working name of LunarPlan. First real working version with
calculation of Sun rise and set, Moon rise and set, Moon phase and Moon age.
Also position and conjunctions of inferior planets implemented.
November 2004 - version 0.5. (Pre-release version) Named
changed to NightCal. Colour scheme changed and rearrangement of some
elements within each day. Implementation of point of libration and angle
of libration. Some reworking of mathematical modelling. Printing
redesigned to give high quality output.
January 2005 - version 0.6. (Pre-release version) File
saving in four different formats and at two possible resolutions implemented.
Currently working on some user options. More testing is still needed on
the conjunction calculations.
5th October 2005 - version 0.6. (Initial beta release version)
It was planned to not release NightCal until all the main features and
options had been implemented and thoroughly tested. Bob has been very busy
over the last 9 months and has been unable to undertake any more development
work on the program. It has thus been decided to release this early
version (0.6), completed in January 2005, as an initial beta release.
13th October 2005 - version 0.6.1. (beta release) New
graphics file called (Key.gif) now included in download to give facility to
users who put calendars on their websites to also post a key to symbols used in
the calendar on their website. Help files updated to reflect this change.
22nd October 2005 - version 0.6.2. (beta
release) Bug fix for users in some non-English speaking countries who
were getting Fatal Error message on start up.
version 0.7.2. (beta
release) Major upgrade including: installation program, implementation
of user options, change to the way Moon age is calculated, a red light viewing
compatible printing option, easier access to help
files, southern hemisphere compatible Moon graphic, time zones in half hour
increments, cosmetic changes and
numerous other small tweaks, enhancements and minor bug fixes. The minimum
system requirement has now been uprated to Windows '98.
version 0.7.2a. (beta
release) Acrobat help file (Help.pdf) now includes interactive chapter bookmarks and
internal and external hyperlinks.
- version 0.7.2b. (beta
release) Acrobat help file (Help.pdf) now includes details about how
to overcome a common display bug found in NightCal.
- version 0.7.2c. (beta
release) Acrobat help file (Help.pdf) now includes details changes to
North American Daylight Saving Time due to start in March 2007. To download version 0.7.2c
Further versions containing improvements, new features,
bug fixes and tweaks may be released on an irregular basis.
Last updated - 4th
Copyrightę 2005-2006 Michael Morris