Improvements in Jagannatha Hora 7.1

From http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jhora/message/1351:

Jagannatha Hora 7.1 available for downloading

Hare Rama Krishna
Namaste friends,

Jagannatha Hora 7.1 is ready for downloading. This is the latest version. It has some bug-fixes and improvements from the previous version 7.03. The important ones are given below:

(1) Jagannatha Hora now works on Windows Vista. Earlier, it would work on Vista, but the preferences could not be saved. The problem is fixed now.

(2) US changed daylight saving time definition from 2007. The previous version of JHora did not have the correct definition. So standard time would be incorrectly used instead of daylight saving time for some charts in March, the first few days of April and the last few days of October. This is fixed in version 7.1 and daylight saving time will be correctly calculated for 2007 and later years.

(3) Drigdasa of Parasara as explained in my Jyotish Digest article is included. You can still use the drigdasa variation taught by some SJC gurus (including me) in the last 10 years. However, I strongly recommend using Parasara's drigdasa.

(4) Some more options are added in ayanamsa. Specifically, you can use a variation of Chitrapaksha ayanamsa (aka Lahiri ayanamsa) that uses the mean Sun-earth plane for projecting planetary positions, instead of the normal oscillating Sun-earth plane. While we are fixing the starting point of the zodiac in each ayanamsa, the plane of the zodiac itself is oscillating in the regular ayanamsa implementations. But the plane is also fixed in this variation. Look for "Vishnunabhi plane (Chitrapaksha)" under the ayanamsa options. I recommend that. It makes hardly any difference for natal charts (even in divisional charts), but makes a difference in the divisional charts of Tithi Pravesha charts.

(5) Some overlapping text in Kalachakra dasa and Tribhagi Vimsottari dasa in the printouts is fixed.

Please download from the followng site:

http://www.VedicAstrologer.org/jh

Best regards,
Narasimha
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From http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jhora/message/1373:

Download Jagannatha Hora 7.1 (build 2)

Namaste friends,

Some problems in JHora 7.1 released last week are fixed and JHora 7.1 (build 2) is released now. I expect this release to be the stable release for a while now.

Some issues resolved are:

(1) Some default settings (e.g. ashtakavarga) were inadvertantly changed in the previous version. They are fixed now. One of them was the language. The default was changed from English to Telugu (my mother tongue). On some computers, there is a problem installing the Indian language fonts. When that happens, the charts look messed up because they try to use Telugu. Several people complained about this. After installing build 2, your defaults should be restored to correct values and charts should use English and look fine, even when font installation failed.

(2) If you viewed divisional longitudes (like navamsa or dasamsa longitudes) in the basic info view and then opened another chart, JHora 7.1 was crashing. It is fixed now.

(3) I meant to add Chandra Hari ayanamsa, added it in the code but not fully. I cut & pasted Deva-datta ayanamsa as Chandra Hari ayanamsa and did not edit the formula. So the Chandra Hari ayanamsa in the previous 7.1 build was way off. It is fixed now.

(4) Amsa ruling deities of D-20 were programmed incorrectly for planets in odd signs in JHora until now (7.1 as well as prior versions). It is fixed now.

(5) JHora lets you find when a planet changes sign or nakshatra or navamsa. This algorithm had a bug for Ketu and gave far-away dates. It is fixed now.

(6) Longitudes and nakshatras of varnadas and some points were wrongly displayed in the basic info view earlier. They are fixed now.

(7) The speed of the program is improved from the previous 7.1 build.

(8) The six divisional charts you view in the "six chart" view are remembered when you close and re-open the program.

(9) BTW, Surya Kalanala Chakra and Chandra Kalanala Chakra were added in 7.1. You can refer to classics for their use. If I remember right, Jatakabharanam mentions them. They will also be explained in my upcoming book "Tithi Pravesha: Lunar Return Charts of Vedic Astrology".

Please download build 2 of JHora 7.1 from

http://www.VedicAstrologer.org/jh

If you have 7.0x versions or the previous build of 7.1, you can upgrade to the latest by just downloading the new JHora.exe file and copying it over your existing JHora.exe file. This download is less than 1 MB and is the quickest way to upgrade. The instructions can be found in the above page.

Regarding the Indian language font installation, one gentleman sent some information. I am including it at the end of this mail.

Best regards,
Narasimha
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