Kalendis Release Notes (What's New)

Created by Dr. Irv Bromberg, University of Toronto, Canada email icon

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Version 11.157(1678), revised Aug 14, 2020 (Sym454) = Aug 12, 2020 (Sym010)

Version 11.156(1677), revised Dec 3, 2019 (Sym454) = Dec 5, 2019 (Sym010)

Version 11.155(1676), revised Nov 31, 2019 (Sym454) = Nov 29, 2019 (Sym010)

Version 11.153(1674), revised Aug 26, 2019 (Sym454) = Aug 24, 2019 (Sym010)

Version 11.150(1671), revised Aug 18, 2019 (Sym454) = Aug 16, 2019 (Sym010)

Just minor changes: removed tool-tip-text from the bottom row panel buttons of the locale window (formerly "Click to set moment to...", which no longer applies) and changed the displayed Delta T value to be rounded to one instead of two decimal points (two decimals was a holdover from an old version that used to display Delta T in minutes rather than seconds).

Version 11.150(1670), revised Aug 9, 2019 (Sym454) = Aug 7, 2019 (Sym010)

A special thank you to Charles Davis who extensively beta tested Kalendis over the last several months, finding many problems and making many very useful suggestions for improvements and new features.

Version 10.118(1599), Revised Mar 28, 2018 (Sym454) = Mar 30, 2018 (Sym010)

Version 9.856(1576), Revised Nov 22, 2014 (Sym454) = Nov 20, 2014 (Sym010)

Version 9.850(1570), Revised Jun 1, 2014 (Sym454) = Jun 3, 2014 (Sym010)

Version 9.837(1557), Revised Jan 1, 2012 (Sym454) = Jan 1, 2012 (Sym010)

Version 9.780(1500), Revised Nov 13, 2010 (Sym454) = Nov 11, 2010 (Sym010)

Version 9.778(1498), Revised Nov 3, 2010 (Sym454) = Nov 1, 2010 (Sym010)

Version 9.770(1490), Revised Jul 5, 2010 (Sym454) = Jul 5, 2010 (Sym010)

Version 9.747(1467), Revised Feb 17, 2010 (Sym454) = Feb 15, 2010 (Sym010)

Version 9.741(1461), Revised Feb 10, 2010 (Sym454) = Feb 8, 2010 (Sym010)

Version 9.740(1460), Revised Feb 2, 2010 (Sym454) = Jan 30, 2010 (Sym010)

Version 9.735(1455), Revised August 19, 2009 (Symmetry454) = August 14, 2009 (Gregorian)

Bug fixes:

New features:

Version 9.336(1058), Revised November 21, 2006 (Symmetry454) = November 19, 2006 (Gregorian)

Bug fixes:

New features:

Version 9.330(1052), Revised November 11, 2006 (Symmetry454) = November 9, 2006 (Gregorian)

Bug fixes:

New features:

Numerous other enhancements that are too minor to detail.

Version 9.260(982), Revised August 12, 2006 (Symmetry454) = August 11, 2006 (Gregorian)

The Month view of Julian or Roman calendar was malfunctioning if the AUC (ab urbe condita) year option was checkmarked (years since the founding of Rome) and the user attempted to use the Month view to change the displayed date, now fixed.

Improved Hebrew calendar reporting of Torah portions and special sabbaths.

Hebrew export of yahrzeit, birthday or anniversary dates "from today" used to start from one year later than intended, now fixed, and menu choices are now "From Original Year" and "From Present Year".

Improved appearance of ISO dates in the Gregorian window and on the "month" view.

Improved the appearance and function of the World / 13-Month calendar window, reduced its width to fit better on screen.

Several other enhancements that are too minor to detail.

Version 9.245(967), Revised July 25, 2006 (Symmetry454) = July 27, 2006 (Gregorian)

User can now set the fixed day numbering epoch to any date in the past or future. From "Options" menu choose "Set Fixed Day #1 to..." and make your choice. My personal favorite is the first day of the 3rd millennium, January 1, 2001, but if you prefer your own birthday, be my guest!

This version corrects a long-standing Windows 95/98/ME problem that I just learned about:
Export and Links menu items were unable to launch the user's web browser, now fixed.

The "Adjust for Daylight Saving Time" checkbox no longer disappears, and is now color-coded. Black if checkbox is unchecked (always standard time). Blue if checkbox is marked and standard time is in effect. Red if checkbox is marked and daylight saving time is in effect. This checkbox is disabled for Greenwich Observatory and Paris Observatory, and for any user-defined locales for which the user has selected "Disable Daylight Saving Time for this Locale".

Monthly window now offers the ISO Calendar, in groups of 4 weeks, plus other minor improvements.

Hebrew Calendar weekly Torah portion is now shown in Events window, on Sabbath when it has a regular weekly reading, and on Monday and Thursday when not yom tov, chol ha-moed, rosh chodesh, or chag.

Enhancements to various Export reports, especially the Twilight and Astronomy reports and the Hebrew Calendar Zmanim exports (which now show the weekly Torah portions).

The leap month variant of the Bahá'í Calendar now has available a Persian name for the leap month: Mah Kabie-Seh.

Version 9.223(945), Revised June 24, 2006 (Symmetry454) = June 28, 2006 (Gregorian)

Major Enhancements

Implemented new Monthly view window that can display an interactive monthly view of any supported calendar. By default it uses a novel layout that has the weekdays going down instead of across, so that there is room to display the full weekday names, but the user can click on the "Across" button to change the layout so that abbreviated weekdays go across instead of down (hover over the weekdays to see their full names), and this setting is remembered in the preferences.

Added more Map Server choices.

Enhancements to various Export reports, especially the Twilight and Astronomy reports and the Hebrew Calendar Zmanim exports.

Added support for all Bahá'í Calendar Variants as documented on my new web page dedicated to Bahá'í Calendar Arithmetic.

Added Start On pop-down menu to the Symmetry454 window, now allowing user to chose any weekday to start the calendar year (if "Experiment" mode is enabled). The Fixed Easter date shifts appropriately when the user changes the Start On weekday, to keep the Fixed Easter date on the Sunday that is the median date for Easter according to the Astronomical method of the World Council of Churches.

Symmetry454 leap year lists for fixed arithmetic cycles now include a grouping analysis of the leap year intervals.

User can choose option to have Symmetry454 leap week appended to December (normal default) or stand-alone after December.

Leap week variants of The World Calendar and The Thirteen Month Calendar use the same Start On and leap cycle settings as the Symmetry454 Calendar.

When Kalendis launches a web browser, it should now be the user's default browser for HTML files (previously it always tried to launch Microsoft Internet Explorer).

Numerous other enhancements that are too minor to detail.

Note that the options to display the original and leap day at end of year variants of The World Calendar and The Thirteen Month Calendar are currently disabled, because I have not yet figured out a satisfactory way to handle the "null" days on the new Monthly calendar view.

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