Observation Manager / News: Recent posts

JavaAPI 1.7 Patch 1 released

Good news everyone!

The JavaAPI for COMAST Schema version 1.7 has reached it's first patch version.

Go to our download section and get the latest patch!

Happy downloading!

Doergn

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2008-05-30

Observation Manager 0.717 released

Good news everyone!

Observation Manager has reached its next version!
With 0.717 we've fixed some major and minor bugs and we optimized the memory usage.

So please go directly to our download section and get the latest version of your favourite logging tool!

Happy downloading

Doergn

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2008-05-30

Observation Manager 0.617 released

Good news everyone!

Observation Manager has reached it's next version!
With 0.617 we've fixed some major and minor bugs and make use of the latest COMAST schema version 1.7!

So please go directly to our download section and get the latest version of your favourite logging tool!

Happy downloading

Doergn

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2008-04-20

JavaAPI 1.7 released

Good news everyone!

The JavaAPI for COMAST Schema version 1.7 has just released.

Go to our download section and get the latest version!

Happy downloading!

Doergn

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2008-04-20

COMAST 1.7 released

Good news everyone,

version 1.7 of our COMAST XML Schema was just released!

Here're the changes:
- Introduce DeepSkyAS element representing asterisms
- Introduce DeepSkySC element representing star clouds
- Introduce Lens element representing barlow or sharpley lenses
- Add minFocalLength element to eyepiece element. This introduces zoom eyepieces to the schema. (Zoom eyepieces are represented like regular eyepieces, except that they contain their minimal focal length in element minFocalLength and their maximal focal length in element focalLength. The actual focal length used at an observation is implicitly given by the magnification element at each observation.
- Introduce filter type solar for solar filters
- Change magnification element in observation to minInculdes=1 so that naked eye observations (magnification=1) can be represented... read more

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2008-04-17

Minor patch on COMAST 1.6 released

Hi,

the recently released COMAST 1.6 version had a small bug in the version information. It still contained the version 1.5 in its top element.
With the latest release of COMAST1.6p1 this problem is solved now.

No other changed applied!
No need to update JavaAPI or ObservationManager!

Best regards

Doergn

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2008-01-13

Observation Manager 0.516 released

Good news everyone!

Observation Manager has reached it's next version!
With 0.516 we've fixed some major and minor bugs and make use of the latest COMAST Schema version 1.6!

So please go directly to our download section and get the latest version of your favourite logging tool!

Happy downloading

Doergn

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2008-01-04

JavaAPI 1.6 released

Good news everyone!

The JavaAPI for COMAST Schema version 1.6 has just released.

Go to our download section and get the latest version!

Happy downloading!

Doergn

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2008-01-04

COMAST Schema 1.6 released

Good news everyone,

Version 1.6 of our COMAST XML Schema was just released!

See Changelog for changes!

Happy downloading! :-)

Doergn

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2008-01-04

Observation Manager 0.415 released

Good news everyone!

Observation Manager has reached it's next version!
With 0.415 we're using the latest JavaAPI 1.5 which is 100% compatible with the german "DeepSkyListe" project.
All the features that JavaAPI 1.5 offers are also implemented in 0.415 of Observation Manager. Together with some minor bug fixes, this is the best OM ever!
So please go directly to our download section and get the latest version of your favourite logging tool!... read more

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2007-10-13

JavaAPI 1.5 released

Good news everyone!

The JavaAPI for COMAST Schema version 1.5 has just released.

New features include support for filter elements, detailed description for open clusters and double stars as well as a language selection for session content and results! This makes the new JavaAPI 100% compatible with the german DeepSkyList.

Go to our download section and get the latest version!

Happy downloading!

Doergn... read more

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2007-10-13

COMAST Schema 1.5 released

Good news everyone,

Version 1.5 of our COMAST XML Schema was just released!

See Changelog for changes!

Happy downloading! :-)

Doergn

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2007-05-05

COMAST Java API Version 1.4 Patch 2 released

Good news everyone,

our COMAST JavaAPI version 1.4 got its second patch! Several bugfixes took place to
make the API even more consistent to COMAST Schema version 1.4.

Happy downloading!

Dirk

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2007-04-29

Observation Manager 0.314 released

Good news everyone!

Observation Manager 0.314 is out!

Major improvements in this release:
- Use new JavaAPI (1.4p2)
- Add images support
- Add statistics functionality
- Add HCNGC deep sky catalog
- Many usability and bug fixes

Observation Manager 0.314 is based on COMAST Schema 1.4 and JavaAPI 1.4p2.

To run Observation Manager 0.314 it's still required to download these three packages at our download section:
- ObservationManager
- ObservationManager_Ext_DeepSky
- ObservationManager_Ext_Solar ... read more

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2007-04-29

Observation Manager 0.214 released

Good news everyone!

Observation Manager 0.214 is out!

Major improvements in this release:
- Support I18N (de and en)
- Add Icons to UI
- Use new JavaAPI (1.4p1)
- Many usability fixes

Observation Manager 0.214 is based on COMAST Schema 1.4 and JavaAPI 1.4p1.

To run Observation Manager 0.214 it's still required to download these three packages at our download section:
- ObservationManager
- ObservationManager_Ext_DeepSky
- ObservationManager_Ext_Solar ... read more

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2006-11-05

Java API Version 1.4 Patch 1 released

Good news everyone,

our JavaAPI version 1.4 got its first patch! Several bugfixes took place to
make the API even more consistent to COMAST Schema version 1.4.

Happy downloading!

Dirk

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2006-11-05

First Release: Observation Manager 0.114

Finally!

After offering the XML COMAST Schema definition and and Java API since years, we finally managed to get the very first version of our editor done!

Observation Manager 0.114 is based on COMAST Schema version 1.4 (therefore the strange version number: OM Version 0.1 + COMAST Version 1.4 => 0.114) and runs on Java JRE 1.4 and therefore should be plattform independent!

Download these three packages at our download section:
- ObservationManager
- ObservationManager_Ext_DeepSky
- ObservationManager_Ext_Solar... read more

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2006-07-16

Java API Version 1.4 released

Good news everyone,

our Java API turned to version 1.4, which is based on COMAST Schema version 1.4!

Many changes took place in comparism to version 1.0, to adopt to the new COMAST version.

Happy downloading!

Dirk

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2006-07-16

COMAST Schema 1.4 released

Good news everyone,

Version 1.4 of our COMAST XML Schema was just released!

Following major changes took place:
- In comparism to version 1.3 we only changed the XML elements sequence a little to avoid forward references. So no new elements, just some clean-up. :-)

Happy downloading! :-)

Doergn

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2006-07-16

XML Version 1.3 released

Good news everyone,

Version 1.3 of our COMAST XML Schema was just released!

Following major changes took place:
- Make scope element optional at observation element to allow unaided observations
- Define sequence underneath root (observations) element
- Create new DeepSky target for uncategorized targets
- Rework scope element (add optics element)

Happy downloading! :-)

Doergn

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2006-02-19

Added first ObservationManager screenshots

Happy new year to everyone!

We've made great success in bringing the ObservationManager editor a step further towards a first release!
Please see the screenshots in the projects "Screenshots" section.
The Java API for XML Schema V1.2 is also almost done and about to be released.

Next steps will be a deeper testing of the editor (and Java API) followed by the release of version 1.2 of the Java API and the first version of the Observation Manager editor.... read more

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2006-01-09

Status update

Hi all,

just a status update of what's currently going on in this project. (Yes, we're still alive...)

- We're about to release XML Schmema Version 1.2 in the next weeks. Some new elements are introduced, and (very) few fields changed. Due to the new fields the version will NOT be compatible with Version 1.1
- JavaAPI 1.2 (we skip version 1.1 to align the version number with the XML Schema Version) will follow shortly after XML Schema version 1.2 is released. The adaption of version 1.2 is almost done, we're currently testing the new functions.
Also some bugs of version 1.0 will be fixed.
- Major development activities are currently done at the editor. I will present some first screenshots at the begin of next year.... read more

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2005-12-06

Programmers Guide for Java API 1.0

Hi all,

we just released a "Programmers Guide" to the Java API 1.0.

The guide should be read by all developers who use or extend our Java API.

Please see its online version under our projects page:
http://observation.sourceforge.net/

The HTML file will also be packed into the next API doc zip, as soon as possible.

Suggestions and comments on the Guide are welcome!

Regards

Doergn

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2004-08-07

Java API Version 1.0 Released

Hi all,

again good news for the project:
The Java API 1.0 is released!

The API is compatible with the latest xmlSchema Version 1.1

5 Packages have been released, each one contains:

javaAPImain: This package contains the main api classes (no sources) and utilities

javaAPI_Ext_DeepSky : The DeepSky extension classes (no sources) as described in xml Schema Version 1.1

javaAPImainDoc: The documentation for the main package (JavaDoc)... read more

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2004-07-10

XML Schema Version 1.1

Hi,

woups, there it is!
XML Schema reached Version 1.1

See changelog file for changes between Version 0.5 and Version 1.1

Also an updated HTML Documentation is available.

Happy downloading!

Doergn

Posted by Dirk Lehmann 2004-06-20