Improvements in Jagannatha Hora 7.3

From http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jhora/message/1807:

Download Jagannatha Hora 7.3

Namaste,

You can now download Jagannatha Hora 7.3 from

www.VedicAstrologer.org/jh

This has several bug-fixes and improvements. A few salient improvements:

(1) Apart from Lahiri ayanamsa, one can now use a modified Lahiri ayanamsa that fixes Chitra star at 180 deg. One can also use another modified Lahiri ayanamsa that uses the fixed solar system rotation plane (Vishnunabhi plane) for projecting the co-ordinates rather than the oscillating ecliptic plane and fixes Chitra star at 180 deg.

(2) In chara karaka calculation, now there are 4 options. The hybrid 7/8 karaka method of Parasara given in my recent article and karaka dasa are also included.

(3) Tripataki chakra, Shoola chakra and Sudarsana chakra are added.

(4) One can locate transits of Jupiter, Saturn and nodes in any house from the dasa/antardasa sign (in the case of rasi dasas) or the sign occupied in natal rasi chart by the dasa/antardasa lord (in the case of planetary dasas) during the dasa/antardasa. For example, you can find if slow moving planets transit the 10th house from dasa sign during a rasi dasa.

(5) Many bugs and instabilities are fixed. For example, there was a crash when a divisional chart is used in sarvatobhadra chakra and some other chakras in the past. Such crashes and bugs are fixed.

(6) Two options are available for Tithi Pravesha. One can mix solar months with soli-lunar days (tithis) as taught by Sanjay ji or just use soli-lunar months as done in tradition for celebrating birthdays and festivals (e.g. Sri Rama Navami, Janmashtami).

(7) Installer has been simplified and made easy. Font installation had problems in the past. Now it should be fine. One should be abke to view charts in Indian languages without problems now.

(8) Updating to the latest JHora will be easier in future. You can seamlessly update without remembering where you installed or doing any copying manually.

(9) The user preference storing mechanism has been simplified. All preferences are now stored in jhora.ini (present in jhcore sub-directory in the directory chosen by user for JHora installation). It is a flexible format. If user updates to later versions in future, one's preferences will not be lost again and one will not have to reconfigure. In this version, however, all preferences will be reset to defaults. Please change them to what you like. You will not have to do it again. It is a good idea to back up this jhora.ini file in jhcore directory. If you PC crashes and you re-install JHora, you can copy the backed up file to get your preferences. In future, jhora.ini saved with any version of JHora can be read by any version of JHora.

There are several other bug-fixes and improvements. In general, this will be the stable base version going forward. Please discontinue using previous versions and move to this. Those who maintain copies of JHora for downloading should also change to 7.3. Please stop using or distributing previous versions of JHora.

Best regards,
Narasimha
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