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Title: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Nefgem on August 18, 2020, 01:01:57 PM
Can I put here the small anomalies that I encounter over time to avoid overloading the forum?

As I use the pc simulator on mac https://winebottler.kronenberg.org which works well in general it is sometimes possible that the errors are related to this.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on August 18, 2020, 05:55:12 PM
Hi Jeremy,

If they are not too small, go ahead. Did that install on Mac go easy? I could redirect questions for installing wine on Mac to this forum too.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: ABer on August 18, 2020, 06:24:10 PM
Hi Jeremy - it would be good to post bugs/glitches on the forum. I suggest that each bug gets a separate thread. It will be easier to respond that way. It would also be helpful to know specifically which module is affected, with a description of what happens. Screenshots are always helpful too. If it is appropriate to put the specific data on the thread that would be very useful as that is the quickest way to try and recreate the problem.

Thanks for your interest in supporting Planetdance in this way.

Ed

Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Nefgem on August 18, 2020, 06:52:19 PM
hello everyone
yes so a thread per problem and maybe this thread reserved to wine, if you want
Having said that there is not so much to say
I didn't have any specific problem installing it on mac. it virtually recreates a pc environment in a folder and creates a kind of bottle for each program. Once done we install planet dance or other soft in a classic way.
I noticed on the other hand that there can be bugs while passing by the installation in the software, so it is better to download by the site and launch the external installer. It recognizes the exe file without problem.
I went through another wrapper which worked much less well but this one is without big problems (except recently where I had to re-import the backup.
I use a lot of modules  but if I come across wine specific concerns, it would be good to write them down here
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Nefgem on August 18, 2020, 07:00:25 PM
just this small graphic problem here because I think it is specific to wine.

since the beginning that I use planet dance, we can see on the side on the "time" buttons (instead of hours days) and in some cases a graphic bug of which I attach a copy here. Sometimes they disappear
also I have to resize the window to bring to normal OR pass de mouse over

not so terrible if this is only on wine
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: ABer on August 18, 2020, 07:15:32 PM
Thanks Jeremy - I'm happy to deal with any bugs in the modules I code. Some of the larger modules (Ed Greek, Medieval Traditional Chart, Vedic Horoscope) are upwards of 5000 lines of code each so there are bound to be some little problems. The issue above will be to do with the core code of Planetdance which Jean looks after - it's written in C++ which is much more complex than Astrobasic. All the best. Ed
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on August 18, 2020, 07:20:09 PM
I suspect that bug is wine-only, those 'labels' are set to 'autosize' and wine has trouble doing it. Can't do much about this, sorry.
The installer is needed to register the planetdance.ttf font in windows, the list functions all make use of that font, that's really the only thing the installer is needed for.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Nefgem on August 18, 2020, 07:26:37 PM
ED
yes I understand well and it was in this mind, in order to report and correct small bugs when you want too. Its more easy for users to find them.

another exemple
progession/secondary - primary cusps :
I use a lot the double clik to return to the original setting ( in time menu on the right ). But here the moon rocks somewhere else and we have to press a time button to get it back to the correct setting

Jean
Yes I think too and frankly not very boring in this case

edit:
for wine and install on mac
I saw that on facebook some people had trouble getting wine to work on mac, in fact when you look at it,  its a mess; its not obvious depending on the system. Would have to try on a new partition because I realize that old "crossover" bottles are used on my system, even though I don't have it anymore. I will think on that
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on February 03, 2021, 10:28:15 PM
Don't know if this is the right place to post in. Sorry, if it's not. There is a minor visual issue in Horoscope / Vedic / Nakshatras Chart. See the picture below.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: ABer on February 04, 2021, 04:00:36 AM
Hi Sindy  - there does seem to be some sort of bug here. I get quite different nakshatras glyphs to you for a start. In the chart attached, the divisions are not placed accurately either. I'll take a look at it. Can you say more specifically what your concerns are. Thanks. Ed
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: ABer on February 04, 2021, 04:33:14 AM
Hi again - I seem to have fixed the alignment problem - see attached screenshot. Ed
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on February 04, 2021, 09:40:26 AM
Seems an ugly bug there Sindy. Looks like the nakshatra symbols are not coming trough. Is this on windows? Did you have this before?
I don't know if it helps but you could try this, download latest and put this in c:\planetdance\pd.ini

[Main]
....
nakshatraset=1
....

Currently that value is 2, maybe setting it to 1 will fix it for you.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: ABer on February 04, 2021, 10:03:55 AM
Hi Sindy - I've sent Jean the fix for the glyph positioning. If you download again shortly it should fix that problem. Let me know how it goes.

Ed
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on February 04, 2021, 06:43:12 PM
Jean, yes this is on Windows. I haven't used the Nakshatra wheel before. I just took some screenshots from the program for the article I'm writing to show people what you can do with PD.

I updated PD. The same issue appears again.

I cannot find 'nakshatraset' in the location you mentioned, either. Do I just put it in there?
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: ABer on February 04, 2021, 07:26:51 PM
Hi Sindy - I think Jean is suggesting copy and paste that piece of text into the pd.ini file. The first section of that file is headed [Main]. I'd recommend making a copy of the file before you do this. Just copy it and rename it something like original_pd.ini. Then you can always get the file back if something goes wrong. Ed
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on February 04, 2021, 07:54:54 PM
Ed is right Sindy, you should edit c:\planetdance\pd.ini

It's simple, it's just a text file, you could edit it with notepad or something. Ed says to make a copy beforehand but actually it's unlikely something goes wrong.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on February 04, 2021, 09:07:26 PM
Thanks, Ed, and Jean for the reply! I copied and pasted 'nakshatraset=1'. This is how it looks now.  ;D
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: ABer on February 04, 2021, 09:46:42 PM
This one's over to Jean!
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on February 05, 2021, 12:19:09 PM
Sad to hear this. I'm afraid i'm out of options. That font was a present from Hank Friedman but just like the enigma font it does not work everywhere. Especially not in countries with cyrillic fonts. People there have had succes by (temporarily) changing their windows language to a western one.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on February 05, 2021, 02:26:29 PM
Well, no problem for me since I'm not using this feature right now. But for those who like to use it, it is a pity. Maybe I'll find out one day how to get it work on my computer. For now, it's fine.

But what about the place of the wheel? It's not centered on my screen. There's a bit missing on the right side of the wheel. Can I fix this somehow?
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on February 05, 2021, 03:55:07 PM
Sorry, missed that, see it now. Well Ed was talking about dropping that module because it's not really needed anymore. You can set outer rings in options settings. So that's what i'll do, problem solved.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on February 05, 2021, 05:10:45 PM
Perfect. I was thinking of that, too. Dropping it may be the best solution. It prevents people from getting confused. And as you said, you can display nakshatras in the main wheel. For those who have the matching font, it will be all right.

Could you please send a screenshot of the nakshatra symbols how they suppose to look like? Here is mine, after taking 'nakshatraset=1' out of c:\planetdance\pd.ini.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on February 05, 2021, 05:13:09 PM
I can duplicate the nakshatra font issue. It's not being installed by the installer, i have to go to their forum and ask for help. Meanwhile you can install it by double clicking on it , windows will open it and there's a button 'install' on top. After that it should work.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: ABer on February 05, 2021, 05:58:02 PM
Thanks Jean - I will try the manual install.

BTW - I agree - best to remove the old standalone wheel.

Best wishes. Ed
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on February 05, 2021, 09:00:35 PM
Sindy it turned out the installer was copying the font but not installing it. I changed it so it forces an install now so if you're curious, try an update.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on February 05, 2021, 09:42:57 PM
Ta-daa... seems to work now. 🥳 Many thanks, Jean! 🧡
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on February 06, 2021, 08:52:52 AM
Nice color scheme Sindy. I see you don't mind the overlap in the statusbar. Had another look, no way they will both fit so i'll leave it at that.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on February 06, 2021, 11:34:00 AM
The overlap in the status bar is a pity. It would look better without it, but if it doesn't fit, then it's fine. I don't know if dropping one of the two is an option. Personally, I like to have the 'parallax' option there.

Another really minor thing, in Horoscope/Vedic/Vedic Jaimini Horoscope, the title of the chart 'Jaimini Horoscope' has a missing letter 'i'. Can you add it? Sorry for being that pedantic! 😂
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on February 06, 2021, 12:00:58 PM
I love pedantic people, bugreports are what makes planetdance better Sindy. This one goes to Ed however.,

You can set the statusbar things in options settings general, under View, 'transit in statusbar' and next to Calculation, 'show these in the statusbar'.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: ABer on February 06, 2021, 01:01:30 PM
No problem Sindy - will do.

Ed
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on February 06, 2021, 01:49:38 PM
Jean, thanks for the tip! I removed 'transit in statusbar' in the settings. Don't really use these. Now there is no overlap. :) How I didn't come up with this easy solution myself! 😄
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on February 09, 2021, 12:27:42 PM
Hi folks! :)

Under Horoscope, there are two gray categories (Clear, Make Transit), currently not working. I guess, these are old ones?

Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on February 09, 2021, 12:35:27 PM
I just figured out that for a startup horoscope, there is, of course, no reason for displaying transits. That's why it was in gray. But what about the 'Clear' subcategory?
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on February 09, 2021, 06:58:16 PM
Yes it seemed a bit silly to make a transit for a transit.

Clear is for functions that draw on the horoscope like Extra - Gauquelin or Fixed Stars - Draw, it just redraws the horoscope.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on February 10, 2021, 01:17:46 PM
Thanks for the explanation, Jean!
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on February 26, 2021, 11:09:03 PM
I was just listening to an episode of the Astrology Podcast where Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim interviewed Arielle Guttman. In the discussion, Venus Star Point was mentioned. I recalled that PD has a feature for that. Now I tried a couple of charts. The calculations seem to be right, but the drawing in the chart is sometimes off (drawing the points in the next sign). Below an example chart.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on February 27, 2021, 07:50:20 AM
Thanks for reporting Sindy, it was the whole sign houses and Mercury Elemental Year had the same problem.
 
Februari 27
- Fixed problem with Horoscope - Extra - Venus Star Point / Mercury Elemental Year and Whole Sign housesystem.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on February 28, 2021, 04:10:33 PM
Thanks, Jean, for fixing the problem! :)

Now Options/Settings/ Asc/Mc line thickness stopped working. Can you check this out?
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on February 28, 2021, 06:52:04 PM
Thanks Sindy. It was because the hires picture also sets it.

Februari 28
* Options - Settings - Extra - Asc / Mc line thickness was not working anymore.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on February 28, 2021, 07:40:32 PM
Thanks for the fast fix! ✨
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on May 03, 2021, 09:19:14 PM
It's been a while. I hope you all are fine.

I just took another look at the Venus Star Point application. I like the new feature showing the current transits. There is a minor overlap with the wheel. Any chance to move the box a bit to the right?

Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on May 03, 2021, 09:27:08 PM
Hi Sindy,
Strange, it looks ok here. I moved it a bit, try an update.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on May 03, 2021, 09:32:19 PM
Hi Jean,

Thanks for the swift reply! :) It's fine now. I was just thinking that it would look even better if the box would align with the zodiac sign glyphs on the right. What do you think?
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on May 03, 2021, 10:00:42 PM
I moved it again but it does not scale the same on every resolution. See if you like it.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on May 03, 2021, 10:15:04 PM
It's in the same place like after the former update.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on May 03, 2021, 11:01:03 PM
Must have forgotten to send it out, can you try again?
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on May 03, 2021, 11:11:57 PM
Still the same.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Jean on May 04, 2021, 07:24:13 AM
maybe my small change doesn't register on your system, i gave it another notch, can you try again?
It might also be a bug in the setup where a change to a script within a short time does not register on a system, in that case the solution is to delete the file c:\planetdance\ab\horoscope\extra\venus star point.abc, then try again. Note the c at the end.
Title: Re: Some small anomalies or bugs
Post by: Sindy on May 04, 2021, 11:10:41 AM
Thanks, now it is a bit more to the right. Looks better. :)