Astrocalc 6.3.0.11 Astrology Software Released

This release is made shortly after the previous one due to the fact we found a none English string by accident left hard coded on one of the screens. When adding a new feature that presents a new visible string we test if necessary the availability of space with the most lengthy language string hard coded and this time it happened that we missed to set it back to read from the language resource file. We have also included some other adjustments and features brought forward due to this early release.

A new feature that we have been working on is the ability to bi- and trisect the houses shown in the wheel. This is a more experimental astrological technique and normally it would only be included in the Advanced and Professional Edition but as we are this late in the development cycle there is no point in drawing a further dividing line.

The astrological houses, or house systems, is probably the part of astrology that is called in question by most, independent of being a general user/believer of astrology or not. Among it's practising users some prefer not to use it at all, while other have their own preference of house system and maybe like to research further guided by their curiosity... This new feature is mainly for the latter group.

It should be noted that the implementation in this release follows the principle that each house is a whole unit, meaning that the bisection gives as a result 2 equally sized halves, while the trisection likewise results in 3 equally sized halves. One could argue the dividing sections should follow the same principle of calculation as the system in question it selves and thus be more proportionally spaced in line with the propagated house sizes. Well, only research can give an answer to this and the implementation here is not a statement for or against neither. Instead, this simply is the simplest way of implementation and it could be done without major rearrangement of code - so we decided to implement it. Next version may also offer the other way. Simplicity and complexity usually have different virtues, though, in a longer perspective they often seem to complement each other rather than contradict.