Anno Domini 2022

Copyright (C) Enzo Ciaffarafá, 1995 - 2022
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Anno Domini 2022 Revision History

v1.07- Build 2203, 5th March 2022
(1) Fixed major crash issue where division zero would occur when the latest currency conversions are downloaded from the European Central Bank. The Russian Ruble had been removed causing the error. The Russian Ruble has since been removed from the list of converted currencies.
(2) Ten other currencies which were dormant in AD and did not have live exchange rates have now been activated in the Currency Converter. These currencies are Brazilian Real, Chinese Renminbi, Indian Rupee, Indonesian Rupee, Israeli Shekel, Philippine Peso, Mexican Peso, Turkish Lira, Romanian Leu and South Korean Won.

v1.07 - Build 2201, 23rd January 2022
(1) Added purple coloured highlight to the currently selected tab window displayed by AD.
(2) Added new background image for the Astronomy tab showing the Earth as viewed from the Moon.
(3) Holding the SHIFT key whilst selecting System Properties from the AD menu displays the legacy System Properties dialog instead of the updated Windows 10 version.
(4) Holding the CTRL key whilst clicking the mouse on the Next Equinox/Solstice entry on the Astronomy tab will display the dates/times of solstices for the current year plus one year.

(5) Reduced the footprint of the Desktop Weather Launcher hiding the position of the Sun and the Moon.
(6) Printer Preview images updated.
(7) Weather data for home location updates now every 30 mins instead of every 20 mins.
(8) Weather downloads for all 8 chosen locations restricted to three times a day and a total maximum of 40 downloads in a calendar day. The counter resets at midnight each day.
(9) When the home location is changed, only the weather data for the new location is updated at that time.
(10) Ensured AD operates without issue in the Windows 11 operating system.
(11) Fixed major crash issue on startup where AD would report an invalid date and shut down. This was caused by a corrupted file downloaded from the AD host website. AD now checks the integritry of this file before proceeding.
(12) Fixed issue with AD screensaver which had been defaulting to deactivated status since the introduction of Windows 10 Build 1809.
(13) Event Editor bug fixed which stopped the Events list in the Events tab from updating to reflect the change made.
(14) Fixed bug in Alarms function which prevented them from being activated.
(15) Dead RSS news feeds removed and replaced with new active ones.
(16) Various dead Internet links have been updated on the Conversion tab and others including Microsoft DST News.
(17) Fixed bug preventing AD opening the Reports tab on startup.
(18) Fixed dead internet links to the comic websites, Birthdays and Chronicle for the On This Day tab.
(19) Fixed dead weather internet links to the North America Rain Radar and North America Temperature links.
(20) Ensured Windows version detected and displayed in the About screen is correctly reflected for Windows 11 users.

Anno Domini 2019 Revision History

v1.06 - Build 1126, 26th November 2018
(1) Enabled multiple monitor support for screen saver.
(2) Added entry in Weather menu for temperature map for UK, USA, Canada and Mexico.
(3) Added entry in Weather menu for highest/lowest recorded temperature in the previous days for UK, Ireland Europe, USA, Canada, Ireland, World.
(4) Added entry in Weather menu for lightning strike warnings.
(5) Added entry Hottest and Coldest locations on Earth in the Continent drop down box in the Locations tab. Ten of the hottest and coldest locations on Earth can now be selected.
(6) Changed the default font used in the RSS News Reader to Tahoma so special characters can be viewed.
(7) Added option to the Sundial Screen Saver to display the current date in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.
(8) Fixed form position of Desktop Clocks, New City and Conversion Calculator so appears in middle of first screen on multi monitor setups.
(9) Fixed crash bug caused by file KEYS.INI filling up all available disc space when Internet not available.
(10) Ensured Benchmark dialog appears topmost.
(11) Ensured home location confirmation dialog appears topmost.
(12) Ensured Latitude/Longitude dialog box in Location tab appears topmost.
(13) Changed wording of version number and date of location files information dialog in About tab.
(14) RSS news reader now traps for exception errors and prevents Anno Domini from shutting down.
(15) Amended various RSS news feeds which were no longer in operation.
(16) Amended various URLs which were no longer working.
(17) Fixed bug to ensure that the Anno Domini screen saver is the default screen saver in Windows when the Plus! Pack is installed.


Anno Domini 2018 Revision History

v1.05 - Build 1124, 24th November 2017
(1) Added support for DST to be switched off during Ramadan for Morocco.
(2) Added four New reports under Sun/Moon Phenomena to show local circumstances of Solar and Lunar Eclipses.
(3) Added updates to the On This Day database for events from 2010-2017.
(4) Added ability to update the On This Day database via right click of the mouse on the Today button in the On This Day tab.
(5) Added Percentage Change function to Convert tab.
(6) Added Brazilian Real, Chinese Renminbi, Philipine Peso, Mexican Peso, Indian Rupee to currency converter.
(7) Added Israeli Shekel, Turkish Lira, Romanian Leu, South African Won and Indonesian Rupiah to currency converter.
(8) Added COUNTRIES-ALL list to database of locations which has all locations sorted by country name.
(9) Added Disable Currencies, Disable RSS and Disable Weather functions to the Options tab.
(10) Added link to Dark Sky weather heatmaps via right click of mouse depressed on location in Weather tab.
(11) Added code to display two events for the same date on the Gazette report.
(12) Added display of GPS co-ordinates in decimal when clicking on GPS position in Location tab.
(13) Added drum animation to Installer.
(14) Added extra line of information to the About tab including correct free RAM.
(15) Added facility to change colour of the globe and the ability to disable the graticule.
(16) Added transit time of the Sun to the Weather Launcher.
(17) Added transit time of the Moon to the Weather Launcher.
(18) Added image of the Moon to the Weather Launcher.
(19) Added ability to left click on the Moon in the Desktop Weather Launcher which displays the Moon tab.
(20) Added ability to right click on the Moon in the Desktop Weather Launcher which displays the Moon Phases tab. 
(21) Added ability to left click on the Desktop Weather Launcher to show the 5 day weather forecast for the home location.
(22) Added Humidity, Wind Speed, Wind Chill and Date to the Desktop Weather Launcher.
(23) Added Age of Moon and time to/since sunrise/sunset to the Desktop Weather Launcher.
(24) Added ability to left click on the date displayed in the Weather Launcher to launch the Atomic Clock control panel.
(25) Added ability to right click on the date displayed in the Weather Launcher to launch the Windows change Date/Time function.
(26) Added Prague clock image in the Julian tab when Julian calendar is viewed.
(27) Added main calendar image in Julian tab when Gregorian calendar is viewed.
(28) Added Roman Year to Julian tab for chosen year.
(29) Added date of Easter Sunday to Julian tab for chosen year.
(30) Added next Moon Phase to Julian tab for chosen date.
(31) Added time of transit for Sun and Moon to Julian tab.
(32) Added baring of Sun/Moon and rise/set to Julian tab.
(33) Added daylight hours and twilight time to Julian tab.
(34) Change to Landscape Planner which can now be printed in A3.
(35) Change to One Year + View Report which can now be printed in A3.
(36) Change to 3 Year Horizontal Report which can now be printed in A3.
(37) Change to 3 Year Vertical Report which can now be printed in A3.
(38) Change to 24 Month Calendar Report which can now be printed in A3.
(39) Change to ensure all reports are now compatible with Legal sized paper 8.5"x11.0" at 300 dpi.
(40) Change to Portrait Yearly Planner which can now be printed in A3.
(41) Change to 24 Month Calendar report which can now be printed in A3.
(42) Change to Monthly Gazette report which can now be printed in A3.
(43) Change to 12 Month Calendar report which now can now be printed in A3.
(44) Change to Yearly Moon Phases report which can now be printed in A3.
(45) Change to 1 Year & Events report which can now be printed in A3.
(46) Change to 1 Month/Events and 1 Month/Events/View reports which can now be printed in A3.
(47) Change to 3 Month No View and 3 Month With View reports which can now be printed in A3.
(48) Change to 1 Month Landscape Big and 1 Month Landscape small reports which can now be printed in A3.
(49) Change to View + 1 Month Grid report which can now be printed in A3.
(50) Change name of Mini tab title to Julian.
(51) Changed Julian tab to ensure it does not open on Startup for Free/Standard users.
(52) Changed Julian tab to be available for XP users.
(53) Change to Julian Calendar which now opens automatically when the Julian tab is selected.
(54) Change to show Total Eclipses in upper case characters when right clicking the Astronomy tab.
(55) Change to Desktop Weather Launcher which now shows time in seconds for home location.
(56) Changed Age of Moon with Next Perigee in rolling news feed on the Calendar tab.
(57) Change of position for report buttons in Reports tab for Free/Standard/Pro users.
(58) Change to Enable Dawn/Dusk icon which has been removed from Options tab and defaults to On.
(59) Change to Disable Sundial which has been removed from Options tab and defaults to On.
(60) Changed mouse cursor to hand for desktop weather launcher.
(61) Changed PIM tab to be hidden for all users. Function no longer supported.
(62) Changed fade animation speed in the About tab.
(63) Changed currencies. Removed Cyprus Pounds and Maltese Lira from the Currency Converter.
(64) Changed look of currency converter dialog and removed exchange rates label when Rates tab not chosen.
(65) Changed position of Set Date/Time and Show/Hide Desktop Icons functions in the Taskbar menu.
(66) Changed update interval time of Moon Image and Moon tab from 2 mins to 1 min.
(67) Changed Internet links in the Weather tab and added links to heat maps on Dark Sky web-site.
(68) Changed Next Friday 13th function to display the next two dates on which Friday the 13th lands on.
(69) Fixed bug in BMP/JPG screenshot to reduce width/height by 2 pixels for Win 10.
(70) Fixed bug in display of preview clocks in Control Panel for Desktop Weather Launcher.
(71) Fixed bug which prevents globe metadata files being created and stored on users hard drive.
(72) Fixed DST bug in the Sun tab when the twilight graph is displayed.
(73) Fixed DST bug in altitudes of the Sun and the Moon for Solar Eclipse times.
(74) Fixed bug in RSS Reader if an exception error occurs.
(75) Fixed Internet links in the Convert tab.
(76) Fixed crash bug in time picker in Options tab to select alarm time.
(77) Fixed Yahoo Horoscopes internet link.
(78) Fixed desktop clock sizes on desktop and preview views.
(79) Fixed position of desktop clocks when the screen resolution changes.
(80) Fixed bug to ensure the Moon displayed in Weather Launcher updates when the date changes.
(81) Fixed dead Internet links for UK Visible and Australia Rain Radar Weather options.
(82) Fixed Print Form/Register Anno Domini entry in Taskbar menu when switching between Free/Standard/Pro.
(83) Fixed downloading latest file from AD server cache bug - now loads direct from server not the cache.
(84) Fixed height of enlarged Sundial.
(85) Fixed formatting of Hunters and Harvest Moon display.
(86) Fixed error in display of local time shown in Location tab when location changed and current time is between 11:00pm and midnight.
(87) Fixed error in displayed distances between holiday and home location in Location tab when DMS selected.
(88) Fixed error in Sundial tab - sunrise/sunset/twilight times now correctly reflect the local date and time.
(89) Fixed bug in calculation of next Friday 13th which previously did not check if it had already passed in the current month and year.
(90) Fixed border around globe panel on Location tab.
(91) Fixed layout of Desktop Clock Control Panel and ensured font controls disabled where applicable.
(92) Fixed exit procedure of Anno Domini to ensure Taskbar icon disappears when program is terminated during an update.


Anno Domini 2017 Revision History

v1.04 - Build 1, 28th January 2017
(1) The engine used to calculate the position and times of the planets has been completely rewritten to increase accuracy of rise/set times to 1 arc second. Altitude and transit times are also more accurate as a result. This has been achieved by making full use of the VSOP 87 tables to their full accuracy.
(2) The Sun tab now has an additional flick-switch in the top right hand corner. When switched on it allows the user to compare the altitude of the major planets against the Sun/Moon. A drop-down list of planets is available just above the current date box. The flick-switch also activates the slider allowing any date in the calendar year to be chosen.
(3) The Planets tab now allows users to select any date and time to view the position of the planets via the chevron icon in the top left hand corner of the Planets tab. A slider is also shown allowing any date in the current year to be quickly selected. The chevron acts as a toggle and the date and time selectors can be hidden by another click of the chevron.
(4) The layout of the Astronomy tab has been altered to allow for the addition of a new function. The date and time of the Moons closest approach for the current year (Closest Perigee) is now displayed.
(5) Clicking on the perigee, apogee, aphelion and perihelion entries in the Astronomy tab will now link the user to the AstroPixels website giving more detailed results.
(6) Use of the Real-Time Astronomy option will now update the position and distance from Earth of the Sun and the Moon in the Calendar, Astronomy and Moon tabs every second. It will also update the positions of the major planets as shown in the Planets tab.
(7) The home location is now displayed in the form title of the main calendar tab.
(8) The Calendar, Moon Phases, Astronomy and Planets tabs now show the date range of Daylight Saving Time (DST) if applicable for the home location. Any applicable calendar report will also show this information.
(9) The brightness of the background image to the Moon Phases, Events and Astronomy tabs can now be adjusted via a mouse click on the new arrow button added to the top left hand corner of the respective tabs.
(10) Links added to the PIM tab to access UK and US telephone dialling codes.
(11) The Loan Calculator now displays the monthly interest and total interest charged of a given transaction.
(12) Professional users now have access to 26 Reports. Four completely new reports have been added including 1 Month Landscape Big, 1 Month Landscape Small, Landscape Planner and Sun/Moon Phenomena.
(13) The database of weather locations now includes a Where On Earth Identifier (WOEID) for each entry.
(14) Weather forecasts are now shown for user-defined locations
(15) The date and time of the last and next Moon Phase to occur are now shown in the Moon tab.
(16) Calendars can now be viewed and printed from the Reports tab between years 1 AD and 1752 AD. This functionality is available in the 12 Month Calendar, Yearly Moon Phases, 1 Year Rise/Set, Sun/Moon Phenomena, 24 Month Calendar, 3 Year Horizontal and 3 Year Vertical Reports.
(17) Pluto has been removed from the Planets tab and replaced by details of the Sun.
(18) The Moon is displayed in the Moon tab much quicker due to a rewrite of the display code to use 32bit instead of 24bit bitmaps.
(19) The 1 Year + Events report has changed name to 1 Year + Events + Phases and now shows a list of the major Moon Phases for the selected year.
(20) Grids now surround the calendars displayed in the following Reports: 1 Month Calendar + View, 3 Month No View, 3 Month With View and View + 3 Months.
(21) The format of the how the selected calendar month is displayed has changed for the following Reports: 1 Month Calendar + View, 3 Month No View, 1 Month Grid + Events, 1 Month Grid Rise/Set, 3 Month With View and 1 Month Events + View.
(22) When Automatic Backups is selected from the Options tab, the user will no longer see a confirmation dialog that the data has been backed up. The date and time of the last backup is shown in the Help tab.
(23) The View Brightness Controls option has been removed from the Options tab and replaced by an option to Disable Popup Reminders of data/program updates. A window icon notifying of a waiting update will continue to be displayed in the Taskbar.
(24) The azimuth and altitude of the Sun/Moon/planets is now displayed to 3 decimal places in the Calendar, Moon, Astronomy, Planets and Sun tabs.
(25) The width of the 5 day weather forecast panel has been increased to avoid text not fitting an individual panel.
(26) The control buttons for adjusting month and year in the Mini-Calendar have been changed and now have arrow icons instead of text.
(27) New commands built into AD to block access to the Internet to download weather, currencies and RSS feeds.
(28) New commands built into AD to block calculation of apogee/perigee, aphelion/perihelion, solar eclipses/lunar eclipses in case of errors which prevent AD from running.
(29) Times for perigee, apogee, perihelion and aphelion now correctly adjust for time zone and Daylight Saving Time (DST).
(30) Azimuth and Altitude results for the planets are now correctly calculated to take into account local Daylight Saving Time (DST) settings.
(31) Selecting No Daylight Saving Time from the Options tab now correctly adjusts all times displayed not to take DST into account.
(32) Last Moon Phase calculation bug fixed in Astronomy tab which previously could cause an incorrect date to be displayed and cause the program to freeze.
(33) The formatting of the 5 day weather forecasts displayed from have been improved and various display anomalies corrected.
(34) Link to Help in Loan Calculator and Mortgage Calculator now active again.
(35) Display anomalies in Loan and Mortgage calculator corrected.
(36) All dead RSS feeds have been replaced by active feeds.
(37) Yahoo! Comic strips have been replaced by GoComics in the On This Day tab.
(38) UK TV listings in the On This Day tab have been changed to Radio Times.
(39) NASA Eclipse web page replaced by Astropixels in the Astronomy tab.
(40) Weather data for user defined locations now displayed correctly when used as the weather provider.
(41) Clicking on the location names with a left or right click of the mouse in the Sundial and Weather tabs will now correctly display weather forecast information from Yahoo! and
(42) Mini Calendar settings now correctly saved to disk in Free mode when Save Settings button used.
(43) Fixed bug which prevented the Calendar tab displaying as the default tab on startup in Free mode.
(44) Bug in Mini Calendar month/year controls fixed to prevent program crash.
(45) is now the default provider of weather data in AD due to latency issues with Yahoo!.
(46) Bug in calculation of Closest Perigee fixed where if closest perigee for given year had already passed, the closest perigee for the upcoming year was incorrectly displayed.
(47) Bug in Restore Locations feature fixed to take into account change in file names of location files from 2016 version of AD.
(48) Bug fixed to speed up calculation of solar eclipses where previously the start date was too far back.
(49) Bug fix to RSS reader which could cause AD to crash if RSS feed was no longer active.
(50) Bug fix to AD installer which during upgrade process could at times not find the necessary upgrade files.
(51) Bug fix to AD to ensure user defined locations take note of WOEID identifiers.
(52) Weather data download function now fixed for Windows XP.
(53) Access to the Julian Calendar function in Windows XP removed.
(54) Link to the Options tab from the Mini tab now works correctly.
(55) The icons on the Daily and Weekly Diary buttons in the Calendar tab are no longer greyed out for years where the function is not available. The function is now made read only.

Anno Domini 2016 Revision History

v1.03 - Build 2, 3rd January 2016
(1) Calculation of the next perihelion/aphelion (when Sun is closest/furthest away from Earth) amended to ensure that the result displayed in the Astronomy tab is indeed the next one. Program crash on startup as a result now fixed.
v1.03 - Build 1, 14th December 2015
(1) All new engine for the calculation of the times on moonrise and moonset which is accurate to within one minute for any location in the world.
(2) All new engine for the weather forecasting using Forecasts for next two days are now more descriptive and the time taken to download the weather data is now much faster with time taken displayed in milleseconds in the Help tab.
(3) All new engine for the calculation of equinoxes and solstices where times are accurate to within one minute for any location in the world.
(4) A countdown to the next New Year in days, hours, minutes and seconds is now displayed in the Clocks tab and updated every second.
(5) New links to rain radar forecasts have been added to the Weather menu for France, Italy, Spain, Australia and North America.
(6) 1 Year Rise/Set Report added to Reports Tab (Professional Users) which will display the rise and set times of the Sun or the Moon for each and every day in the selected calendar year.
(7) 1 Year Planet Rise/Set Report added to Reports Tab (Professional users) which will display the rise and set times of the selected planet for each and every day in the selected calendar year.
(8) Vertical scrollbar added to Sun tab to allow user to choose any date in the year to view Sun/Moon altitude comparison. Vertical black line is also now displayed to denote the current time.
(9) New time zone +08.50 hours Pyongyang Time added to database of time zones to support new North Korean time zone.
(10) Set File Associations function added to Taskbar menu.
(11) Internet hyperlink added to the Lunar Eclipse entry of the Astronomy tab to connect to the website which lists upcoming eclipses.
(12) Option now available form the Calendar tab to choose whether the time of sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset for the selected date are shown when the month or year is changed. A left click of the mouse on either status line brings up a menu option. This function can help performance on lower-end PCs.
(13) 1 Year + Events Report has been changed to display the dates and times of all Moon phases for the chosen year.
(14) View + 3 Months Report now available to Standard users.
(15) Appearance of the Help tab improved with the addition of more icons on the displayed buttons.
(16) Moon tab appearance improved with colour scheme changed to show difference between home location, the Sun and the Moon data displayed.
(17) The Calendar tab control buttons have been equally spaced either side of the main calendar date selector.
(18) The Cayman Islands, Norfolk Island and Svalbard have been added to the CAPITALS list of locations.
(19) The controls of the Print Preview screen are now centered and remain centered even when the window is resized. Zoom indicator also added.
(20) The full screen button icons in the Location and Sundial tabs have been changed along with the colour of the status line.
(21) Exchange rates are now updated every 4 hours whilst RSS feeds are updated on the hour. Weather service updates three times hourly.
(22) Events shown in the Events tab now display quicker when the year is changed.
(23) Twilight area of the Sundial darkened for better contrast.
(24) Free users can now view calendars between 1752 AD and 2150 AD but can now only print calendars or reports for 2015 and 2016
(25) Image of Pluto updated in the Planets tab.
(26) The Events tab has been removed from the Free version and the Lite version of the program has been removed.
(27) The Last Phase has been amended in the Astronomy tab to show the date and time it occurred including how many days have passed.
(28) The size of the 1x8 Desktop Clocks have been slighty increased to be able to show longer location names.
(29) Yahoo! weather forecasting replaced by Yahoo! forecasts now used as a backup.
(30) Bug fixed when home location is changed. Previously the DST rule for the new location would not update until the next time AD is run.
(31) The altitude scale shown in the Sun tab will now adjust correctly when the height of the Sun/Moon is very high or very low.
(32) Bug removed in Moon tab where sometimes using the flick switch would cause the program to crash.
(33) Flicker eliminated in Sundial tab when current date and time updates.
(34) Flicker eliminated in Planets tab when data updates.
(35) Erroneous location data for Castelldefels in ALL LOCATIONS list corrected.
(36) Background colour to Sun dialog for twilight/daylight areas corrected for locations close to the North/South Pole.
(37) Delay in displaying the Events tab removed.
(38) Infinite loop bug removed at startup if Moon tab needed updating.
(39) Bug removed for Free users who could sometimes not view calendars after 2010.
(40) Bug removed from the Reports tab where printing a report directly without a preview would sometimes not allow the report to be printed.
(41) Outlook access from the calendar tab removed for post Windows 7 users due to incompatibility with the operating system.
(42) Bugs removed from various reports which would not print correctly if a Preview not selected first.

Anno Domini 2015 Revision History

v1.02 - Build 1, 1st June 2015
(1) Two new entries have been added to the menu on the Weather tab which allow you to switch between Celsius/Fahrenheit for temperature and miles per hour (mph)/kilometres per hour (kph) for wind speed.
(2) The icon for refreshing the weather data in the Weather tab has been changed.
(3) A large number of new locations have been added to the database for Italy, Spain, UK and the USA.
(4) A number of errors in the location database have been fixed.
(5) The program will now advise the user when it cannot download the weather for a given location and advise which location requires replacing in the weather tab.
v1.01 - Build 1, 4th May 2015
(1) 50 new locations added to the database (49 for the UK, 1 for Mexico).
(2) Detection of installed version of Windows and installed version of Internet Explorer improved and now correctly reported in the Diagnose function in the Help tab.
(3) DST rules amended for locations in Chile, Easter Island, Egypt, Mongolia, Morocco and Palestinian Territories.
(4) The Mini Calendar tab has been disabled in Windows XP due to compatibility issues.
(5) When the Next Event is displayed in the Calendar tab or the Event tab, if the date is less than 10 a leading zero is no longer displayed.
(6) Incompatibility with Windows XP resolved where support for older versions of Internet Explorer had been removed by third party web-sites. This would cause registration of Anno Domini with valid details to fail. When downloading support files from the Internet, the program will now no longer be diverted.
(7) AD now correctly determines if access to the Internet is blocked (e.g. via firewall or anti-virus) and will warn the user of this fact when the Diagnose function is used.
(8) Bug fixed which caused Anno Domini to crash when user attempted to uninstall the program.
v1.00 - Build 1, 29th December 2014
(1) Automatic Updates feature added to the Options tab. User can select from automated program and location data updates with minimum interaction of normal updates with user choice at each step (default option is automatic).
(2) The Location tab now displays the date of when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends for the selected location.
(3) The Events tab now shows the currently selected calendar date at the top of the form so comparison can be made with the next event to occur.
(4) In the Astronomy tab, a countdown in days is now displayed next to the following functions: Next Perihelion, Next Aphelion, Next Solstice, Next Perigee and Next Apogee.
(5) All of the weather satellite images have been revised and a Rain Radar and Pressure Chart is now available for  Europe from the On This Day and Weather tabs.
(6) The Astronomy tab has two new buttons for Professional users giving access to a tracker for the International Space Station and access to The Planets Today website which displays an orrery of the planets in real time.
(7) User Defined calendar image option removed from Options tab - function can still be used by clicking the mouse on the Calendar image in the Options tab.
(8) Diagnostics function from Help tab amended to advise of Internet connection status before diagnostics saved to text file.
(9) The Weather tab now gives users access to the same Weather menu found in the On This Day tab which allows users to display infra red and visible satellite maps.
(10) When comparing locations in the Clocks tab, the background colour of the comparison clock is now shown in green to give better visibility.
(11) The Event Editor now allows up to 600 events to be recorded for each scheme created (up from an original maximum of 200).
(12) A total of 25 Event Schemes can now be created in the Event Editor (up from an original of 10).
(13) Event Schemes can now be renamed and deleted in the Event Editor.
(14) When creating new events in the Event Editor which fall on a weekend, users can now  move the date to the following Wednesday or can exclude either the Saturday or the Sunday for a given occurrence.
(15) Over 250 new events have been created for use with Anno Domini and are stored in a Master Event file from which all new Event Schemes are created.
(16) A menu has been added to the Reports tab allowing you to override the default Windows language setting of the Reports printed. Reports can be printed in English, French, Italian and German.
(17) Display of yearly moon phases amended to correctly display multiple instances of full and new moons in a given month in the Moon Phases tab.
(18) Anno Domini News feature now correctly checks for new newsletters on each download of weather updates rather than at set times of the day.
(19) Weather tab now correctly displays correct forecast information when no wind speed is measured at a selected location.
(20) The display quality of the Moon image in the Moon tab has been much improved to reduce jagged edges.
(21) Bug removed where shutting down or restarting Windows from the desktop whilst AD was running could cause the Windows system to hang or report an Exception error.
(22) Bug removed where if an RSS Feed was no longer live or working this could cause an Exception error causing AD to shut down.
(23) Anno Domini Taskbar menu now correctly fits displays on vertical resolutions of 768 pixels and above with more items placed on a secondary sub menu.
(24) Accuracy of the astronomical data displayed in the Planets tab improved.
(25) Updating of Anno Domini location data and program updates completely overhauled to allow for seamless updating of the program.
(26) The display of the azimuth and altitude of the Sun and the Moon in the Moon tab is now not shown when the mouse does not hover over the main display area. Clicking on the current date or time in the bottom right hand corner of the Moon tab will display the azimuth and altitude of the Sun and the Moon for the current date and time.
(27) The About tab now displays the build number along with the version number of the Windows operating system in use.
(28) When comparing locations from the Clocks tab, the comparison window will now centre underneath the main window if the horizontal screen resolution is too low.
(29) When selecting World or Home for the Sundial map, the display will now go full screen correctly. Also applies when right clicking the mouse on the Sundial map.
(30) In the Reports tab, the Centre text and Italics button settings for each report are now correctly remembered and stored when the Save Margins button is clicked.
(31) If Show At Startup selected and second instance of Anno Domini run, the main window previously did not display any controls. Now fixed and correctly displays the main window in the centre of the screen.


Anno Domini 2014 Revision History

v1.00 - Build 1, 1st January 2014
(1) All-new Moon tab added (Professional Edition only) which shows an enlarged image of the current view of the Moon reflecting current visible portion of the Moon along with the exact tilt of the Moon. Users can also set a specific date and time or use the scroll bars to see the change in tilt in the Moon for a given date and time.
(2) The Weather tab (Professional Edition only) now obtains weather information from two separate sources. Should one server not be available Anno Domini will download the weather from the other available service provider.
(3) The Moon image in the Calendar tab has been replaced by a much improved high resolution image.
(4) New entries added to the Taskbar menu for Windows 8 users including access to the Windows Store, Windows Apps and Windows Recovery.
(5) New entries added to the Taskbar menu in relation to multiple users of the same PC giving access to Log Off User, Switch User and Lock Computer.
(6) New entries added to the Taskbar menu in relation to Managing Users and altering password behaviour.
(7) New entries added to the Taskbar allowing users to run an individual program and also to access the Windows Task Manager.
(8) New function added to the Taskbar menu allowing users to enable/disable the Windows Lock screen.
(9) Countdown Solar Event can now correctly be enabled/disabled in the Options tab.
(10) Crash prevented if download of weather fails due to server down or slow to respond.
(11) RSS tab now displays tips correctly when mouse hovered over news item.
(12) Bug in planet data corrected where entries could be 1 hour out of accuracy.
(13) Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro correctly reflected on world maps for Sundial functions.
(14) Automatic detection of new updates to Anno Domini in the Help tab now fixed.
(15) Bug fixed when Show At Startup function disabled would previously display a blank form on the desktop.

(16) Daylight Saving Time has been amended for the following locations: Tripoli-Libya, Jerusalem-Israel, Tel Aviv-Israel, Casablanca-Morocco, Marrakech-Morocco and Rabat-Morocco.
(17) Date now displayed on each entry of the 5-day weather forecast function (Professional Edition only).

Anno Domini 2013 Revision History

v1.02 - Build 1, 14th July 2013
(1) Further changes made to the 5-day weather forecast routines to prevent out of memory errors.
v1.01 - Build 1, 3rd June 2013
(1) 5-day weather forecast data provider has been changed to prevent occurrence of access violations which caused Anno Domini to crash.
(2) A number of Daylight Saving Time rules have been amended for 2013 including Amman - Jordan, Suva - Fiji and Asuncion - Paraguay.
v1.00 - Build 1, 5th November 2012
(1) All-new desktop clock app displaying your 8 chosen locations along with local time. Each of the locations can be clicked on with the mouse to obtain a 5 day weather forecast for that location. The app also displays the current position and altitude of the Sun and the Moon with quick access to the Astronomy and Weather tabs (Professional Only).
(2) All-new Sun tab gives a daily comparison of the visibility of the Sun and the Moon above the horizon for any chosen day of the year (Professional Only).
(3) There are now three sets of RSS Feeds (26 per feed) with a drop-down list to choose between the three sets of feeds. (Professional Only)
(4) Diagnostics feature now displays version number of Windows, 32/64 bit compatibility, whether Internet Explorer is online, working AD path, whether User Account Control is enabled and internet connectivity.
(5) Screen Saver Control Panel, Enter Sleep Mode and User Account Control (Win 8/7/Vista) functions added to the Taskbar menu.
(6) AD Work Folder button added to the Help tab giving direct access via Explorer to the working directory of your installed copy of Anno Domini.
(7) Anno Domini now automates automatic startup of Anno Domini at Windows logon with full support for User Account Control (UAC) for Windows 8/7/Vista users with the Run AD at Startup button in the Help tab.
(8) Diagnostics now available from the Anno Domini installer via a dedicated icon.
(9) In-built diagnostic monitor added to startup procedure of Anno Domini to pinpoint any potential startup issues.
(10) 10 Day weather forecast feature available by clicking any location in the Weather tab.
(11) Right-click your location in the Sundial/Location tab to access Google Maps for that location.
(12) Two new locations Vatican City and Ponta Delgado-Azores added to the database
(13) Anno Domini now detects when Internet access is unavailable and prevents the program from hanging due to Internet failure.
(14) The RSS feeds and Anno Domini News features now always download directly from the Internet rather than occasionally use a local copy.
(15) Latest Updates feature in the Help tab now working correctly.
(16) The Sundial tab now displays correctly when enlarged if selected as the startup tab.
(17) Uninstall functionality of Anno Domini amended to support removal of any installed version of Anno Domini.
(18) The Save Desktop/Restore Desktop buttons have been removed from the Help tab and functionality has been restricted to Windows XP/2000 via the Taskbar menu.
(19) Access to Windows Solitaire removed for Windows 8 users.
(20) Daylight Saving Time has been amended for the following locations: Yerevan-Armenia, Minsk-Belarus, Thimphu-Bhutan, Bangui-C.A.R, Santiago-Chile, Havana-Cuba, Alexandria-Egypt, Luxor-Egypt, Sharm-el-Sheikh-Egypt, Stanley-Falkland Islands, Suva-Fiji, Papeete-French Polynesia, Gaza City-Gaza Strip, Port-au-Prince-Haiti, Macau-Macau, Majuro-Marsahll Islands, Male-Maldives, Palikir-Micronesia, Podgorica-Montenegro, Casablanca-Morocco, Marrrakech-Morocco, Rabat-Morocco, Moscow-Russia, Rostov-Russia, St. Petersburg-Russia, Vladivostok-Russia, Volgograd-Russia, Yakutsk-Russia, Ankara-Turkey, Istanbul-Turkey, Bethlehem-West Bank.

Anno Domini 2012 Revision History

v1.00 - Build 1, 15th January 2012
(1) Daylight Saving Time has been amended for the following locations: Suva-Fiji, Havana-Cuba, Apia-Samoa, Bethlehem-West Bank, Gaza City-Gaza Strip, Minsk-Belarus, Ankara-Turkey, Istanbul-Turkey, Casablanca-Morocco, Marrakech-Morocco, Rabat-Morocco, Stanley-Falkland Islands, Santiago-Chile, Moscow-Russia, Rostov-Russia, St Petersburg-Russia, Vladivostok-Russia, Volgograd-Russia, Yakutz-Russia, Alexandria-Egypt, Cairo-Egypt, Luxor-Egypt, Sharm-El-Sheikh-Egypt, Bangui-Central African Republic, Podgorica-Montenegro, Palikir-Micronesia, Thinpu-Bhutan, Male-Maldives, Macau, Marshall Islands-Majuro and Papeete-French Polynesia.
(2) The On This Day database has been updated with new events from 2006 up to 2011.
(3) The RSS Feeds now doubled to 52 in number with drop-down list to choose between the two sets of 26 feeds.
(4) The evaluation period of Anno Domini has now changed to a period of 21 days for the Standard mode. After 21 days the program reverts to Lite mode and will no longer enter Free mode on the 29th day but stay permanently in Lite mode until the program is registered.
(5) During the 28 day evaluation period of Anno Domini, the program will no longer prompt you before you can exit the program.
(6) Hovering on an RSS Feed now correctly displays further information on that story.
(7) Numerous corrections to the formatting of the display of the 5 day weather forecasts.
(8) Print Preview now displays correctly in Windows 7.

Anno Domini 2011 Revision History

v1.00 - Build 1, 4th January 2011
(1) A 3D interactive Sundial has been added to the Calendar tab replacing the Nature image when the Moon Phases option has been selected.
(2) DST News button added to the Location tab giving access to the latest changes in Daylight Saving Time around the world via the Internet.
(3) System Restore points can now be created from the Anno Domini Taskbar menu in Windows 7.
(4) Daylight Saving Time (DST) rule changes for 2011 have been made to the location database for the following countries: Chile, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Namibia, Samoa, Syria.
(5) Accuracy of rise/set times for planets Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter increased in the Astronomy tab.
(6) Currently selected RSS News Feed automatically stored as default selection for when Anno Domini is next run.
(7) About tab now displays which version number of Windows you are using.
(8) Birthdays link in the On This Day tab has been changed.
(9) Corrections made to the display of the Sundial when viewed in full-screen mode.
(10) Correction made to the display of the home location in the Sundial when differing locations selected but not chosen from the database.
(11) Corrections made to the display of the Time Zone map in the Locations tab.
(12) Correction made to the display of the Print Preview of the currently selected Report.
(13) Correction made to display of Ticker in Calendar tab to prevent text spilling over one line.
(14) Corrections made to the formatting of the display of the 5 day Weather Forecasts.
(15) Correction made to the display of the naming of Pluto in the Planets tab.
(16) Correction made to the display of the Desktop Clocks in Windows 7.
(17) Various memory leaks have been removed.
(18) Bug removed preventing selection of a user-defined location to interrogate current weather forecast.
(19) Bug removed which prevented the Weekly Diary being available for years between 2011 and 2020.
(20) Bug removed which prevented diary entries being printed for years between 2010 and 2020. 

Anno Domini 2010 Revision History

v1.01 - Build 1, 17th May 2010
1) Daylight Saving Time (DST) rule changes can now be downloaded automatically via periodic Internet updates.
2) All locations are now available to be chosen in alphabetical order according to city/town name in the Location tab.
3) Changes to Daylight Saving Time (DST) have been made to the following locations: Apia/Samoa, Asuncion/Paraguay, Buenos Aires/Argentina, Dhaka/Bangladesh, Godthab/Greenland, Islamabad/Pakistan, Jerusalem/Israel, Karachi/Pakistan, Mexico City/Mexico, Santiago/Chile, Suva/Fiji.
v1.00 - Build 1, 1st January 2010
(1) Weather forecasts for your 8 chosen locations updated every 20 minutes (Pro Only).
(2) Display the local time instantly for any location in the Anno Domini database.
(3) Daylight Saving Time start and end times have now been added for each location in the database.
(4) Ability to shut down, hibernate or log off the PC at a set date/time of your choosing.
(5) Ability to calculate commission on currency conversions (Pro Only).
(6) Calculation of the visible angle of tilt of the Moon has now been improved to within 1 degree.
(7) News and weather ticker added to the main Calendar tab.
(8) Completely revised location database with many new additions.
(9) Anno Domini interface updated to be fully compatible with XP/Vista/7 Windows controls.
(10) Anno Domini is now fully compatible with Windows 7 and Vista and allows the use of User Account Control and automatic loading on Windows startup.

Anno Domini 2009 Revision History

v1.00 - Build 1, 1st December 2008
(1) Automatic Program Updater via the Internet.
(2) Location lists by country.
(3) Location lists in full alphabetical order.
(4) Introduction of Anno Domini Professional Edition.

Anno Domini 2008 Revision History

v1.02 - Build 1, 15th September 2008
(1) On the Help tab, the Email Support button now has been changed to have a dynamically changing e-mail address for support questions from users. This will prevent spammers from using the support e-mail box as a target for spam.
v1.01 - Build 1, 1st July 2008
(1) The database of locations has been fully revised and updated to reflect new rules for many countries around the world for Daylight Saving Time.
(2) A bug in the Currency Converter has been removed allowing currency conversion rates to be downloaded daily again.
v1.00 - Build 1, 20th January 2008
(1) New Comics button in the On This Day tab allows access to daily comic strips for Garfield, Peanuts, Dilbert and Andy Capp to be viewed from the Internet;
(2) The current calendar image can now be replaced by any JPEG file allowing for the same image to be used in the Calendar Reports;
(3) The diary system has been extended to allow entries for years 2011 and 2012;
(4) Windows Security Settings can now be obtained in XP/Vista via the Anno Domini menu;
(5) Vista Users can now access the Microsoft Configurartion tool via the Anno Domini menu;
(6) Access to FTSE350 and Dow Jones share prices is now available from the Conversions tab;
(7) The AutoRun Editor is now available to Standard users in the Options tab;
(8) User Account Control is now automatically disabled in Windows Vista during installation for full compatibility;
(9) Nag screens removed when program is unregistered during the first 10 days of the trial.

Anno Domini 2007 Revision History


v1.03 - Build 1, 1st October 2007
(1) New locations added for Calcutta, Chennai, Jakarta, Islamabad, Karachi, Kathmandu, New Delhi, Sapporo, Pretoria and Tashkent;
(2) The font used in the Moon Phases, Events and Astronomy tabs has been changed to improve visibility on LCD displays.
(3) Daylight Saving Time Rules changed for many locations to bring Anno Domini into line with the latest 2007 definitions.


v1.02 - Build 1, 20th February 2007
(1) Holding down the CONTROL key whilst accessing any Internet enabled button bypasses the default Internet browser and will instead use Internet Explorer.
(2) Mozilla Firefox is now fully supported by Anno Domini if it is the default Internet browser.
(3) New rules for Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the USA and Canada from 2007 onwards are now supported both in the Event Editor and the location database of North American locations;
(4) New locations added for Athens-Greece, Baja California-Mexico, Chihuahua-Mexico and Mazatlan-Mexico;
(5) The in-built help is now accessible in Windows Vista;
(6) The Sundial is now correctly displayed on widescreen (1440 x 900) displays when the full-screen option is used;
(7) Clock Comparisons are now correctly displayed on widescreen (1440 x 900) displays;
(8) Corrections made to the following locations: Athens, Thessalonika, Tblisi and Amman;
(9) Corrections made to Daylight Saving Time for locations in Brazil, Iceland, Egypt, Iran, New Zealand, Israel, Mexico and Uruguay;
(10) Correction made to spelling of Newfoundland Time in time zone list.
v1.01 - Build 1, 30th January 2007
(1) Anno Domini is now fully compatible with Windows Vista;
(2) Support added for 1440x900 screen resolution for saving icon positions.
(3) Bug removed preventing installation of Anno Domini with Windows Vista;
(4) During removal of Anno Domini, users now have choice to remove the program immediately via a reboot or to remove Anno Domini when the PC is next rebooted;
(5) Bug removed during installation which previously could cause installation to continue before the necessary program fonts have been installed;
(6) README.DOC file replaced with README.RTF for better compatibility;
(7) Changes made to allow access to Solitaire, FreeCell, Backup, Restore and Sound Volume in Windows Vista.
v1.00 - Build 1, 24th September 2006
(1) Full local language support allowing calendars to be viewed and printed in the currently selected Windows language setting;
(2) List of international telephone dialling codes now available in the Contacts tab;
(3) 19 extra new currencies are now available in the Euro tab of the Conversion Calculator;
(4) Wikipedia biographies are now available via the Internet when clicking on any of the images of famous people in the On This Day dialog;
(5) Revised events database now includes calculations for Chinese New Year and Passover dates;
(6) Revised location database with option of view locations in Degrees/Minutes/Seconds format;
(7) Diary entries now available for the year 2010;
(8) Option now available to automatically backup Anno Domini data without prompt;
(9) Famous quotations increased to 700 for Plus! Pack users.
(10) Weekly Diary View now available to Lite users;
(11) Lunar and Solar Eclipse predictions now available to Standard users in the Astronomy tab;
(12) Automatic Atomic Clock synchronization of the PC clock now available to Standard users;
(13) Real-Time Astronomy function now available to Standard users;
(14) Conversion Calculator dialog now available to Standard users;
(15) 1 Year + Events and 1 Year + View reports now available to Standard users replacing the 3 Month With View and 3 Year Vertical reports;