Problem upgrading to version 2.21.3

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Thu, 04/07/2022 - 17:06

I haven't used VStar for a while and decided I should load the latest off-line version. I generally use it rather than the on line access because I have slow (DSL) internet. I loaded VStar under my root user directory in Windows 10 as I have done previously.  Before loading the new version I renamed all VStar directories and the .vstar file by adding "_Old_<date> to the names. I then did a full installation using the VStarWinSetup-2.21-3.exe file. The program seems to start but when I try to access the Plug-in manager I get a Plug-in Manager Error message "Error reading remote plug-in information." I have no trouble accessing other on-line sites such as this forum with my browser, so my internet connection is working. 

Anyone have suggestions to resolve this problem?

Brad Walter, WBY

PS: I am not getting a request to log in when I select the plug-in manager. The error message box pops up immediately

Astronomical Society of South Australia (ASSAU)
Plugin URL

Hi Walter

It's been awhile. Hope you have been well. :)

What value does the plugin URL in Preferences -> Plug-ins have? It should be:

The Set Defaults button should set it to this. Then try the plug-in manager again.

Otherwise, if that doesn't work, can you copy and paste the content of File -> Log... here?



American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Plug-in URL

That was it. About an hour before your reply I checked this and it showed the . . . /vstar-plugins/vstar-plugins-2.20.0 URL I don't know why it didn't show the default. when I first fired up the program, but when I clicked on the set defaults button, the correct . . . /vstar-plugins/vstar-plugins-2.21.3 URL showed and the plug-in manager worked.

Before changing the URL I tried manually downloading the Plug-ins and unzipped them into the vstar_plugins folder (that was where the plug-ins were located in my last install) located in the same directory as the vstar folder. and selecting it as the plug-ins base using the select local directory button,  but I got the same error message. .I didn't check to see if there was a tamfits.jar file in the vstar_plugin-libs folder until after setting the correct URL using the set default button.