A new version of VStar has just been released! This version contains security upgrades and will re-enable the Plug-in Manager and discrepant observation reporting that were disabled in the wake of the AAVSO Security breach. (Please note that the Members-only BSM and APASS Epoch Photometry plugins are still not available until further security measures can be implemented.)
In addition to the security upgrades, David Benn has also corrected several bugs and incorporated other changes based on valuable feedback from participants in his recent VStar CHOICE course.
And speaking of the CHOICE course participants... several of them wrote useful documentation on how to use various plugins. These documents have now been posted (alongside the applicable plugin) on the VStar Plug-in Library. Kudos to Barbara Harris, Gordon Myers and Brad Walter for helping us all out with these documents.
Many thanks also to Paul York for his work in updating and re-writing the 5-Star Analysis Tutorial. This is a useful and fun way to learn a little more about data analysis in general and using VStar in particular.
To get this latest version of VStar if you don't already have the Java Web Start version on your computer, please visit this page: http://www.aavso.org/vstar-overview and click the "Download VStar Now" button. If you have already been using VStar, you will get the new version automatically next time you open the program with vstar.jnlp.