Past Updates (2011)

Past Updates

Here are some historical update notifications to Mysticetus – selected at random for a taste of things as features trickled in.

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 10:53 PM, Dave Steckler <> wrote:

Go to the downloads page. Before you do anything, though, make sure you Import/Export->Archive off to some *.mysticetus file so you can re-load it later.

This release fixes a number of bugs, plus:

– Formula editor. Instead of calling it a “calculated entry” it is now a formula. And if you click the ellipses next to the formula, it will bring up an editor which helps you design formulas. Much easier than simply typing it in, plus it will only allow the correct types of fields in the formulas.

– Loading and saving *.mysticetus files has been made much easier. It is now moved outside the Import/Export dialog. Plus, Mysticetus will not auto-load and auto-save the last used *.mysticetus file (all entry sheets, plus any data associated with them). Basically, like *.xlsx or *.doc files for Excel or Word, everything keys off of *.mysticetus now.

Again, Archive your data and sheets to a *.mysticetus file somewhere. Then download the latest version, run it and tell me what you think. (you’ll need a new license key…just email me the site key and I’ll send a license key your way).



On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 11:01 AM, Dave Steckler <> wrote: —> Downloads

Among other things, includes a new Boolean entry type. 

 On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 11:52 AM, Dave Steckler <> wrote:

Go ahead and download the latest Mysticetus installer. First, Uninstall the existing version (Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs), then run the new setup.exe in the zip file from There are a ton of new features:

– Click on .mysticetus file in explorer and it will open that file
– background Auto-save and auto-restore if the computer or Mysticetus crashes.
– Ability to set Observer Position override (in Options) – this will use set position and/or height in place of GPS information (you can select one, the other, or both to override and still get the other information from your gps).
– Ability to configure reticle angles (in Options), plus designate Angle fields as reticles rather than degrees (when editing your entry sheet).
– Ability to enter angles such as “30L” or “44R”, which will calculate the actual angle based on vessel/aircraft heading. You can still enter “280” or “R” or “L”, too (R is same as 0R, L is same as 270R)



From: Dave Steckler <>
Date: Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 1:17 PM
Subject: New Mysticetus on the download site

– Fixes some bugs related to program startup (double clicking on a .mysticetus file wasn’t working)

– Adds controls (under Options->System) for how often auto-save happens
– Adds controls (under Options->System) for whether to automatically create backups on any attached USB drives.

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