Bringing a conclusion to the current discussion feels somewhat like trying to bring peace to the Middle East
Do not worry, there is no war here. Actually I have been testing pokep's software and trying to develop a program that can extract the star chart information he wants.
The star chart idea actually looks pretty nice. Seems like a great tool.
I have been looking for someone to test my program but since only 1 person has expressed any interest in it it is good that I picked up the project and got involved with it largely to practice OOP programing in C++.
If there are any philosophical differences in the tools it is only that the related astrology articles undelying the two are different. I'm using McDonnald's Astrology and pokep is developing his own.
It is a shame the two programs are not compatable. I could see a campaign wanting to use both but the underlying models are differnet. I don't think I'll be adding a horoison view of the stars, but the program I altered covers all sorts of transitions, astrologic configurations and etc.
The symsolon program altered to Harn offeres a fairly complete Astrological suite of tools. I'd like it to read out and interpet the results as well and that is something I might work on in the furture for the Earth version for my own use (my old astrology program is window 3.1 and objects to the vista environment).