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Stella Version History

Newer versions
3.5.1 | 3.5 | 3.4 | 3.3 | 3.2 | 3.1 | 3.0 (Small Stella overview, Great Stella overview, full details)
2.8.7 | 2.8.6 | 2.8.5 | 2.8.4 | 2.8.3 | 2.8.2 | 2.8.1 | 2.8 | 2.7 | 2.6.1 | 2.6 | 2.5 | 2.4.5 | 2.4 | 2.3 | 2.2 | 2.1 | 2.0
1.1 | 1.0
Stella 3.5.1, 10th May 2006

Stella 3.5, 16th March 2006
Changes for Great and Small Stella:

Changes for Great Stella only:


Stella 3.4, 14th February 2006
Changes for Great and Small Stella:

Changes for Great Stella only:


Stella 3.3, 16th January 2006
Changes for Great and Small Stella:

Changes for Great Stella only:


Stella 3.2, 21st July 2005
Changes for Great and Small Stella:

Changes for Great Stella only:


Stella 3.1, 6th July 2005
Changes for Great and Small Stella:

Changes for Great Stella only:


Stella 3.0, 12th June 2005

Small Stella 3.0 overview: (scroll down for Great Stella)

Great Stella 3.0 overview:

Version 3.0 in depth:
Changes affecting both Great Stella and Small Stella:

Additional changes for Great Stella only:


Stella 2.8.7, 16th November 2004
  • Fixed a bad bug where creating nets or stellations of models whose face-planes passed through the model's centre would crash. For example the "Drilled Square Bicupola" from the "Stewart Toroids" category in either Small or Great Stella, or the Tetrahemihexahedron in Great Stella. The bug only first appeared in version 2.8.6.

  • Stella 2.8.6, 28th October 2004
  • Great Stella only: Fixed crash when loading some .stel files containing faces with many sides (eg about 70 or more).
  • Default to check for updates daily instead of weekly. The check is done in a separate thread, so there's no delay while checking.
  • The check for updates now reports changes specific to your product (Great Stella or Small Stella), rather than reporting changes to both.

  • Stella 2.8.5, 18th July 2004
  • On some systems, Stella failed to notice when an internet connection was available, but still spent 5 seconds looking for it. If you see this message, then you don't have this problem.
  • Searching for updates is now done in the background, so even with a slow internet connection the program will start straight away.
  • Fixed a rare case where Stella could crash (found by George Olshevsky).
  • The progress meter can now give estimated remaining time in millennia, when appropriate :-)

  • Stella 2.8.4, 20th June 2004
  • The items on the "Color>Special Color Arrangements" submenu had stopped working. Fixed now.
  • Automatically check for new versions of the software if an internet connection is present. Option to check daily, weekly, or monthly, or never to check at all.
  • Software now refers to the new web site.

  • Stella 2.8.3, 26th April 2004
  • The items on the "Color>Special Color Arrangements" submenu had stopped working. Fixed now.

  • Stella 2.8.2, 5th April 2004
  • Great Stella only: creating a faceted polyhedron could crash when the model would not be valid. Now it gives an error when an odd number of faces meet at some edges, and a warning when more than two faces meet at an edge or adjacent faces are coplanar.

  • Stella 2.8.1, 5th April 2004
    Changes for Great and Small Stella:

    Changes for Great Stella only:


    Stella 2.8, 1st April 2004
    Changes for Great and Small Stella:

    Changes for Great Stella only:


    Stella 2.7, 1st December 2003
    Changes for Great and Small Stella:

    Changes for Great Stella only:


    Stella 2.6.1, 6th June 2003
    Changes for Great and Small Stella:

    Changes for Great Stella only:


    Stella 2.6, 3rd June 2003
    Changes for Great and Small Stella:

    Changes for Great Stella only:


    Stella 2.5, 9th April 2003
    Changes for Great and Small Stella:

    Changes for Great Stella only:


    Stella 2.4.5, 11th February 2003

    Stella 2.4, 20th January 2003
    Changes for Great and Small Stella:

    Changes for Great Stella only:


    Stella 2.3, 30th November 2002
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    Stella 2.2, 4th November 2002
    Changes for Great and Small Stella:

    Changes for Great Stella only:


    Stella 2.1, 18th October 2002
    Changes for Great and Small Stella:

    Changes for Great Stella only:


    Stella 2.0, 12th September 2002
    Changes for Great and Small Stella:

    Changes for Great Stella only:


    Stella 1.1, 14th January 2002

    Stella 1.0, 20th August 2001

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