The development of Maitreya started in the midst of the nineties.
The program was divided into two parts. One part calculated western charts and midpoints,
the other calculated Vedic charts, Vargas and Dasas.
Programming language was Turbo Pascal. This version was later ported to C++.
The screenshots below show the two programs (about 1996).
Next version started in 1998 and was a port to Linux and the Qt framework.
This version integrated western and Vedic features for the first time.
This version used the Swiss Ephemeris for calculation
and had several features of the later public release, e.g.
the tree based Dasa view, Vargas, the text view, Ephemeris and Hora.
Version 2 was rewritten in November 2003. This version was based on wxWidgets and was the fundament of the first public release.
Release 3.0 was the first public version, released in April 2004. Focus was on public usability.
Release 3.1 (August 2004): new columns in Vedic main window, location dialog, Vedic partner chart