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Stellarium 0.15.2

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A first release candidate of Stellarium 0.15.2 was published today.

Could you test how he works on your computer?

List of changes between version 0.15.1 and 0.15.2RC1:
- Added new algorithm for DeltaT from Stephenson, Morrison and Hohenkerk (2016)
- Added use QOpenGLWidget
- Added new option to InfoString group
- Added orbit visualization data for asteroids
- Added calculation of extincted magnitudes of satellites
- Added new type of Solar system objects: sednoids
- Added classificator of objects into Solar System Editor plugin
- Added albedo for infostring (planets and moons)
- Added some improvements and clean up of code in Search Tool
- Added use ISO 8601 to date formatting in Date and Time Dialog (LP: #1655630)
- Added "Restore direction to initial values" in Oculars plugin (LP: #1656085)
- Added the define for GL_DOUBLE again to restore compilation on ARM.
- Added calculation and show of horizontal and vertical scales of visible field of view of CCD (LP: #1656825)
- Added caching for landscapes, including preloading and some other manipulation via scripting.
- Added binning for CCD in Oculars plugin
- Added textures for DSO
- Added a mean solar day (equals to Earth's day) on the Sun for educational purposes
- Added transmitting map of object info via RemoteControl
- Added int property handling with sliders
- Added a scriptable function to retrieve landscape brightness.
- Added Spout licence.txt to Windows installer script
- Added displaying solstices points (LP: #1670046)
- Added extension of objectInfoMaps per object, most useful for scripting (LP: #1670412)
- Added tentative fix for crash without network (LP: #1667703)
- Fixed indirect dependency to QtOpenGL by QtMultimediaWidgets (LP: #1656525)
- Fixed text encoding in installer (LP: #1652515)
- Fixed changing value of n.dot in tooltip when ephemeris type is changed (LP: #1652762)
- Fixed mistakes in DeltaT stuff
- Fixed typos in AstroCalc tool
- Fixed visual style for spinup/spindown markers
- Fixed missing cross-id of Epsilon Lyrae (LP: #1653388)
- Fixed updating a list of Solar system bodies in AstroCalc tool when new objects added or objects was removed
- Fixed calculation of period for comets on elliptial orbits
- Fixed prediction of Iridium flares (LP: #1643311)
- Fixed saving visibility flag for Bookmarks button (LP: #1654164)
- Fixed refraction for Satellites (LP: #1654331)
- Fixed wrong parallax and distance for IC 59 (LP: #1655423)
- Fixed updating a text in Help window when shortcuts are changed (LP: #1656001)
- Fixed saving flags of visibility of Milky Way and Zodiacal Light (LP: #1656067)
- Fixed memory leaks
- Fixed few reports of Clang static analyzer
- Fixed double clicks causing crashes (LP: #1656525)
- Fixed packaging QtOpenGL in Windows/macOS packages
- Fixed handling a log lines with missing newline char
- Fixed a bad-value crash in ArchaeoLines plugin
- Fixed an invalid escape sequence in RemoteControl plugin
- Fixed bug in Search Tool (LP: #1655055)
- Fixed doing a screenshots (do it via FBO - solution for QOpenGLWidget)
- Fixed work a button for ArchaeoLines plugin
- Fixed calculation and rendering CCD frame in Oculars plugin
- Fixed an memory leak with the spheric mirror distorter, and removed stencil buffer from the effect FBO (we don't need it for our rendering) (LP: #1661375)
- Fixed tile-based render performance (always glClear all buffers at the start of the frame) (LP: #1661375)
- Fixed glClear alpha channel usage (glClear alpha to zero instead of one)
- Fixed Scenery3d cubemap rendering (restores rendering)
- Fixed crash, when location 'Sierra Nevada Observatory, Spain' is chosen (LP: #1662113)
- Fixed NetBSD and OpenBSD build by linking glues with Qt5::Gui.
- Fixed size for few DSO textures (NPOT textures for ancient GPUs) (LP: #1641773)
- Fixed crash, when missing a stars catalog from the middle of list (e.g. stars4 is missing and we tried zooming) (LP: #1653315)
- Fixed crash for configure color of generic DSO marker (LP: #1667787)
- Fixed date limit in AstroCalc tool (Set a minimum possible date limit for the range of dates for
QDateTimeEdit widgets) (LP: #1660208)
- Fixed escaping of symbols for Simbad Lookup (LP: #1669088)
- Fixed DE431 mismatch (LP: #1606583)
- Allows SkyImages in all reference frames and deprecate the old explicit core.loadSkyImageAltAz() type commands
- Updated rules for usage of custom time zones (the custom time zone may be use in all time now) (LP: #1652763)
- Updated shortcuts
- Updated rules for source package builder
- Updated URL of DSS collection
- Updated detect of OS
- Updated deployment rules for Windows installer
- Updated script for building Stellarium User Guide
- Updated GUI for set coefficients for custom equation of DeltaT
- Updated list of contributors
- Updated ArchaeoLines and Gridlines options to RemoteControl pages
- Updated Tongan sky culture
- Updated catalog of DSO
- Updated common names of DSO
- Updated star names (LP: #1664671)
- Updated Solar System Screen Saver.
- Updated Oculars plugin
- Updated Satellites plugin (Let's start looking to the Iridium on 15 seconds before flash)
- Updated plist data for macOS
- Removed code for automatic tuning star scales of the view through ocular/CCD (LP: #1656940)
- Code clean-up
- Prevent an unnecessary StelProperty change
- Changed the way the OpenGL format is set once again

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/trunk/0.90.0

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Great stuff Alex.  Thanks very much for all your hard work and efforts.

 

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Hi Alex ....

I am currently using the 0.15.1 version ......

 

I am interested in trying out the new version .... but .... will have to uninstall my current version or will they run side-by-side while I evaluate it?

 

Regards Mike

 

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On 14.03.2017 at 17:51, SlimPaling said:

I am interested in trying out the new version .... but .... will have to uninstall my current version or will they run side-by-side while I evaluate it?

Hi Mike,

You can install both versions in separate directories ;)

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Hi Alex -

I'll be happy to give 0.15.2 a go on my Windows 8.1 (Classic Shell). I'll let you know if I hit any bumps with it.

Thanks for everything!

Dave

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Help! I've tried installing several versions of Stellarium since v0.13.1 and now this latest 0.15.2RC1. Every time I launch it, it simply crashes at the start-up splash screen.

 

I'm running Win10 64-bit and this is the log file...

 

2017-03-16T07:01:43
Windows 10
Compiled using MSVC++ 12.0 (Visual Studio 2013)
Qt runtime version: 5.6.2
Qt compilation version: 5.6.2
Addressing mode: 64-bit
Total physical memory: 16285 MB
Available physical memory: 11987 MB
Physical memory in use: 26%
Processor speed: 3498 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor speed: 3498 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor speed: 3498 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor speed: 3498 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor speed: 3498 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor speed: 3498 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor speed: 3498 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor speed: 3498 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor speed: 3498 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor speed: 3498 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor speed: 3498 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor speed: 3498 MHz
Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz
G:\Program Files\Stellarium\stellarium.exe --spout=sky
 --------------------------------------------------------------------
[ This is Stellarium 0.90.0.9172 [trunk] -
http://www.stellarium.org ]
[ Copyright (C) 2000-2017 Fabien Chereau et al.                      ]
 --------------------------------------------------------------------
Writing log file to: "C:\\Users\\fireball\\AppData\\Roaming\\Stellarium\\log.txt"
File search paths:
  0 .  "C:\\Users\\fireball\\AppData\\Roaming\\Stellarium"
  1 .  "."
Attempting to use an existing older config file.
Clear cache and update config.ini...
Config file is:  "C:\\Users\\
fireball\\AppData\\Roaming\\Stellarium\\config.ini"
Default surface format:  QSurfaceFormat(version 2.0, options QFlags(), depthBufferSize -1, redBufferSize -1, greenBufferSize -1, blueBufferSize -1, alphaBufferSize -1, stencilBufferSize -1, samples -1, swapBehavior 0, swapInterval 1, profile  0)
Desired surface format:  QSurfaceFormat(version 2.1, options QFlags(), depthBufferSize 24, redBufferSize 8, greenBufferSize 8, blueBufferSize 8, alphaBufferSize 8, stencilBufferSize 8, samples -1, swapBehavior 0, swapInterval 1, profile  0)
StelGLWidget constructor
StelGraphicsScene constructor
initializeGL
OpenGL supported version:  "4.5.0 NVIDIA 376.53"
Current Format:  QSurfaceFormat(version 4.5, options QFlags(0x4), depthBufferSize 24, redBufferSize 8, greenBufferSize 8, blueBufferSize 8, alphaBufferSize 8, stencilBufferSize 8, samples 0, swapBehavior 2, swapInterval 1, profile  2)
StelMainView::init
Detected: OpenGL "4.5"
Driver version string: "4.5.0 NVIDIA 376.53"
GL vendor is "NVIDIA Corporation"
GL renderer is "GeForce GTX 980/PCIe/SSE2"
GL Shading Language version is "4.50 NVIDIA"
GLSL Version Number detected:  4.5
GLSL version is fine, we should not see a graphics problem.
Cache directory is:  "C:\\Users\\fireball\\AppData\\Local\\stellarium\\stellarium\\cache"
WARNING: unable to successfully read info.ini file from skyculture dir "lakota"
Sky language is  "en_GB"
Application language is  "en_GB"
Loading Solar System data ...

 

Any ideas? Do I need to install "Solar System data" separately?

 

TIA, Fireball

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Alex

To let you know, it runs well on my Windows 10 64 bit machine thus far. Installed into same directory. All settings migrated across and, so far, I'm pleased. 

Thanks for all the efforts 

Simon

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1 hour ago, fireballxl5 said:

Help! I've tried installing several versions of Stellarium since v0.13.1 and now this latest 0.15.2RC1. Every time I launch it, it simply crashes at the start-up splash screen.

...

G:\Program Files\Stellarium\stellarium.exe --spout=sky
...

fireballxl5, could you try run Stellarium in ANGLE or standard mode?

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Hi Alex,

yes, I tried angle and one other exe in the folder (maybe standard, can't remeber) this morning (latest RC1) with the same result.

Thanks for the quick response though!

Regards, Fireball

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22 minutes ago, fireballxl5 said:

yes, I tried angle and one other exe in the folder (maybe standard, can't remeber) this morning (latest RC1) with the same result.

Please give me a log.txt from Stellarium

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I have tried and am loving it. Especially the ephemeredes function for comets. Thank you

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I've been exploring this update - with no problems detected. It 'feels' a bit faster responding here and there. On the above note from Scosmico, I checked out the comets - and Wow! You weren't exagerrating in the least. That really grabs the eyes!

Great work - Alex & Company!

All the best,

Dave

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5 hours ago, alexwolf said:

Please give me a log.txt from Stellarium

Hi Alex,

I guess you mean the standard install rather than RC1? I've tried running Stellarium previously using the standard download as explained above (at least from v0.13.1) with the same problem. I was hoping that the very latest version fixed the problem.

I've tried running as admin and compatibility mode options with the same result. With RC1 I get the following dialog (text extracted from dialog below) when running the Compatibility Troubleshooter

I'd love to give Stellarium a try. Maybe it's down to not having the correct support files?

 

 
Program Compatibility Troubleshooter
Publisher details
Issues found
Incompatible Program
stellarium is incompatible.
Detected
 
Fix program stellarium
Completed
Issues found
Detection details
6
Incompatible Program
Detected
 
stellarium is incompatible.
Fix program stellarium
Completed
Provides steps to fix the incompatible program.
 
Compatibility Mode
Compatibility modes applied:
Run as administrator
User verification: Fix didn't work
Detection details
 
Collection information
Computer Name: STARNET_BASE
Windows Version:
10.0
Architecture:
x64
Time:
16 March 2017 19:31:47
Publisher details
 
Program Compatibility Troubleshooter
Find and fix problems with running older programs on this version of Windows.
Package Version:
2.0
Publisher:
Microsoft Windows
Program Compatibility Troubleshooter
Find and fix problems with running older programs on this version of Windows.
Package Version:
2.0
Publisher:
Microsoft Corporation
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typo fix

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I just installed this on a W10 64bit machine (was previously using 0.15.1). While having a quick play I hit a very rare snag!

When going to the satellites plug-in and selecting "iridium flares" then "predict iridium flares", Stellarium just hangs. 

First there is just no activity but a normal arrow cursor. After a few seconds the cursor becomes the spinning "busy" cursor. I have to close Stellarium via the Task Manager.

 

 

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On 12/03/2017 at 15:24, alexwolf said:

Could you test how he works on your computer?/0.90.0

Does not work for me :( , the display is overlaid for about 2/3 in left lower screen by a rectangular lighter area that cannot be dismissed ( changes to red with night view otherwise I cannot do anything else with it. )

After installation on first run  there was a popup that said I was lacking something so did I want to continue in degraded mode, I said yes, with the above result. On re-running I cannot reproduce that error message to know (or tell you) what I lacked :(

Laptop - Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1 ( pre installed by vendor) (second hand !)

So back to my previous v.11 on another (old Vista) laptop, which works well for what I need :)

Is there a diagnostic prog that I can run, first, to determine what this Win7 (or my other machines variously Win7 and Win8  laptops & desktops)  need to be able to run it (or even the 15.1) ?

 

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12 hours ago, Paul M said:

I just installed this on a W10 64bit machine (was previously using 0.15.1). While having a quick play I hit a very rare snag!

When going to the satellites plug-in and selecting "iridium flares" then "predict iridium flares", Stellarium just hangs. 

First there is just no activity but a normal arrow cursor. After a few seconds the cursor becomes the spinning "busy" cursor. I have to close Stellarium via the Task Manager.

Stellarium predicts Iridium flashes with depth in week and we can't accurate calculate all events in one-two seconds of time. Please be more patient for this feature - he may use few seconds (may be tens of seconds on slow computers) for calculation.

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14 hours ago, fireballxl5 said:

I guess you mean the standard install rather than RC1? I've tried running Stellarium previously using the standard download as explained above (at least from v0.13.1) with the same problem. I was hoping that the very latest version fixed the problem.

I've tried running as admin and compatibility mode options with the same result. With RC1 I get the following dialog (text extracted from dialog below) when running the Compatibility Troubleshooter

I'd love to give Stellarium a try. Maybe it's down to not having the correct support files?

Could you try rename this directory: C:\\Users\\fireball\\AppData\\Roaming\\Stellarium to get a clean config.ini file and data for all plugins? Possible some data has invalid format or broken files. I hope you can found source of crashes and share a file which caused this problem.

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8 hours ago, SilverAstro said:

Does not work for me :( , the display is overlaid for about 2/3 in left lower screen by a rectangular lighter area that cannot be dismissed ( changes to red with night view otherwise I cannot do anything else with it. )

Could you try run Stellarium in MESA mode (Start -> Programs -> Stellarium -> Stellarium (MESA mode))?

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18 minutes ago, alexwolf said:

Could you try run Stellarium in MESA mode (Start -> Programs -> Stellarium -> Stellarium (MESA mode))?

Thank you, yes it runs  !

and is looking good on a quick test , I've not met MESA before  I will google >> :)

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25 minutes ago, alexwolf said:

 (Start -> Programs -> Stellarium -> Stellarium (MESA mode))?

I have now reproduced the original problem msg. with Start -> Programs -> Stellarium -> Stellarium  ,  and it is saying :-

"Your OpenGL subsystem has problems."

So it looks like I need a newer openGL version, what functionality may I be missing if I dont install new openGL and continue in MESA mode ?

Thanks.

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1 hour ago, alexwolf said:

Stellarium predicts Iridium flashes with depth in week and we can't accurate calculate all events in one-two seconds of time. Please be more patient for this feature - he may use few seconds (may be tens of seconds on slow computers) for calculation.

Thanks Alex, you are correct. It takes about 3 minutes or more to calculate the Iridium Flares. 

I usually have Stellarium in full screen mode and when it's calculating irridiums there is no other response, can't minimise the screen etc to go and do something else while it calculates. So it seemed as though it had stopped running.

But now I know to be more patient. It works!

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Second release candidate of version 0.15.2 available for testing...

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2 hours ago, SilverAstro said:

So it looks like I need a newer openGL version, what functionality may I be missing if I dont install new openGL and continue in MESA mode ?

Installing a new drivers may solve your problem

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      - Updated scripting API: added format specification for screenshots. (GH: #623)
      - Updated the code (thanks for PVS-Studio to the finding an issues)
      - Updated DSO textures
      - Updated textures of LMC (GH: #632)
      - Updated nomenclature
      - Updated jquery and jquery-ui in Remote Control plugin (GH: #620, #621)
      - Updated scripting engine: MilkyWay saturation scriptable now
      - Updated scripting engine: expanding the core.clear() method
      - Updated Satellites plugin: harmonized function name, added a property [Scripting Engine].
      - Updated KoreanCM.isl file - typofixes (GH: #639)
      - Updated RemoteSync plugin: suppress unsuitable properties (GH: #642)
      - Updated AstroCalc/WUT tool: optimizations
      - Updated AstroCalc/Positions tool: optimizations
      - Updated AstroCalc/Phenomena tool: optimizations
      - Updated contact info for plugins
      - Updated Sterngarten model description
      - Updated behaviour of the options on Starlore tab
      - Updated list of extraterrestrial locations
      - Updated time zones behaviour: make custom time zone use a full property of StelCore
      - Updated time zones behaviour: preserve custom timezone setting
      - Updated LocationDialog behaviour: Return to default location resets location list.
      - Removed a long time abandoned incomplete LogBook plugin
      - Remove old deprecated methods in scripting engine
      - Remove languages without translators and with translations lesser than 1%
      Download new desktop edition you may here: https://stellarium.org
      Thank you very much to community for bug reports,  feature requests and contributions!
    • By alexwolf
      Stellarium 0.18.3 has been released today!
      Full list of changes:
      - Added names of potential interesting asteroids according to Wikipedia
      - Added change saturation of Milky Way when eyepiece simulation is enabled
      - Added precisions to saturation shader (GH: #261)
      - Added Northern Andes skyculture (GH: #267)
      - Added Western (Sky & Telescope) skyculture (GH: #562)
      - Added tool for checking updates of planetarium
      - Added the support of kinetic scrolling for lists and long texts for all operating systems (disabled by default)
      - Added support angular size filter for AstroCalc/WUT tool (if applicable)
      - Added satellite color & description handling (GH: #350, #380)
      - Added new graph into AstroCalc/Graphs tool
      - Added airmass info to infostring and infomap (GH: #157)
      - Added workaround for a spherical mirror mode bug (GH: #252)
      - Added angular separation filter for double stars in AstroCalc/WUT tool
      - Added highlights support (see Bookmarks tool; GH: #272)
      - Added Chinese translation for landscape description (GH: #493)
      - Added tooltip for 'Prism/CCD distance (mm)' option
      - Added a SphericalCap to close off Spherical Landscapes
      - Added Chinese translation for skycultures (GH: #503)
      - Added tool for reaload the DSO background images (shortcut: Ctrl+I)
      - Added tool for reloading the current sky culture (shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+I)
      - Added pack of DSO textures
      - Added timezone loading for landscapes
      - Added Nereid texture
      - Added new method core.selectConstellationByName() to avoid possible wrong selection when few objects has same name (enforcement selection of constellation; GH: #490)
      - Added alphabetical sorting the list of surveys (GH: #506)
      - Added Chinese Contemporary Skyculture (GH: #508)
      - Added 2 new tweakable buttons for asterisms
      - Added 4 new tweakable buttons for GUI
      - Added Interstellar Object type and elements of 1I/Oumuamua
      - Added new nomenclature for Mercury
      - Added Chinese translation for skycultures (GH: #540)
      - Added display of the antisolar point (GH: #536)
      - Added a good default list of instruments into Oculars plugin (GH: #409)
      - Added kinetic scrolling to switch on the fly (GH: #519)
      - Added option to select font and size (GH: #424)
      - Added workaround for grouped onscreen Information of selected object issue (GH: #523)
      - Added a tour of the Solar System planets
      - Added phase angle info for the artificial satellites
      - Added new MIME type for Stellarium scripts (for UNIX/Linux systems)
      - Added wrapper for Stellarium's website
      - Added support XLSX files (GH: #555)
      - Added visual style for headers of columns in XLSX files
      - Added option to sort results in AstroCalc/WUT tool (GH: #521, #560)
      - Added visual style for headers of columns in XLSX files
      - Added support double clicks on the sky (selecting + centering objects)
      - Added scripting function to allow targetting Galactic coordinates
      - Fixed small issue with untranslatable items of drop-down list of HiPS surveys
      - Fixed saving telescope settings on Mac OS X (GH: #254)
      - Fixed the terms in columns in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
      - Fixed switching of locale for dates on graphs in AstroCalc tool when language is changed
      - Fixed bug when downloading extra stars catalogues (GH: #260)
      - Fixed saving value of option "Scale image circle" in Oculars plugin (GH: #264)
      - Fixed resetting results when clear button is pressed in Satellites plugin (GH: #265)
      - Fixed annoying warning in Search Tool
      - Fixed missing config option for rise, set and transit times in GUI
      - Fixed possible crash in AstroCalc/PC tool
      - Fixed adding unnamed stars into bookmarks
      - Fixed fragment shader for planets
      - Fixed uninitialized vars in HelpDialog (Coverity issue)
      - Fixed documentation for for StelObject::getInfoMap()
      - Fixed spheric mirror support on retina displays (GH: #390)
      - Fixed link to the Stellarium User Guide
      - Fixed link to Hawaiian Star Compass Landscape in Hawaiian Starlines (GH: #384)
      - Fixed the performance for AstroCalc tool (GH: #379)
      - Fixed lunar eclipse visualization (GH: #274) 
      - Fixed bookmarking for the unnamed stars
      - Fixed Chinese sky culture (GH: #489)
      - Fixed a bug for Chinese skyulture. (GH: #504)
      - Fixed storing the view direction/FoV separately from other settings (GH: #309)
      - Fixed typo in stellarium.desktop (GH: #507)
      - Fixed typo in property setting (Cardinal direction color)
      - Fixed storing of mount mode (conflict in Oculars plugin; GH: #505)
      - Fixed the orientation of M58 texture (GH: #514)
      - Fixed PNG warnings
      - Fixed bad airmass infostring (GH: #525).
      - Fixed button state
      - Fixed the text overlap issue in Observability plugin (GH: #517)
      - Fixed the placement issue of the cross in Pointer Coordinates (GH: #516)
      - Fixed border handling for a DeltaT formula
      - Fixed build with --as-needed (GH: #545)
      - Fixed updating Satellites at startup (GH: #542)
      - Fixed separation value for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool for oppositions
      - Fixed opening XLSX files in the modern Microsoft Office
      - Fixed black screen shot in night mode (GH: #534)
      - Fixed TeX style for scripts (GH: #570)
      - Updated GUI of AstroCalc tool (AstroCalc/AltVsTime, AstroCalc/ME and AstroCalc/Graphs tools has been merged into AstroCalc/Graphs)
      - Updated GUI of AstroCalc tool (visual style has been updated)
      - Updated GUI behaviour: let's hide angular limits for AstroCalc/WUT when the limits are not applicable
      - Updated GUI behaviour: split GUI font size from screen font size
      - Updated GUI behaviour: move color buttons to the left of labels
      - Updated visual style of diagram in Exoplanets plugin
      - Updated code of Satellites plugin
      - Updated names of DSO
      - Updated textures of DSO
      - Updated textures of moons
      - Updated nomenclature
      - Updated documents
      - Updated Oculars plugin: immediate update of display when changing instrument details in GUI.
      - Updated Oculars plugin: separate font scaling for the Oculars GUI panel.
      - Updated Oculars plugin: storing of current instrument (telescope/ocular/CCD/lens) indices
      - Updated RemoteControl plugin: change return types in JSON object info from string-only to native.
      - Updated getInfoString code: separate getMagnitudeInfoString to avoid code repetition.
      - Updated tooltips and labels for AstroCalc/WUT tool
      - Updated default select priority for custom objects and markers (GH: #501)
      - Updated behaviour: the select priority of custom objects and markers now configurable and scriptable
      - Updated behaviour: improved timezone handling, allows scriptable setting (GH: #497)
      - Updated default catalog of exoplanets
      - Updated default catalog of pulsars
      - Updated ArchaeoLines plugin (code refactoring)
      - Updated color setting (code refactoring)
      - Updated behaviour of lists in the AstroCalc/Graphs/Graphs tool (GH: #520)
      - Updated tool for create the exoplanets catalog
      - Updated script 'Constellations tour' and added small patch to avoid possible crash, when sky culture is changed (GH: #572)
      - Obsolete code in core has been removed
      - Removed outdated link (GH: #526)
      - Removed doubled parenting code in GUI classes
      Download new desktop edition you may here: https://stellarium.org
    • By alexwolf
      Stellarium 0.18.2 has been released today!
      Full list of changes:
      - Added GUI improvements for AstroCalc tool
      - Added elongation support for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
      - Added support decimal degrees format for AstroCalc tool
      - Added handle keypressing for list of matching objects in AstroCalc/WUT tool
      - Added filters for enlisted objects in Search Tool/Lists tool
      - Added filters for list of matching objects in AstroCalc/WUT tool
      - Added new textures for moons 
      - Added column with angular distance from the Moon into AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
      - Added special case for partial solar eclipses in AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
      - Added centering text for headers in AstroCalc/Phenomena, AstroCalc/Ephemeris and AstroCalc/Positions tools
      - Added "clear" button for search of artificial satellites in the selected group (Satellites plugin)
      - Added additional context for term 'Transit' (GH: #215)
      - Added artwork for some Maori constellations
      - Added support Abell Catalog of Planetary Nebulae (Abell, 1966)
      - Added distances for some planetary nebulae (DSO)
      - Added possibility to select all constellations through scripts and hotkeys
      - Added new language (Urdu)
      - Added additional level of checks for JSON documents
      - Added Lokono sky culture
      - Added support to add/subtract calendric month through hotkeys (GH: #232)
      - Added support 'ESO/Uppsala Survey of the ESO(B) Atlas'
      - Added processing the 30x HTTP codes for Quasars, Pulsars, Historical Supernovae, Bright Novae, Meteor Showers and Exoplanets plugins (GH: #236, #231, #229, #227, #226, #225, #224, #223)
      - Added visual magnitudes and sizes for Abell planetary nebulae
      - Added support Milkyway saturation effect (GH: #175, #242)
      - Added Henriksson solution (2017) for Schoch formula for DeltaT (1931)
      - Added actions (without default hotkeys) to toggle Moon and Minor body scaling
      - Added script "Jupiter and triple shadow phenomena"
      - Added script "Jupiter without Galilean satellites"
      - Added script "Occultations of bright stars by planets"
      - Added script "Mutual occultations of planets"
      - Fixed sorting rules for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
      - Fixed Moon HiPS rendering during eclipse
      - Fixed URL of API for "Location from network" feature (GH: #218)
      - Fixed some errors in DSO catalog
      - Fixed crash in the combination: constellation is selected and sky culture has been changed
      - Fixed Earth shadow on scaled Moon during eclipse
      - Fixed auto-enabling landscapes when setObserverLocation is call (LP: #1783752)
      - Fixed position of Jupiter moons: updated theory to L1.2 (GH: #222)
      - Fixed cross-index data issue (DSO)
      - Fixed the term for altitude above sea level (GH: #247)
      - Fixed desync bug with IAU Constellation and constellation borders (GH: #246)
      - Fixed reserved identifier violation issue (GH: #243)
      - Fixed trouble with selection priority of nomenclature items for celestial bodies in deep shadow (GH: #239)
      - Fixed parsing error in constellation IAU borders lookup (GH: #241)
      - Fixed compiler warnings when GPS support is disabled (GH: #240)
      - Fixed potential crash for Meteor showers plugin
      - Fixed crash (segmentation fault) for sporadic meteors with max ZHR
      - [SUG] Fixed bibtex link
      - [SUG] Fixed links for HCG data (GH: #212)
      - Updated scripts
      - Updated behaviour of deselectConstellations() method (LP: #1780951)
      - Updated Epimetheus texture
      - Updated behaviour of "clear" button for Search and AstroCalc/WUT tools
      - Updated list of locations
      - Updated list of DSO names
      - Updated behaviour of Oculars button on bottom toolbar: hidden by default
      - Updated default bookmarks of Solar System Editor plugin (GH: #180)
      - Updated script 'Partial Lunar Eclipse'
      - Updated default host for GeoIP service
      - Updated the appdata file (GH: #234)
      - Updated behaviour of Location dialog: allowed to use resort GPS location at next startup and disable IP query when GPS is used
      - Removed support of terrible Qt plural forms
      Download new desktop edition you may here: https://stellarium.org
    • By alexwolf
      Stellarium 0.18.1 has been released today!
      Full list of changes:
      - Added dithering support
      - Added filtering for pulsars
      - Added option for Telrad
      - Added nomenclature for Charon
      - Added new time steps for AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool
      - Added support Mandarin Chinese language
      - Added support of hi-res screenshots (GH: #141)
      - Added few small improvements for Quasars plugin
      - Added tooltips for color buttons in Pulsars plugin
      - Added option to hiding invisible satellites in markers mode (GH: #145)
      - Added angular size for the estimated values of coma and gas tail for comet
      - Added support decimal degrees for size of DSO
      - Added improvements for proportional size textures for large DSO (GH: #159)
      - Added atmospheric mixing and extinction handling to Toast Survey (GH: #158)
      - Added Korean translation for landscape description (GH: #170)
      - Added shortkeys for change light pollution (GH: #171)
      - Added rise, transit and set times for celestial objects (GH: #169)
      - Added info about duration of the solar day
      - Added scripting function to retrieve environment variables.
      - Added changeability of magnitude limit for stars through keyboard shortcuts (GH: #174)
      - Added Korean ISL File and Update iss.cmake (GH: #185)
      - Added allowing storing script output to absolute path
      - Added equatorial radius / diameter info for Solar system bodies
      - Added calculation of equatorial rotation velocity for Solar system bodies (except comets)
      - Added 2 more lines to ArchaeoLines plugin
      - Fixed load the HiPS sources through proxy
      - Fixed creating screenshots on retina displays
      - Fixed behaviour Macbook's touchpad
      - Fixed result of dithering color components with exactly zero tail
      - Fixed dithering for OpenGL ES2
      - Fixed enabling various lines when Telrad is enabled (GH: #109)
      - Fixed error in DSO catalogs filter
      - Fixed bug when screenshots folder can't be changed via GUI (LP: #1764084, GH: #144)
      - Fixed compile with Qt5.10 (Windows/Visual Studio 2015) (GH: #139)
      - Fixed visibility of splash screen (GH: #142)
      - Fixed rendering asterisms names
      - Fixed editing telescope properties for Telescope Control plugin
      - Fixed memory leak of Bayer pattern texture in StelPainter (GH: #154)
      - Fixed HiPS server requests (GH: #156)
      - Fixed infotext brightness when planets are switched off
      - Fixed crash after customization of absolute/relative scales
      - Fixed operational status string for satellites
      - Fixed incorrect pair counts in constellationship.fab files (GH: #167)
      - Fixed color issue for formatting infostring
      - Fixed selection in AstroCalc/Positions tool
      - Fixed fullscreen toggle on Mac OS X (GH: #193)
      - Fixed User Agent string for HiPS
      - Fixed the SSO isolated trails checkbox. (GH: #199)
      - Fixed a rendering bug with spheric mirror distortion (LP: #1777320)
      - Updated behaviour of Toast: lazily creation of the grid
      - Updated help of Telescope Control plugin
      - Updated HiPS behaviour: try to use caching as much as possible
      - Updated user agent string for HiPS browser
      - Updated nomenclature list
      - Updated main GUI
      - Updated GUI of plugins
      - Updated Satellites plugin
      - Updated GPS handling
      - Updated list of contributors
      - Updated catalog of pulsars
      - Updated behaviour of Search Tool for craters
      - Updated Quasars plugin
      - Updated format for DSO's size
      - [SUG] Updated year for copyright notices
      - Updated Korean Star Names (GH: #173)
      - Updated hyperlinks for DOIs resolver (GH: #187)
      - Updated CMake rules for Windows/MSVC (GH: #183, #188)
      - Updated textures
      - Updated Scripting Engine: extended behaviour for includes files in scripts
      - Updated the code: remove some redundant calls to increase code readability. (GH: #184)
      - Updated the code: replaces foreach macro by C++11 range-based for. (GH: #195)
      - Updated the code: remove gVector, use Vec3d instead. (GH: #197)
      - Updated the code: C++11 auto to replace complicated hand written types. (GH: #196)
      - Updated the code: disable debug logging on OpenGLES mode. (GH: #201)
      - Updated the code: remove the null pointer check after new. (GH: #202)
      - Updated the code: check struct size by using static_assert. (GH: #203)
      - Updated the code: put dwarf galaxies and h400 tables into static array. (GH: #204)
      - Updated the code: call getDecYear in getDeltaTByEspenakMeeus. (GH: #205)
      - Updated the code: remove some new/delete pairs, just use variables on stack. (GH: #206)
      - Updated CMake code: enable persistent usage of C++11 standard for compiling (GH: #192)
      Download new desktop edition you may here: http://stellarium.org
      And bonus for fans: first beta release of StellariumWeb - https://stellarium-web.org/
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