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Dear users of planetarium and possible translators!

We plan to release version 0.18.0 near spring equinox day and all strings for translation are freeze now. You may download version 0.90.0.15855 (also known as 0.18.0RC1) to testing current status of features and translations.

If you can assist with translation to any of the 119 languages which Stellarium supports, please go to Transifex website and help us out: https://www.transifex.com/stellarium/stellarium/dashboard/

Full list of changes between versions 0.17.0 and 0.18.0RC1 are:

- Added support HEALPix surveys (Hello visualization of multiwavelength universe in the Stellarium - over 300 surveys available right now!)
- Added patches for TeXLive
- Added Chinese (Simplified) and Chinese (Traditional) translations for InnoSetup
- Added Dnoces star name
- Added check relative paths for AppImage (or something similar) packages
- Added hook for creating an AppImage application
- Added optional building 3rd-party INDILib when Telescope Control plugin is disabled
- Added manual commands for NSEW movements in Telescope Control plugin [INDI-only]
- Added computation of solar eclipse magnitude and solar eclipse obscuration on Earth (special case)
- Added option to allow adding some sky background color (GH: #71)
- Added Moon age computation (GH: #73)
- Added "Western (O.Hlad)" sky culture
- Added support common names of pulsars
- Added some DSO images
- Added calculation of synodic period
- Added AstroCalc/Monthly Elevation tool
- Added optional Sun, Moon, Astronomical Twilight and Nautical Twilight lines for AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool
- Added Battlesteads Observatory into locations list
- Added a special case of computations (lunar eclipse) into AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
- Added two new signals to manage wide dates changes with various steps - by months and years
- Added new option to the AstroCalc/AltVsTime and AstroCalc/ME tools
- Added support a Hickson Compact Group collection
- Added tools for select color of planetary labels and trails
- Added option to suppress drawing large halo around bright stars. (GH: #105)
- Added Tesla Roadster orbital elements
- Added config options for font size of cardinal points
- Added visualization of civil twilight line in AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool
- Added 'Artificial objects' into Search/Lists tool
- Fixed spheric mirror effect inputs with retina display
- Fixed visualization issue for ephemeris markers due refraction (GH: #51)
- Fixed building Stellarium on *BSD systems (GH: #52)
- Fixed texture name
- Fixed behaviour of DateTimeDialog (LP: #1409935)
- Fixed behaviour of Compass Marks plugin
- Fixed issue for creating a multiple Screenshot directories (GH: #60)
- Fixed cmake for OSX
- Fixed data race condition by mutex in Telescope Control plugin
- Fixed few C99 warnings
- Fixed rules for MSVC linker
- Fixed Phoebe's absolute magnitude
- Fixed some DSO positions (data is obtained from NED database) (GH: #64)
- Fixed FSF address
- Fixed missed license info for the new code
- Fixed version of DSO catalog
- Fixed inconsistency of calculations in AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool
- Fixed crash due missing file MSVCR120.dll (GH: #101)
- Fixed backward orbiting of Uranus moons (GH: #107)
- Fixed search Hydra constellation (show IAU numbers for moons) (LP: #1752784)
- Fixed crash when opening Configuration window (beta 0.90.0.15828) (GH: #111)
- Fixed crash when landscape invalid
- Fixed translation action in HipsMgr
- Fixed name of action for TOAST DSS
- Updated Russian and German translations for InnoSetup
- Updated list of cardinals names
- Updated target rules for OSX
- Updated AppStream info
- Updated default catalog of pulsars
- Updated Indian Vedic skyculture
- Updated list of nomenclature on the Titan
- Updated zlib to version 1.2.11
- Updated toggling of atmosphere, Milky Way and Zodiacal Light
- Updated Telescope Control plugin
- Updated AstroCalc/AltVsTime tool
- Updated focus rules for Search Tool
- Updated stellarium.appdata.xml file
- Updated behaviour of AstroCalc/ME and AstroCalc/PC tools
- Updated the behaviour of Satellites plugin: the plugin will be disabled when date is changed for a month or year to avoiding stupid computation
- Updated select priority rules for DSO
- Updated help info in the plugins
- Updated info in Help window
- Updated metainfo
- Removed outdated data

You may download prepared binary packages on our official website - http://www.stellarium.org (see Beta link on top bar ;) )

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3 minutes ago, Tommohawk said:

Alex - just out of curiosity, do you ever sleep!?

Yes, of course! :)

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Hi, i just applied for the portuguese translation, it will be a nice experience if I'm accepted. :)

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Stellarium 0.18.0RC2 has been published today - please help us test it (esp. for OS X users!)

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