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Yesterday we published first release candidate to version 0.19.0. Please help us test it and report us about finded problems (in this topic or in our bug tracker).

Full list of changes between version 0.18.3 and version 0.19.0RC1 (v0.18.3.16781):
- Added new type of computation for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
- Added GUI options to change constellations and asterisms font size (GH: #576)
- Added new source to star names and added new additional name to kappa Scorpii
- Added tool to detect Intel C/C++ compiler in our Logger
- Added new method into ConstellationMgr class - getConstellationsEnglishNames() to get English names of all constellations in the selected sky culture [Scripting Engine]
- Added new one script 'Constellations Tour' to organize the tour around constellations of the loaded sky culture [Scripting Engine]
- Added constellation boundaries for Chinese Skyculture (GH: #584)
- Added more values to correctly detect MSVC version
- Added few scriptable methods into HighlightMgr class to manage highlight points
- Added translation support for strings within scripts
- Added Chinese medieval sky culture (GH: #604)
- Added Alipurduar town (West Bengal; India) to the default locations list (GH: #606)
- Added extra check-point for data directory in the StelFileMgr class
- Added DSO textures
- Added sensor crop overlay to Ocular plugin (GH: #612)
- Added tool for allow filetype selection for Screenshots (GH: #623)
- Added core.getPlatformName() and core.isMediaPlaybackSupported() methods into scripting engine
- Added scripting function isModuleLoaded()
- Added graph "Transit altitude vs Time" into AstroCalc/Graphs tool
- Added small simplification to scripting through adding master switch by types for grids, lines and points on the sky [Scripting Engine]
- Added showing labels for named highlights (GH: #638)
- Added allow setting location of User Data Dir via environment variable.
- Added scripting graphics tool [Scripting Engine] (GH: #640)
- Added LMC and SMC as addition names for Magellanic Clouds
- Added classifications support for sky cultures
- Added support 2 southern deep sky catalogues (NGC subset; esp. for southern observers)
- Added armintxe, paleolithic sky culture and landscape (GH: #628)
- Added demo script for martian analemma [Scripting Engine]
- Added support sols for setDate() method [Scripting Engine]
- Added code, who indicate to hybrid graphics systems to prefer the discrete part by default (GH: #649)
- Added support for constellation boundaries thickness (GH: #653)
- Added Maya constellations (GH: #635)
- Added normal maps for planets, moons and minor planets
- Fixed Ependes Observatory location (GH: #581)
- Fixed scaling the distance in AstroCalc
- Fixed naming the stars in AstroCalc tool when non-western skyculture is enabled (GH: #577)
- Fixed sorting of column Distance in Astronomical Calculations' Ephemeris tab (GH: #579)
- Fixed wrong calculation the FOV of CCD in Oculars plugin
- Fixed compile Stellarium without media features
- Fixed behaviour of script (The old script 'Constellations Tour' was renamed to the 'Western Constellations Tour' and updated) [Scripting Engine]
- Fixed documents for core.clear() method [Scripting Engine]
- Fixed unit tests failure on Windows and some linuxes (GH: #586, #587, #588)
- Fixed the user interface problems for lenses in Oculars plug-in (GH: #580)
- Fixed copyright years in CREDITS.md file
- Fixed checker in the StelFileMgr class (GH: #589)
- Fixed macOS User Data Directory in documentation (GH: #593)
- Fixed bug report address for .desktop translations
- Fixed a typo in Scenery3D plugin (GH: #600)
- Fixed selecting LMST, LTST and system_default timezone names
- Fixed math error in StelHips (GH: #599)
- Fixed a potential memory leak in libtess (GH: #598)
- Fixed error for ephemeris calculations time window (GH: #605)
- Fixed description data for textures.json
- Fixed missed translatable strings in StelSkyCultureMgr class
- Fixed CWE-404 issues
- Fixed crash when script tried delete already deleted labels (GH: #625)
- Fixed zooming behaviour
- Fixed time zone issue in AstroCalc/WUT tool
- Changed default constellations font size
- Changed HiPS behaviour: don't show tile if it is hidden by children
- Changed behaviour of version checker: introduced the additional check for latest version
- Changed behaviour of the BottomStelBar::updateText() method (GH: #596)
- Updated Reingold and Dershowitz algorithm of DeltaT (New algorithm was taken from the Calendrical Calculations: The Ultimate Edition book)
- Updated cmake rules for ICC/ICPC support (Intel C/C++ compilers)
- Updated GUI in Oculars plugin
- Updated Stellarium User Guide
- Updated technical documentation
- Updated Amalthea texture
- Updated scripts (added i18n support)
- 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
- 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%

Binary packages: https://github.com/Stellarium/stellarium-data/releases/tag/beta

Let's try make Stellarium better by together.

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Posted (edited)

Excellent Alex, will download and try it, thanks for your hard work.

Edited by Pete Presland

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Do you have a link, please?

I only seem to be able to get the 0.18.* packages.

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I know, I tried the link.

On the computers I have tried, it's still taking me to the 0.18.* page. :)

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4 minutes ago, bingevader said:

I know, I tried the link.

On the computers I have tried, it's still taking me to the 0.18.* page. :)

Stellarium 0.18.3.16781 = 0.19.0RC1

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Downloaded and installed.

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The third release candidate has been published today (I hop this is final RC).

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Hi Alexander

Just downloaded and installed 0.19.0 64 bit onto W10 Pro 64 bit machine

Didnt uninstall v18.3 first.

0.19 starts up the 0.19 splash screen then it vanished and nothing happens.

18.3 still works fine

I have downloaded the 0.19 again and reinstalled - same - splash screen then splash screen vanished and then nothing

Any ideas ?

I really dont want to delete previous version - it took me ages to get the custom landscape just right!

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