Posts by Boux

by Boux
05.12.2007, 21:17
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Dual cores, clock skew and odd behavior
Replies: 33
Views: 13217

Re: Dual cores, clock skew and odd behavior

danielj, I am sorry to have to tell you once more that you have no clue. Celestia runs as good on my everyday 2 years old Dell workhorse laptop with an Intel integrated graphics chip and a mobile single core processor than on my main home system which is one of the fastest in town. It does not matte...
by Boux
18.11.2007, 17:36
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia KDE splash screen theme
Replies: 2
Views: 1986

Celestia KDE splash screen theme

Hello, all, For you KDE users, I have made a special animated Celestia splash screen theme. Readme and instructions are included for you to modify it to your liking. Here is a preview: http://jmmi.club.fr/celestia/Preview.png Go grab the tarball there: http://jmmi.club.fr/celestia/CelestiaSplash.tar...
by Boux
14.10.2007, 18:30
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: I'm Baaack....
Replies: 42
Views: 14409

Re: I'm Baaack....

Love you guys, and Boux - What the hell is Linux? :roll: Hee, hee again. Linux? Well, just: - a way to get rid of windows ... and ... - don't shell $$s for an OS - very easy way to build from the latest CVS tree - quick changes to the code, builds and testing - smoother Celestia run - make others b...
by Boux
14.10.2007, 12:05
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: I'm Baaack....
Replies: 42
Views: 14409

Re: I'm Baaack....

Welcome back!
This forum has been missing you, for sure.
Congrats for your new PC. Enjoy!
But why don't you trash Windows and give a go to Linux?
by Boux
14.10.2007, 12:01
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Shuttle to the Sun
Replies: 5
Views: 3573

Re: Shuttle to the Sun

by Boux
02.09.2007, 18:17
Forum: Development
Topic: Expanding celestia_print...
Replies: 18
Views: 8354

Re: Expanding celestia_print...

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by Boux
29.08.2007, 18:34
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Celestia on big screen - Beware big picts inside /!\
Replies: 19
Views: 10756

Re: Celestia on big screen - Beware big picts inside /!\

Yep, dirkpitt, it is one single instance of Celestia rendered on to 3 heads. For the sake of demonstration, the pict shows one Celestia with 3 horizontal "splits" - great functionality of Celestia btw. I use Xinerama to have the X server rendering a big desktop across three heads. If you are intere...
by Boux
27.08.2007, 18:39
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Celestia on big screen - Beware big picts inside /!\
Replies: 19
Views: 10756

Re: Celestia on big screen - Beware big picts inside /!\

A long time ago, I had a small collection of Gibson SG's. I only kept one, as a souvenir of my good'old teen days ! ;-) http://nho.ohn.free.fr/celestia/Cham/Divers/guitar.jpg I don't play the guitar anymore since a long time, now. I used to play Jimi Hendrix, blues and other stuff. The SG is a damn...
by Boux
27.08.2007, 18:32
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Celestia on big screen - Beware big picts inside /!\
Replies: 19
Views: 10756

Re: Celestia on big screen - Beware big picts inside /!\

To bh: I have a small collection of guitars ( a dozen ) and I like to have them hanging around :D Boux, how about playing them occasionally? :roll: Bye Fridger Hi, t00fri! Yes, I do play these ladies more than occasionally. Heavy metal power riffs or neo-classic arabesques depending on my humor. I ...
by Boux
27.08.2007, 18:26
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Celestia on big screen - Beware big picts inside /!\
Replies: 19
Views: 10756

Re: Celestia on big screen - Beware big picts inside /!\

Boux, is your X server doing all the work of displaying 3 different views of 1 instance of Celestia or are you running 3 different copies of Celestia? Is it possible to tile all 3 monitors into 1 big desktop? Yep, dirkpitt, it is one single instance of Celestia rendered on to 3 heads. For the sake ...
by Boux
26.08.2007, 19:11
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Celestia on big screen - Beware big picts inside /!\
Replies: 19
Views: 10756

Re: Celestia on big screen - Beware big picts inside /!\

OK, back to Linux. I have sorted out the right X server config. Now, I am able to run Celestia through the 3 heads, which gives a resolution of 4480x1080 pixels (virtual viewport 4480x1024). The picture shows 3 simultaneous, real time points of view of the Saturnian system - Titan on the left, Encel...
by Boux
25.08.2007, 18:28
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Celestia on big screen - Beware big picts inside /!\
Replies: 19
Views: 10756

Celestia on big screen - Beware big picts inside /!\

Hi all, I just made some upgrade to my config in my quest for the best possible display setup, both in Linux and XP. I added a 37" full HD display connected through an 1080p hdmi connection. Now, my setup is three-head instead of four, with the two 19" secondary screens on the left and right sides o...
by Boux
18.08.2007, 08:02
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Apollo 11 mission reconstruction - a teamwork
Replies: 318
Views: 129131

Re: Apollo 11 mission reconstruction - a teamwork

So you have been working on Ariane? Not directly, but I have been working in the military/aerospace industry and I had lots of opportunities to get very close to satellites, launchers and other flying things, and see how the various elements are assembled and prepared for launch. Actually, one of t...
by Boux
17.08.2007, 18:54
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Apollo 11 mission reconstruction - a teamwork
Replies: 318
Views: 129131

Re: Apollo 11 mission reconstruction - a teamwork

Don't worry about simplifying your model. These rigid foam looking "covers" are mere protections during the assembly phase of the instrument unit. They are to be removed before final assembly - and launch, obviously. Old souvenirs from the Ariane launcher. The IU is called "case ?  ?©quipements" in ...
by Boux
11.08.2007, 10:11
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Getting Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 5288

Re: Getting Linux

You may want to give a go to Mandriva 2007.1 Spring. There are kernels available specially patched for laptops, with energy management and all. Very user-friendly, unmatched hardware recognition, very efficient control panel. I recently installed i on a 3 years old Dell. Worked out of the box. I hav...
by Boux
07.08.2007, 19:24
Forum: Development
Topic: Advanced lighting?
Replies: 137
Views: 47226

Re: Advanced lighting?

As I see it (just like point sprite), HDR will be OGL 2 only, and of course for the last boards (less than 1 or 2 years I suppose)... I fear lots of people won't be able to enjoy those stuff, but... Hmmm, point sprite rendering is nothing new. As far as I remember, this has been implemented since O...
by Boux
27.07.2007, 19:19
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: New official driver release 162.18.So what?
Replies: 4
Views: 2682

Re: New official driver release 162.18.So what?

Bah, the answer is pretty obvious. People who are looking for performance, quality and stability will try many driver sets until their favorite software will run without a glitch on their particular hardware. I try most of them, official or leaked after reading the best specialized forums. Many want...
by Boux
05.06.2007, 18:48
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: New WIN XP nVidia drivers for 4-5-6-7000 and Quadro cards
Replies: 28
Views: 12148

Re: New WIN XP nVidia drivers for 4-5-6-7000 and Quadro cards

I have tried them all. Currently, the best XP ones for me are 165.01. Give it a go. A good place to download from is laptopvideo2go.com with modded *.inf to fit your video card. As usual, mileage may vary. Looks like latest CVS Celestia likes them and does not crash when Gigabytes of textures are th...
by Boux
01.06.2007, 18:32
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Why does this forum have so few women??
Replies: 41
Views: 32533

Re: Why does this forum have so few women??

The real question is not about how many women are regular posters on this forum.
The real question is how many regular members are still really active here.
A dozen?
by Boux
12.04.2007, 19:26
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia Distribution Pack
Replies: 33
Views: 14397

Re: Distribution method

... The packaging and distribution of pre-release binaries is IMO a separate issue which has a lower priority on my list, but that's just me. I don't want to deter you or anybody else from offering distribution agnostic binaries, I'll help if I can. OK, thanks for this statement. It is spot on. We ...

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