Posts by Epimetheus

by Epimetheus
02.04.2008, 01:29
Forum: Development
Topic: Trouble with first compile
Replies: 8
Views: 3222

Re: Trouble with first compile

Please take a look at the Celestia WikiBook at http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Celestia/Development/Win32_platform Does that help? Thanks for the reply. That page has been a big help. Unfortunately, I've got some kind of unresolved link issue with Lua objects. I'm stumped right now. Run makerelease an...
by Epimetheus
01.04.2008, 20:22
Forum: Development
Topic: Trouble with first compile
Replies: 8
Views: 3222

Trouble with first compile

I'm having trouble getting Celestia to compile in my environment. I've been following the instructions in this forum but noticed some of the posts are several years old and I'm stuck. I'm using VS 2005 w/ .Net Framework 2.0 SP1 for development. I just installed the latest MS Platform SDK, but notice...
by Epimetheus
01.04.2008, 09:46
Forum: Development
Topic: A primer for new C++ developer volunteers on Win XP
Replies: 106
Views: 117180

Re: A primer for new C++ developer volunteers on Win XP

THANKS PAOLO! I really appreciate you taking the time to share your insights,it should save me a lot of time! I've just built the source for QT 4 to run with VS 2005 and just downloaded the Celestia source SVN tree, so your instructions will be put to good use. I'll let you know how it goes! :arrow...
by Epimetheus
30.03.2008, 23:39
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Orbital Precession
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

Re: Orbital Precession

Thank you both for your prompt replies. Great info, selden, concerning the different orbital parameters. This will keep me busy for a while! :idea:

BTW, would the barycenter, or center of mass, fall along the major axis of the elliptical orbit?

Thanks again!
by Epimetheus
30.03.2008, 16:33
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Orbital Precession
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

Orbital Precession

First, let me say great work by the developers of Celestia! I'm just an amateur astronomy enthusiast, but I'm also a computer science student and C++ programmer with Qt experience. I would like to learn more about the intricacies of the orbital charateristics of celestial bodies so I can contribute ...

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