Posts by hank

by hank
21.10.2007, 17:04
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: I'm Baaack....
Replies: 42
Views: 13843

Re: I'm Baaack....

BobHegwood wrote:I just don't have the brains anymore to understand LUA.

You're probably underestimating yourself. Lua isn't really that hard to learn (and it can do so much more).

- Hank
by hank
21.10.2007, 16:57
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia development volunteers?
Replies: 156
Views: 52233

Re: Celestia development volunteers?

Indeed, more I think in this choice more I find it inadequate. Hank, as you seems to prefer a Wiki just like Chris, correct me if I'm wrong. A Wiki is a very good way to create and share documentation. Now do the dev process need documentation? To me the typical dev process is ... a discussion. Not...
by hank
21.10.2007, 15:21
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia development volunteers?
Replies: 156
Views: 52233

Re: Celestia development volunteers?

Apart this Wikispaces, someone knows a similar web based system but add free? Do you find the ads obtrusive? One advantage of WikiSpaces, although perhaps a minor one, is that it uses the same wiki software as the SourceForge wiki. (SourceForge also has ads. Should Celestia not use SourceForge?) If...
by hank
21.10.2007, 15:07
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: stars.txt
Replies: 266
Views: 106649

Re: stars.txt

Then, having the possibility to distinguish spectroscopic binaries from visual binaries in celx would be great. But since neither the name nor other properties show the difference between spect and visual binaries, the only way to do that would be to add the possibility to celx to track the filenam...
by hank
21.10.2007, 00:26
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia development volunteers?
Replies: 156
Views: 52233

Re: Celestia development volunteers?

ElChristou wrote:If no one do this between now and tomorrow, I'll take the task.

If someone decides to do it, just be sure to announce it here first so there's no duplication of effort.

- Hank
by hank
21.10.2007, 00:18
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia development volunteers?
Replies: 156
Views: 52233

Re: Celestia development volunteers?

Once the wiki is set up, anyone (including developers) can contribute structure and content. - Hank I can confirm this, since they even let ME add text to the Celestia Wiki... You'll probably be able to tell what's mine. Hee, hee.... Seriously though, anyone can help with the Wiki. Damn-good idea. ...
by hank
20.10.2007, 23:56
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia development volunteers?
Replies: 156
Views: 52233

Re: Celestia development volunteers?

The first step is to set up the wiki. Chris has already set up a wiki at SourceForge but edits there are limited to official developers. I think we need a more open wiki to coordinate broader participation. Someone other than a developer should set up and manage it (so developers can be doing other...
by hank
20.10.2007, 23:33
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia development volunteers?
Replies: 156
Views: 52233

Re: Celestia development volunteers?

I think a wiki would be best suited for this. Anyone willing to set one up? Hank, this must be done by someone who now well Celestia code structure to build the Wiki structure. I don't think whatever person will achieve something convenient for you dev guys... The first step is to set up the wiki. ...
by hank
20.10.2007, 23:24
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: The 200" Hale Telescope on Mt. Palomar
Replies: 35
Views: 19997

Re: Hale in Motion

selden wrote:In the meantime, here's a 1.5 minute video showing some of its features.

Fabulous work, Selden. Kudos. (Let's see Seeker3D do that!)

- Hank
by hank
20.10.2007, 23:17
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia development volunteers?
Replies: 156
Views: 52233

Re: Celestia development volunteers?

I think the problem is not the users, who want to participate in the developing process... i think its rather a problem of "problem assignement"... as requested before, I hereby request a "sticky"-thread on the forum with the goals/requirements for version 1.5 including a todo-list and what has bee...
by hank
20.10.2007, 23:12
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia development volunteers?
Replies: 156
Views: 52233

Re: Celestia development volunteers?

People can be interested in a new release but cannot or don't want for X reasons to help. Right. I imagine that many people are interested in having a 1.5.0 release to use, but not interested enough to make any effort themselves to help get it done. Possibly there are some people who would voluntee...
by hank
20.10.2007, 22:41
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia at Wikispaces
Replies: 0
Views: 1598

Celestia at Wikispaces

Just found this:

http://celestia.wikispaces.com/

- Hank
by hank
20.10.2007, 21:53
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Celestia development volunteers?
Replies: 156
Views: 52233

Re: Celestia development volunteers?

So now we've heard from: Cham, rthorvald, ElChristou, phoenix, Hungry4info, yeus, Rassilon, BobHegwood, fungun, Fenerit and scaddenp.

Thanks to everyone who responded. I'm disappointed there weren't more. I guess there just isn't that much interest in a 1.5.0 release of Celestia.

- Hank
by hank
20.10.2007, 21:20
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: stars.txt
Replies: 266
Views: 106649

Re: stars.txt

Sorry Fridger, I didn't mean to get you started in on Chris again. I understand your unhappiness about the situation, but I hope you'll be able to work things out with Chris eventually. In the meantime, it sounds like you and Cham are making progress, so that's good news.

- Hank
by hank
20.10.2007, 20:52
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: stars.txt
Replies: 266
Views: 106649

Re: stars.txt

Did you really think that after 6 years of continuous engagement for Celestia I just "float out" of development like that?? ;-) This really sounds a bit naive. Ask anyone around here who knows the scene... Fridger, the problem is that you have a tendency to use your contribution to Celestia as a bl...
by hank
20.10.2007, 19:42
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: stars.txt
Replies: 266
Views: 106649

Re: stars.txt

Nonsense. I was well aware of who had done all the work on the binary orbits. That wasn't the question. The question was who would do the remaining work necessary to fix the problems noted by Cham. - Hank Yes, and to any insider it was obvious that only me could to that stuff properly... Perhaps it...
by hank
20.10.2007, 18:58
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: stars.txt
Replies: 266
Views: 106649

Re: stars.txt

There are still lots of problems with the binaries (mostly duplicates), that I've indicated elsewhere... Can't the binaries be corrected and updated on CVS ? How would this be done? Who would do it? When asking that question, you were not even aware who had done all that work about the binary orbit...
by hank
20.10.2007, 17:46
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: stars.txt
Replies: 266
Views: 106649

Re: stars.txt

OK, if Chris L. wants the binary files and the rest as is, he can have them. Then I'll be free to turn to other things. Anyhow that ongoing "small talk" about naming conventions just takes time and effects nothing until we really get together and DO something systematic. So I would prefer to contin...
by hank
20.10.2007, 15:45
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: stars.txt
Replies: 266
Views: 106649

Re: stars.txt

Let me emphasize that I am also unhappy, if I am forced to store non-standard names in our data files, because Celestia's code is not properly coded to accept a widespread, standard naming scheme. ... We can save our time writing lots of posts here, if in the end we take recourse to an improper wor...
by hank
20.10.2007, 14:38
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: stars.txt
Replies: 266
Views: 106649

Re: stars.txt

On the long run, the Celestia command line should accept ALL input forms using different amounts of space, -,.. between the letter keywords and the numerals, e.g. HIP12345, HIP 12345, HIP-12345, or M31, M 31, M-31, just as Google does. I think that in the long run it would be nice if Celestia were ...

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