Posts by Chuft-Captain

by Chuft-Captain
17.12.2017, 11:15
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Celestia Website and new Forum design
Replies: 16
Views: 30571

Re: New Celestia Website and new Forum design

I've consolidated and re-posted here most of the material I posted yesterday in the thread that was destroyed by the "backup" problem.... My personal conclusions from all of this information and from personal experience is that a dark background theme is not necessarily a bad choice for a ...
by Chuft-Captain
17.12.2017, 08:56
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Disappearing threads
Replies: 2
Views: 2927

Disappearing threads

There seems to be something wrong with the forum. Several days ago, just after it was started, this thread announcing the new forum design just disappeared suddenly soon after it was started: https://celestia.space/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=17916 So, I started a new thread to make some further ...
by Chuft-Captain
14.12.2017, 17:18
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Celestia Website and new Forum design
Replies: 16
Views: 30571

Re: New Celestia Website and new Forum design

Hmm, I could not make the previous sentence Dark Red Carl, Above the posting box you should see some options, one of which is "color": options.png If you click on "color", a palette will appear: palette.png then just select the text who's color you want to change , and click the...
by Chuft-Captain
14.12.2017, 14:03
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Celestia Website and new Forum design
Replies: 16
Views: 30571

Re: New Celestia Website and new Forum design

Alexell , Nice job in general on the re-design. Just a couple of observations: 1. I suggest when viewport is reduced to phone size, it would be better to keep the "last post" link: lastpost.png , and lose the "pages" links: pages.png . On phones I think most people just want to ...
by Chuft-Captain
30.11.2017, 10:54
Forum: Development
Topic: Concerns about the impact of file system changes
Replies: 22
Views: 6332

Re: Concerns about the impact of file system changes

I understand. You moved your asteroids project to the "Catalogs" folder??? I should clarify that when I said that "Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets belong in the "catalogs" folder ...", I only refer to the core set of objects which are always "distributed"...
by Chuft-Captain
30.11.2017, 04:32
Forum: Development
Topic: Concerns about the impact of file system changes
Replies: 22
Views: 6332

Re: Concerns about the impact of file system changes

Croc,

What do you mean? ... your post seems to be off-topic.
by Chuft-Captain
30.11.2017, 00:48
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Alexell: Is this forum welcoming new members?
Replies: 0
Views: 1936

Alexell: Is this forum welcoming new members?

A colleague is unable to be recognized as a full member, and messages to admin have been ignored for weeks. As the forum only appears to currently have ~ 1/2 a dozen active members, if the plan is to grow the popularity of the forum, then perhaps admin needs to be a bit more proactive in welcoming n...
by Chuft-Captain
28.11.2017, 22:37
Forum: Development
Topic: Concerns about the impact of file system changes
Replies: 22
Views: 6332

Re: Concerns about the impact of file system changes

Alexell, I think you misunderstood my point. Perhaps the choice of the name "Aliens" was not a good idea and has misled you -- the name was chosen only to demonstrate the issue that it's load order now depends on it's lexical precedence in the data folder, whereas in 1.6.x it did not. You ...
by Chuft-Captain
28.11.2017, 12:24
Forum: Development
Topic: New 64 bit 1.7 version suggestions and bugs
Replies: 74
Views: 20488

Re: New 64 bit 1.7 version suggestions and bugs

Janus, I suspect the second part of Selden's post: It should list all of the available command-line options, if only because "-help" is not recognized. is a suggestion, rather than a bug report. I may be wrong, but AFAIK Celestia (certainly 1.6.x versions) in this circumstance, has never d...
by Chuft-Captain
28.11.2017, 08:38
Forum: Development
Topic: Concerns about the impact of file system changes
Replies: 22
Views: 6332

Re: Concerns about the impact of file system changes

Here's a small (fictional) example to demonstrate the issue I have raised above. The issue is this: 1.6.1 --- Asteroids, Comets, etc loaded in a strictly controlled order in the SolarSystemCatalogs phase. 1.7.0 --- Asteroids, Comets, etc are loaded much later in the ExtrasDirectories phase, the orde...
by Chuft-Captain
28.11.2017, 07:38
Forum: Development
Topic: New 64 bit 1.7 version suggestions and bugs
Replies: 74
Views: 20488

Re: New 64 bit 1.7 version suggestions and bugs

Absolutely agree with Selden.
I for one will not be using this executable if loading information is obfuscated.
by Chuft-Captain
27.11.2017, 02:40
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Pitch Black system
Replies: 5
Views: 2089

Re: Pitch Black system

@Rufus, as mentioned that system is fiction, not science, and surely cannot exist in reality so one shouldn't emphasise here at accuracy resp. astrophysics You surely misunderstood my suggestion to google "orbital resonance". I was not advocating for scientific reality, just providing info...
by Chuft-Captain
26.11.2017, 05:19
Forum: Development
Topic: Concerns about the impact of file system changes
Replies: 22
Views: 6332

Re: Concerns about the impact of file system changes

Alexell, I don't anticipate any major issues with the beta release in December, but now that the load order of those solar-system objects is no longer strictly enforced and guaranteed to occur before all other extras (by virtue of inclusion in "SolarSystemCatalogs"), I warn only that unexp...
by Chuft-Captain
24.11.2017, 22:52
Forum: Development
Topic: Concerns about the impact of file system changes
Replies: 22
Views: 6332

Re: Concerns about the impact of file system changes

Sorry Alexell, been busy with real-life for last few days. Chuft-Captain, I understand what you are talking about, but I will stick to my point of view, since there have been no significant changes in the directory structure that could affect the work of add-ons. I would not make significant changes...
by Chuft-Captain
21.11.2017, 23:14
Forum: Development
Topic: Concerns about the impact of file system changes
Replies: 22
Views: 6332

Re: Concerns about the impact of file system changes

Alexell, Would you publish a diff between the respective 1.6.1 and the anticipated 1.7.0 .cfg files? This would allow addon creators some time to prepare our respective configs so that they continue to work with the December release. Otherwise it may be some time before we can test the release with ...
by Chuft-Captain
20.11.2017, 18:21
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Pitch Black system
Replies: 5
Views: 2089

Re: Pitch Black system

I suggest you start by googling "orbital resonance" which should give you some clues on how to proceed.
by Chuft-Captain
20.11.2017, 17:57
Forum: Development
Topic: Concerns about the impact of file system changes
Replies: 22
Views: 6332

Re: Concerns about the impact of file system changes

We believe that there should be at least some categories in the data structure, according to which the standard Celestia objects will be divided. This will make working with Celestia more convenient and competent. It would be a good idea to be as transparent as possible about the details and ramifi...
by Chuft-Captain
20.11.2017, 10:24
Forum: Development
Topic: Concerns about the impact of file system changes
Replies: 22
Views: 6332

Re: Concerns about the impact of file system changes

... or for that matter, take a copy of solarsys.ssc, rename it, relocate it to the extras folder, then edit it replacing all occurrences of "Sol" with "Proxima". (Sorry, a bit off topic with this.) Earth @Proxima 1.jpg Earth @Proxima 2.jpg Warning: I don't recommend this for Bete...
by Chuft-Captain
20.11.2017, 08:40
Forum: Development
Topic: Concerns about the impact of file system changes
Replies: 22
Views: 6332

Re: Concerns about the impact of file system changes

/Data/Sol/Asteroids/ /Data/Sol/Comets/ /Data/Sol/Mercury/ or /Data/Sol/Sol01/ or /Data/Sol/P01 or /Data/Sol/Alpha or /Data/Hyp00000/P01 : You get the idea. /Data/Sol/Earth/ /Data/Sol/Earth/Luna /Data/Sol/Sol09/Pluto ;Because Sol09 is a barycenter not a planet : Pluto is a planet to me, and always s...
by Chuft-Captain
20.11.2017, 07:00
Forum: Development
Topic: Concerns about the impact of file system changes
Replies: 22
Views: 6332

Re: Concerns about the impact of file system changes

To be honest, it's not that big a deal, and for certain addon makers depending on your workflow, it will probably be just a temporary annoyance, which is why I questioned the need to make a change like this unless there's an urgent requirement to change it. For example, when I'm working on an addon,...

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