t00fri wrote: chris wrote:
tech2000 wrote:There seems to have been alot of fixes and ofcourse Fridger's new fading star labels gone into the CVS.
Sorry for breaking into this thread like this but are we close to pre3 release?
Yes, very close.
Then please announce the date well beforehand.
I would like to release pre3 this weekend and was planning to propose this on the dev list. There have been a huge number of changes and bug fixes since the last prerelease, so a new one would be a great benefit for those who aren't compiling Celestia themselves.
I still have to commit my upgraded galaxy data base and various small fixes. Also I thought I look into fading labels for asteroids and comets as well. People request it...
When do you expect that these changes would be ready? In time for a weekend release, close enough that the release should be postponed, or should they wait for a subsequent prerelease?
How does one now display the orbit of the Pluto-Charon barycenter (without selecting it explicitly) in your fading orbit display??
You currently cannot, though this problem isn't new with the fading orbit display. It was a consequence of redefining Pluto's orbit with respect to the Pluto-Charon barycenter instead of the Sun. We need to figure out the best way to handle this. In one approach, we could--for the purpose of orbit rendering--treat barycenters as having the same class as the largest object orbiting them. I think that the solution can wait until after 1.5.0pre3.
(dense) Atmospheres & surface colors??
In progress, but I'm waiting until a subsequent prerelease. I'm not planning on having atmospheres modify the surface color until post-1.5.0.
final DXT5nm definition??
I thought this matter was resolved. Did we not agree in the thread in the Developer Talk forum that the current code was correct? It adopts the same convention use in the old nvdxt tools, and the author of the new NV texture tools suite said that the break from this convention was unintentional.