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macos Version

Post #81by Paulaufyt » 13.02.2020, 20:16

still working on macos 64bit version?

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Post #82by Markerz » 14.02.2020, 12:19

Paulaufyt wrote:still working on macos 64bit version?

check my previous reply in this post, we have beta2 which is 64bit only

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Post #83by onetwothree » 20.02.2020, 16:26

The 2nd beta of upcoming 1.6.2 (windows version) is published to github.

I expect this to be a final 1.6.2 release unless we have new issues reported or fix/workaround for "Disable display scaling on high DPI setting" issue is found.

macOS build is coming.

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Post #84by Anthony_B_Russo10 » 20.02.2020, 16:40

The beta release needs to be uploaded to the archive repository.

Added after 25 minutes 40 seconds:
Also the file "cspice.dll" is missing and Celestia won't boot.
1.6.2 error.png
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Post #85by onetwothree » 20.02.2020, 18:44

oops, an updated exe has been uploaded

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Post #86by john71 » 20.02.2020, 18:46

I've got a cspice.dll missing error message. :cry:

At the first run...

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Post #87by onetwothree » 20.02.2020, 19:33

redownload installer

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Post #88by john71 » 20.02.2020, 20:26

There is a strange PUP alert for the new file, just from one anti-virus engine:

Qihoo-360

HEUR/QVM05.1.619D.Malware.Gen

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Post #89by onetwothree » 20.02.2020, 20:46

false positive.
just in case its sha256 sum:

5d7aa606325371708b34993719d81f2f1e36e1750c1bdbfcfb10a1f27c6baef8

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Post #90by SevenSpheres » 20.02.2020, 22:41

onetwothree wrote:The 2nd beta of upcoming 1.6.2 (windows version) is published to github.

I expect this to be a final 1.6.2 release unless we have new issues reported or fix/workaround for "Disable display scaling on high DPI setting" issue is found.

macOS build is coming.

Great! I can confirm that the star browser bug is fixed.

Anthony_B_Russo10 wrote:The beta release needs to be uploaded to the archive repository.

Done.
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Post #91by Anthony_B_Russo10 » 21.02.2020, 02:15

onetwothree wrote:oops, an updated exe has been uploaded
Was that accidentally uploaded updated exe Windows 10 only?
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Post #92by selden » 21.02.2020, 06:46

There are some bugs that I've found in the documentation accompanying Celestia v1.6.2

1. The menu Help -> About
says
Copyright (C) 2001-2019
That should be
Copyright (C) 2001-2020
=======================

2. README.txt needs several updates

A. The section "INSTALLING IN UNIX AND LINUX" needs to be updated.
...................

B. The section "CELESTIA RESOURCES" contains obsolete URLs.
Here are some updated links. I've omitted those I believe are unchanged.

Celestia Web Site:
https://celestia.space/

Celestia User Forums:
https://celestia.space/forum/

Selden's List of Resources for Celestia :
https://www.classe.cornell.edu/~seb/celestia/

Celestia Source Code: (GitHub.com):
https://github.com/CelestiaProject/Celestia

Celestia Bug Tracking:
?

Celestia Feature Requests:
?
...................

C. The last paragraph of "GETTING STARTED" needs to be updated to provide
a link to the manuals on the motherlode at
http://www.celestiamotherlode.net/catalog/documentation.html
...................

D. The section "KNOWN ISSUES" needs to be updated.
e.g. it links to shatters.net
...................

E. The section "ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS" (at the bottom of the file) is out of date.
e.g. it references www.shatters.net
Chris Laurel's email address probably should be removed. (It might be obsolete.)


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Post #93by jujuapapa » 21.02.2020, 06:50

Hi,

I've downloaded and installed new celestia 1.6.2 this morning.

I 've got an anomaly (perhaps already said) about favorites.cel file.
I took my old file by copy/paste in 1.6.2 but after launched celestia, the favorites are empty ?
Do you know why ?

So I created a new favorite but I didn't see where it was ! :fie:

TY for your help.
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Sorry, I found it in : C:\Users\MY_USER\AppData\Roaming\Celestia

Nice day.

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NB : perhaps update the title of this topic now we are beta2 (if it's possible). :wink:
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Post #94by Anthony_B_Russo10 » 21.02.2020, 15:19

Selden,

Shouldn't we add the link to the archive repository: https://github.com/Anthony-B-Russo10/Celestia-Archive

the subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Celestiasoftware/

and the discord server: https://discordapp.com/invite/WEWDcJh

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Post #95by selden » 21.02.2020, 22:02

@Anthony, including those references certainly seems reasonable to me. Hopefully they'll be added to README.txt, too.

Note that I'm not directly involved in Celestia's code development and don't have write access to its github repository, so I'm leaving the editing of its documentation files to those who do. I'm just making suggestions for where I see room for improvement.

@jujuapapa, the change of location for the favorites file is mentioned in Celestia's file ChangeLog.txt. I dunno if that might be how you found it. (FWIW, I use the 3rd party program "Everything" to locate files when I don't know where they might be. I find it to be much more convenient than the Windows search option.)
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Post #96by Lafuente_Astronomy » 22.02.2020, 02:34

selden wrote:Note that I'm not directly involved in Celestia's code development

I still wonder why you got the blue Developer tag when you're not involved in direct code development.
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Post #97by SevenSpheres » 22.02.2020, 03:12

Lafuente_Astronomy wrote:I still wonder why you got the blue Developer tag when you're not involved in direct code development.

As well as why these members didn't get it.

Also selden, if you do want access to the GitHub repository you can just request it like I did.
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Post #98by Lafuente_Astronomy » 22.02.2020, 12:10

Again you have to take it up with Alexell for the promotions. I know you had that complaint sometime ago. In fact, I can contact him if you want
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Post #99by jujuapapa » 14.03.2020, 07:01

Hi,

Since endly feb 2020, I used celestia 1.6.2 beta 2 without any problem. :clap:
In march, I added ajtribick's gaia_catalog, always none problem for the twice. :smile:

Do you know when could we get 1.6.2 final release ?

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Post #100by onetwothree » 14.03.2020, 08:41

we need to backport 1 fix from 1.7 version, that's easy and add code to migrate old favorites.cel to new location. so we'll release it when it's ready :)


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