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Offline Erol

Stellarium Port to Amiga?
« on: March 21, 2013, 02:11:55 PM »
http://www.stellarium.org/

Would anyone be interested in porting this over to the Amiga?
 

Offline eliyahu

Re: Stellarium Port to Amiga?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 02:27:47 PM »
@Erol

i wish i had the skillset. we have a port of celestia, but i find stellarium much more useful on my SUSE box. of course my favorite astronomy package is actually amiga-native: digital universe. if you have an NG amiga and enjoy amateur astronomy, it's a must buy.

amigablitter has recently formed a fairly large porting team. you might try contacting him over on AWN.

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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Stellarium Port to Amiga?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 02:28:18 PM »
Are you familiar with this?

http://www.digitaluniverse.org.uk/

I've never used it since I don't have an OS 4 machine, just noticed it on a google search for "amiga astronomy software". ;-)  Boy that's one hobby I wish I had more time for!
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Offline Erol

Re: Stellarium Port to Amiga?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013, 02:35:08 PM »
Quote from: eliyahu;729941
@Erol

i wish i had the skillset. we have a port of celestia, but i find stellarium much more useful on my SUSE box. of course my favorite astronomy package is actually amiga-native: digital universe. if you have an NG amiga and enjoy amateur astronomy, it's a must buy.

amigablitter has recently formed a fairly large porting team. you might try contacting him over on AWN.

-- eliyahu


I will take a look thank you..
 

Offline Erol

Re: Stellarium Port to Amiga?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2013, 02:36:40 PM »
Quote from: Oldsmobile_Mike;729942
Are you familiar with this?

http://www.digitaluniverse.org.uk/

I've never used it since I don't have an OS 4 machine, just noticed it on a google search for "amiga astronomy software". ;-)  Boy that's one hobby I wish I had more time for!


Thanks for the link Mike,  I will check it out. :)
I still want to see Stellarium ported over though.
 

Offline chris

Re: Stellarium Port to Amiga?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2013, 03:10:15 PM »
Quote from: Erol;729947
Thanks for the link Mike,  I will check it out. :)
I still want to see Stellarium ported over though.

Stellarium latest version needs Qt 4.8.  Prior to that, it needed full OpenGL (or glx or something we don't have).  A long time in the past, it used SDL - and there is already a port of that version (to OS4 and MorphOS at least)

I've tried porting the Qt version to OS4 but keep falling over additional requirements (first glx, then Qt 4.8).  I'm not sure if our OpenGL will have the glx stuff, if it does I'll try building that one again.  Otherwise it'll have to wait for Alfkil to catch up with Qt 4.8 - and I believe the intention was to skip that and concentrate on Qt 5.0 instead.
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Re: Stellarium Port to Amiga?
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013, 04:48:30 PM »
Hi guys, as I seem to have found some amateur astronomers then perhaps someone could help.

I bought a Meade telescope years ago that came with a nice program called 'Starry Night" which allowed you to input your lat.long and then it would give you a live digital display of your night sky to use with your telescope.  Unfortunately it won't install on anything later than Windows XP.  (Great software even if it did allow you to track the "Mir" spacestation which gives you an idea of how old it was!)

I bought my daughter a new Meade for Xmas, but the software that came with it is nothing like Starry Night and is user-unfriendly and over complicated.

Does anyone know of something similar to StarryNight that runs on Windows 7?
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Offline eliyahu

Re: Stellarium Port to Amiga?
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2013, 05:20:53 PM »
@darrin

have you thought about buying her a newer copy of starry night? the latest versions are compatible with windows 7 (link).  it's a very nice package, but i find digital universe far more useful in conjunction with an actual telescope.  it would probably be a bit complicated for your daughter, though, if she's new to amateur astronomy.

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Re: Stellarium Port to Amiga?
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2013, 05:41:16 PM »
@ Eliyahu,

Good advice.  I thought they had stopped making it, but I found a link.  Looks like there is a Win 7 version available for $50.  I'll get her that.

Thanks.
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Offline mariaF

Re: Stellarium Port to Amiga?
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2013, 06:30:37 AM »
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@ Eliyahu,
Good advice.  I thought they had stopped making it, but I found a link.  Looks like there is a Win 7 version available for $50.
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