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Alexander Wolf
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Greetings all!

We plan to release Stellarium 0.15.0 at the end of next week (31 July).

This is another major release, who has many changes in code and few new skycultures. If you can assist with translation to any of the 136 languages which Stellarium supports, please go to Launchpad Translations and help us out: https://translations.launchpad.net/stellarium

Thank you!
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Debian testing "stretch" at the moment uses "Stellarium 0.14.3".

Anyway, good program.
I like it a lot : when the night sky is clear, it helps me to know what I see.

Last summer, I even could follow Jupiter & Venus encounter, day by day. And took a few photos from my window (which is pure West view).
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Stellarium tries to calculate the position of the GRS automatically, but it may be not very accurate because GRS is an atmospheric object. I think we can introduce new option in Stellarium to allow users set own settings for GRS: "startup" date, GRS longitude (System II) and drift GRS longitude per year (per month?).

Please say your opinion for that proposal.
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The Stellarium development team after month of development is proud to announce the first correcting release of Stellarium in series 0.14.x - version 0.14.1. This version contains 13 closed bugs (ported from version 0.15.0).

A huge thanks to our community whose contributions help to make Stellarium better!

List of changes between version 0.14.0 and 0.14.1:
- Added support for side-by-side assembly technology (LP: #1400045)
- Enhancements of the Ocular plugin: add OAG support (LP: #1354427)
- Added Belarusian translation for landscapes and sky cultures (LP: #1520303)
- Added designations for few stars in Scorpius (LP: #1518437)
- Fixed constellation art brightness and zooming (LP: #1520783)
- Fixed number of satellite orbit segments resets (LP: #1510592)
- Fixed certain outplanet moons with wrong Longitudes (LP: #1509693, #1509692)
- Fixed saving settings for some View panel options (LP: #1509639)
- Fixed fails to run up on Windows when invoked from a different directory (LP: #1410529)
- Fixed wrong value of ecliptic obliquity (LP: #1520792)
- Fixed segmentation fault (core dumped) while try update stars catalog (LP: #1514542)
- Tentative fix for support 4K resolution (GUI scaling) (LP: #1372781)
Stellarium is a planetarium software that shows exactly what you see when you look up at the stars. It's easy to use, and free.
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The Stellarium development team after 6 months of development is proud to announce the release of version 0.14.0 of Stellarium.

Version 0.14.0 brings a big leap forward in astronomical accuracy for historical applications:
 - Precession now follows the IAU2006 model in the long-time version from Vondrák et al. 2011.
 - Nutation is applied (IAU2000B solution). Given that nobody has observed it without telescope and the model does not give limits of applicability, we limit its application to 1500..2500
 - Application of DeltaT has been simplified and made a bit more intuitive.
We now dare to add another coordinate system: Ecliptic coordinates of date.
We can therefore now show that planetary positions given by the commonly used solution VSOP87 is applicable to -4000..+8000 only, and its use outside this range will give somewhat artificial results. There is more to follow in future versions.

The other big addition is a greatly improved collection of DSO data with lots of possibilities in a new GUI tab to select for object type and/or catalog. In total, 15 catalogs are now built-in!

Also the Meteor Shower, Satellites, Telescope Control and 3D Sceneries plugins have been improved.

Landscapes can have switchable labels, so you can e.g. indicate mountain peaks.

In total 83 bugs and wishlist items were fixed or at least decided.

A platform-specific change for Windows: OpenGL binding is now dynamic. That means, there are no more separate OpenGL/ANGLE/MESA downloads, but after installation you will have separate commands in the start menu which force ANGLE or MESA modes.

A huge thanks to our community whose contributions help to make Stellarium better!

Full list of changes:
- Added accurate calculations of the ecliptic obliquity. Finally we have good precession! (LP: #512086, #1126981, #1240070, #1282558, #1444323)
- Added calculations of the nutation. Now we optionally have IAU-2000B nutation. (Applied between 1500..2500 only.)
- Added new DSO catalog and related to him features (LP: #1453731, #1432243, #1285175, #1237165, #1189983, #1153804, #1127633, #1106765, #1106761, #957083)
- Added Iridium flares to Satellites plugin (LP: #1106782)
- Added tool for prediction of Iridium flares to Satellites plugin
- Added AstroCalc - a tool for calculating planetary phenomena (LP: #1181702)
- Added list of interesting double stars in Search Tool
- Added list of interesting variable stars in Search Tool
- Added cross-identification data for HIP stars (SAO and HD numbers)
- Added sinusoidal projection
- Added draw DSO symbols with different colors
- Added labels to the landscapes (gazetteer support)
- Added a new behaviour for drawing of orbit for selected planet - drawing of the orbits of 'hierarchical group' (parent and all their childrens) of the selected celestial body (disabled by default) (LP: #1071457).
- Added an option to lower the horizon, e.g. for a widescreen cylindrical view with mostly sky and ground on lower screen border (LP: #1299063).
- Added various timeshift-by-year commands (LP: #1478670)
- Added Moon's phases info
- Added support of SOCKS5 proxies (LP: #1499974)
- Rewriting the Meteor module and the Meteor Showers plugin (LP: #1471143)
- Updated skycultures (LP: #1497818)
- Updated Hungarian and Brazilian Portuguese translations of landscapes and skycultures
- Updated data for Solar System Observer
- Updated color scheme for constellations
- Updated documentation
- Updated QZip stuff
- Updated TUI plugin
- Updated data for Satellites plugin
- Updated Clang support
- Updated Pluto and Charon textures
- Updated GCVS catalog
- Updated ssystem.ini (LP: #1240791)
- Using a better formula for CCD FOV calculation in Oculars plugin (LP: #1440330)
- Updated on-screen control panel in Oculars plugin (LP: #1467286)
- Updated list of detection operating systems (LP: #1504910)
- Fixed shortkeys conflict (New shortkeys for Scenery 3D plugin - LP: #1449767)
- Fixed aliasing issue with GCC in star data unpacking
- Fixed documentation for core.wait() function (LP: #1450870)
- Fixed perspective projection issue (LP: #724868)
- Fixed crash on activation of AngleMeasure in debug mode (LP: #1455839)
- Fixed crash in Sinusoidal Projection (LP: #1472555)
- Fixed issue for update bottom bar position when we toggle the GUI (LP: #1409023)
- Fixed weird view of the Moon in Oculars plugin when Moon's scaling is enabled
- Fixed non-realistic mode drawing of artificial satellites
- Fixed availability plugins for the scripting engine (LP: #1468986)
- Fixed potention memory bug in Meteor class
- Fixed wrong spectral types for some stars (LP: #1429530)
- Fixed style of progress bar (LP: #1419895)
- Fixed tooltip colors in night mode (LP: #1300801)
- Fixed visibility of selected object info in night mode (LP: #1487096)
- Fixed behaviour of waitFor function (scripting engine) (LP: #1051858)
- Fixed resize event handler on Windows (LP: #1490265)
- Fixed regression bug of key movements
- Fixed magnitude of the Sun during solar eclipse (LP: #1485245)
- Fixed obvious omission in Observability plugin after having separated JD/JDE (LP: #1499161)
- Fixed night mode on retina display (LP: #1458109)
- Fixed unusual meteor shower display (LP: #1506126)
- Enable autosaving the state by default for Compass Marks plugin (LP: #1410987)
- Added escape counter to allow exiting loop in solving Kepler's equation (LP: #1465112)
- Added limitation magnitude for solar system objects (LP: #1409543)
- Added extinctive reddening on the horizon for planets, esp. visible for Sun/Moon/bright planets (LP: #1448621)
- Added tooltip for 'Select single constellation' option (LP: #1498022)
- Avoid entering locations with leading whitespace (LP: #1083731)
- Avoid rendering of sunlight and moonlight when show of Solar System objects is disabled (LP: #1499699)
- Change visibleSkyArea limitation to allow landscapes with "holes" in the ground. (LP: #1469407)
- Improved Delta T feature (LP: #1380242)
- Improved the ad-hoc visibility formula for LDN and LBN
- Improved the sight opportunities when artificial satellites are passes (LP: #907318)
- Changed behaviour of coloring of orbits of artificial satellites: we use gray color for parts of orbits, where satellite will be invisible (LP: #914751)
- Improved coloring and rendering artificial satellites (include their labels) in the Earth shadow for both modes (LP: #1436954)
- Improved for landscape and lightscape brightness with/without atmosphere. Now even considers landscape opacity for no-atmosphere conditions.
- Reduce Milky Way brightness in moonlight
- Enhancement of features in Telescope Control plugin (LP: #1469450)
- Removed all references to QDeclarative
- Removed meaningless extincted magnitude data in infostring if objects are below horizon
- Restore drawing corona of the Sun during total solar eclipse (LP: #1435065)
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+Hleb Valoshka Ok, I'll post calls to translators here too. We plan release 0.14.1 at 1 Dec ;)
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Alexander Wolf
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Greetings all!

We have a 3 new skycultures in Stellarium - Macedonian, Ojibwe and Dakota/Lakota/Nakota. If you can help translate description of sky cultures on your language then we would be grateful to you for this. You need a create your branch, create into him for all cultures description.YOUR-LANG-CODE.utf8 files from description.en.utf8 and translate it!

You can send translated description.YOUR-LANG-CODE.utf8 files to me for adding in Stellarium also.


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Dear translators and users,

We plan to release Stellarium 0.14.1 at first day of next month.

This is a bugfix release, who has few small fixes and has few ported features from version 0.15.0. Currently translators can improve translation of version 0.14.0 and fix some mistakes in translations. If you can assist with translation to any of the 134 languages which Stellarium supports, please go to Launchpad Translations and help us out: https://translations.launchpad.net/stellarium

If it will be required we can postpone release on few days.

Thank you!
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You guys are doing an excellent job. I really appreciate that. 
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Stellarium 0.13.3 has been released!

Stellarium 0.13.3 is a stable version that introduces some new features and closes 33 bug and wishlist reports. A lot of work has been done on adding few new DSO catalogs: Barnard (B), Van den Bergh (VdB), Sharpless (Sh 2), H-α emission regions in the Southern Milky Way (RCW), Lynds' Catalogue of Bright Nebulae (LBN), Lynds' Catalogue of Dark Nebulae (LDN), Collinder (Cr) and Melotte (Mel). You can find two new plugins also and one of those plugins introduces the support the new very nice feature - 3D landscapes.
A huge thanks to the people who helped us a lot by reporting bugs!
We updated the configuration file and the Solar System file, so if you have an existing Stellarium installation, we strongly recommend to reset the settings after you install the new version (in the Installer).
Full list of changes:
- Added Scenery3D plugin: enable support 3D landscapes
- Added ArchaeoLines plugin: a tool for archaeo-/ethnoastronomical alignment studies
- Added new DSO catalogs: Barnard (B), Van den Bergh (VdB), Sharpless (Sh 2), H-α emission regions in the Southern Milky Way (RCW), Lynds' Catalogue of Bright Nebulae (LBN), Lynds' Catalogue of Dark Nebulae (LDN), Collinder (Cr) and Melotte (Mel)
- Added tiny visual improvements for info about comets and minor planets
- Added Hungarian translation for Aztec skyculture
- Added Russian translation for Western: H.A. Rey skyculture
- Added support of meteors for Windows/MSVC packages
- Added patch for multiscreen setups
- Added tui/tui_font_color option for change color of text user interface (LP: #1421998)
- Added new version of GCVS
- Added implementation of polinomial approximation of time period 1620-2013 for DeltaT by M. Khalid, Mariam Sultana and Faheem Zaidi (2014); http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/480964
- Added new line on the celestial sphere - opposition/conjunction longitude (LP: #1377606)
- Added texture for Ceres (LP: #1271380)
- Extended list of proper names for deep-sky objects
- Fixed position of Great Red Spot (LP: #490019)
- Fixed bug in planet shadow shasder (LP: #1405353)
- Fixed flickering Moon problem (LP: #1411958)
- Fixed jittering moons (LP: #1416824)
- Fixed visibility objects on distance over 50 AU. (LP: #1413381)
- Updated the Spherical projection to be HiDPI aware. (LP: #1385367)
- Restore unit testing for refraction and extinction. Fixed issue in unit test for DeltaT and fixed small issue for DeltaT.
- Fixed issue in core.setObserverLocation (to a new Planet travels always 1 second) (LP: #1414463)
- Fixed issue for cursor, who points to a wrong position after orbit update (LP: #1414824)
- Fixed ignore the Enter key for online search dialog within Solar System Editor plugin (LP: #1414814)
- Fixed package issue for Windows XP (LP: #1414233)
- Fixed crash when trying to select a satellite with invalid orbit (LP: #1307357)
- Check of updates has been removed (LP: #1414451)
- Fixed issues in Search Tool (LP: #1416830)
- Fixed code to update ConfigurationDialog size (LP: #995107)
- Behavior of JD/MJD has been refactored for Date and Time Dialog (LP: #1417619)
- Avoid delaying for the telescope control slew commands over TCP (LP: #1418375)
- Avoid crash when clicking 'Lookup locations on network' checkbox in Locations window (Debian: #779046)
- Updated bookmarks for Solar System editor plug-in (LP: #1425626)
- Allowing display the scope marker below the landscape (LP: #1426441)
- Allow fading of the landscapes without atmosphere (LP: #1420741)
- Allow change thickness of lines of the constellations (LP: #1028432)
Stellarium is a planetarium software that shows exactly what you see when you look up at the stars. It's easy to use, and free.
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We published second release candidate of Stellarium for public testing. He has version 0.13.2.96 and contains fixes for 28 bugs and some improvements.

In list of main changes we includes the adding few new DSO catalogs: Barnard (B), Van den Bergh (VdB), Sharpless (Sh 2), H-α emission regions in the Southern Milky Way (RCW), Lynds' Catalogue of Bright Nebulae (LBN), Lynds' Catalogue of Dark Nebulae (LDN), Collinder (Cr) and Melotte (Mel).

Please help us test of the new features before official release.

Binary packages for testing are available for Windows (32- and 64-bit with OpenGL), OS X (64-bit) and Ubuntu Linux (32- and 64-bit).

List of changes between version 0.13.2 and 0.13.3RC2 (0.13.2.96):
- Added new DSO catalogs: Barnard (B), Van den Bergh (VdB), Sharpless (Sh 2), H-α emission regions in the Southern Milky Way (RCW), Lynds' Catalogue of Bright Nebulae (LBN), Lynds' Catalogue of Dark Nebulae (LDN), Collinder (Cr) and Melotte (Mel)
- Added tiny visual improvements for info about comets and minor planets
- Added Hungarian translation for Aztec skyculture
- Added Russian translation for Western: H.A. Rey skyculture
- Added support of meteors for Windows/MSVC packages
- Added patch for multiscreen setups
- Added tui/tui_font_color option for change color of text user interface (LP: #1421998)
- Added new version of GCVS
- Added implementation of polinomial approximation of time period 1620-2013 for DeltaT by M. Khalid, Mariam Sultana and Faheem Zaidi (2014); http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/480964
- Added new line on the celestial sphere - opposition/conjunction longitude (LP: #1377606)
- Added texture for Ceres (LP: #1271380)
- Extended list of proper names for deep-sky objects
- Fixed position of Great Red Spot (LP: #490019)
- Fixed bug in planet shadow shasder (LP: #1405353)
- Fixed flickering Moon problem (LP: #1411958)
- Fixed jittering moons (LP: #1416824)
- Fixed visibility objects on distance over 50 AU. (LP: #1413381)
- Updated the Spherical projection to be HiDPI aware. (LP: #1385367)
- Restore unit testing for refraction and extinction. Fixed issue in unit test for DeltaT and fixed small issue for DeltaT.
- Fixed issue in core.setObserverLocation (to a new Planet travels always 1 second) (LP: #1414463)
- Fixed issue for cursor, who points to a wrong position after orbit update (LP: #1414824)
- Fixed ignore the Enter key for online search dialog within Solar System Editor plugin (LP: #1414814)
- Fixed package issue for Windows XP (LP: #1414233)
- Fixed crash when trying to select a satellite with invalid orbit (LP: #1307357)
- Check of updates has been removed (LP: #1414451)
- Fixed issues in Search Tool (LP: #1416830)
- Fixed code to update ConfigurationDialog size (LP: #995107)
- Behavior of JD/MJD has been refactored for Date and Time Dialog (LP: #1417619)
- Avoid delaying for the telescope control slew commands over TCP (LP: #1418375)
- Avoid crash when clicking 'Lookup locations on network' checkbox in Locations window (Debian: #779046)
- Updated bookmarks for Solar System editor plug-in (LP: #1425626)
- Allowing display the scope marker below the landscape (LP: #1426441)
- Allow fading of the landscapes without atmosphere (LP: #1420741)
- Allow change thickness of lines of the constellations (LP: #1028432)
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