|| ||Pat Suwalski <pat-AT-suwalski.net>|
|| ||Celestia 1.4.0 Released.|
|| ||Sat, 24 Dec 2005 15:50:00 -0500|
Just in time for testing new video cards that magically appeared under
people's Christmas trees, a new release of Celestia is sure to please.
What is Celestia?
Celestia is a cross-platform OpenGL space simulator. By using
state-of-the-art OpenGL it provides an accurate, comprehensive,
educational, and fun space simulation for astronomers and casual users
Celestia/GTK: a front-end designed to require the minimum number of
libraries for the maximum number of features provided by the OpenGL core.
Celestia/GNOME: an expanded Celestia/GTK with GNOME integration features
such as GConf and URL handling.
Where to get more information
The Celestia/GNOME page:
The official Celestia site:
Changes from 1.3.2 to 1.4.0
In the course of over a year, there are literally hundreds of changes.
* A completely new GTK/GNOME front-end
* A new render mode: OpenGL2.0 / GLSL
* Many new additions and fixes to star catalogs
* Greek naming on celestia objects and UTF-8 throughout
* Several new textures
* GTK version now saves preferences to file
* New Galaxy rendering code
* Implemented Steinicke's catalog of 10610 galaxies
* New Deep-Space-Object code
* Improved comet display
* Many, many more fixes and improvements throughout
Celestia/GTK x86 AutoPackage:
Thanks to all the people who made this release possible, especially the
helpful people in #gtk.
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