Author Archives: Daggerstab

Stellarium Joystick plug-in 0.1.0

The first release of the joystick/gamepad plug-in for Stellarium I mentioned before is ready. An installer compatible with Stellarium 0.12.4 is available at the project’s Releases page at GitHub: From the README/release notes: At this stage of development: – … Continue reading

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On Github (and joysticks/gamepads for Stellarium)

Now you can also find my poorly thought-out code on Github: The only project there so far is a work in progress: a plug-in that will allow controlling Stellarium with a joystick or gamepad instead of a mouse. (Of … Continue reading

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Moving a 100 ton telescope with Stellarium (Video)

One can find interesting things in their Inbox when they bother to check their e-mail. Such as the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) on Mauna Kea.

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Location Window: time zone controls

I’m supposed to be working on Stellarium’s time zone support. The only work so far is on what I should have left for the end: the GUI. I need to cram somehow three radio buttons, a spin box, a drop-down … Continue reading

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Back to regular Stellarium development?

I’m back home. I was hoping that I can use my limited free time to work on Stellarium, but I’m getting severely unpleasant feelings even thinking of all the stuff I’ll have to do. Burn out? Or I just need … Continue reading

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Satellites plug-in 0.8.0

…is mostly ready for a merge, though I couldn’t finish everything I wanted to do before running out of free time at the end of April. I wanted to propose the merge today, but I’m too sleep-deprived to do the … Continue reading

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After the introduction of ΔT computations to Stellarium, there has been a sequence of bugs “fixed” like this. In other words, some piece of code needs the time, uses the ΔT corrected time, then subtracts the correction, because it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Hiding the checkbox of a QListWidgetItem

Just something I figured out how to do, and it’s not in the top Google results: The items in a QListWidget can be user-checkable, though by default they are not: QListWidget doesn’t display a (checked or unchecked) check box for … Continue reading

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Bloody Bazaar

I just had a version control scare: I managed to wipe out last week’s commits from a local branch of mine (and perhaps in the corresponding global branch). I managed to restore them from the backup files (*.~1~) created either … Continue reading

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Relieving the load

Imagine that you are a Stellarium developer. You are working on a computer (or more precisely, on an OS) that is so slow that rebuilding Stellarium takes a long time even after small changes. Most of your changes are limited … Continue reading

Posted in Humour, Plug-ins, Programming, Stellarium