Stellarium 0.13.0

The initial release of the 0.13 series: new modulated core and new features.

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Project:
Stellarium
Series:
0.13
Version:
0.13.0
Released:
2014-07-19  
Registrant:
Alexander Wolf
Release registered:
2014-07-19
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1 375gnu, 63 Alexander Wolf, 4 Bogdan Marinov, 8 Fabien Chéreau, 8 Guillaume Chereau, 1 Gábor Péterffy, 1 Ivan Marti-Vidal, 1 Louis Strous, 7 Marcos Cardinot, 1 Peter, 2 William Formyduval, 1 barrykgerdes, 1 gzotti, 4 henrysky, 1 matthew chin, 1 treaves
Blueprints:
5 Implemented
Bugs:
114 Fix Released

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Release notes 

The Stellarium development team after 9 months of development is proud to announce the release of version 0.13.0 of Stellarium.

This release brings some interesting new features:
- New modulated core.
- Refactored shadows and introducing the normal mapping.
- Sporadic meteors and meteors has the colors now.
- Comet tails rendering.
- New types of landscapes.
- New translatable strings and new textures.
- New plugin: Equation of Time - provides solution for Equation of Time.
- New plugin: Field of View - provides shortcuts for quick changes field of view.
- New plugin: Navigational Stars - marks 58 navigational stars on the sky.
- New plugin: Pointer Coordinates - shows the coordinates of the mouse pointer.
- New plugin: Meteor Showers - provides visualization of meteor showers.
- New version of the Satellites plugin: introduces star-like satellites and bug fixes.
- New version of the Exoplanets plugin: displaying of the potential habitable exoplanets; improvements for performance and code refactoring.
- New version of the Angle Measure plugin: displaying of the position angle.
- New version of the Quasars plugin: improvements for performance; added marker_color parameter.
- New version of the Pulsars plugin: improvements for performance; display pulsars with glitches; setting color for marker for different types of the pulsars.
- New versions of the Compass Marks, Oculars, Historical Supernovae, Observability analysis and Bright Novae plugins: bug fixing, code refactoring and improvements.

There have also been a large number of bug fixes and serious performance improvements.

We have updated the configuration file and the Solar System file, so if you have an existing Stellarium installation, we highly recommended reset the settings when you will install the new version (you can choose required points in the installer).

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

Changelog 

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This version based on Qt 5 and has new modulated core, and new features (examples: normal mapping, comet tails) and fixes for 115 bugs, includes:
New plugin: Equation of Time - provides solution for Equation of Time.
New plugin: Field of View - provides shortcuts for quick changes field of view.
New plugin: Navigational Stars - marks 58 navigational stars on the sky.
New plugin: Pointer Coordinates - shows the coordinates of the mouse pointer.
New plugin: Meteor Showers - provides visualization of meteor showers.
New translatable strings and new textures.
New version of the Satellites plugin: introduces star-like satellites and bug fixes.
New version of the Exoplanets plugin: displaying of the potential habitable exoplanets; improvements for performance and code refactoring.
New version of the Angle Measure plugin: displaying of the position angle.
New version of the Quasars plugin: improvements for performance; added marker_color parameter.
New version of the Pulsars plugin: improvements for performance; display pulsars with glitches; setting color for marker for different types of the pulsars.
New versions of the Compass Marks, Oculars, Historical Supernovae, Observability analysis and Bright Novae plugins: bug fixing, code refactoring and improvements.

5 blueprints and 114 bugs targeted

Blueprint Priority Assignee Delivery
Realistic meteor showers Realistic meteor showers 3 Medium Marcos Cardinot  11 Implemented
Realistic rendering of comets Realistic rendering of comets 3 Medium gzotti  11 Implemented
Always draw the Moon figure Always draw the Moon figure 2 Low Alexander Wolf  11 Implemented
Nautical Navigation Nautical Navigation 2 Low Alexander Wolf  11 Implemented
Realistic Satellite Rendering Realistic Satellite Rendering 2 Low   11 Implemented
Bug report Importance Assignee Status
1270544 #1270544 Night Mode slowdown in 0.13alpha5 2 Critical Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1275717 #1275717 Broken solar shadows 2 Critical Fabien Chéreau  10 Fix Released
1335611 #1335611 0.13.0 beta1 for wi ndows 64 bit failed to start 2 Critical Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1093676 #1093676 Unable to Quit Stellarium (sometimes) 3 High   10 Fix Released
1114280 #1114280 Stars displayed as lines (0.12.0) 3 High   10 Fix Released
1114611 #1114611 Strange key behavior on Windows 3 High   10 Fix Released
1228984 #1228984 won't download mpc orbital elements 3 High Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1249755 #1249755 Crash Stellarium on OS X 10.9 and 10.8.x 3 High Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1263509 #1263509 0.13 alpha: start failed 3 High Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1263678 #1263678 Night Mode shader 3 High Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1272960 #1272960 Meade LX200 commands Sr and Sd have extra space and wrong degree character 3 High Peter  10 Fix Released
1277889 #1277889 Main tools and side tools bar will not show if object is selected 3 High   10 Fix Released
1278113 #1278113 Ring look wired from Saturn 3 High Fabien Chéreau  10 Fix Released
1280838 #1280838 Incorrect rendering moon phase 3 High Fabien Chéreau  10 Fix Released
1285268 #1285268 Stellarium crash when quit by Command+Q while running script 3 High Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1286942 #1286942 13.0 alpha8_win64 fails to start 3 High Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1297391 #1297391 Failed to compile with Qt 5.3 beta / VS2013 3 High   10 Fix Released
1301694 #1301694 Meteor Showers plugin crashes when I select an event 3 High Marcos Cardinot  10 Fix Released
1320082 #1320082 Stellarium crash when starting exoplanet 3 High Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1328626 #1328626 Crash when click "Show planet orbits" 3 High Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1329411 #1329411 Saturn ring become weird from specific perspective on Saturn 3 High Fabien Chéreau  10 Fix Released
1335609 #1335609 Stellarium 0.13.0 dev 11 Moon rendering 3 High Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1048786 #1048786 exoplanets plugin slows the whole program down 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1054481 #1054481 Star and planet labels unreadable in "gravity label" mode 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1086446 #1086446 Zooming with a Mac trackpad doesn't work well 4 Medium   10 Fix Released
1114234 #1114234 The ring of the planets are not stable 4 Medium Fabien Chéreau  10 Fix Released
1131940 #1131940 phantom image behind opened windows 4 Medium   10 Fix Released
1155333 #1155333 Wrong Azimuth grid display zoomed in 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1176388 #1176388 Stellarium 0.12.1 crashes at the splash screen, on ubuntu 13.04 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1177966 #1177966 zoom in on Saturn causes crash 4 Medium Fabien Chéreau  10 Fix Released
1210510 #1210510 Changing the "maximum_fps" parameter in "config.ini" doesn't work 4 Medium William Formyduval  10 Fix Released
1239295 #1239295 stellarium 0.12.4 hangs on splash screen 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1240391 #1240391 Configuration > Information entry "Longitude/latitude (J2000)" is faulty 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1245919 #1245919 Low/inconsistent frame rate on HP 1070US G7 laptop 4 Medium William Formyduval  10 Fix Released
1247486 #1247486 very wrong comet positions for eccentricities between 0.9999 and 1 4 Medium Louis Strous  10 Fix Released
1260539 #1260539 "update from files" adds no new satellites to satellites.json 4 Medium Bogdan Marinov  10 Fix Released
1261067 #1261067 Drop-down list of language doesn't work 4 Medium Marcos Cardinot  10 Fix Released
1264805 #1264805 getSelectedObjectInfo() - Azimuth figures reported incorrectly 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1266899 #1266899 cannot create satellite groups in satellite plugin when no groups exist 4 Medium Bogdan Marinov  10 Fix Released
1271666 #1271666 faults in Pulsars plugin database 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1276737 #1276737 Segmentation fault (core dumped) when calling ScreenImageMgr.creaeteScreenImage() with non-existent path 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1277198 #1277198 Stellarium freezes when you go to far forward 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1278110 #1278110 Display issue on the main tools bar on startup 4 Medium Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1283677 #1283677 Sensor configuration is not stored as written 4 Medium   10 Fix Released
1284849 #1284849 Two Shadows seen from outer planet surfaces 4 Medium Fabien Chéreau  10 Fix Released
1286581 #1286581 Satellite hints in the wrong color 4 Medium Bogdan Marinov  10 Fix Released
1293888 #1293888 Cannot press ENTER to change planet in location setting 4 Medium Marcos Cardinot  10 Fix Released
1294169 #1294169 Broken key sequence for shortcuts 4 Medium Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1294490 #1294490 Arrow keys not working when window is opened 4 Medium Gábor Péterffy  10 Fix Released
1295138 #1295138 All Mac OSX version with patch is not detected [Possible solution] 4 Medium henrysky  10 Fix Released
1298440 #1298440 Revision 6681 make Stellarium ignore screen_h and screen_w in config.ini 4 Medium Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1302473 #1302473 The CCD frame is black instead of red (low contrast) 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1328371 #1328371 cmd show up when launching stellarium 0.13.0 dev10 x64 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
821294 #821294 tons of identical erroneous 13th mag stars in Kaus Media/M69 region 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
954761 #954761 An arc of stars near Atik appears bogus 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1013092 #1013092 Many such unusual blue stars 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1039991 #1039991 Observability plugin 0.11.4 RC2 translation strings 5 Low Bogdan Marinov  10 Fix Released
1092496 #1092496 Arc of ~ 3 doz stars SE of Tau Cet 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1113228 #1113228 Night View Oculars Show White Objects 5 Low Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1115410 #1115410 Observability analysis plugin : night mode 5 Low Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1123997 #1123997 Some independant stars are on a circle 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1127982 #1127982 Object selection with mouse is difficult sometimes 5 Low Fabien Chéreau  10 Fix Released
1186783 #1186783 Improbable star pattern 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1217284 #1217284 shift-zoom 5 Low   10 Fix Released
1221553 #1221553 ring of stars in Stellarium 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1222510 #1222510 extra red stars 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1236908 #1236908 "add one solar day" doesn't work when you're on the Sun 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1241173 #1241173 minor graphical glitch in search box 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1246296 #1246296 chinese star name in error 5 Low matthew chin  10 Fix Released
1247405 #1247405 translation update for lanscapes and skycultures, be_BY 5 Low 375gnu  10 Fix Released
1251406 #1251406 This star don't exist 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1263119 #1263119 Incorrect App Bundle Version on Mac OS X 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1263307 #1263307 Observability plugin: altitude, rise, set incorrect 5 Low Ivan Marti-Vidal  10 Fix Released
1263420 #1263420 Improbable star pattern II 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1263567 #1263567 [Time Zone plugin] Checkboxes aren't displayed correctly 5 Low Marcos Cardinot  10 Fix Released
1263852 #1263852 Translation missing 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1266967 #1266967 South Pole Telescope location: incorrect elevation 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1277869 #1277869 Planet selection menu cannot scroll 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1278326 #1278326 Extra red stars 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1281067 #1281067 Stellarium ignore my flag_fog preference 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1285722 #1285722 Spelling mistake of "comission" 5 Low henrysky  10 Fix Released
1289846 #1289846 DMS rounding error 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1289854 #1289854 Wrong nebula texture for M105. The texture shown is NGC 3384 5 Low barrykgerdes  10 Fix Released
1293103 #1293103 Color of radiants markers setting display bug 5 Low Marcos Cardinot  10 Fix Released
1295209 #1295209 Name for the three chinese languages 5 Low henrysky  10 Fix Released
1295714 #1295714 After disable the atmosphere, open location window will show the atmosphere again 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1295800 #1295800 Right click is unresponsive in night mode 5 Low Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1296240 #1296240 Meteor shower plugin should be disabled on other planet 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1298504 #1298504 The solution of Equation of Time should be shown after one click in the bottom toolbar 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1300805 #1300805 http://www.fsf.org/ cannot be opened in About tab of Telescope Control 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1300858 #1300858 The word of Equation of Time at the top can be hidden by the ground 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1300917 #1300917 Use native Mac OSX Dialog to select directory for screenshot 5 Low henrysky  10 Fix Released
1305856 #1305856 Projection bug in Meteor Showers Plugin 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1307388 #1307388 Occular Plugin: Flip ineffective in sensor view 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1329663 #1329663 FTBFS on illumos due to FS macro defined 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1341211 #1341211 Some scripts descriptions are untranslated 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1004302 #1004302 add (QVariantMap)core.getSelectedObject() 6 Wishlist   10 Fix Released
1087759 #1087759 Paste & Search feature 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1093331 #1093331 Meteor showers 6 Wishlist Marcos Cardinot  10 Fix Released
1122643 #1122643 Coordinates of the mouse pointer 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1132047 #1132047 changing the FOV 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1140163 #1140163 Ability to turn the moon halo off 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1172426 #1172426 Support for permanent crosshair eyepieces 6 Wishlist treaves  10 Fix Released
1209063 #1209063 Union of the atmosphere and fog features 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1220566 #1220566 Return from Ocular mode is to display's initial settings 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1220568 #1220568 Location Directory entries are at times only in native script 6 Wishlist   10 Fix Released
1240076 #1240076 Merge "additional information" fields in Configuration > Information 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1240799 #1240799 Configure Rotating Red Dots 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1270993 #1270993 Position Angle 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1283770 #1283770 Hard to see for semi-transparent window 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1294483 #1294483 Fade out constellation art when zoom to a certain FOV [Wishlist] 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1314093 #1314093 Add location of the Mount Burnett Observatory near Melbourne, Australia 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1265859 #1265859 Stellarium 0.13 needing Qt5.2 lib present when running 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
1274106 #1274106 Landscape file selection window has strange behavior in 0.13.0alpha6.1 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
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