Stellarium 0.15.0

0.15 should include work done during ESA SoCiS2015:
 Remote Control via HTTP
 Synchronisation of several Stellarium instances
 Planetary ephemerides can be switched from VSOP87 to JPL430/431.

In addition, the built-in video playing should return.

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Project:
Stellarium
Series:
0.15
Version:
0.15.0
Released:
2016-07-31  
Registrant:
Alexander Wolf
Release registered:
2016-07-31
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1 375gnu, 29 Alexander Wolf, 1 Florian Schaukowitsch, 2 Guillaume Chereau, 1 Ivan Marti-Vidal, 1 Marcos Cardinot, 2 Nick Fedoseev, 1 Petr Kubánek, 4 Tanmoy Saha, 1 Tuomas Teipainen, 19 gzotti, 1 henrysky, 2 qam1
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1 Implemented
Bugs:
1 Invalid, 78 Fix Released

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Release notes 

In memory of our team member Barry Gerdes.

Version 0.15.0 is based on Qt5.6. Starting with this version, some graphics cards have been blacklisted by Qt and are automatically forced to use ANGLE on Windows.
We introduce a major internal change with the StelProperty system.
This allows simpler access to internal variables and therefore more ways of operation.
Most notably this version introduces an alternative control option via RemoteControl, a new webserver interface plugin.
We also introduce another milestone towards providing better astronomical accuracy for historical applications: experimental support of getting planetary positions from JPL DE430 and DE431 ephemerides. This feature is however not fully tested yet.
The major changes:
- Added StelProperty system
- Added new plugin for exhibitions and planetariums - Remote Control
- Added new skycultures: Macedonian, Ojibwe, Dakota/Lakota/Nakota,
  Kamilaroi/Euahlayi
- Updated code of plugins
- Added Bookmarks tool and updated AstroCalc tool
- Added new functions for Scripting Engine and new scripts
- Added Miller Cylindrical Projection
- Added updates and improvements in DSO and star catalogues (include initial
  support of The Washington Double Star Catalog)
- azimuth lines (also targetting geographic locations) in ArchaeoLines plugin
- Many fixes and improvements...

In addition, we prepared a new user guide.

Changelog 

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Full list of changes:
- Added getting planetary positions from JPL DE430 and DE431 ephemerides (SoCiS2015 project)
- Added RemoteControl and preliminary RemoteSync plugins (SoCiS2015 project)
- Added StelProperty system (SoCiS2015 project)
- Added immediate saving of settings for plugins (Angle Measure, Archeo Lines, Compass Marks)
- Added Belarusian translation for landscapes and sky cultures (LP: #1520303)
- Added Bengali description for landscapes and sky cultures (LP: #1548627)
- Added new skycultures: Macedonian, Ojibwe, Dakota/Lakota/Nakota, Kamilaroi/Euahlayi
- Added support Off-Axis Guider feature in Oculars plugin (LP: #1354427)
- Added support permanent rotation angle for CCD in Oculars plugin
- Added type of mount for telescopes in Oculars plugin
- Added improvements for displaying data in decimal format
- Added possibility to drawing of permanent orbits of the planets (disables of hiding orbits for planets, when they are out of field of view). (LP: #1509674)
- Added tentative support for screens with 4K resolution for Windows packages (LP: #1372781)
- Enabled support for side-by-side assembly technology for Windows packages (LP: #1400045)
- Added CLI options --angle-d3d9, --angle-d3d11, --angle-warp for fine-tuning ANGLE flavour selection on Windows.
- Added improvements in Stellarium's installer on Windows
- Added improvements in Telescope Control plugin
- Added feature for build a dependency graphs of various characteristics of exoplanets (Exoplanets plugin)
- Added support of the proper names for exoplanets and their host stars (Exoplanets plugin)
- Added improvement for Search Tool
- Added improvement for scripting engine
- Added their Bayer designation for some stars in Scorpius (LP: #1518437)
- Added updates and improvements in Stellarium DSO Catalog
- Added initial support of subset of The Washington Double Star Catalog (LP: #1537449)
- Added Prime Vertical and Colures lines
- Added new functions for Scripting Engine
- Added new DSO textures
- Finished migration from Phonon to QtMultimedia (LP: #1260108)
- Added scripting function to block tracking or centering for special installations.
- Added visualization of ephemerides
- Added config option for animation speed of pointers (gui/pointer_animation_speed = 1.0)
- Added implementation of semi-transparent mask in the Oculars plugin (LP: #1511393)
- Added hiding the halo when inner planet between Sun and observer (or moon between planet and observer) (LP: #1533647)
- Added a tool for fill custom settings of position of Great Red Spot on Jupiter
- Added Bookmarks tool (LP: #1106779)
- Added new scripts: Best objects in the New General Catalog, The Jack Bennett Catalog, Binosky: Deep Sky Objects for Binoculars, Herschel 400 Tour, Binocular Highlights, 20 Fun Naked-Eye Double Stars, List of largest known stars
- Added Circumpolar Circles (LP: #1590785)
- Added Miller Cylindrical Projection
- Allow viewport offset change in scripts.
- Allow centering zenith or pole via scripting (LP: #1068529)
- Allow freezing/unfreezing average atmospheric brightness (e.g. for balanced-brightness image export scripts.)
- Allow saving of output.txt to another file so that it can be read by other programs on Windows while Stellarium is still open.
- Allow min/max values and wraparound settings for AngleSpinBox
- Allow configurable speed and script speed buttons
- Allow storing and retrieval of screen location for StelDialogs (LP: #1249251)
- Allow polygonal horizons with many negative values (LP: #1554639)
- Allow altitude-dependent twinkling for stars (LP: #1594065)
- Allow display of sun's halo if sun is just outside viewport (LP: #1294498)
- Reconfigure viewDialog GUI to put constellation switches to skylore tab.
- Limit location coordinate spinboxes to useful coordinates
- Apply Fluctuations in the Moon's Mean Longitude in DeltaT calculations (Source: Spencer Jones, H., 'The Rotation of the Earth, and the Secular Accelerations of the Sun, Moon and Planets', MNRAS, 99 (1939), 541-558 [http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1939MNRAS..99..541S])
- Applying device pixel ratio to the pixmap, so that it displays correctly on Mac's.
- Added improvements for Paste and Search feature (Search Tool)
- Added ecliptical coordinates info for objects in scripting engine
- Added exit pupil calculation in the Oculars plugin (LP: #1500225)
- Added support MSVC2015
- Added automatic reloading catalogs after updating for some plugins
- Added a tour of Messier Objects
- Added fix to circumvent text rendering bug (CLI option: -t)
- Introduce env variable STEL_OPTS to allow preconfiguring default CLI options.
- Added option for hide background under buttons on bottom toolbar (LP: #1204639)
- Added check position on the screen for orbits of satellites (LP: #1510530)
- Added new option to changing behaviour of displaying of the labels of DSO on the screen (LP: #1600283)
- Star catalogues has been updated from 'XHIP: An Extended Hipparcos Compilation' data.
- Fixed validation of day in Date and Time dialog (LP: #1206284)
- Fixed display of sidereal time (mod24), show apparent sidereal time only if nutation is used.
- Fixed issue of saving some setting from the View window (LP: #1509639)
- Fixed issue for reset of number of satellite orbit segments (LP: #1510592)
- Fixed bug in download of stars catalogs in debug mode (LP: #1514542)
- Fixed issue with smooth blending/fading in ArchaeoLines plugin
- Fixed loading scenes for Scenery 3D plugin (LP: #1533069)
- Fixed connection troubles in Telescope Control Plugin on Windows (LP: #1530372)
- Fixed wrong altitude of culmination in Observability plugin (LP: #1531561)
- Fixed the meteor radiants movements when time is switched manually (LP: #1535950)
- Fixed misbehaving zoom out to initial view position (LP: #1537446)
- Fixed format for declination in AstroCalc
- Fixed value of ecliptic obliquity and ecliptic coordinates of date (LP: #1520792)
- Fixed zoom/art brightness handling (LP: #1520783)
- Fixed perspective mode with offset viewport in scenery3d (LP: #1509728)
- Fixed drawing reticle for telescope (LP: #1526348)
- Fixed wrong altitudes for some locations (LP: #1530759)
- Fixed window location having offscreen frame when leaving fullscreen (LP: #1471954)
- Fixed core.moveToAltAzi(90,XX) issue (LP: #1068529)
- Fixed some skyculture links
- Fixed issue of sidereal time: sidereal time is no longer displayed negative in the Western timezones.
- Fixed online search tool for MPC website
- Fixed translation of Egyptian planet names (LP: #1548008)
- Fixed bug about wrong rise/set times in Observability for years far in the past
- Fixed issue for resets flip buttons in Oculars plugin (LP: #1511389)
- Fixed proper detection of GLSL ES version on Raspberry Pi with VC4 driver (and maybe other devices).
- Fixed odd DateTimeDialog behavior during daylight saving change
- Fixed key handling issue on Mac OS X in Scenery3D (LP: #1566805)
- Fixed omission in documentation (LP: #1574583, #1575059)
- Fixed a loss of focus in the sky when you click on the button (LP: #1578773)
- Fixed issue of getting location from network.
- Fixed bug in visualization of opposition/conjunction longitude
- Fixed crash of Navigational Stars plugin (LP: #1598375)
- Fixed satellites mutual occultation (LP: #1389765)
- Fixed NaN in landscape brightness computation (LP: #1597129)
- Fixed oversized corona (LP: #1599513)
- Fixed displaying common names of DSO after changes filters of catalogs (LP: #1600283)
- Ensure Large File Support for DE431 also for ARM boards.
- Changed behaviour for drawing of the planet orbits (LP: #1509673)
- Make moon halo visible again even when below -45 degrees (LP: #1586796)
- Reduce planet brightness in daylight (LP: #1503248)
- Updated AstroCalc tool
- Updated icons for View dialog
- Updated ssystem.ini (LP: #1509693, #1509692)
- Updated names of stars (LP: #1550642)
- Updated the search rules in the search dialog (LP: #1593965)
- Avoid false display of tiny eclipse factor (rounding error).
- Avoid issues around GLdouble in GLES2/ARM boards.
- Reduce brightness of stars for ocular and CCD views
- Hide displaying markers for meteor radiants during daylight
- Cosmetic updates in Equation Of Time plugin
- Enabled permanent visualization of position angles for galaxies
- Updated bookmarks in Solar System Editor plugin
- Updated default config options
- Updated scripts
- Updated shortcuts for scripts
- Updated norwegian skyculture descriptions
- Updated connection behaviour for autodiscovery location through network (FreeGeoIP)
- Updated and optimized GUI
- Updated Navigational Stars plugin
- Implementation of quick turning to different directions (examples: CdC, HNSKY)
- Important optimizations of planet position computation
- Refactoring coloring markers of the DSO
- Refactoring of the generating parts of the infrastructure (LP: #1571391)
- Refactoring Telescope Control plugin
- Removed info about Moon phases (avoid inconsistency for strings).
- Removed rotation of movement by convergence angle correction in Scenery 3D plugin.

1 blueprint and 79 bugs targeted

Blueprint Priority Assignee Delivery
Trails with timestamps for selected object Trails with timestamps for selected object 1 Undefined Nick Fedoseev  11 Implemented
Bug report Importance Assignee Status
1605910 #1605910 Moon does not obscure the sun's disk during solar eclipses for all fields of view 1 Undecided   3 Invalid
1495232 #1495232 Stellarium crashes in ocular view of Saturn/Neptune/Uranus 3 High Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1509735 #1509735 0.14 32bit Windows MESA mode seems broken 3 High Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1533647 #1533647 Artifacts in rendering of Mercury in the Sun 3 High Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1599513 #1599513 Corona too large during solar eclipse 3 High gzotti  10 Fix Released
1260108 #1260108 Migration from Phonon to QtMultimedia 4 Medium gzotti  10 Fix Released
1385888 #1385888 Segmentation fault on failed shader compilation/linking 4 Medium   10 Fix Released
1389765 #1389765 mutual occulations with shadows don't show in current 0.13.1 64-bit version 4 Medium Guillaume Chereau  10 Fix Released
1509728 #1509728 Vertical viewport shift breaks Scenery3D 4 Medium gzotti  10 Fix Released
1510530 #1510530 ghost satellite orbits from other side of the world 4 Medium   10 Fix Released
1514542 #1514542 Segmentation fault (core dumped) while try update stars catalog 4 Medium Petr Kubánek  10 Fix Released
1520792 #1520792 Ecliptic obliquity is wrong 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1530143 #1530143 Time jumps on Feb.29 in century Leap years in Julian Calendar 4 Medium   10 Fix Released
1530372 #1530372 Telescope control Plugin connect defect 4 Medium Nick Fedoseev  10 Fix Released
1530567 #1530567 Some shortcuts cannot be edited 4 Medium gzotti  10 Fix Released
1531561 #1531561 Wrong altitude of culmination 4 Medium Ivan Marti-Vidal  10 Fix Released
1537446 #1537446 Auto zoom out returns to initial direction of view is not work properly 4 Medium gzotti  10 Fix Released
1566805 #1566805 Scenery3d: Movement quirks on Mac 4 Medium Florian Schaukowitsch  10 Fix Released
1580867 #1580867 View offset in window Ocular 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1598375 #1598375 Stellarium crashes with navigation star plugin 4 Medium Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1607992 #1607992 Mean Sidereal Time and Apparent Sidereal Time go negative 4 Medium   10 Fix Released
722751 #722751 Planet trails are displayed for invisible bodies 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
927329 #927329 Unable to step time past date on Date / Time Window 5 Low   10 Fix Released
1165922 #1165922 Out of Date Documentation 5 Low   10 Fix Released
1206284 #1206284 Time and date window glitch at boundary datetimes 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1208959 #1208959 Initial direction of view 5 Low gzotti  10 Fix Released
1294498 #1294498 When the Sun is out of the edge of the screen, its halo also disappears 5 Low gzotti  10 Fix Released
1410529 #1410529 Fails to run up on Windows when invoked from a different directory 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1416644 #1416644 The Moon is too bright at daytime 5 Low gzotti  10 Fix Released
1471954 #1471954 switch from full screen to windowed view 5 Low gzotti  10 Fix Released
1509639 #1509639 Settings not saved for some View panel options 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1509673 #1509673 Planet orbits not displayed according to settings 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1509674 #1509674 Planet orbits not displayed when planet out of viewport 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1509692 #1509692 The Pluto system has major bugs 5 Low qam1  10 Fix Released
1509693 #1509693 Certain outplanet moons with wrong Longitudes 5 Low qam1  10 Fix Released
1510592 #1510592 number of satellite orbit segments resets 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1518437 #1518437 Some stars in Scorpius are missing their Bayer designation 5 Low Tuomas Teipainen  10 Fix Released
1520303 #1520303 Belarusian translation for landscapes and sky cultures 5 Low 375gnu  10 Fix Released
1520783 #1520783 constellation art brightness and zooming 5 Low gzotti  10 Fix Released
1526348 #1526348 Brown square displayed on "virtual telescope" reticle 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1530759 #1530759 Wrong Altitude for Tromso Norway listed as -2000m 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1533069 #1533069 scenery 3D not rendering 5 Low Tanmoy Saha  10 Fix Released
1535950 #1535950 radiant not moving when time is switched manually 5 Low Marcos Cardinot  10 Fix Released
1548008 #1548008 planet name not changing 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1548627 #1548627 Bengali description for landscapes 5 Low Tanmoy Saha  10 Fix Released
1550642 #1550642 Star name Propus goes to wrong star 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1552633 #1552633 Need explanation for "peculiar nebulosity" 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1554639 #1554639 Polygonal horizon line does not render and creates further issues. 5 Low gzotti  10 Fix Released
1557738 #1557738 Great Red Spot position when offset is given 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1571391 #1571391 Create stellarium.rc in build tree instead of source tree 5 Low   10 Fix Released
1574583 #1574583 A text in OcularDialog needs fixing 5 Low gzotti  10 Fix Released
1574827 #1574827 Missing Chinese sky culture introduction translation 5 Low henrysky  10 Fix Released
1575059 #1575059 he Telescope plugin license string needs fixing 5 Low gzotti  10 Fix Released
1578773 #1578773 bug on Ubuntu 16.04 when activate satelite view then impossible to move stars anymore 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1586796 #1586796 moon halo not drawn when moon below -45 degrees 5 Low gzotti  10 Fix Released
1593965 #1593965 We don't find the constellation GRU in the 'object' search window 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1597129 #1597129 high sun darkens ground 5 Low gzotti  10 Fix Released
1600254 #1600254 Northern Taurid radiant information version 0.14.3 5 Low   10 Fix Released
1600283 #1600283 Messiers label problem 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1603920 #1603920 Esat/west reverse settings not stored 5 Low Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1607931 #1607931 translation typo fix 5 Low Tanmoy Saha  10 Fix Released
1608122 #1608122 description for kamilaroi 5 Low Tanmoy Saha  10 Fix Released
1079766 #1079766 Trace planet, comet or asteroid path 6 Wishlist   10 Fix Released
1106779 #1106779 Bookmarks 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1204639 #1204639 Bottom toolbar low contrast in daytime 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1249251 #1249251 enhancement: location of pop up windows 6 Wishlist gzotti  10 Fix Released
1354427 #1354427 Enhancements of the Ocular plugin: add OAG support 6 Wishlist   10 Fix Released
1372781 #1372781 4K resolution (GUI scaling) 6 Wishlist   10 Fix Released
1400045 #1400045 Enable support for side-by-side assembly technology 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1436954 #1436954 Earth shadow markers - helps for Satellite ecplipses 6 Wishlist   10 Fix Released
1503248 #1503248 lunar brightness 6 Wishlist gzotti  10 Fix Released
1511389 #1511389 Ocular plugin resets flip buttons 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1511393 #1511393 Ocular background could have 50% transparency 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1573961 #1573961 scripting improvements for MeteorShower plugin 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1581855 #1581855 Heliocentric distance of planets 6 Wishlist Alexander Wolf  10 Fix Released
1590785 #1590785 Add Circumpolar Circles 6 Wishlist gzotti  10 Fix Released
1594065 #1594065 Cosmetic suggestion for extinction 6 Wishlist gzotti  10 Fix Released
1510262 #1510262 Menu background and icons not visible 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
1543813 #1543813 Serial port issue on Windows version 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
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