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#1 Edward E

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:29 PM

I noticed this morning that CDC 3.8 stable is now ready for download and 3.9xxx unstable is also available for download. :jump: There have been some changes that will effect the catalogs in currently used editions so read the install notes.

I think I will take this opportunity to back up my catalogs, uninstall my current CDC and do a new install of CDC 3.8

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:25 PM

Just installed it in Linux yesterday.
Haven't gotten around to the catalogs yet though.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:38 PM

Merci beaucoup.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:05 AM

So what catalogs are recommended to be installed over the default ones?

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:36 AM

At http://www.ap-i.net/...art/en/download, see the section Additional Catalog: Stars catalogs, DSO catalogs and, if you want it, the new UCAC4 catalog V2.

Follow the advisory "Be sure to also update your stars and DSO additional catalog" which is in the Skychart 3.8 section above.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:59 PM

I'm sticking to 3.4 as long as the option to show objects below the horizon in views over 180° wide isn't re-introduced.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:46 PM

Thanks.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:47 PM

I'm on 3.6 and have lots of settings tweaked the way I like them. What's the best way to upgrade to 3.8, to get rid of what needs to be eliminated while maintaining my customized settings? Do I uninstall first, or will 3.8 overlay and automatically rid my PC of 3.6?

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:48 PM

Just install 3.8, your settings will be preserved.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:51 AM

Just install 3.8, your settings will be preserved.


That made it painless and it worked perfectly. Thanks Rod.

One more question. I also installed 3.8 on my Asus netbook, which had no previous version of Cartes du Ciel, so all settings are default. Is there any way to copy the customized settings from my desktop to the netbook?

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

Proably is...sign onto the Sky Charts Yahoogroup...Patrick monitors it all the time and I'm sure he can answer that one.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:53 PM

Actually the settings a particular user has, is stored in a directory in their account. The installation is system wide is in a different place. Granted that in some situations the format of the files used to store the settings can change. In going from 3.6 to 3.8 that hasn't happened.

I uninstalled 3.6 and installed 3.8 and things started up where I had left off previously. I wiped out my earlier install completely to get rid of unnecessary and older catalogs. Things are more responsive with 3.8 and the newer catalogs.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:24 PM

It truly amazes me what Cartes Du Ciel can do as a freeware program. I am truly impressed with it's sophistication.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:06 AM

Probably is...sign onto the Sky Charts Yahoogroup...Patrick monitors it all the time and I'm sure he can answer that one.


Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, Rod. I received a reply from Patrick yesterday on how to easily copy the configuration file from my desktop to my netbook.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:21 AM

Excellent! :cool:

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:58 AM

I received a reply from Patrick yesterday on how to easily copy the configuration file from my desktop to my netbook.


Do you mind sharing it here?

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:05 AM

I received a reply from Patrick yesterday on how to easily copy the configuration file from my desktop to my netbook.


Do you mind sharing it here?


Patrick's response: "On the desktop run skychart, open the menu File / Save As. Copy the .cdc3 file to the netbook. Run skychart on the netbook, open the menu File / Open, select the file".


Step by step (as I did it):

Insert a USB flash drive into the desktop.
Launch Cartes du Ciel
Click on "File"
Click on "Save as"
Select the USB flash drive
Name the file (nnn.cdc3)
Click "Save"

The above copies the configuration file to the USB flash drive.

Inset the USB flash drive into the netbook.
Launch Cartes du Ciel
Click on "File"
Click on "Open"
Select the USB flash drive
Select the .cdc3 file
Click "Open"

If everything is OK, click "Setup" and "Save Configuration now".

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:43 AM

Thanks! Hope nobody minds that I changed the title for bookmarking purposes.






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