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#1 Alexander Wolf

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Posted 28 December 2020 - 10:41 PM

Yesterday we released version 0.20.4 of Stellarium.
 
The major changes of this version:
  • Added Calendars plugin
  • Many changes in AstroCalc tool and core of Stellarium
  • Many changes in plugins
  • Updated DSO catalog
  • Removed Compass Marks plugin (the feature moved into core)
Download binary packages for Windows, Mac and Linux you may here: https://github.com/S...ses/tag/v0.20.4
 
Thank you very much to community for bug reports, feature requests and contributions!
 
Full list of changes:
  • Added Balinese Pawukon calendar into Calendars plugin
  • Added notes on polygonal landscapes (technical restrictions) (GH: #1397)
  • Added Calendars plugin (GH: #1343)
  • Added configurable values for quick FOV tool (GH: #1391)
  • Added new zoom algorithm (GH: #1415, #529)
  • Added compass marks into core of planetarium
  • Added ability to hide cardinal and compass buttons from the GUI
  • Added missing time zone America/Godthab
  • Added few DSO textures (GH: #1402, #1441)
  • Added Galactic Center and Anticenter points
  • Added a config option to use multisampling for rendering "Planet"s (GH: #1388)
  • Added landers from the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program into list of locations
  • Added on-screen controls for OAG in Oculars plugin (GH: #935)
  • Added table view of exoplanets (GH: #1141)
  • Added show angular distance between the moon and host planet (GH: #1372)
  • Added classical cepheids filter for AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Added Algol-type eclipsing systems filter for AstroCalc/WUT tool (GH: #1355)
  • Added ability to toggle to using decimal degrees for various navigational data through follow the option "Use decimal degrees" in the main GUI (GH: #1344)
  • Added script with shortcut, which add ability to jump to random location for celestial navigation game and practice (GH: #1345, #1058)
  • Added support flip commands into Scripting Engine (GH: #1351)
  • Added new language: Central Atlas Tamazight
  • Added comet icon for ephemeris points plotting for AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool (GH: #1332)
  • Added script skybox.ssc into list of translatable scripts (GH: #1335)
  • Added config option to hide selection markers (default: viewing/flag_show_selection_marker = true) (GH: #1321)
  • Added export list of objects as Stellarium bookmarks into AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Added support capital Greek chars in Search Tool (GH: #1282)
  • Added some discoverer’s original designation for double stars as their scientific designations (GH: #1282)
  • Added option to hide unlabelled ephemeris markers (GH: #1315)
  • Added ability to run the silent uninstall Stellarium in Windows
  • Added ability use decimals value for ephemeris steps in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool (GH: #1289)
  • Added "No" default for deletion confirmation warning (GH: #1292)
  • Added ability to toggle show extra decimals in the navigational info (GH: #1303)
  • Added tool for build an AppImage package (GH: #1288)
  • Added ability for following an option ''Use decimal degrees" for longitude and latitude in Location dialog to define format of data (GH: #1416)
  • Fixed collision calendars panel with bottom button bar (GH: #1422)
  • Fixed zooming to FOV when duration is zero (GH: #1430)
  • Fixed designations for star HIP 62819 (GH: #1432)
  • Fixed crash when attempting to add a sensor (GH: #1407, #1403)
  • Fixed UMa figure in S&T skyculture (GH: #1414)
  • Fixed typos in Chinese skyculture (GH: #1413)
  • Fixed text for meteor showers plugin (GH: #1387)
  • Fixed the visual style of color chooser (GH: #1395)
  • Fixed GUI of AstroCalc/Positions tool
  • Fixed error in GUI of AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Fixed errors in documents for scripting engine
  • Fixed typos and errors in various sky cultures
  • Fixed running scripting method core.quitStellarium(); (GH: #1363)
  • Fixed the location of Dunsink Observatory (GH: #1370)
  • Fixed rendering orbits with undefined period
  • Fixed orbital elements for comet Halley (1986) in the default ssystem_minor.ini file
  • Fixed typos in skycultures
  • Fixed odd cyclic behaviour of HiPS (GH: #1323)
  • Fixed odd survey interaction (GH: #1314)
  • Fixed crash when reference.fab file has wrong format
  • Fixed closing various dialogs (fix #1305, #1338)
  • Fixed sorting issue in AstroCalc/Ephemeris tool
  • Fixed search stars by designations (u Her and U Her are different stars!) (GH: #1282)
  • Fixed adding extra designations for stars, who already has Bayer and Flamsteed designations (GH: #1282)
  • Fixed sorting stars by their designations (partially) (GH: #1282)
  • Fixed selecting invisible stars (GH: #1331)
  • Fixed switch to native planet names when skyculture is changed in Location dialog (GH: #1203)
  • Fixed installing star names for Western (O.Hlad) skyculture (GH: #1170)
  • Fixed typecast: avoiding of jumping the markers of exoplanets and pulsars (GH: #1286)
  • Fixed handling custom shortcuts and few spell-check fixes
  • Fixed GUI issue in Observability plugin
  • Fixed inconsistency of NGC/IC list in AstroCalc/WUT tool (GH: #1310)
  • Fixed filling version info for Windows installer
  • Fixed installer for Windows
  • Fixed translatable string for Icelandic calendar
  • Fixed Puppis constellation lines in S&T skyculture (GH: #1438)
  • Fixed Mensa and Microscopium in S&T skyculture (GH: #1440)
  • Changed rendering planets: improve planets' halos size in relation to stars' (GH: #1361, #367)
  • Changed rendering of orbits in Satellites plugin: Hide invisible part of orbits when "hide invisible artificial sats" option is enabled (GH: #1349)
  • Changed GUI behavior: Enlarged maximum dialog size (GH: #1318)
  • Changed versioning scheme of Stellarium
  • Changed few DSO textures: reduce the size of some texture files (GH: #1442)
  • Updated Stellarium User Guide (GH: #1334)
  • Updated DSO catalog (v3.12)
  • Updated GUI of Calendars plugin
  • Updated GUI: refactored block "Additional buttons"
  • Updated description of Chinese skyculture (GH: #1410)
  • Updated Bengali descriptions for landscapes and skycultures (GH: #1380)
  • Updated nomenclature data
  • Updated few DSO outlines (GH: #1368)
  • Updated initial time steps for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool (GH: #372)
  • Updated Solar System Editor pluign: improve docs + added confirmation dialog (GH: #1304)
  • Updated DSO names
  • Updated upper limit for font size
  • Updated GUI of AstroCalc tools
  • Updated Exoplanets plugin: added extra info
  • Updated Satellites plugin: cosmetic improvement the handling the visibility of satellites by their groups
  • Removed Compass Marks plugin
  • Removed the XPM version of the app icon (GH: #1384)
  • Removed dead links from skycultures
  • Removed support of shortcuts from AstroCalc tools (GH: #1293)

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