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MX 17 Repository: The Stellarium Thread

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Stellarium Thread

#11 Post by Stevo » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:32 pm

oops wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:08 pm
Stevo wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:09 pm
Stellarium is now updated to 0.18.1 in the test repo, though you can also get it from stretch-backports.
Great, Stellarium is very powerful

... But I can not find into MX repository a lighter astro. app. (like sky map for android, or Celestia)
Celestia (26MB only)
https://celestia.space/download.html
.. Or is an alternative exists into MX ?
Lighter in what way?

Kstars is smaller than Stellarium, but it would pull in KDE runtime libraries if you don't have them.

Google Earth has some planetarium features, too.

If you want the successor to Celestia, Space Engine for Windows will run in Wine if your system meets the requirements, such as a discrete video card with at least 2 GB--that's a lot heavier than Stellarium, too.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Stellarium Thread

#12 Post by oops » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:09 pm

Stevo wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:32 pm
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Lighter in what way?

Kstars is smaller than Stellarium, but it would pull in KDE runtime libraries if you don't have them.
Google Earth has some planetarium features, too.
In fact Stellarium is OK , in the past I had probably Stellarium too but with a small data-base (or splitted in two part, I do not remember) (now 136MB)
htps://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/astronomie
... So no need to add into MX repository an other app. just for me.
$ inxi -S : System: Host:XEON Kernel: 4.16.0-xeon-01.efi x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 - Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon


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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Stellarium Thread

#13 Post by Stevo » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:29 pm

oops wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:09 pm
Stevo wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:32 pm
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Lighter in what way?

Kstars is smaller than Stellarium, but it would pull in KDE runtime libraries if you don't have them.
Google Earth has some planetarium features, too.
In fact Stellarium is OK , in the past I had probably Stellarium too but with a small data-base (or splitted in two part, I do not remember) (now 136MB)
htps://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/astronomie
... So no need to add into MX repository an other app. just for me.
We also have the lighter branch of Stellarium-qt4 in our test repo...

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Stellarium Thread

#14 Post by oops » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:04 am

Thank you again Stevo for your help and information ... in fact, I have installed the standard's one version and it's fine.
$ inxi -S : System: Host:XEON Kernel: 4.16.0-xeon-01.efi x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 - Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon


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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Stellarium Thread

#15 Post by JeffA » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:35 am

oops wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:08 pm

... But I can not find into MX repository a lighter astro. app. (like sky map for android, or Celestia)
Celestia (26MB only)
https://celestia.space/download.html
.. Or is an alternative exists into MX ?
Cartes du Ciel (https://www.ap-i.net/skychart/en/start) does work great on MX, though it's not in the repository. I've used it when I had a computer that didn't meet the requirements for Stellarium, and I still favor it. It does everything I want, including some things I couldn't quite figure out in Stellarium, like simply finding sun and moon rise and set times and eclipse dates. It may not be as flashy as Stellarium, but seems more professional to me (but that may be more of a feeling than a fact).

The betas have always worked great for me (https://sourceforge.net/projects/skychart/files/0-beta/). I just install from the .deb, you just have to install the libpasastro package first as it tells you at the bottom of the page

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Stellarium Thread

#16 Post by oops » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:15 pm

Hello,
Thank you JeffA ... Now I remember than I have already use it in the past (Cartes du Ciel in french), with an old PC too ... thank you for the link.
Have a nice day.

skychart_4.1.1-3763_amd64.deb (~37MB only)
and
skychart_4.1.1-3763_i386.deb (~37MB only)

So (for Stevo), can be a nice alternative into the MX repository.
$ inxi -S : System: Host:XEON Kernel: 4.16.0-xeon-01.efi x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 - Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon


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