Chris Laurel wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Jul 2003, Fridger Schrempp wrote:
> > > Are you sure they have different colors
> > > on Windows?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Christophe
> > >
> > > I didn't implement the different orbit colors on Windows . . . It's an
> > > easy change to make however, if we agree that it's worthwhile.
> > I cannot check the actual Windows implementation before Chris has compiled it
> > for us;-). But the respective thread in the forum displayed different orbit
> > colors, and I find this a good idea. Usually now, with all the small moons etc
> > implemented, /lots/ of orbits are displayed in one window, so different colors
> > help considerably to distinguish "who is who"...
> I checked in changes to turn on class-based orbit coloring. There's also
> a new Windows prerelease if you want to compare behavior of the Windows
> and KDE versions.
> > > I made a modification to Celestia that allows you to display stars as
> > > discs. I haven't checked it in yet, but I think it would make a useful
> > > addition. Here's a screenshot:
> > >
> > > http://www.shatters.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2769
> > >
> > > --Chris
> > >
> > >
> > Yes, please, check this in! I always hoped this most useful map feature for
> > amateur astronomers will be implemented one day!
> It's now checked in. You can cycle between star styles with Ctrl+S. I
> also modified the way orbit path selection works, as Christophe suggested.
> I made the necessary changes to kdeapp.cpp and kdepreferences.cpp for the
> new orbit path selection; the stars as points checkbox still needs to be
> replaced with a control that allows selection of one of the /three/ star
> styles. In the Windows version, I just added a submenu to the Render
unfortunately, none of the new features seems to work for me under KDE right
As you will remember, UNIX shells emit /by default/ output start|stop when
CTRL+Q|CTRL+S are pressed (check with stty -a). These served as FLOW_CONTROL
characters in the olden days;-). Of course, this may be reconfigured, but using
CTRL+S for toggling the starshape(), looks like a 'suboptimal' choice, since is
is prone of creating difficulties for unexperienced users.
When I correspondingly just use a more 'harmless' keycode in celestiacore.cpp,
the startype toggling of course works and the star disks look simply
/beautiful/ on my screen (which again confirms the problematic assignment of
CTRL+S). Notably, when the asterisms are switched on, the star disks provide a
very 'clean' display.
The orbit colors also do not seem to work, but here, I simply have to dig
further in the KDE code...