The issue of DSO displays has been around for some time.
The initial work was done about version 0.7.1 I think when Fabien was first working on the DSS display.
There was an extra button on a prototype GUI F4 menu in version 0.10.? that allowed the selection of image sources (visible/invisible)
This was used in the virgo version and I think maybe in Fabien's Toast-images branch. I imagine the code is already embedded somewhere in the core.
Is this what you are driving at?
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> Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 20:29:58 +0200 > From: email@example.com > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Stellarium-pubdevel] New Idea: DSO viewing options > > On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 8:13 PM, bdwashbu <email@example.com> wrote: > > Bogdan - thanks for the input. I suspected there was a reason this feature > > didn't exist. As the new guy, I never meant to disrespect the current GUI > > philosophies or the work you've done. What you guys have already created is > > awesome! I don't want to make it worse. > > > > A plugin sounds like a good approach. I will investigate. I surely never > > meant to hack anything together, and I definitely haven't committed > > anything. I just need a little direction from management (if there is such > > a thing?). > > Well, most of the work on that part of the interface has been done by > Fabien, Stellarium's original author, who is mostly absent at the > moment. It is debatable how well it works/is implemented. :) "Fuzzy" > things like that are good for beginners, but amateur astronomers want > more control. > > Otherwise, yes, it's nice to have in mind that Stellarium is used for > several different purposes by several different groups of people with > different requirements and expectations. We have a bit of a "Jack of > all trades, master of none" situation going on. We are also trying to > make our own niche, otherwise we will be just re-inventing someone > else's wheel. > > As for the plug-in, I don't recommend it. Anything like this will > require changes to the core code (NebulaMgr, etc) to provide the > functionality behind the GUI. A plug-in implementing such a feature > will have to duplicate the whole DSO engine. You can make only the > interface as a plug-in, though this doesn't make much sense to me. > Have a look at the way plug-ins work in general and the existing > plug-ins that have their own interfaces and tell me what you think. > > As for the management, no, there is not much of a hard structure, > which is one of the reasons the project is in its current state. There > is a loose chain of seniority/experience, but we try to make decisions > with discussion and consensus. > > Regards, > Bogdan Marinov > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > This SF email is sponsosred by: > Try Windows Azure free for 90 days Click Here > http://p.sf.net/sfu/sfd2d-msazure > _______________________________________________ > Stellarium-pubdevel mailing list > Stellariumfirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/stellarium-pubdevel