Re: Removing openuniverse in favor of celestia (keep a virtual package?)
On Fri, Dec 27, 2002 at 06:22:26PM -0500, Daniel Martin wrote:
> Are you then going to adopt the debian celestia package? Accoridng
> to the latest wnpp mail, it's been orphaned for about a month.
"Up for adoption", not orphaned.
The reasons for asking for a new maintainer for the package are
* Even if celestia _rocks_, I don't use it that much. I've been away
from observational astronomy for a while and Celestia is not really
an ephemeris program, it's a "virtual planetarium".
* The next release of Celestia is going to have a KDE front-end, and
I'm not thrilled by the idea of maintaining a KDE program.
Other than that, I'm still looking over it. In fact, I've gotta figure
out why it stopped working lately...
 In fact, a latent project of mine is to build celestia into a
real planetarium, but that will have to remain dormant for at least
some months. Basically everything you need is already there, you
only need to program an interface and do some projection
adjusments, but it's easy, Chris has done an _amazing_ job at
implementing an MVC pattern in Celestia. The other thing I've
thought would be cool to program with the Celestia engine is an