[kde-edu]: kstars, generating sky before 1753

kstars at 30doradus.org kstars at 30doradus.org
Tue Sep 7 14:24:23 CEST 2004


> Why won't kstars allow me to use dates prior to 1753? I know this is 
> when the modern calendar was adopted in the anglosaxonic world, but 
> inputing ancient dates might be useful if you know what you are doing... 
> so I think it should be allowed. Why not?
Short answer: because your version of KStars is too old!  The Qt
date/time classes are to blame; they do not allow for dates before
1752.  We have recently replaced the Qt classes with our own date/time
classes that eliminate this restriction.  So, either upgrade to KDE
3.3, or if you don't want to do that, we are going to release a kstars
tarball that is equivalent to the 3.3 release "soon".  Keep an eye on
our website.

(be aware that the simulations accuracy gets worse and worse for more
remote dates)

> Thanks for such a splendid program :-)
You're welcome!


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