Friday, February 27, 2009

Celestia 1.6.0 Mac New features

As Celestia 1.6.0 nears release, here is a list of what's new in the Mac version:
  • Bundled data files for planets and stars (CelestiaResources) moved inside the Celestia app bundle. This simplifies installation - just drag and drop the app, no need to copy an extra folder. Nothing has changed for advanced users who wish to create their own addons; Celestia will continue to look for custom extras and scripts inside ~/Library/Application Support/CelestiaResources or /Library/Application Support/CelestiaResources.
  • SPICE support added - Celestia will now recognize SPICE spacecraft trajectories allowing you to recreate actual missions easily.
  • Preference panel usability improvements
  • Bug fixes
  • Simplified Chinese localization by Markerz Li
  • Eclipse Finder Japanese localization added

Monday, February 23, 2009

Emu48 Development resumed

I have resumed development on Emu48 for Mac OS X, an emulator for HP
calculators. The new version will use future-proof OS X technologies
such as Cocoa and Quartz and native Intel support is planned. No
downloads are available yet but please visit
and consider making a donation to support the project.