Under which license ?
The program is under the GNU
Public License) version 2. So it's free, you can distribute it, and modify it
(see license for more information). At this time the license can't be modify.
The astronomia sources are linked with others GPL parts. This part is the Mysql
database engine and the projection system.
Why the developement is so long ?
There is several reasons. The first, I don't have a lot of time when I have enough
courage to work on it. The second, I'm on a specialist about the astronomical calculation.
Be indulgent on me.
What platforms is supported ?
Thanks to wxWindows
a large number of platforms
is theoretically possible. But in a first time, developements are focused on Windows 32
and GNU/Linux/GTK environnement. Others port don't need a very hard work.
What is wxWindows ?
is a powerfull API to make
cross-platform GUI. Platforms supported : Win32, Motif, X11, GTK, Mac OS, Mac OSX and OS/2.
A lot of controls are available that allow to make modern application.
This API is available under LGPL-like license.
Here is the planned architecture for the application.
Libastronomia library :
Written in C++. In DLL format under Win32 and so under Unix. Actually under development.
Data Source manager :
All data needed are store into a sql database for simplicity, flexibility, and speed.
Other kind of data source can be used.
Some 'classic' functions provided, like planetarum, solar system view... Written in C++ and use wxWindows.