Solarsystem
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Description:

A screensaver for Linux and UNIX that displays the planets of the Solar System
(inc Pluto). A random planet is chosen and rotated on screen against a
starfield background. As the planet orbits the sun, it transitions from light
into darkness and a corona effect appears.
Last changelog:

8 years ago

V0.2.2: 2012-06-01
- Fixed: Build time fixes for newer distros which use --as-needed as a
default GCC option


V0.2.1: 2011-03-14
- Fixed: Improved building scripts for newer distros
- Fixed: Now doesn't display cursor. Thanks to "druciferre"


V0.2: 2010-06-27
- Fixed: Minor change to the build scripts to fix compilation on distros
using the new DSO changes to ld (eg Fedora 13).
- Added: Smoothed starfield points for OpenGL/Hardware implementations
which support it.
- Fixed: Don't show in KDE 'Lost & Found' menu if both KDE and Gnome
versions are installed.


V0.1: 2009-09-18
- Inital Release

skinty

3 years ago

This is a very nice saver indeed. Compiles and installs easily and quickly. Images and animations are top-notch. Thanks again.

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masterdany88

5 years ago

here is console output


checking for OpenGL library... (cached) -lGL
checking for sdl-config... no
checking for SDL - version >= 1.2.0... no
*** The sdl-config script installed by SDL could not be found
*** If SDL was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the SDL_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to sdl-config.
checking for IMG_isPNG in -lSDL_image... no
configure: error: libSDL_image is required and cannot be found

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oddsocks1024

5 years ago

Actually it does.

Please take the little extra effort of actually looking at doc/README.compiling, particularly the "UBUNTU" section. Not to mention, the output is a giant clue that you're missing a bunch of dependencies.

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symbianflo

5 years ago

coolest screen saver ever...as a matter of fact I've build it in rpm for mandriva/rosa
really great thx.
http://mrb.mandrivausers.ro/index.php?search_for=solarsystem&search_submit=Search
+1 from me.

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lancelot04

5 years ago

Your solution worked. We've dodged the black hole...

Thanks for the good work.

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oddsocks1024

5 years ago

You're very welcome. There's a new update which should fix this now.

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lancelot04

5 years ago

My favorite screensaver doesn't seem to compile on Kubuntu 12.04, even with all the libsdl*.dev there is...

Thank you, this was great.

P.S. If you could find a solution, quite a few of us would be very pleased.

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oddsocks1024

5 years ago

I can certainly have a look and see what the problems and post a fix. Are you able to show me the output where it the compile fails? Thanks,

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lancelot04

5 years ago

Here is the message i get:

/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libSDL.so: could not read symbols: Invalid operation
collect2: ld a retourné 1 code d'état d'exécution
make[2]: *** [solarsystem] Erreur 1

I have installed every libsdl*-dev that there is without any success.

Thanks!

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oddsocks1024

5 years ago

This is related to the way Ubuntu and derivatives have changed their GCC toolchain. Instead of the part where you just run

make

Try this instead

make LIBS="-lSDL -lGLU -lGL -lSDL_image"

If that compiles, continue as normal. Note, this is 'hack' but I'll get around to implementing a proper fix

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breakolami

7 years ago

Really nice screensaver, works perfectly in Karmic after install sdl and sdl_image dev package

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CyberTribe

8 years ago

very good screensaver.
just some things that i'd enjoy:

1. some kind of glow around sun, so it looks more like the real sun. that would be really great) may be simply like corona around the planet, but around the sun. actually i think corona should be moved from planet to the sun, to be more "real life" like.

2. not only corona, but also an "atmosphere" layer around planets. though i'm not sure on this - it will eat actually lots of cpu.

3. moon orbiting earth?

Also sizes of planets compared to sun are a bit off.

still very very nice thing.
i hope you'll make it even better.

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oddsocks1024

8 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions, some good ones there. I especially like the atmosphere idea as that one hadn't occurred to me and could look really cool if implemented well.

The planet sizes versus the sun don't even come close to reality really. Aesthetics being the main reason, but I've tried to give a feeling of distance of each planet from the sun. Do you feel the sun is generally too large or too small?

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CyberTribe

8 years ago

mostly the size is ok.
but i think it's a bit too big compared to mercury.
and a bit bigger compared to earth.
though i may be wrong here.

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srog

8 years ago

Building and working nicely with the Kubuntu 9.04.

Thank you !

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8 years ago

V0.2.2: 2012-06-01
- Fixed: Build time fixes for newer distros which use --as-needed as a
default GCC option


V0.2.1: 2011-03-14
- Fixed: Improved building scripts for newer distros
- Fixed: Now doesn't display cursor. Thanks to "druciferre"


V0.2: 2010-06-27
- Fixed: Minor change to the build scripts to fix compilation on distros
using the new DSO changes to ld (eg Fedora 13).
- Added: Smoothed starfield points for OpenGL/Hardware implementations
which support it.
- Fixed: Don't show in KDE 'Lost & Found' menu if both KDE and Gnome
versions are installed.


V0.1: 2009-09-18
- Inital Release

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