Gpredict 2.0 released

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#1

Greetings,

I’m happy to announce that Gpredict 2.0 has been released!

This release accumulates many features and bug fixes that have been done over the last six years, including:

  • New logo
  • Initial port to Gtk+ 3
  • Import transponder data from Satnogs database https://db.satnogs.org/
  • Support for multiple TLE sources
  • Improved radio and antenna rotator controllers (no application freeze)
  • Map can be centered around arbitrary longitude
  • Natural sort function for satellite list in module configuration
  • Select a satellite in all views
  • AOS and LOS signalling in rigctl interface
  • Autotrack satellites in a module
  • Support for user defined end stops on Azimuth axis
  • Experimental gpsd support
  • Change frequency and antenna position using the mouse wheel
  • Highlight satellites within range in the list view
  • Improved handling of decayed satellites
  • Fixed application freezing while talking to radios and rotators
  • Fixed incorrect program name in desktop files
  • Fixed 100% CPU load on manual time adjustment
  • Fixed issue controlling Yaesu FT-847
  • Fixed old log files not being saved
  • Fixed track button in rotator controller having no effect
  • Fixed operational status of satellites
  • Fixed wrong icon in time controller
  • Fixed mising ground track for new satellites
  • Fixed show next pass shows the current pass
  • Fixed problems with plotting footprints near the poles
  • Fixed satellite nickname not escaped for Pango
  • Updated translations

Source code is available on GitHub or SourceForge.

Binaries for Debian-based systems are available from our PPA or Debian Unstable.

Linux AppImage is a work in progress. So is windows support.

For Mac OS X please try MacPorts.


Thanks to all contributors :smile:

Happy tracking!
Alex OZ9AEC


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#3

Hi Alex,
thank you for your work. Hope it solved mit gpsd problem.
I get a failure when i try to “./configure” the new gpredict on my pi3.
Still using the “old” jessi.
configure: error: Gpredict requires libgoocanvas-2.0-dev
I’m confused and could not find it.
Could you please help me?
Sigvald.


#4

It’s because Debian Jessie did not include it. Please use a newer version of the OS.


#5

Also, I’m not sure which gpsd problem you are having, but I haven’t touched the GPS code in gpredict for this release. This was a more or less enforced panic release to make Gpredict compile with Gtk+ 3 and avoid deletion from Debian. There are still many issues to sort out, but now I am hoping for more frequent releases.


#6

Hi Alex,

Thanks for your hard work on this nice program.

I want to build a rotator and would like it to be compatible with an existing common device, to ensure that it works right off the bat.

Could you make a suggestion as to which rotator protocol I should use?

Regards,

Herman


#7

Hi Herman,

You can use the same protocol as the SatNOGS rotator. I believe it is the Yaesu GS232 protocol. There is also a GS232A and GS232B variant, but I do not know what the difference is.


#8

Thanks, Google found a PDF copy of the protocol immediately.