[ITP] astrometry.net-0.38-1

Jussi Kantola jussi.kantola@gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 16:13:00 GMT 2011

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 4:46 PM, Charles Wilson wrote:
> Good news.  Please post *your* rebuilt packages somewhere, so they can
> be uploaded.

wget \

> Definitely separate. However, it may be best not to create any catalog
> packages at all, and instead provide helper scripts (in
> /usr/lib/astrometry/scripts/ ?) to d/l and install the individual
> catalogs.  The reason for this suggestion is twofold.

I like this even more.  Yeah, we'll go the dl-script way; for the
initial release, there will be no catalogs included, however, I
modified the cygwin-specific README with instructions for downloading
the previously included tycho*.fits from my own server.  With future
updates, we can have a fuller index from Tycho at f.e. AstroTortillas
site, or then people will just request the indices from
astrometry.net, which is the default procedure anyway.

> I have to admit, it was pretty painful.  The upstream astrometry guys
> really should work on making their project more cross-platform- and
> distro-packaging- friendly.

Yes, while I'm far too happy to have a free astrometrical solver to
actually complain, the codebase sure isn't in the best of shapes for
porting purposes.  I've been down the "where's that coming from"
-route you described in an earlier post  :-)

Once more, thanks for helping out!


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