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KStars on Windows

Project Name: KStars on Windows

A Brief Description: Even though KStars is one of the best planetarium software, until now it had a major drawback: it lacked a fully working Windows version. The actual Windows installing process of KStars was slightly troublesome, especially for a user with no programming background. Therefore, developing a Windows version of KStars was crucial in the further development of KStars as it is one of the main astronomy software out there. KStars on Windows project aimed to develop a single KStars installer, which is able to solve any required dependency and successfully install KStars on an Windows machine.

Status: Completed (yet there are some minor things that need to be fixed under Windows)


  • KStars on Windows main view: KStars Mainview.png
  • KStars on Windows startup wizard: KStars Startup.png
  • KStars on Windows configure window: KStars Configure.png
  • KStars on Windows Altitude vs Time window: KStars Altvstime.png
  • KStars on Windows calculator: KStars Calculator.png

IRC Nick: raphael29

IRC Channels: #kde-kstars, #kde-windows

Blog: https://raphaelcojocaru.wordpress.com/

This is awesome about GSoC: Google Summer of Code has a lot of awesome things. Firstly, you have a huge opportunity to develop yourself and improve your overall skills. During these months, thanks to my mentor, I learned a lot of new things which will help me in the near future. Another important experience that GSoC brings is the chance to work on a real life project. It is a satisfying feeling to know that your work will matter and will change some people's life. This means a lot for me and I am very glad about it.

This is what I learned during GSoC:

  • C++
  • Qt
  • CMake
  • Git
  • Build systems
  • how to use emerge tool
  • how to write and test a QA list
  • how to write a documentation
  • how to package and distribute an application

Work report

Documentation: https://docs.kde.org/stable5/en/kdeedu/kstars/index.html

QA: https://techbase.kde.org/Projects/Edu/KStars/QA_List_2.6.0


Blog posts:

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