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Draws the earth or other planets

Xplanet is similar to xearth, but draws the earth or another planet with user-supplied maps. It renders the image in the root window or an X window. Azimuthal, Mercator, Mollweide, orthographic, and rectangular projections can be drawn, and clouds can be optionally overlaid. Xplanet can read and write GIF, JPEG, PNG, PNM, and TIFF image file formats. The home page includes links to planetary, solar system, and cloud maps. The source code is available with or without a day and night map of the earth.


User README included

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Janet Casey

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21 December 2001

Leaders and contributors

Hari Nair Maintainer
See the CREDITS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,SupportE-mailmailto:hari@alumni.caltech.edu
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/xplanet-development
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/xplanet

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteFreeType library
Source requirementPNM
Weak prerequisiteOpenGL or Mesa
Source requirementor TIFF libraries.
Weak prerequisiteGLUT
Source requirementAt least one of the GIF
Source requirementJPEG
Source requirementPNG

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 February 2018.


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