gstar...

is a GTK frontend for the ``starchart'' program (Alan Paeth and Craig Counterman). Starchart produces high-quality postscript star charts; gstar makes it easy to choose the chart area and features.

This is my first attempt at writing a GTK application, and so probably has many bugs, but it works for me :^)

You can download the source package, gstar.tgz (373k). This package contains the starchart sources and datafiles so it's self-contained. gstar is at version 0.01. It requires GTK >= 1.2.0, and also requires gv/ghostview for viewing the charts.

Stephan Boettcher was kind enough to contribute a patch after trying gstar. I have not yet had time to incorporate this into the source, but here is the patch plus Stephan's explanation.

Below is the obligatory screen shot...

gstar screenshot

Allin Cottrell ( cottrell@ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu), September 1, 1999.