File location test

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To whoever is able to build Stellarium on non-Linux platforms:

  • Please see if build works with respect to the locations of files (I moved code from elsewhere into StelFileMgr, but don't have access to non-linux machines to do a test build).
  • Report where files end up. It is not clear to me where this is on non-POISX systems, as the location is determined by a system call unfamiliar to me.


I would like to know the following for the user guide:

  1. Installation directory - the name of the directory where the nebulae, scripts, skycultures, landscapes etc. are installed.
  2. Location of config.ini (the version which is saved when clicking save in the config window, not the default_config.ini file)
  3. Location where screenshots get saved
  4. Location where recorded scripts get saved.

Please enter your results in this table:

SVN Revision Tested Platform Item Result
v-0.9.0 Linux install dir $PREFIX/share/stellarium/
v-0.9.0 Linux config.ini $HOME/.stellarium/config.ini
v-0.9.0 Linux screenshots $HOME/
v-0.9.0 Linux recorded scripts $HOME/
v-0.9.0 Win XP Win 2000 install dir (root-partition):\Program Files\Stellarium\
v-0.9.0 Win XP Win 2000 config.ini (root-partion):Documents and settings\(your settings folder)\stellarium\
v-0.9.0 Win XP Win 2000 screenshots (root-partition):\Documents and settings\(your settings)\Desktop\stellarium-xxx.bmp
v-0.9.0 Win XP Win 2000 Recorded scripts (root-partition):\Documents and settings\(your settings)\stellarium\scripts\recorded-xxx.sts
r2133 OSX install dir can be anywhere, but typically /Applications
r2133 OSX config.ini ~/Library/Preferences/Stellarium/config.ini
r2133 OSX screenshots ~/Desktop
r2133 OSX recorded scripts ~/Library/Preferences/Stellarium/scripts
0.9.0 Vista install dir (root-partition):\Program Files\Stellarium\
0.9.0 Vista config.ini (root-partition)\Users\(user name)\Stellarium
? Vista screenshots error msg: 'directory ~\desktop not writable' when attempting to write screenshot. Can this directory be configurable?
0.9.0 Vista recorded scripts (root-partition)\Users\(user name)\Stellarium\scripts
v-0.9.0 Windows ME & 98-2e install dir install in the location

(root-partition):\xxxxxx\stellarium where "xxxxx" is a name up to eight characters

v-0.9.0 Windows ME & 98-2e config.ini (root-partition):\stellarium\config.ini Create a startup short cut

"(root-partition):\xxxxxx\stellarium\stellarium.exe --config-file=(root-partition):\stellarium\config.ini" all in one line

v-0.9.0 Windows ME & 98-2e screenshots Desktop
v-0.9.0 Windows ME & 98-2e recorded Scripts  ? Folder (root):\stellarium\scripts is created but error occurs when attempting to write
v-0.9.0 Windows XP (zhTW Locale) install dir \Program Files\Stellarium
v-0.9.0 Windows XP (zhTW Locale) config.ini (User Profile)\Stellarium\config.ini
v-0.9.0 Windows XP (zhTW Locale) config.ini Stellarium WILL UNABLE TO START if User Profile dir consists non-English names
v-0.9.0 Windows XP (zhTW Locale) screenshots ERROR StelAppSdl::saveScreenShot: could not determine screenshot directory: NOTFOUND
v-0.9.0 Windows XP (zhTW Locale) recorded scripts (Not tested)
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