Package Details: xephem 4.1.0-2

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Package Base: xephem
Description: The Serious Interactive Astronomical Software Ephemeris
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Keywords: astronomy ephemeris xephem
Licenses: custom:MIT
Submitter: None
Maintainer: Mr.Smith1974
Last Packager: Mr.Smith1974
Votes: 35
Popularity: 0.000102
First Submitted: 2006-04-06 08:58 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-11-01 12:46 (UTC)

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Mr.Smith1974 commented on 2023-06-30 11:17 (UTC)

Why doesn't the package contain a "desktop" file? Without it, it doesn't show up in the apps menu.

bidulock commented on 2021-09-26 22:15 (UTC)

I still have to add -j1 to make to get this to build on an 8-core machine.

haawda commented on 2021-06-24 21:00 (UTC)

Thanks for the link, but I will follow the github side for now.

paulkerry commented on 2021-03-01 20:34 (UTC)

4.0.1 is on the clearskyinstitute site, via the LHS "Free download" link: not sure which version you are tracking though now! direct link -

Cheers Paul

haawda commented on 2021-03-01 17:30 (UTC)

I found no version 4.0.1 yet, so I just adjusted the PKGBUILD to 4.0.0-4.

ArchVie commented on 2021-02-27 12:52 (UTC)

Thank you for maintaining xephem @haawda

For the (hopefully) next release PKGINFO might be adapted since xephem changed it's license to MIT and is now hosted on I am not sure if further downloads will be offered at Clearsky Institute anymore.

ArchVie commented on 2021-02-07 20:43 (UTC)

As posted today in the xephem group at xephem changed it's license to MIT and therefore bumped to version 4.0.0

Hello all,

After seeing so much interest in packaging XEphem for the future, I am moved to release it under the MIT Open Source license. To clearly delineate the heritage, I have bumped the version to 4.0.0. You can download it from my usual XEphem home page at I only changed four files from 3.7.7 to reflect the change in terms:

Copyright INSTALL README versionmenu.c

XEphem needs your help. In particular note I have not incorporated the recent patches by Lutz Mändle in the contrib section. That would be a good place to start. In general, I can think of at least the following that need attention.

Jupiter and Saturn moons ephemerides polynomials expired in 2020 and will now rapidly grow inaccurate. Pluto's osculating elements Magnetic declination model Delta T model external access to data and images updated field stars databases browser help connections

Finally, let me say Thank You to everyone who has used XEphem. I look forward to seeing where others can take it in the future.

Best wishes to all,

Elwood Downey

renzobenzo commented on 2020-10-08 10:52 (UTC)

@pczero type xephem into the terminal

PCZERO commented on 2020-06-25 09:21 (UTC)

It doesn't work. On manjaro lxqt it's like it isn't installed, you can't find the program anywere.

gypaetus commented on 2017-09-03 19:21 (UTC)

Thanks. I have removed lesstif and added openmotif dependency.