What's new in Gaia Sky 3.1
Short rundown of what's in this major release
Over the last two weeks I have released the feature-packed version
3.1.0 of Gaia Sky. Two bugfix releases (
3.1.2) followed shortly to fix bugs and regressions introduced in the former. This post contains a small rundown of the most interesting features in these three new versions. Let’s get started.
In this post, I’m mirroring the Gaia Sky 3 tutorial I wrote for the official Gaia Sky documentation to use as a rough script for the workshop given in a splinter session of the 2021 DPAC consortium online meeting held on March 17 and 18, 2021. You can find the original page here.
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Gaia Sky 3
Dramatic performance improvements and lots of new features in Gaia Sky 3
It’s been a while since I last talked about new Gaia Sky releases. Today I’m doing a recap of the last four releases, starting with
3.0.0. This very verison came out with Gaia eDR3 on Dec 3, 2020. It was a big jump for Gaia Sky, as it introduced a plethora of new features and QOL improvements along with lots of bug fixes and little tweaks. This post goes over the latest versions from
3.0.3, and reflects on what they brought to the table.
Jump to the analysis for each of the versions directly:
Gaia Sky 2.2.0
Planetary surfaces, keyframed camera, new scripting and more
Today we are releasing a brand new version (
2.2.0) of Gaia Sky with several major changes and new features. To sum up, github reports 1071 changed files, with 81672 additions and 31763 deletions. Gitlab displays a “Too many changes to show” banner, as their cap is at a 1000 files. This makes it by far the largest release ever, followed by version
1.5.0 in the summer of 2017.