Location dialog redesign

Registered by Bogdan Marinov on 2009-12-02

At the moment, the Location settings window is neither very functional, nor very intuitive.

For example, the long list is unwieldy and the fact that it offers places on other bodies than Earth can be easily overlooked. Also, some users have requested help with adding new locations, which means that the process is not intuitive.

The same window in KStars can be used for an example for a better design. (It looks... oddly familiar. :) Is Stellarium's Location dialog based on an old version of KStars?)

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
gzotti
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
gzotti
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for 0.16
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon 0.16.0
Started by
Alexander Wolf on 2017-03-27
Completed by
Alexander Wolf on 2017-06-21

Sprints

Whiteboard

GZ 2014-07-20: A good bit of functionality enhancement done in branch
lp:~georg-zotti/stellarium/ip-query-location
Maybe this is superseded now? Or what else should be done?
E.g. click on the map to shorten the list and show only locations nearby.
GZ 2017-03-29: Added GPS query, made map resizable.

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
Finalize/avoid auto-resize of GPS query button: DONE
Make map window resizable: DONE

Dependency tree

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