./ham/predict, Curses satellite tracking/orbital prediction program

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 2.2.6, Package name: predict-2.2.6, Maintainer: dbj

PREDICT provides real-time satellite tracking and orbital prediction
information to users and client applications in a variety of ways:

Through the system console
Through the command line
Through a network socket
Through the generation of audio speech

Data such as a spacecraft's sub-satellite point, azimuth and elevation
headings, Doppler shift, path loss, slant range, orbital altitude,
orbital velocity, footprint diameter, orbital phase (mean anomaly),
squint angle, eclipse depth, the time and date of the next AOS (or LOS
of the current pass), orbit number, and sunlight and visibility
information are provided on a real-time basis. PREDICT can also track
(or predict the position of) the Sun and Moon. PREDICT also has the
ability to control AZ/EL antenna rotators to maintain accurate
orientation in the direction of communication satellites. As an aid in
locating and tracking satellites through optical means, PREDICT can
articulate tracking coordinates and visibility information as plain

Required to run:

Required to build:

Master sites:

SHA1: 469a72086091b2153ecf337387f003f88dc77c6c
RMD160: f98f69d1d9adf01802e93069989a5c0211876a6f
Filesize: 1604.24 KB

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   2020-06-16 15:43:36 by Makoto Fujiwara | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
(ham/predict) Updated to 2.2.6

Release 2.2.6:
By John A. Magliacane <kd2bd@amsat.org> (20-May-2020):

* The installer program has been replaced by a bash script that
  configures, compiles, and installs PREDICT and several companion
    client utility applications.

* The SingleTrack and MultiTrack displays have been modified for
  more consistent performance across a wider range of terminals.

* PREDICT's "vocalizer" now employs the Advanced Linux Sound
  Architecture (ALSA) environment instead of OSS in response
    to recent changes in v5.6 and later Linux kernels.

* The handling of geosynchronous and geostationary satellites
  has been improved, but still needs to be used with caution.

* 100 MHz normalized downlink Doppler shift information has been
  added to all -p and -f command-line outputs.

* The documentation and the transponder database file have been
  updated, and the format of the man page has been corrected.
   2020-06-16 14:43:25 by Makoto Fujiwara | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
(ham/predict) Updated 2.2.3 to 2.2.5

Release 2.2.5:
By John A. Magliacane <kd2bd@amsat.org> (05-May-2018):

* Fixed coding bugs identified by GCC v8.1.0.

* Re-arranged GCC arguments in installer.c for better
  compatibility with more recent versions of GCC.

* Added a -dp command-line option to PREDICT to
  provide quick Doppler shift estimates in CSV format.
    (Thanks Joeal Subash)

* Updated the documentation to reflect the changes.

Release 2.2.4:
By John A. Magliacane <kd2bd@amsat.org> (12-Mar-2018):

* Fixed a bug affecting the -f switch that sometimes caused
  a failure to return proper output.  (Tnx: Andrej Lajovic)

* Fixed a bug in installer.c that sometimes caused a failure
  to properly install PREDICT's executable into /usr/local/bin
    by default.

* Added <errno.h> header to gsat-1.1.0/src/callbacks.c
   2020-01-26 18:32:28 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (981)
Log message:
all: migrate homepages from http to https

pkglint -r --network --only "migrate"

As a side-effect of migrating the homepages, pkglint also fixed a few
indentations in unrelated lines. These and the new homepages have been
checked manually.
   2019-11-03 20:32:08 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (17)
Log message:
ham: align variable assignments

pkglint -Wall -F --only aligned --only indent -r

No manual corrections.
   2019-05-05 23:44:58 by Sebastian Wiedenroth | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
predict: fix build on SunOS
   2018-09-29 16:01:58 by Tobias Nygren | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
predict: needs FAKE_NCURSES
   2018-07-22 01:21:17 by Darrin B. Jewell | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
ham/predict: fix MASTER_SITES