openuniverse - 3D Universe Simulator

Distribution: Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: openuniverse
Package version: 1.0beta3.1+dfsg
Package release: 3
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 362 B
Download size: 124.84 KB
Official Mirror:
OpenUniverse (OU for short) is a fun, fast and free OpenGL space simulator. It currently focuses on the Solar System and lets you visit all of its planets, most major moons and a vast collection of smaller bodies in colorful, glorious and realtime 3D. If you've ever had a chance to visit Mercury or asteroid Geographos, here you'll find them looking exactly the same way, following exactly the same path as when you've left them. Notice that OpenUniverse is not actively being maintained anymore and that users are recommended to use Celestia instead.



  • openuniverse-common <= 1.0beta3.1-3


    Source package: openuniverse

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install openuniverse deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install openuniverse


    • /etc/openuniverse.conf
    • /usr/bin/openuniverse
    • /usr/share/applications/openuniverse.desktop
    • /usr/share/doc/openuniverse/NEWS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/openuniverse/README
    • /usr/share/doc/openuniverse/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/openuniverse/TODO.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/openuniverse/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/openuniverse/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/openuniverse/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/openuniverse/manual
    • /usr/share/man/man1/openuniverse.1.gz
    • /usr/share/menu/openuniverse
    • /usr/share/openuniverse/conf/ou.conf
    • /usr/share/pixmaps/openuniverse.xpm


    2011-10-02 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <> openuniverse (1.0beta3.1+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=low * Build-Depend on libjpeg-dev for the transition from libjpeg62 to libjpeg8 (Closes: #644071)

    2009-04-26 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <> openuniverse (1.0beta3.1+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low * Add Build-Depend on libplib1-dev to prepare for the binary package name change the maintainer is preparing for plib 1.8.5. libplib1 is still in experimental, however. So the package will need to be rebuilt when the new plib is uploaded to sid.

    2009-01-18 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <> openuniverse (1.0beta3.1+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low * Acknowledge NMU * Use patch provided by Thorsten Alteholz so that openuniverse only creates a log file if the '-logfile' argument is used. (Closes: 386848) * Update debian/openuniverse.1 to describe the new command line argument (-logfile) * Updated debian/openuniverse.1 to describe one known bug (Y2038) * Change the maintainer email address * Add a 'q' key to the program to quit it. * Modify the desktop file by removing the 'Encoding' key (not standard), adjusting some values, also add a translation to the comment (to Spanish) * Add a pixmap file for the menu * Add alternative libglut3-dev to freeglut3-dev in Build-Depends to be backport-friendly * Code fixes: * Add an include for <fcntl.h> in ou.cpp to fix FTBFS * Redefine several functions and parts of the code to use a 'const char *' as argument to prevent g++'s 'warning: deprecated conversion from string constant to 'char*' '

    2008-04-14 - Ying-Chun Liu (PaulLiu) <> openuniverse (1.0beta3.1+dfsg-0.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Re-encode debian/copyright from iso-8859-1 to utf-8 * Delete texfont.cpp and texfont.h from the upstream. (Closes: #467125) * Add comments to debian/copyright for repackaging. * Add new texfont.cpp and texfont.h which uses plib * Add Build-Depends on plib1.8.4-dev * Adjust debian/rules to use plib * Fix menu to Applications/Science/Astronomy (Closes: #402371, #410748) * Build-Depends on freeglut3-dev instead of libglut3-dev (Closes: #394498) * Use Homepage field instead of the pseudo field in long description * Add debian/compat instead of using DH_COMPAT * Fix debian-rules-ignores-make-clean-error

    2006-10-21 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <> openuniverse (1.0beta3.1-7) UNRELEASED; urgency=low * If log.txt exists in the current working directory OU will not overwrite * Build-Depend on freeglut3-dev instead of libglut3-dev, but still be backport-friendly (Closes: #394498)

    2006-05-21 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <> openuniverse (1.0beta3.1-6) unstable; urgency=high * Build-Depend on libglu1-mesa-dev (Closes: #366669)

    2006-05-09 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <> openuniverse (1.0beta3.1-5) unstable; urgency=low * Add desktop file provided by Phil Bull to Ubuntu (1.0beta3.1-2ubuntu2)

    2006-01-20 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <> openuniverse (1.0beta3.1-4) unstable; urgency=low * Fix the debian/rules to use dh_install properly, this way autobuilders will not build incorrect packages (Closes: #348841) [ Lintian fixes ] * Provide manpage in the correct package (openuniverse, not openuniverse-common). Adjust Conflicts of openuniverse accordingly * Fix FSF address in copyright file * Removed debian/conffiles to prevent duplicate files * Remove latin-1 char (in my name) from the manpage.

    2006-01-15 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <> openuniverse (1.0beta3.1-3) unstable; urgency=low * Remove xlibs-dev Build-Depends and added missing Build-Depends on X libraries (Closes: #347102) * Use debhelper compatibility version 4