3 unstable releases
|0.2.1||Jan 29, 2023|
|0.2.0||Jan 27, 2023|
|0.1.0||Jan 26, 2023|
#155 in Date and time
A comprehensive library and command-line interface (CLI) tool designed to aid in the colonisation of Mars, by providing reusable resources and functionalities
mars-t determines the date and time on Mars by utilising Earth's Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), International Atomic Time (TAI), or Terrestrial Time (TT).
It provides two types of time:
1. Mars Sol Date (MSD)
2. Martian Coordinated Time (MTC)/ Airy Mean Time (AMT)
It is moreover possible to link against mars-t using its library as a dependency for other astronomical projects (see public functions).
INSTALLATION ON LINUX
mars-t is designed to be compatible with Windows and macOS, and can be easily installed using cargo. However, the primary development and testing environment for mars-t is Fedora Linux.
The current version of mars-t (v0.2.1) has been verified to work properly on Fedora Linux 37 and Ubuntu 22.10.
METHOD 1 – USING CARGO
[Recommended for programmers]
1. To install mars-t from crates.io, use the following cargo command:
cargo install mars-t
The executable will be saved in the hidden
.cargo/bin/ directory within your home directory.
2a. For easy access, you may want to copy the mars-t file to the
/usr/bin/ directory. This can be done by following the instructions in Method 2 (3a, 3b).
2b. As an alternative, you can add the
~/.cargo/bin/ directory to your system's PATH variable, which can be configured using rustup.
METHOD 2 – UNIVERSAL LINUX BINARIES
1. To install mars-t, first download the distro-independent binary from GitHub.
2. Then, make the file executable by running the command:
sudo chmod +x ./mars-t
3a. On most Linux distributions, install mars-t by copying the binary to
sudo cp mars-t /usr/bin/
3b. For Fedora Silverblue / Kinoite, use this command:
sudo cp mars-t /var/usrlocal/bin/
METHOD 3 – DISTRO-SPECIFIC PACKAGES
[Recommended for most users]
Distro-specific packages for .rpm and .deb-based Linux distributions are also available for download. To install mars-t on different Linux distributions, follow these instructions:
Fedora Linux / RHEL / openSUSE:
sudo rpm -i mars-t-0.2.1-1.x86_64.rpm
Fedora Silverblue / Kinoite:
rpm-ostree install mars-t-0.2.1-1.x86_64.rpm
sudo dpkg -i mars-t_0.2.1_amd64.deb
METHOD 4 – MANUAL COMPILATION
First, download and unpack the mars-t source code from GitHub. Next, to build and install the program, use the command:
cargo build --release && sudo cp target/release/mars-t /usr/bin/