INDI development team is happy to announce the release of INDI Library v1.5.0 on August 20th, 2017. This new exciting release builds on the maturity of INDI Library and comes with many new supported devices and fixes for existing drivers.

The following is the change log for the release:

  • New Detector Interface for photon and radio detectors.
  • New Software-Defined-Radio driver (RTLSDR).
  • New Connections plugin system to facilitate driver development.
  • New standardized tracking properties system for all mounts.
  • New Digital Settings Circiles (DSC) driver.
  • New Lacerta MGen driver.
  • New NightCrawler Focusing Rotator driver.
  • New Optec Gemini Focusing Rotater driver.
  • New iNovaPLX CCD driver.
  • QHY SDK update to 1.10.0. Support for QHY PoleMaster.
  • QSI SDK update to 7.6.0
  • Support for INDI client under Windows.
  • Support for Pier Side in many mount drivers.
  • Support for SkySafari.
  • Fix FLIUSB for 4.6 and 4.9 kernels.
  • Fixed wrong time format in generated SER files.
  • ZWO ASI drivers for MacOS.
  • Various GPSD fixes.
  • Proper handing of ISO8601 timestamps in the generated filenames.
  • Improved Gemini mount driver with more functionality and bug fixes.
  • Many V4L2 fixes and improvements. Support for V4L2 integer menus.
  • Ability to define multiple primary/guide scope configurations.
  • ZEQ25 Improvements and fixes.
  • NStep driver improvements and fixes.
  • Added Ccache support.
  • Support for Gotonova driver.
  • Added Unity Build support.
  • Improved Astrophysics driver.
  • Added USB connectivity to SQM device driver.
  • More robust handling of reading pier side from mount.
  • Warn client that no devices are detected in case of Multiple-Devices-Per-Driver drivers.
  • Added PEC control to INDI::Telescope. Each driver must handle the low level protocol to actually enable or disable PEC.
  • Added security (hardening) flags.
  • SoftPEC implementation for Virtuoso mounts in skywatcherAPIMount.
  • Added TELESCOP, OBSERVER, and OBJECT keywords to the FITS header.

Ekos VM

The INDI team is happy to announce the release of Ekos VM 1.6 on April. 16th, 2017.
 
Ekos VM is a virtual machine based upon Kubuntu 17.04. It Includes KStars, Ekos, and INDI Library including all 3rd party drivers. The VM includes the latest bleeding edge releases of Ekos & INDI, and can easily be updated whenever new builds of the software are available. This virtual machine is intended for new INDI users who want take a look to this software without the work of installing it in his own system or for users of other operating systems not supported by INDI. The virtual machine was created with VirtualBox but it is stored in the Open Virtualitzation Alliance (OVA) format so it can be used with different virtualization software.
 
The file size is large (~ 1.8 GB). Please use a dedicated download manager for your browser such as DownThemAll for Firefox and ensure the downloaded file MD5sum matches the MD5 on the download page.

To get MD5sum, open a terminal and type:

md5sum ekos.ova

INDI development team is happy to announce the release of INDI Library v1.4.1 on Feburary 27th, 2017. This new exciting release builds on the maturity of INDI Library and comes with many new supported devices and fixes for existing drivers. Several improvements and enhancements are included in this release including native support for Cygwin and MacOS platforms in addition to Linux, BSD, and Windows (Client only).

The following is the change log for the release:

  • Support for HitecAstro DC Focuser.
  • Support for SQL-LE Sky Quality Meter unit.
  • Support for USB Focus V3.
  • Support for Quantum Filter Wheel.
  • Support for 10micron mounts.
  • ZWO ASI filter wheel support. Driver updated to latest SDK. Fix infinite loop exposure.
  • QHY driver updated to latest SDK.
  • Added preliminary support to TCP server connection for all mounts.
  • Updated and improved Nexstar Evo driver.
  • Fixed reset of filter wheel names to default values under some circumstances
  • Fixed feedback loop issue in chained INDI server.
  • Handle correctly broken frames in FLI driver; convert time left from ms to seconds as it should be.
  • V4L2 CCD driver updated to properly work with DMK cameras.
  • Several bugfixes for Moravian CCD driver.
  • CCD Simulator allows for up to 4096x4096 resolution.
  • Raw color video streaming now uses RGB24 instead of RGBA to conserve bandwidth.
  • New Dome and Mount safety interlocks mechanism.
  • Fix the Virtuoso mount detection in SkyWatcherMountAPI driver.
  • Support relative driver paths to INDI server.
  • Fix property cache collision conflict in case of multiple devices per driver.
  • Moonlite driver can now sync to any value instead of reset to zero.
  • Store OBJECTRA and OBJECTDEC as sexigesimal strings.
  • New Axis Lock feature to limit joystick to specific motion axis.
  • INDI server now reaps zombie processes as they appear.
  • EQMod support for AUX encoder values. ST4 Guide Rates settings. PPEC Switches.
  • Fix for TELESCOPE_PIER_SIDE implementation in EQMod driver.
  • Several fixes for Pulsar2 driver.
  • Fix SER file generation for color frames. Added timestamps for each recorded frame. Support subframed video streams.
  • Debug and Logging options can be saved in the config file.
  • New CCD_TRANSFER_FORMAT property.
  • libindi can now be compiled under MacOS and Cygwin. Non-Linux specific 3rd party drivers are also supported under MacOS and Cygwin.
  • When a request for snooped is sent, it is echoed to drivers so that they send the snopped value immediately if it exists.
  • libindi shared library (libindi.so) is dropped. libindi now offsers indidriver (shared), indiclient (static), and indiclientqt5 (static) libraries.
  • Legacy drivers removed: SkyCommander, Intelliscope, MagellanI, TruTech, SBIG STV

INDI Development team is happy to announce the release of INDI Library v1.3.0 on Oct. 30th, 2016. Following are the highlights of this release:

From 1.2.0 to 1.3.0

  • Support for Shelyak eShel spectrograph.
  • Support for NStep focuser.
  • Support for ASI Filter Wheel.
  • Support for OneStep Telescope Controller.
  • Support for Moravian CCD driver.
  • Support for GigE machine vision cameras.
  • Experimental SSAG CCD driver.
  • Adding support for fast BLOB with ENCLEN. With Fast blob mode enabled, blob performance is now significantly faster.
  • FITS Min/Max calculations are disabled by default to save processing time unless explicitly enabled by the user at compile time.
  • Qt5 based client class is added to enable multiplatform client development.
  • New significantly faster base64 encoding/decoding routines.
  • Selectable alignment modes for INDI EQMod that includes built-in EQMod alignment and INDI Alignment Subsystem.
  • CCD sequence queue number is no longer limited to 999.
  • More Starlight Xpress CCDs cameras supported.
  • Updated Starlight Xpress Adaptive Optics driver.
  • Updated Temma Takahashi mount driver.
  • Updated Apogee CCD driver.
  • Updated QHY CCD driver with numerous fixes.
  • Updated FLI CCD driver.
  • Updated Pulasr2 driver.
  • Updated ASI CCD with support for arm64 architecture, 1600 model and a lot more.
  • Significant improvements to GPhoto driver including better support for Nikon DSLRs.
  • Improved GPSd driver.
  • New CCD_FILE_PATH property to indicate remote file path.
  • New TELESCOPE_PIER_SIDE property.
  • Dome & Telescope Scripting Gateway added.
  • Added support for servos in Indiduino
  • Fix BuiltinMathPlugin crash for Southern Hemisphere
  • Add scope park aware feature to the rolloff roof simulator
  • INDI Logs are now stored under ~/.indi/logs and arranged by date and time per driver.

Source and Ubuntu packages are available for download.

The INDI team is happy to announce the release of Ekos VM 1.5 on April. 24th, 2016.
 
Ekos VM is a virtual machine based upon Kubuntu 16.04 LTS. It Includes KStars, Ekos, and INDI Library including all 3rd party drivers. The VM includes the latest bleeding edge releases of Ekos & INDI, and can easily be updated whenever new builds of the software are available. This virtual machine is intended for new INDI users who want take a look to this software without the work of installing it in his own system or for users of other operating systems not supported by INDI. The virtual machine was created with VirtualBox but it is stored in the Open Virtualitzation Alliance (OVA) format so it can be used with different virtualization software.
 
The file size is large (~ 1.7 GB). Please use a dedicated download manager for your browser such as DownThemAll for Firefox and ensure the downloaded file MD5sum matches the MD5 on the download page.

To get MD5sum, open a terminal and type:

md5sum ekos.ova

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