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.
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

INDI Development team is happy to announce the release of INDI Library v1.0.0 on Feb 15th, 2015. Following are the highlights of this release:

  • 3rdparty: Support for QHY CCDs and CFWs (BETA).
  • 3rdparty: Support for Meade DSI (BETA).
  • 3rdparty: Support for FFMV cameras.
  • Support for STAR2000.
  • Support for Baader dome.
  • Support for Baader SteelDrive focuser.
  • Support for dome slaving (BETA).
  • Subframing and debayer support in GPhoto driver.
  • Improved CFW handling and external tracking CCD for SBIG CCDs.
  • Add debayer support for color cameras with user-configurable options.
  • Debayer is performed at the client level.
  • Fixed deinterlacing and subframing support in Starlight Xpress drivers.
  • Fixed issues with joystick support in some drivers.
  • Added joystick support to focuser and filter wheels.
  • Improvements in generation of FITS header.
  • Improvement in performance of some drivers under SBCs like Raspberry PI.
  • Added fan and readout speed controls to QSI CCD.
  • Fixed locale issue in INDI driver.
  • Fixed regression in LX200Basic driver.
  • Fixed issue with INDI Server resetting environment variable for skeleton and config files.
  • Various fixes for loading/saving of user configuration.

Source and Ubuntu packages are available for download.

INDI Development team is happy to announce the release of INDI Library v1.1.0 on Sep. 6th, 2015. Following are the highlights of this release:

  • INDI::Weather for support of weather devices.
  • INDI::GPS for support of GPS devices.
  • WunderGround weather driver.
  • Meade DSI I & II support.
  • FocusLynx focuser support.
  • PerfectStar focuser support.
  • World Coordinate System (WCS) support in generated FITS.
  • Updated Losmany driver.
  • New Celestron driver.
  • New IEQPro driver.
  • Support for custom parking in dome drivers.
  • Support Open Loop dome controllers.
  • Various QHY CCD & Filter Wheel fixes and QHY OSX support.
  • SBIG External Guide CCD fixes.
  • Custom parking support for Celestron/Astrophysics/AstroElectronics/IEQPro
  • Updated ASI ZWO drivers.
  • Updated Apogee library. Improved NET support in INDI Apogee driver.
  • Standarizing mount slew and track rates.
  • Video4Linux 2 fixes and improvements: (16bpp pixel formats(Y16 and BYR2), pwc flashled, colorSpace/linearization, stacking), Simutaneous record/stream/exp. Stream rate divisor. Rec. file patterns.
  • EQMod fixes: Keep tracking after joystick motion is stopped. Park initialization always set encoders.
  • Improved support for drivers on ARM architecture.
  • Improved logging capability.
  • Deprecated: LX200Legacy and indimain library.

Source and Ubuntu packages are available for download.

INDI Development team is happy to announce the release of INDI Library v1.2.0 on Feb. 2nd, 2016. Following are the highlights of this release:

From 1.1.0 to 1.2.0:

  • Support for Davis Vantage Pro/Pro2/Vue Weather Station.
  • Support for XAGYL Filter Wheel.
  • Support for Optec Flip Flat.
  • Support for Pulsar2 mount.
  • Support for JMI Smart Focus.
  • Support for GPS driver based on gpsd.
  • 3rdParty: QHY Updates and Fixes. Color camera support.
  • 3rdParty: GPhoto focus and live streaming fixes.
  • 3rdParty: Starlight Xpress support for multiple identical devices and driver improvements.
  • 3rdParty: ASI updated to latest SDK. Temperature readout for all cameras. ROI & Cooler fixes.
  • FocusLynx: Support 2 focusers.
  • Celestron: Support pulse guiding. Support hibernation and wakup on supported firmware.
  • SynScan: Complete rewrite to support latest features in the firmware.
  • GPhoto: Mirror lock support before capture.
  • RoboFocus: Update to comply to INDI::Focus standards.
  • SBIG: Support for connecting to Ethernet based CCDs.
  • ZEQ25: Updates and fixes.
  • MaxDomeII: Driver updated and tested under latest INDI::Dome standards.
  • QSI: Added anti-blooming option.
  • INDI WatchDog driver: Can be configured to perform observatory shutdown.
  • EQMod: Initial support for INDI Alignment Subsystem. Do not stop motor in low speed (guiding issue).
  • Temma: Complete rewrite based on INDI::Telescope and using INDI Alignment Subsystem.
  • AutoDome park feature in Dome devices.
  • Fix Crash on ODroid.
  • Added Meta-Weather driver to aggregate weather data from multiple sources.
  • Support for remotely controller dust caps and light box devices.
  • Handle 16bit images in Rapid Guide mode.
  • BaseClient non-blocking connect support.
  • Unified Streaming/Recording support for multiple drivers (ASI/QHY/V4L2).

Source and Ubuntu packages are available for download.

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