Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Issue with WCS processing in FITs viewer' in the forum. 5 hours 14 minutes ago

I found one issue with the Center Telescope feature. It relied on the WCS data being loaded already (the old way). So it caused a crash if you tried to use it before WCS data is loaded. I just sent Jasem a patch that should fix that so that it will load the WCS data if it is not loaded yet.

I could not reproduce the error that you reported in this post. Has Jasem already fixed that?

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Issue with WCS processing in FITs viewer' in the forum. 6 hours 19 minutes ago

Yes, I am taking a look at it. Sorry, I was rather busy recently and couldn't look at it till now. It does appear to be caused by the WCS changes Jasem made earlier this month. It looks like I will possibly need to modify my code that relies on the WCS data to work with Jasem's changes. I will need to do some diagnoses to see when the error occurs.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic '"Aborting Autoguide" issue with Internal Guider' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Also, I agree, your initial post had some awesome graphics!

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic '"Aborting Autoguide" issue with Internal Guider' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Sounds like Jasem fixed the issue, but we will need a new dmg with the changes to fix it on Mac. I will do that in the next day or two. Right now I am in the middle of getting the one-click astrometry.net index file downloads that I made work for the Mac last week work for Linux as well. Should be soon.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I thought about it. I think this could work for the number of index files:



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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Based on what you said, it might be good to include some where the number of files that will be downloaded. I at least think that it would be good to include the file sizes. See what you think about this screenshot. Does this help?



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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

rlancaste wrote:

Gonzothegreat wrote: ah it's downloading now, super slow, very slowly.
The required ones, you cannot tick the checkbox.


Remember, some of them are actually quite a few files, and some of them are very big. The ones at the top should definitely download with no problem. the farther down you go, the longer it will take. I currently set a timeout for individual files of 1 minute, in case a download has a problem, but we will need to see if that is too short. If the index gets grayed out or disabled, that means it is trying to download. If it comes back and is NOT checked, that means it timed out.You could always try again. If there is no connection, it should not even try, i.e. if you check it, it should immediately uncheck and give you a warning that it cannot connect.


Looking at your screenshot, it appears you are downloading both 4207 and 4208. From my experiments, it seems to me that downloads wait until the other is finished. I had hoped that they would download simultaneously, not sequentially. If you are using the smaller files (the ones at the top), you can check them at the same time and it will not be an issue. But if you check more than one at the bottom at the same time, there is a good chance one will time out while waiting in "line". I might have to play around with the timeout feature. I think it is important in case a download never completes, but maybe it should be a longer time.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Gonzothegreat wrote: ah it's downloading now, super slow, very slowly.
The required ones, you cannot tick the checkbox.


Remember, some of them are actually quite a few files, and some of them are very big. The ones at the top should definitely download with no problem. the farther down you go, the longer it will take. I currently set a timeout for individual files of 1 minute, in case a download has a problem, but we will need to see if that is too short. If the index gets grayed out or disabled, that means it is trying to download. If it comes back and is NOT checked, that means it timed out.You could always try again. If there is no connection, it should not even try, i.e. if you check it, it should immediately uncheck and give you a warning that it cannot connect.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Thanks Stephane. If you are using a remote indiserver running on another computer, don't forget to update that too. There were some changes to INDI in the last couple of months. I forgot to update INDI on my raspberry pi and last night we had the first good clear night in ages. So I spent a significant chunk of good imaging time updating the software on the pi. If I had thought about it sooner, I could have easily done that in the daytime beforehand. . .

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hey guys,

I made several changes to Whats Interesting in the last couple of weeks including an option to track the object and a help page explaining it all. Also I corrected an issue where setting the time in KStars ( at least on OS X ) to go any faster than 1 hour intervals made it very slow to respond to user input. Next, I set astrometry to use the config file specified by the user in the settings instead of whatever astrometry uses for its config file by default. I also worked with Jasem to correct some of the missing objects that were printing errors to the console on KStars startup, but you probably won't see most of the missing objects changes unless you replace your data directory since most of them were issues in the KStars data files. There have also been a number of little bug fixes here and there.

But one of the biggest things I did was something I finished yesterday and for now it is a Mac only feature due to a permissions issue on Linux. I added a downloader for the astrometry index files. So if you are In Ekos and you go to the the Align module, and you click on the "edit solver options" button, then go to the Index files page, you will find a list of the index files with checkboxes next to them. A few months ago, I wrote the code for this to make it display which index files you have installed on your system and which ones are recommended for your current configuration. This week I made those checkboxes clickable so that you can uncheck a box to delete the index file from your computer and you can check the box to download an index file you want to install. I added a warning so that just in case you uncheck a box you didn't want to delete, it will at least warn you before you delete the index file(s). Also, I included a function that will check for a live connection to the server before trying to download the file and it displays a warning for the users letting them know why it cannot download the index file(s).

Please test this dmg, especially the astrometry index downloader feature!

drive.google.com/file/d/0B_ivMJINsdQ8NXJ...NWs/view?usp=sharing

Thanks,

Rob

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 1 month ago

The new feature is in ekos in the mount tab at the top right. Click it and the mount toolbox opens

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 1 month ago

So the EQMod issue was indeed an environment variable called INDIPREFIX. Jasem and I worked to fix that over the last 2 days. Also Jasem has been working on this great new feature with a mount toolbox that you should check out! In addition, we came up with a solution to the build version problem you reported earlier. In the "About KStars" window, we added a timestamp which will indicate the date and time on which the program was built for your reference.

I just finished building the dmg. Jasem will be posting it tomorrow, but I thought it might be good for you guys to test it out before then if you have time.
Please check it out!

drive.google.com/file/d/0B_ivMJINsdQ8SzF...ZWM/view?usp=sharing

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Stephen thanked Rob Lancaster in topic Ekos on Mac OS X ? 1 month ago
Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 1 month ago

I'm glad the dbus solution I came up with appears to work!! That took me hours to figure out. It wasn't much code to implement in the end, but figuring out how to make it work took some time because I was having trouble figuring out exactly what it needed in order to run and how to pass it the correct path variables.

Sorry to hear about EQMod not working yet. Jasem and some others were working on that. I thought it was fixed. I will check with them. From what you said, it sounds like it is there and it works properly but that some environment variable is required in order to run correctly. I think this is true because processes that start from inside programs do not have the same environment as a console does. Usually, I have found that they just need to be passed some environment variable. It could also be accessing a path that is not in the bundle and thus would be on one person's computer but not another which makes it harder to test. We will look into it.

For version or build numbers, I will have to ask Jasem what he thinks about that.

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anofeles thanked Rob Lancaster in topic Ekos on Mac OS X ? 1 month ago
Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Jasem said he is planning to add the splitter that was requested today and he is bumping the version number to 2.7.8. I plan to build a new dmg later today after he does that. If you guys could try out the dbus server today and other items I listed in my post a minute ago, that would be most appreciated

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