Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 6 days 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 week 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 week ago
Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 1 week 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 week ago
Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 1 week 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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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Jasem just uploaded the dmg I built yesterday. Please test thoroughly. I think I have fixed the dbus issue. I bundled a dbus server and if Kstars on mac does not detect one on startup, it launches a dbus server of its own. Also the qhy driver that we worked on last week is now int there. And eqmod should now be fixed. Plus i noticed xplanet was not working properly and fixed that too. This also of course includes all other recent changes such as the fixes I did to the gphoto drivers and updates to whats interesting.

Please test it to make sure all these updates work! Thanks,

Rob

edu.kde.org/kstars/

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Maudy--

I was working on the dbus issue today. Basically the issue is that at the moment, a dbus server is not bundled in the app. So if you don't have it installed on your computer already, then dbus commands won't work. Today I was working on trying to get dbus bundled into the app. Interestingly, it was much easier to bundle qt, Indi, astrometry, gsc, and xplanet. I got some good progress, but its not there yet.

But until I get that working, there is a very simple solution: Install the dbus server on your Mac, like it is installed on mine. You can type these commands into a terminal:

1. Install Home-brew (if it is not installed already): /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install )"
2. Install dbus: brew install dbus
3. Start dbus: brew services start dbus

(Note: These commands only have to be run once. brew will start dbus automatically from now on when you turn on your computer until you tell it to stop.)

Happy imaging!

Rob

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Oliver thanked Rob Lancaster in topic Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 weeks ago
Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Ekos on Mac OS X ?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Great, glad it's working for you. The other indi issues you mentioned will need to be worked out separately. Also, I sent Jasem a new dmg and he posted it here. edu.kde.org/kstars/ The changes I made since the version you tested include night vision support in the what's interesting tool, an added button in the toolbar for what's interesting and also I fixed a possible crash that tool could get under certain circumstances.

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

ColoradoSolar wrote: Wasn't sure which logs or where to find them so I just attached the app output from QT Creator for a run of kstars when the filter wheel didn't work.

One other thing. When I use the internal indi server then the indi control panel button in ekos doesn't get enabled.


I think that looks like pretty useful info. Just looking at the output I suspect it could be a typo or something in the driver. If more info is needed, then if you go to preferences and then the advanced tab, you can select to have it log directly to a file and what info it logs. I would guess in this case you should just check INDI.

I have seen the control panel button do that when it doesnt get all the drivers it expects to receive. Try removing the one at is causing the error from the profile.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'How to make and submit a patch?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

ColoradoSolar wrote: I have made a small change that puts a splitter in between the log view and the rest of the screen and now I would like to submit a patch for possible approval but I'm not sure how.

I have used git a good bit but only on repos that I have rights to and just do normal commits and pull requests.


Good idea.

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

ColoradoSolar wrote: I was trying out the new build and all of my equipment worked except for my ASI filter wheel, which does work with CloudMakers INDI server.

My equipment is:
Mount - ZEQ25
Main Camera - ASI1600MM-C
Guider Camera - ASI178MM
Filter Wheel - ASI EFW8
Focuser - Rigel nStep (Soon)


For the ASI filter wheelI, I would recommend getting a log file and sending it to Jasem.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Kstars OS X missing drivers' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

ColoradoSolar wrote: BTW. How do you get the image to show up in the message instead of just as an attachment?


Ok, yeah, I have NO idea how you got the tabs at the top. The thing that I tried was using the newer OS X window side by side maximized feature. But I do't have any idea how you got it like that. To get the image to show up inline you need to click on the "Insert" button after you attach the image.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Kstars OS X missing drivers' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

ColoradoSolar wrote: This is not on the right hand side. The Ekos window is in a tab at the top of the screen. Not sure how to upload a screen shot to show you what I'm talking about.


Does it look like this?


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

Yes that is what I thought you meant. We have an issue due to a bug in QT whereby the behavior on Linux cannot properly be recreated on OS X. The windows and dialogs in KStars are *supposed* to appear in front of the KStars main window. This is accomplished in Linux by making that window the parent window and the others the child windows. On OS X, for some reason, they didn't implement this capability. When I first got KStars working on OS X, it was extremely annoying when windows or dialogs would disappear behind the main KStars window if you clicked on the sky. My first though was to use the "always on bottom property" for the KStars main window. But they didn't implement that either! I managed to get close to replicating the proper behavior by making the most windows "tool" windows and "always on top" on OS X. For some dialogs however, I did not manage this because I didn't have access to the objects and couldn't change their behavior, so they still end up behind things. I would like to fix this so it works better, but unless QT gets changed, I think this is really the best I can do.

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