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 ( 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 v1.5.0 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.