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INDI Library v1.9.0 Released (23 Apr 2021)

Major INDI Library release v1.9.0 bring significant internal changes championed by @pawel-soja to modernize core INDI Library drivers and clients. New drivers for DeepSkyDad Flat Panel & Pegasus devices plus further improvements to PCM8 drivers.

Getting Started

Getting Started was created by Jasem Mutlaq

+ INDI Library is hosted on Github: github.com/indilib/indi
+ Building INDI from Source
+ INDI Developer Manual
+ INDI API
+ Developer Tutorials . Tutorials are also included with INDI source code under examples.
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Replied by Paul on topic Getting Started

Jasem,
I have built INDI from source, as per instructions (ARMHF Linux).
There is no instruction I can find on how to run kstars.
As a much older version of kstars came with the OS, typing 'kstars' runs the old version.
Installing PHD2 you run ./phd2 from the directory but what is the equivalent for INDI?
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Last edit: 3 years 6 months ago by Paul.
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Replied by Jasem Mutlaq on topic Getting Started

The first link contains all the instructions for building KStars as well. What's the problem exactly?
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Replied by Paul on topic Getting Started

The problem is not with the build.

I just don't know how to run kstars after the build.
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Replied by Jasem Mutlaq on topic Getting Started

After you run sudo make install, the new kstars should be installed to /usr/bin and so when you type kstars, it should launch the one you just installed. If not, you have another KStars lurking elsewhere in your system. Type which kstars to find out where it is running from.
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Replied by Paul on topic Getting Started

Jasem,

Thanks, I can now see that there must be an issue with the install not overwriting the older copy.

I'll rename it and try again.

Regards

Paul
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Replied by Paul on topic Getting Started

Jasem,

I've tried again but it still isn't adding an executable to that directory and I cannot find any other occurance.

There do not seem to be any errors.
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Replied by Paul on topic Getting Started

kstars is now okay, I wasn't thinking clearly - I bet you hear that all the time :)
I needed to build kstars and not just indi.

Now kstars is running fine but no Ekos options appear.

Do I need to rebuild Ekos after building Kstars?
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Replied by Adrian on topic Getting Started

phomer60,

What are you building kstars on?

Ekos is built as part of kstars, you don't have to build it after you build kstars.

If I have an old version of kstars from the distribution I am using I unistall it first using
the systems package manager.

Follow the instructions Instructions
to build indi on the system first, then build kstars.
Look for any errors in the kstars build with respect to things missing.

If it builds, run it with kstars at a promt and look at the help window to ensure it is the version you just built.

The Ekos icon is the little observatory on the right of the icons.
If it is not there ensure that you check that Settings -> Toolbars Show-> Indi toolbar is ticked.

Clear skys,
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Replied by Paul on topic Getting Started

I built INDI first and the Kstars.

In the Kstars configure option under FITS, it shows Xplanet? but no INDI or Ekos. Settings, Toolbars Shown shows INDI and Telescope Toolbars are both ticked but nothing appears in the toolbar.

It is definately running the correct version.

I have not tried to unistall any previous version but I did rename the original executable and it is not running.
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Replied by Hy Murveit on topic Getting Started

Thanks for the great instructions. I was able to fully compile and run indi/kstars/ekos using your Building INDI from Source link above. I compiled it on a Raspberry Pi running Ubuntu 16.04, and ran it on that platform as well. There were a few minor things to figure out, mostly related to compiling 3rdParty, but it worked!

My question is this: I assume what I've compiled and am running is HEAD at the time I did the git clone. I'd rather compile/run/experiment-with a more stable version. I assume there's a way e.g. to get git to clone a tag related to, say, the recent version 3.0 of this software, but I could not find the tags for that. (e.g. tried 'git tag -l' and given the tags, looked at the dates with 'git show TAG' but there we no tags dated around the end of 2018, in fact nothing past the summer). I'm obviously not that facile with git. What commands would I run to get and compile the source for a stable release?

Thanks,
Hy
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Replied by Jasem Mutlaq on topic Getting Started

If you go here: github.com/indilib/indi

Click on "master" then switch to tags and you'll see all the project tags.
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