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INDI Library v1.9.7 Released (29 Jul 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

Scheduler weather setting not honoring Watchdog's mount lock policy?

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Exactly! As you can see from your screenshot, parking of the dome happens immediately when a weather alert arrives (the delay is set to 0 seconds).

If you want to use the shutdown procedure from the scheduler, better turn this entirely off.
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8 months 6 days ago #78309

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Excellent. Thanks. I'll try it and report back the result. But if I am not running scheduler then Watchdog handles the weather alert nicely (dome park after mount) Somehow if I run Scheduler the watchdog policy is bypassed.
8 months 6 days ago #78310

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Okay so I tested it. If I uncheck the Alert option in Observatory tab, the scheduler now work as intended (while scheduler is running, the mount park first then the dome).
but if the scheduler is not running, the mount and the dome does not react to weather alert at all (they park on weather alert before, mount first then dome).
this is somewhat better but it'd be great if there is a solution so that the weather alert working all the time.
8 months 6 days ago #78313

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That's right. We discussed whether the Observatory should also contain a mount control. We decided not to implement the functionality there since it a) comes into conflict with the scheduler and b) an observatory control should not be better kept separate from KStars/EKOS.

Especially the latter argument needs to be considered thoroughly. KStars/EKOS is a very complex application where we never could 100% rely that there is no crash - with the result leaving the observatory unattended. Here comes the watchdog into the game. The watchdog is intended to run separately and take care of the observatory safety.

Since I only have a simple pole for my telescopes, I do not have the personal experience and no clear view, but that's the summary as I remember from former discussions here on the forum.
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8 months 6 days ago #78325

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I am using watchdog and it worked great. But if I disable the alert setting in the observatory tab then the watchdog does not respond to the weather alert. Is that what it is supposed to do?
8 months 5 days ago #78355

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Just tested Watchdog with weather alert and it didn't work. I debugged and found the issue, please re-compile from INDI and it should work. The watchdog is completely independent from Observatory module as far as I know.
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8 months 5 days ago #78358

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Excellent. Let me test it. Is it on nightly or I have to build from source?
8 months 5 days ago #78359

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It will be on nightly tomorrow.
Jasem Mutlaq
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8 months 5 days ago #78360

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great!. I'll wait for the nightly build. Thank you!
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