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INDI Library v1.9.3 Released (11 Nov 2021)

Bimonthly Stable INDI Library release introduces new drivers and fixes for existing ones. Some highlights:

EKOS window: always on top

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I put in a merge request for this change here: invent.kde.org/education/kstars/-/merge_requests/57
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So glad someone raised this, I thought it was just me! (macOS and Linux)
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Replied by Jim on topic EKOS window: always on top


:lol: :lol: I see what you did there!
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Replied by alacant on topic EKOS window: always on top

Hi everyone

I think it's a window manager thing. This is so much easier to use with vnc on a 'phone or tablet; windows behaving exactly as you'd expect.

To prove that it's possible.
kubuntu 20.04
700d, eq6, t7m
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Replied by ouioui01 on topic EKOS window: always on top

H,

it's ok in kubuntu desktop too...
in mate-desktop:



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Replied by Brian on topic EKOS window: always on top

I thought it might be an Armbian thing but I see others are having the same problem. I'm still using Armbian bionic 18.04 because Armbian focal 20.04 causes the problem noted above. I too have gone through all sorts of contortions to try to get it to work properly even tried different window managers but no joy.
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If you for example want to delete one of your equipment profiles the warning message stays behind the ekos window and is not visible. That's confusing too.
Would it possible to bring a window up to top if you click in it. I'm using it on MacOS.

Thank you
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@otti242 On a Mac, if you go to KStars->Preferences->Ekos and check "Independent Window", then restart KStars, it should work for you. I was able to reproduce it and fix it that way.
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Replied by alacant on topic EKOS window: always on top

Ok folks. So it seems it's not an EKOS problem.

Maybe best to list the window managers/desktops it works with.

So far we have
lubuntu
kde
mate
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Any others?
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Replied by Jim on topic EKOS window: always on top


I am a bit lost by this post. How are you able to say it is not an Ekos problem when there is a MR that changes how it works?

The second part of this, are you listing those distributions that are working after having the MR applied, or before the MR is applied? By working, do you mean working as desired, in that the Ekos window is not always on top, and dialog windows pop over instead of under?
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Replied by Jim on topic EKOS window: always on top

I finally got a chance to look at the code last night. One thing that bothers me is the commented out section of the if statement. @jasem it was commented out by you for some purpose, but it contains the setWindowFlags Qt::Window that the MR looks to set.
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Replied by alacant on topic EKOS window: always on top

Hi
Sorry, no idea what MR is, but I haven't changed anything apart from the Linux distribution which prompted me to write the original post.

To summarise that post:
On Ubuntu 20.04, the EKOS window is stuck on top. I cannot bring kstars forward.

To summarise what I know now:
On lubuntu 20.04, I can bring kstars in front of EKOS; as<em> I</em> want it to work (as the OP).

My conclusion was simply that this behaviour depends not on EKOS but upon which system it is installed.

Cheers and clear skies,
Steve
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