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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

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

New All Sky camera management software: indi-allsky

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I did do one thing that I thought was creative, but is really only useful in my use case. For the libcamera integration, indi-allsky thinks it is talking to a normal indiserver.

indi-allsky uses the pyindi-client to interact with INDI. Therefore, I had to write a fake pyindi-client class to emulate the behavior of this module. indi-allsky still calls functions like connectServer(), but they do not do anything.
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Aaron W Morris

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3 months 1 week ago #85505

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OK, but does this mean that for the time being I cannot use my configuration?
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The sd card from my raspy 3 also fails when used in my raspy 4.
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I am getting the same error with my Rpi3. I need to go check on my Rpi4, maybe I am running an older version of indi.
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Aaron W Morris

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3 months 1 week ago #85510

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So according to the github page the rpi HQ camera is supported witg libcamera on Bullseye 64 bit when compiled on device.

Is there a downside to this or is it fully supported by indi-allsky when done this way?
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3 months 1 week ago #85514

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No downsides other than you have to build indi even though you do not use it. The libcamera support is transparent to the user.
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Aaron W Morris

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3 months 1 week ago #85515

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You may want to forgo using Raspian 10 and just use the libcamera support on Raspian 11 64-bit instead.
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3 months 1 week ago #85516

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I guess this is confusing since Raspbian 11 already has libcamera support.

Would it be safe to say for Raspbian 11 arm64:
Compile indi with build_indi.sh for indilib supported cameras
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Use libcamera for Raspberry PI HQ camera ?

---Answered own question:

Ah, that would be a NO, build_indi.sh is required regardless.
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3 months 1 week ago #85517

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It's alright, I started development of the indi-libcamera driver now. Hopefully in a couple of weeks we'll have something usable.
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3 months 1 week ago #85523

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Thanks, Aaron.

I installed Bullseye 64-bit, used the build_indi script and connected the HQ camera via libcamera (I installed on raspy 4, that's much faster compared to raspi3). This seems to work on raspy 3 & 4 , both services are now running.
I now want to get some experience and might com back with questions if needed.

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Thanks a lot! It's just what I needed. I had to install a few libs:

<code>sudo apt-get install libindi-dev libcamera-dev libcamera-apps libboost-program-options-dev</code>

Unfortunately, I get build errors on buster complaining about "addFitsKeyWords" being unknown and I had to copy the /usr/include/libcamera/libcamera/* files to the parent dir.

Fixing those and starting the driver works, but I can't see images and the size is 0,0, likewise the pixel size.

Any help here would be appreciated!
Last edit: 3 months 1 week ago by Anjo. Reason: Fixed boost error
3 months 1 week ago #85527

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We shouldn't hijack this thread, I'll create another topic for this driver: indilib.org/forum/ccds-dslrs/12177-indi-libcamera-driver.html
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3 months 1 week ago #85529

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