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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

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

SBIG-Driver no longer recognizes CW8-Filterwheel für SBIG STF8300M

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Hi, i updated SBIG-INDI-Driver along with INDI 1.9.7 and noticed, that my filter-wheel is no longer recognized in EKOS.
I checked the source-code and identified a problem in sbig_ccd.cpp at line 2194 ff.

if ((res = GetCcdInfo(&gccdip, &results4)) == CE_NO_ERROR)
{
m_hasGuideHead = true;
m_useExternalTrackingCCD = results4.capabilitiesBits & CB_CCD_EXT_TRACKER_YES;
LOGF_DEBUG("TRACKING_CCD Extended CCD Info 4. CapabilitiesBit: (%u) Dump Extra (%u)",
results4.capabilitiesBits, results4.dumpExtra);
}
else
{
... here the driver returns in my configuration!!
m_hasGuideHead = false;
LOGF_DEBUG("%s: CCD_INFO_EXTENDED2_TRACKING -> (%s). No guide head detected.", __FUNCTION__, GetErrorString(res));
return CE_NO_ERROR;
}

If the driver is unable to identify a GuideHead at the camera, it simply returns withou further checking the filterwheel configuration, which follows the above code.
I checked the driver versions and the latest, which works with my SBIG STF 8300M, was version 1.9.4 !
In version 1.9.4 the driver simply continues checking all possible configurations and does not return.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Jasem Mutlaq
1 month 2 weeks ago #85283

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Thank you for the report Robert. I made the necessary corrections and submitted a fix.
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The following user(s) said Thank You: Georg Papp
1 month 2 weeks ago #85295

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I had exactly the same issue. The patch seems to have solved the problem, and I can happily report that the filterwheel is now initiating.

/G
1 month 2 weeks ago #85390

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