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INDI Library v1.7.6 Released. (27 Feb 2019)

First release of 2019 comes with quite a few new drivers across the board along with significant performance improvements to INDI camera and live streaming performance. Many drivers received significant updates to improve performance & stability, while a few were re-written from scratch to be in line with INDI standards. Here are some of the highlights:

Re:Re:Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos

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Replied by calberts on topic Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos

Hey Rob

First top, thanks for this effort

Where Can i find the beta version to test this KStars and is there the new flip function in Ekos defined hoop so ;-)
See indilib.org/forum/development/1406-drive...html?start=480#34461

I discovered als a stability issue, but i cant point what went wrong some times the whole Kstar stops (Kind of force quit mac terms)

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Replied by jerry on topic Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos

I'd love to give it a go although my schedule is such that I wouldn't be able to try imaging for a week or more.
10" Meade SCT on Celestron CGEM DX HC: GEM 5.29.7137 MC: 6.50 6.50,
QHY-5L-II-M 1280x960 3.75um guiding, Nikon D800 7360 x 4912, 4.88 um imaging.
StellarMate OS v1.2.9 on RPI3B+ using kstars-bleeding
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Replied by rlancaste on topic Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos

Ok you have lost me here. In 2017, i first got gphoto2 working with KStars on the mac and ever since then it has been bundled into the mac version. I know for a fact that it can control every Canon DSLR i have directly connected to it including an XSi, a 60D, an 80D, and a 6D. I also have connected at least 2 Nikon cameras and controlled them with a mac. I tried an olympus once and something did not work right, but i suspect it was not supported by gphoto yet.

There is no tether required, it can directly control taking the exposures over USB. I dont understand why you need another program, is this an older camera?
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Replied by rlancaste on topic Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos

If anybody would like to try it out. Here is the build script. Note that it is still a work in progress, there could still be issues. Please let me know if there are problems so I can address them.

github.com/rlancaste/kstars-on-osx-craft
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Replied by rlancaste on topic Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos

rlancaste wrote: Ok you have lost me here. In 2017, i first got gphoto2 working with KStars on the mac and ever since then it has been bundled into the mac version. I know for a fact that it can control every Canon DSLR i have directly connected to it including an XSi, a 60D, an 80D, and a 6D. I also have connected at least 2 Nikon cameras and controlled them with a mac. I tried an olympus once and something did not work right, but i suspect it was not supported by gphoto yet.

There is no tether required, it can directly control taking the exposures over USB. I dont understand why you need another program, is this an older camera?


Was yours maybe a Pentax, based on your user name?
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Replied by relicsraage on topic Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos

Hello Rob, count me in to help verify and test.

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Replied by rlancaste on topic Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos

Ok, I just ran the script and build a DMG. Please test it throughly. You don't need to have good skies to try it out inside ;-). In fact, my recommendation would be to test it throughly INSIDE to find any issues before bringing this out in the field and relying on it. Test it with equipment directly connected to your Mac. Test it with equipment on a Raspberry PI/Stellar Mate. Test it using Simulators. Test it under real skies if you dare (and after making sure there are no issues inside). Oh and please do dare to do so ;-)

Remember that this DMG is built using an entirely new script with new craft recipes. So there are many things that should be tried to make sure that nothing is broken. Note that right now, I'm not working on any KStars or INDI issues myself, just working on KStars on Mac and building issues. If there is a general KStars or INDI issue, you should probably make a new Forum post about it. I think that Eric has been doing quite a bit with the Scheduler and with the Focus algorithms. So if there is an issue with those, please let him know. But if you find an issue with one of the drivers running on Mac, or a display issue, or a qml issue, or a crash on Macs, particularly if that issue doesn't occur on Linux, please tell me about it. That is what I am working on right now.

Note that this build does not contain QHY or SDR drivers. Right now each of those drivers has a serious build issue and so I disabled them from building on Mac for now.

drive.google.com/open?id=1JujfWiY__XSaLppcmFe2LzucUo6tT7df

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Replied by rlancaste on topic Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos

Ok so I have now posted both the latest DMG and the build script. Feel free to test both or either if you like. Let me know how it goes everyone!

Rob
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Replied by pentaxian23 on topic Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos

rlancaste wrote:

rlancaste wrote: Ok you have lost me here. In 2017, i first got gphoto2 working with KStars on the mac and ever since then it has been bundled into the mac version. I know for a fact that it can control every Canon DSLR i have directly connected to it including an XSi, a 60D, an 80D, and a 6D. I also have connected at least 2 Nikon cameras and controlled them with a mac. I tried an olympus once and something did not work right, but i suspect it was not supported by gphoto yet.

There is no tether required, it can directly control taking the exposures over USB. I dont understand why you need another program, is this an older camera?


Was yours maybe a Pentax, based on your user name?


Lol, yes I would be talking about controlling a Pentax - double whammy! Mac&Pentax!. I was fallowing GPhoto2 development closely when I discovered Kstars was using it. I updated @msmeissen with the product code for the K-5II and it was added to pktriggercord support. Shortly after the update was included in GPhoto2 and I bought StellarMate and worked with @knro to get the Pentax/K-5II working on StellarMate - about mid 2017. However, I cannot control the Pentax via USB cable (tether) on the Mac. I was led to believe its Pktriggercord that did not work. It has an openBSD driver but but I was told it doesn't work on the Mac.

What would be the issue here? I've tried everything, camera mounted, unmounted, MSC, PTP, nothing works.

Thanks
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Replied by rlancaste on topic Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos

Well it is possible that it could be compiled with craft or some other build system on the Mac. I could look into it in the future. For now though, I think the first task is to get the new build system for KStars for Mac working satisfactorily. (As well or better than the old build script). I can look into other things once this is true.
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Replied by calberts on topic Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos

Rob

Thanks for the effort, I will test the coming days, I am special happy because the new Flip software is available. So i will do some dry runes .
What is in most case the problems when to port it to other OS. In the previous version i had some stabilities issue but i understood thats something general.
IS It handy to send mac crashes reports or where to dump them or not ;-)

Keep this Topic Posted ;-)

Chris
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Replied by pentaxian23 on topic Looking for all MAC users of Kstars / Ekos

rlancaste wrote: Well it is possible that it could be compiled with craft or some other build system on the Mac. I could look into it in the future. For now though, I think the first task is to get the new build system for KStars for Mac working satisfactorily. (As well or better than the old build script). I can look into other things once this is true.


Thanks! I'll try compiling pktriggercord as well as kstars, and run on my Mac instead of RPi and send some logs in a new post.
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