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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:

Cloudwatcher INDI

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Cloudwatcher INDI was created by Ron Kramer

Anyone using a cloudwatcher? There is no serial interface to connect to the serving computer? I've installed the driver and it just sits there. There is no debug... and there are no connections because
the device has no such interface to the computer? My cloudwatcher is ONLY connected to a LAN port on my mesh router. So how in the heck would it connect to the computer to interface to it?

indilib.org/devices/weather-stations/aag-cloud-watcher.html <--- these pages aren't ever any help. How to connect? how to configure? where to ask questions?
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Replied by fenriques on topic Cloudwatcher INDI

Maybe I didn't understand which device you have, but the AAG Cloud Watcher has a standard serial RS232 interface: www.lunaticastf ronomical.com/epages/LunaticoUSA.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/LunaticoUSA/Products/BCW001
If you are connecting the device to your LAN then you should have the SOLO: www.lunaticastronomical.com/epages/Lunat...oUSA/Products/BCW00S
If this is the case then you should use the INDI Weather Watcher driver instead.
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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Cloudwatcher INDI

YES the solo... I'll try that driver! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Replied by fenriques on topic Cloudwatcher INDI

to save you some time configuring the driver : the SOLO has a web server that shows weather params at URL:
http://solo-address/cgi-bin/cgiLastData
You should set this address in Option tab -> file (it is 'file' because if you can access it via filesystem but http is fine as well).
Then you should customize the parameters names and separator.
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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Cloudwatcher INDI

Will do - makes sense now, I wondered how the other driver was interfaced. Using the data file makes sense. Now I just have to wait for the solo to appear in the network list. After a reboot it seems to take about 24 hours before it appears or allows access. ?? (yours?) Mine is lan wired into the mesh router/extender in the dome. Other devices appear right away but never the solo.
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Replied by fenriques on topic Cloudwatcher INDI

24 hours to be listed in the network?? seems very unusual.
I do not have Cloudwatcher nor SOLO. They are provide by the hosting facility where my telescope is. So I just read the output...
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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Cloudwatcher INDI

close... lights to yellow... The connection ilght turns yellow on connect. I also only have 3 tabs? (cloudwatcher had a lot of them?)
I see Main control / General Info / Options only?

http://192.168.1.200/cgi-bin/cgiLastData

When it connects? what does it offer? IS there a display panel?
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Replied by fenriques on topic Cloudwatcher INDI

What I understood is that the purpose of Weather Watcher INDI driver (and INDI drivers in general) is just to provide information to their clients. So there's no display (graphical) panel provided by INDI / Ekos. Moreover SOLO already displays its own data panel (like the screenshot in attachement).
And Weather Watcher is meant to read basic data from various weather data sources (SOLO among them) so it will not have so many features as the AAG Cloud Watcher.

Anyway, when you connect to Weather Watcher, you will see two additional tabs: parameters, where you can read values and set thresholds / limits and 'site' tab.
The set of data you will be able to read are (copy and pasted from e-eye observatory SOLO):
dataGMTTime=2019/03/17 22:14:39, clouds=-10.650000, temp=8.650000, wind=0, rain=2355 , light=57232, switch=0, safe=0

If you see a yellow light a no data in the 'parameters' tab o in the 'main control' tab , there could be an error in the configuration. Maybe in the 'option' tab you should double check that 'file' points to the right source of data and that 'separator' is the one used by your SOLO (based on my experience is always a '=' (no quotes)).

Hope this helps.
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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Cloudwatcher INDI

I was hoping the log would tell me file not found or some clue.

2019-03-17T19:19:00.036 Eastern Daylight Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Weather Watcher : "[INFO] Session log file /home/stellarmate/.indi/logs/2019-03-17/indi_watcher_weather/indi_watcher_weather_20:32:23.log "
[2019-03-17T19:19:03.194 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - NexDome : "[DEBUG] Snooped RA-DEC: 9.1491666666666660035 "
[2019-03-17T19:19:03.198 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - NexDome : "[DEBUG] Snooped RA-DEC: 17.813888888888889994 "
[2019-03-17T19:19:03.202 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - NexDome : "[DEBUG] Updated telescope Az: 98.527 - Alt: 35.3572 "
[2019-03-17T19:19:05.302 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - NexDome : "[DEBUG] Snooped RA-DEC: 9.1491944444444435192 "
[2019-03-17T19:19:05.306 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - NexDome : "[DEBUG] Snooped RA-DEC: 17.813888888888889994 "
[2019-03-17T19:19:06.192 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Weather Watcher : "[DEBUG] Toggle Logging Level -- Driver Debug "
[2019-03-17T19:19:08.441 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - NexDome : "[DEBUG] Snooped RA-DEC: 9.1492222222222210348 "
[2019-03-17T19:19:08.445 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - NexDome : "[DEBUG] Snooped RA-DEC: 17.813888888888889994 "
[2019-03-17T19:19:08.669 Eastern Daylight Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Weather Watcher : "[INFO] Saving device configuration... "
[2019-03-17T19:19:08.715 Eastern Daylight Time INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Weather Watcher : "[INFO] Device configuration saved. "
[2019-03-17T19:19:08.720 Eastern Daylight Time DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Weather Watcher : "[DEBUG] Configuration successfully saved. "
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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Cloudwatcher INDI

okokok, no go - and it usually boils down to me doing something stupid. I can't currently see the solo display any more.
I thought... when did that happen? I THINK it happend a couple days ago when I pulled all the USB PORTS out of the NUC PC
and plugged them into the PI. (as well I pulled the solo's ethernet cord and put it in the PI). Now it hit me... there was software installed on the NUC for cloudwather and solo and the PI has none. ? Is your obsy solo on a PC or PI?
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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Cloudwatcher INDI

I have the lan on the PI to the mesh router. I have the lan cable from the solo to the mesh router?
I'm wondering if I have to connect the solo to the PI ethernet and allow the PI to just be wifi to the mesh router?
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Replied by fenriques on topic Cloudwatcher INDI

the solo should be plugged into the router via the lan cable. and of course connected to the cloud watcher via serial cable. no other device in the middle.
then the Solo has its own internal web server that you can access from any computer connected to the same network (and with further configuration from everywhere outside of your network).
the solo uses dhcp to have an intranet address assigned by your router. you just need to connect via browser to it . no other software is needed.
You could also use the address http://aagsolo/ if you do not remember the IP address.
At this address Solo provides weather data display and the same configuration options you had via serial connection on the CW software.
And of course there is also the cgiLastData URL that you can use if you want to connect through the weather watcher driver.
I have my telescope hosted in a shared facility in Spain 2000km from home . so I never saw a cloud watcher nor
a Solo! I'm just using them.

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