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INDI Library v1.8.0 is Released (27 Jul 2019)

INDI Library v1.8.0 is mostly a maintenance release to fix a few bugs in several drivers.

New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

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Replied by AstroNerd on topic New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

Superb review showing the massive differences between the rpi3b+ and the new 4b....and there is a very big difference

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Replied by rlancaste on topic New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

The Pi3b ran with around half an amp (but could draw more if it is running other devices). Does this Pi really draw about 3 amps or more? Or is that just what it needs for the devices? That could be a big drawback for imaging in the field.
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Replied by Darfe on topic New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

I guess it´s the 2xUSB 3.0 ports. Each one must be able to supply 900mA
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Replied by rlancaste on topic New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

yes, but do they constantly draw that power, or is it just if you have devices plugged into them?
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Replied by AstroNerd on topic New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

rlancaste wrote: yes, but do they constantly draw that power, or is it just if you have devices plugged into them?

they won’t draw power with nothing plugged into them...that is t how it works, but I use a 12v to 5v 4 amp converter so no worries here, mind you I have monitored my rpi3b+ with all ports used and it’s never drawn more than 1.5 amps, but I have all power Hungary devices plugged into a powered hub, namely my Pegasus UPB..
With my SX USB 2.0 CCD Cameras I have no use for USB 3.0, ATM anyway.. :)
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Replied by werper on topic New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

Very, VERY interested in learning if and how well Stellarmate OS and Kstars/Ekos runs with the new PI 4. This is exactly the upgrade I've been waiting for - REALLY hope SM OS plays well with it. Also would be HUGE if we could now run Ekos smoothly on the PI instead of remotely - man would that be great!

...Eagerly awaiting news and reviews!
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Replied by Ihoujin on topic New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

I have been waiting for this upgrade for so long. But I'm still leaning towards the more powerful, yet pricier Odroid-N2. Decisions, decisions.
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Replied by colgs3b on topic New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

Looks like all the US distributors are out of stock on the 4GB version for at least a month. That being said, the RPi3 only had 1GB of RAM and still ran Ekos. The 2GB version should be sufficient for Stellarmate...
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Replied by avarakin on topic New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

RPI3 runs Ekos+PHD2 just fine. Only platesolving takes some time, especially with long focal length telescopes.
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Replied by pug916 on topic New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

In the near future Jasem does this mean:

a) new StellarMate's will be based on the Pi4 in the near future
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b) I can buy a Pi4 and then buy the StellarMate firmware for it

Thanks, Craig
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Replied by stash on topic New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

Give Jasem a break the RPI4 was only announced officially yesterday and he hasn't got one yet to see what problems they are , if any. Just saying :-)
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RPI3 Fedora testing out on AMD desktop Fedpra 28 - running kstars 2.9.4 , Indilib 1.7.4 ?????
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Replied by giorgio_ne on topic New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

Fantastic news!

I wasn't expecting a Pi 4 until next year. This new version will give performance to an already solid INDI/Ekos implementation on ARM and an even more enjoyable IoT solution for Astrophotography. I expect INDI/EKOS eventually to support planetary and solar imaging at some point.
Other interesting projects might now become a reality like for instance automated meteorite detection/mapping from an all sky camera... The sky is the limit!

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