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New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test

1 year 3 months ago 1 year 3 months ago by nmac.
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New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test #41562
I have built a new DMG yesterday and tested the version, I found three problems:

1 - Captured images are not displayed in the summary window (old problem I think), this is specific for MacOS, Linux Version Build: 2019-07-23T12:54:33Z is not affected.
2 - In the focuser module, the focus star is lost during autofocus, it seems it can not find it on the cropped square.
3 - Every time I start Kstars it looses my Geographic location (Lisbon, Portugal) and defaults to Greenwich UK.

I have no logs from it. I have to test again.

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New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test #41566
So we figured out the issues with the darks etc that Andrew and JCJ reported. It was just the order in which Jasem added the Yes/No buttons. Very strange because it works fine either way on Linux, but on MacOS, the order mattered.

Nmac, what is the problem with the summary window?? every image I take displays there. Is there a setting you have changed somewhere different than me? I haven't had the opportunity to test your #2 issue because I've been using a camera lens for my last few nights out, so no autofocus capability. #3 is very strange. The geographic location should get saved before KStars closes, have you had crashes that prevented it saving this information?

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New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test #41567
Well in my case the summary window simply does not display de captured image, and I verified, the option is turned on in the settings.
This also happens with simulators. I know this happened some time ago too. I can't figure out what's happening.

The geographic location issue, i have noticed, is random, sometimes it displays the correct location, some don't.
I will investigate this issue better and report. Tonight I will make another AF run to see what happens.

I don't know if it's relevant but I am build from sources on Mojave.

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Explore Scientific 80APO - 120ST / G2-8300FW5 / ES FF 2" / ASI120MM - Arduino Moonlite DC Clone - Vixen GPD2
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New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test #41568
The geographic location is fixed for me in 3.3.3. It was previously not saving in 3.3.1.

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New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test #41569
I also build on Mojave for that matter

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New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test #41572
I have deleted KStars app and all config files and restarted all over with your DMG.
The only issue that still active is the first one (no image shown when capturing). All others solved, so something went wrong with my DMG.
You can see my options attached. I am in the middle of a session, as soon as it captures one image i will put a screenshot here. EDIT: Added.

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New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test #41608
I just ran all the upgrades on the StellarMate, and installed (for the first time) Kstars on my main desktop (iMac Pro).

I am stuck on the install as my password for Ekos Live is not being accepted. Is the beta going to need a different login for Ekos Live?

I am going to skip "live" for now and continue to install. That said, I was hoping to solve as a first test... pretty sure I need live for Align and Solve, right?

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New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test #41609
No, you can cancel that dialog and just use kstars on your Mac without Ekos live if you like. Note that in fact, yesterday I built a new DMG for the release and its located on the main download page. There were still some issues in the beta version that I posted here in the forum. Those errors have been corrected in the final 3.3.3 dmg. So you should really use that one.

As for plate solving, you can use the online solver, or you can follow the instructions in the QuickStart PDF and the Align options in Ekos to get plate solving up and running in the offline solver.

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New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test #41611
I've updated to the final 3.3.3, and I still see issues with looping images in the guide panel. I get the Mac beach ball icon, and I have to force quit the application. Reverting back to 3.3.1 and I have no issues.

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New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test #41612
Ok I will check it out.

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New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test #41613
Ok I just got my zwo and tried it on two different MacBook Pro's. I can't seem to reproduce the issue. I plugged the ZWO into the MacBook, went to the guide Module and just clicked the loop button with the exposure time being about 0.020 s. The guide images produced in the fits view were going so fast it was basically like watching video, but I didn't see any beachball and I didn't have to force quit. I just pressed the stop button when I was done. Is this basically the test that you did, or is there something different?

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New Mac KStars 3.3.3 beta version, please test #41615
Yeah, that’s basically the test. I’ll try wiping KStars off the Mac and reinstall to see if that clears it up. It does it with both cameras.

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