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KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed

4 months 1 week ago
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KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed #48602
I just built a DMG based on the latest KStars and INDI source. There are a couple of drivers missing due to a couple of minor issues, RTLSDR, LIMESDR, and I think INDI Webcam. These should be resolved before 3.4.0 is actually released.

Please test it thoroughly and let me know if there are any Mac specific issues.

Thanks,

Rob

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4 months 1 week ago
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KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed #48611
Rob, unfortunately I am traveling at the moment so I can only do basic testing. Thanks for all your continuous hard work on this!

Wouter

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KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed #48615
I'll start, although I don't think I'm the right person,
because I just discovered this software recently and I didn't have
still had a chance to test it in a real session,
but I just did some rehearsals from home.
Compared to the previous version I noticed some improvements.
I finally have the Italian language, because I don't speak English.
Other things I should try them in more depth, but here from
but now it's raining and I don't know when I can test it.
For now the biggest problem is the off-line Plate Solver off-line that
it's not working! I did the test using the simulator mode, which works online, but offline it doesn't!
I'm not sure if it doesn't work because there's a problem, or...
if it's my fault that I don't know how it should be set up.
Unfortunately I don't understand anything! I would need a very simple guide that
step by step explains how I have to configure the off-line mode.
Maybe you have to install something additional that I don't know?
The only thing I've done is download the catalogues.
Maybe it depends on the operating system? I have High Sierra, because my Mac
cannot be updated with newer systems.
The mistake says: Error starting solver: Process crashed
I hope I can solve this problem, because I really like this software.
Thanks

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4 months 1 week ago
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KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed #48618
On MacOS you need to make sure that Python and Astrometry.aet have been installed. To do so, go to the Align tab and click the Optoins button.



Then go to the Astrometry.net tab and click Setup:



Once all software has been installed, you will need the correct index files which can be downloaded here

broiler.astrometry.net/~dstn/4200/

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4 months 1 week ago
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KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed #48627
Quick testing here on macOS 10.14 shows it to be functional for my hardware connecting to StellarMate 1.4.6 on RPi3.

The only thing I can see as a possible issue is the high cpu usage, even when idle without the INDI server running, but this exists in earlier builds and is no worse in 3.4.0 beta. Possibly it's a setting or just normal operation.

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4 months 1 week ago
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KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed #48628
These table column widths are not adjustable in the EKOS solver.


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4 months 1 week ago
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KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed #48629
If I click setup python I get the following message:
homebrew, python, and astropy are already installed.
But it doesn't say anything about astrometry.aet!
While for the link files you put underneath, they are the same that
are found in the index file tab and are those that occupy 13.6 gb,
or am I something else?
Then if I try to download the individual link files, I get a file:
.fits.txt should I leave it like this, or should I edit them all by removing .txt?
Then in the link list there are the first and last named files:
CFG and md5sums.txt where should they be put?
Maybe if I download the file from the index file tab: index-4200-*.fits does it all by itself?
Forgive me if I ask stupid questions, but I'm not competent in this matter!
Thank you

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4 months 1 week ago
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KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed #48630
@carkinzo.

That is the same message that I get with everything installed and working.

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4 months 1 week ago
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KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed #48631
This is what shows for the index files that I have installed.

Green = installed

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4 months 1 week ago
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KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed #48644
Hi Rob. I have just set up this release on my Mac - I am still getting a Moonlite Focuser serial timeout error, even though Jasem said he had updated the driver.... indilib.org/forum/focusers-filter-wheels....html?start=12#47195
Thanks for releasing the Beta.

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4 months 1 week ago
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KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed #48659
Everything seemed to run ok for me with the simulators. But I've had issues with solving anything other than using the online setting. Any offline solving with either Astap or Astrometry don't appear to work for me on my desktop. It's possible that it's due to the Python installs I've done to get Mount Wizard to run on my Mac. But it works on my laptop, so dunno.

Here's a log if it gives any insight.

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File Name: log_10-40-43.txt
File Size:77 KB

-Andrew
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Mac Observatory - All about using the Mac for Astrophotography: www.macobservatory.com
Astrobin: www.astrobin.com/users/Lead_Weight/
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4 months 1 week ago
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KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed #48688
I tried to do what you told me, but even after downloading the indexes, I always have the same problem !!!
This Off-Line Plate Solver doesn't want to work!
This is the log:
2020-01-29T23:16:31 Solver failed. Try again.
2020-01-29T23:16:31 Error starting solver: Process crashed
2020-01-29T23:16:31 Starting solver...
2020-01-29T23:16:31 Solver iteration #1
2020-01-29T23:16:31 Image received.
2020-01-29T23:16:21 Capturing image...
Too bad, because I would like this software!

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