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INDI Library v1.8.5 Released (19 Apr 2020)

April 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.5 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

New Internal Solver for Mac, Windows, and Linux -- Testing/ Experiments needed

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rlancaste
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New Internal Solver for Mac, Windows, and Linux -- Testing/ Experiments needed #55031
Han, you were quite right, using crpix-center for all the solvers solved the orientation problem you reported on this image nova.astrometry.net/user_images/3710784#original . I think that is a good policy because we really do want the coordinates to be the center of the image. I just committed the change.

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New Internal Solver for Mac, Windows, and Linux -- Testing/ Experiments needed #55032
Updating that also worked for this image nova.astrometry.net/user_images/3711435#annotated

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New Internal Solver for Mac, Windows, and Linux -- Testing/ Experiments needed #55776
The new version has been renamed.

How can I update it?

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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New Internal Solver for Mac, Windows, and Linux -- Testing/ Experiments needed #55781
So, to give an update: Now that the repo is mostly perfected and almost ready for integration into programs except for a couple of remaining issues, a friend of mine is helping me to do a code review. I am also working on how other programs will interface with it. He and I are playing with integrating it into KStars now. I also figured that before we get too far, I would attempt a renaming. The name sexysolver came naturally from blending the words Sextractor and Solver which is very descriptive of what the library does. However, several people expressed concern about the name, and not just for puritanical reasons. Recently another friend told me that some people's workplaces might filter or block anything that has the word sexy or sex in it, which could mean that they would be unable to work with the library due to the name. So I have thought about it for a couple of weeks and decided that the name StellarSolver is close enough and still pretty catchy.

I am not 100% sure that I have sorted out all the issues with renaming it yet, since it took me a few steps, but it seems to be mostly good now.

As for how you update, are you currently using Linux, Mac, or Windows? If it is Linux, you can first "git pull" and then use one of the two install scripts that I put in the linux-scripts folder. I did verify that this worked properly yesterday. If it is Mac or Windows, even though I code on my Mac, for distribution I have been releasing craft recipes and binary distributions of the tester. Before I do that, I need to do more testing today to make sure everything works and that I updated the craft recipes properly.

An interesting thing that I noticed: Even though I changed the name of the repo from sexysolver-tester to stellarsolver, the old links still work fine and if you already cloned the repo, you can just do a "git pull" since it is actually still the same repository.
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1 month 3 weeks ago
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New Internal Solver for Mac, Windows, and Linux -- Testing/ Experiments needed #55784

rlancaste wrote: S So I have thought about it for a couple of weeks and decided that the name StellarSolver is close enough and still pretty catchy.

That's much better name. I'm glad you changed it!
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New Internal Solver for Mac, Windows, and Linux -- Testing/ Experiments needed #55801
Thank you for your reply
It seems that I was able to update by the following procedure.

cd /home/xxxxx/sexysolver-tester

git pull

cd /home/xxxxx/sexysolver-tester/linux-scripts

./installStellarSolverLibrary.sh

./installStellarSolverTester.sh

xxxxx is the user directory

afterwards

sexysolver-tester → StellarSolver
Renamed to

/usr/bin/sexysolver-tester
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Was the procedure okay with this?

It seems that you can use this procedure.

It may be better to be listed on github as it requires some steps.
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1 month 3 weeks ago
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New Internal Solver for Mac, Windows, and Linux -- Testing/ Experiments needed #55804
Yes, it sounds like that would work pretty well. I am hoping that when I am done it won't be so many steps.

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New Internal Solver for Mac, Windows, and Linux -- Testing/ Experiments needed #55808
Hi Rob,
seems you've hardcoded the destination /usr/lib/libstellarsolver.a in the makefile. Shouldn't that use LIBDIR? On my system, 64bit stuff goes to /usr/lib64 :o

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New Internal Solver for Mac, Windows, and Linux -- Testing/ Experiments needed #55819
Hi, I think I have it going to both places actually. If you check, it should also be in the libdir. I had to put it in both places because I have had issues in the past on some systems not being able to find libraries in the libdir or libdir not properly being set. For example, I have been on some raspberry pi systems and all the INDI libraries got installed in the libdir, but then when another program tried to find them, it looked in /usr/lib and couldn't find them since they were in the libdir. So I think it might be good to install in both places just in case.

install(TARGETS stellarsolverstatic DESTINATION "${CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX}/lib/")
install(TARGETS stellarsolver DESTINATION "${CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX}/lib/")
install(TARGETS stellarsolverstatic DESTINATION ${CMAKE_INSTALL_LIBDIR})
install(TARGETS stellarsolver DESTINATION ${CMAKE_INSTALL_LIBDIR})
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New Internal Solver for Mac, Windows, and Linux -- Testing/ Experiments needed #55840
Ah thanks. Yes, I realized too late that both get installed.. Somewhat nasty, as those two should separate 64 and 32 bit libs... But no huge issue indeed.

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