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INDI Library v1.7.9 Released (23 Jun 2019)

INDI Library v1.7.9 is mostly a maintenance release to fix a few bugs in several drivers.

Avalon Driver Setup

Replied by knro on topic Avalon Driver Setup

Great! Looking forward to the PR!
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Replied by sterne-jaeger on topic Avalon Driver Setup

I got the OK from Avalon, so I will prepare the PR as announced. Since the weather is bad, there is plenty of time for programming...
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Replied by sterne-jaeger on topic Avalon Driver Setup

Hi,
I am very close to a first public release, based on INDI V1.7.5. Please checkout the latest release on branch ken-self-sync: github.com/sterne-jaeger/indi.git

@kengs: I did some minor changes:
- bug fix for meridian flip
- tracking speed "Custom" removed. I want to stay close to the Windows StarGO implementation
- code cleanup

It would be great if you could test the latest release. I want to create a PR to the main INDI repository in the first week of January.
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Replied by knro on topic Avalon Driver Setup

Great work. Awaiting your PR! :D
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Replied by NicD on topic Avalon Driver Setup

Hi,

I am trying to install the new Avalon StarGo driver on Ubuntu 18.04 using the nightly packages. However, I am getting error messages because "indi-avalon" wants to overwrite a file from "indi-eqmod". I can work around this by uninstalling indi-full and indi-eqmod, but the indi-avalon package indeed contains indi-eqmod files:
nic@astrofitlet:~$ dpkg -L indi-avalon
/.
/usr
/usr/bin
/usr/bin/indi_eqmod_telescope
/usr/share
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/indi-avalon
/usr/share/doc/indi-avalon/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/indi-avalon/README
/usr/share/doc/indi-avalon/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/indi-avalon/copyright
/usr/share/indi
/usr/share/indi/indi_align_sk.xml
/usr/share/indi/indi_eqmod.xml
/usr/share/indi/indi_eqmod_scope_limits_sk.xml
/usr/share/indi/indi_eqmod_simulator_sk.xml
/usr/share/indi/indi_eqmod_sk.xml
nic@astrofitlet:~$ apt-cache search indi-avalon
indi-avalon-dbg - INDI Avalon Stargo Driver.
indi-avalon - INDI Avalon Stargo Driver.

Is this correct or is the nightly indi-avalon package broken?
Nic
6 months 2 weeks ago #33331

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Replied by knro on topic Avalon Driver Setup

Oppps my mistake. I was copying the build recipe from EQMod and forgot to change one variable. Ok wait a couple of hours for a rebuild.
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Replied by NicD on topic Avalon Driver Setup

Awesome! Now it works. Thanks for the quick fix.

Un-/parking and slewing works like a charm. I will test centering, syncing, tracking and guiding next time we get clear skies. I had some issues with the focuser, though. It is an Avalon FOCS connected to AUX1 of the mount. Indi doesn't seem to read the position. It stays at 0 when it moves out, and then doesn't allow me to move back in. But I only tested it for 5 minutes. I'll try again later.

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Replied by sterne-jaeger on topic Avalon Driver Setup

Hi Nic,
the Avalon FOCS interface is at a very early stage. Since I do not own an Avalon FOCS, I cannot test and fix it yet. But I will try to contact the author of the focuser code.
- Wolfgang
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Replied by NicD on topic Avalon Driver Setup

Hi Wolfgang,

That would be fantastic. You guys are awesome! Let me know if I can be of any assistance.

Nic
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Replied by sterne-jaeger on topic Avalon Driver Setup

Could you please post the corresponding log file? I should sit unter ~/.local/share/kstars/logs
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Replied by NicD on topic Avalon Driver Setup

Sure, see attached. I set the output mode to "verbose" and activated "Mount" and "Focuser" output for both Ekos and the driver. Then I pressed some buttons (move out, move in, sync position, set absolute position, change focuser speed).
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Replied by sterne-jaeger on topic Avalon Driver Setup

In the logs there is a warning:
Focus mode is halt. Select slow or fast mode
At least from the source code it looks like the focuser speed is set to "Halt". Are the buttons available on the INDI panel to set it to "Slow" or "Fast"?
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