INDI Library v1.7.6 Released. (27 Feb 2019)
First release of 2019 comes with quite a few new drivers across the board along with significant performance improvements to INDI camera and live streaming performance. Many drivers received significant updates to improve performance & stability, while a few were re-written from scratch to be in line with INDI standards. Here are some of the highlights:
Enforce counter-weight up in eqmod
Enforce counter-weight up in eqmod was created by vnd
Is anybody using the "Enforce counter-weight up" property in eqmod ?
It is supposed to control pier side but it is rather unreliable and hard to use, IMO. The client basically has to guess which pier side the driver would choose and eventually set this property to make the driver use the opposite side. But under certain conditions the driver may ignore this request, see this for details.
I want to change the behavior, but I don't want to break any functionality which is used. This is my idea:
Add new property "Target Pier Side" with values
"Auto" - current behavior, with counterweight down
"West", "East". - enforce given pier side, abort goto if the target is outside of safe range
maybe also rename "Enforce counter-weight up" to "Allow counter-weight up" and use it to extend the safe range 1 hour across meridian. Alternatively this can be given as numeric property.
Replied by jpaana on topic Enforce counter-weight up in eqmod
Replied by Ihoujin on topic Enforce counter-weight up in eqmod
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Replied by vnd on topic Enforce counter-weight up in eqmod
JFYI: I have created experimental pull request which replaces "Enforce counter-weight up" with "Target Pier Side". The safe limit is still hardcoded to 1 hour across meridian.