Stable release list of INDI & KStars versions #15301
Does such a list exist? I ask because I recently made the dreadful mistake of running an old version of KStars 4.1 with INDI 1.4.1. That version of KStars was offered to me by Ubuntu, That is a pretty old version. It did not play well with INDI and caused me a great deal of confusion.
It would be nice to have a list that says, for example, INDI 1.4.1 requires KStars 4.4.0 or later, and so on. I know that INDI development is happening at a furious pace so it would be a challenge.
Stable release list of INDI & KStars versions #15304
I didn't read it anywhere, that is the point of my post. Yesterday after I cleared all remnants of the old KStars version that Ubuntu installed for me, and INDI 1.4.1 that I downloaded from GitHub, I then followed links to get the "bleeding" versions. After installation, I launched KStars and it reported version 4.5.0 if I remember correctly (it is on another machine). So I just made that up as an example that INDI 1.4.1 might work with KStars 4.4.
Stable release list of INDI & KStars versions #15307
wow ok it might have been a very old KStars version that was using KDE Applications version as its own version. The released version now is 2.7.5 and there will be a new 2.7.6 release soon. There are many clients for INDI 1.4.1, KStars is just one of them.
Stable release list of INDI & KStars versions #15308
Interesting, it has got me thinking. After I rolled back the mess I made yesterday, I installed KStars using Ubuntu's Software Manager. KStars, the main program seemed to work fine, but when I tried to run the Telescope Simulator, the INDI driver crashed. So this leads me to believe that the distribution that Ubuntu is serving to newbies like me suffers from a mismatch of KStars version and INDI version.
I will uninstall my working "bleeding" (sigh) and reinstall from Ubuntu, and see what I can discover.
Stable release list of INDI & KStars versions #15315
OK, here it is:
Ubuntu is distributing KStars version 2.4.0 (KDE 5.18.0)
INDI library: 1.1.0
Code Rev: 2039 Protocol 1.7
Also, I do not wish to contradict myself, but now "Telescope Simulator" works and "V4L2 CCD" works.
Please note that I had difficulty installing it.
It turns out that you need to make a change to the "Software & Updates" program accessible from "System Settings" (I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)
Click the "Other Software" tab
You must uncheck anything that looks like "
xenial" (This is preventing KStars from launching)
Then try installing KStars.
In summary, I don't know what the deal was yesterday when INDI drivers were crashing. It is a big unknown to me. Somehow I think that the "ppa.launch" thing was messing things up (how do you like that for tech-speak!)
Anyhow from what I see, the "ppa.launchpad" thing doesn't negatively impact when I am running "bleeding". (Perhaps someone could explain to this Linux-newbie what the "H" this is
To me it still seems like a reasonable thing to ask what version of KStars is compatible with versions of INDI. Is it backwards compatible?
Stable release list of INDI & KStars versions #15316
You can use KStars 2.4.0 and INDI 1.10, there are no problems with that. But do not expect support. I can only support the latest versions. PPA is daily build for INDI and kstars-bleeding used to be daily, but now it is released whenever it is ready. Here is a
list of clients