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INDI Library v1.9.0 Released (23 Apr 2021)

Major INDI Library release v1.9.0 bring significant internal changes championed by @pawel-soja to modernize core INDI Library drivers and clients. New drivers for DeepSkyDad Flat Panel & Pegasus devices plus further improvements to PCM8 drivers.

Main GUI update for Kstars/Ekos

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I like this idea. I'd rather have the entire application combined into a single interface with tabs. On multiple monitors it can be nice separated, but honestly once I'm imaging I'm only in EKOS. I think if all the main tabs were open on launch, or at least KStars & EKOS overview. This would help solve in my mind the suggestion below that this application is actually two equally important applications, and EKOS is hidden inside of it with a tiny button. Additionally with tabs, I could also see adding the INDI control panel as one of the tabs to control parameters of the equipment not visible on the other tabs.

Speaking of interface...this is a small suggestion for the current non-tabbed system, but think it would help new users. I would potentially make the EKOS button larger or wider on the main toolbar. That tiny button mixed in with the rest of the buttons hides the importance of what's under it.
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9 months 15 hours ago #60206

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Just a quick mockup of what this might look like on launch, and on connecting to devices.



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This might also solve the issue of the dialogs that always pop up behind the applications since it's just one window.
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+1
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This is already available but only on a Linux machine, or on rpi, , you can have them all in separate windows on there, so should not be too hard to implement...on a Mac, or windows machine for that matter... :)
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Looks like it's already present in macOS as well, nice!
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Which version are you using on a Mac, I have 3.4.3 and this is not available.
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Yeah, it's in that version with me at least. Take a look at the demo, it's easy to miss.

cheers, J.
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Wow, very cool. How do you get the large icons? I don't have those on startup either.

I tried just as you show in the video to full screen the window, but my EKOS still opens independently instead of a tab. I wonder if there is some Mac OS setting, or some other option that enforces this tabbed view.
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thanks for the video, I'm using the same version and that does not work on mine.
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Doesn't work in my Linux version, either. Neither with 'independent window' selected for EKOS, nor without....
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Great suggestion. Window and pop-up management is one of the quiet frustrations of the platform, the number of times I couldn’t work out why a window wasn’t closing only to find a Dialog obscured by a window that was ostensibly in the background...
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