An easy solution for you then would be to try running the home-brew version of astrometry until I get this resolved.:
1. At the command line run this command:
brew install astrometry-net
2. Inside the KStars astrometry options, select to use the homebrew solve field and wcsinfo. See the screenshot.
I made some slight changes to the source code and got it to work well on Linux.
This one is revised with the changes you suggested.
Yes, it is because I do a check to see if the desired location actually exists. But of course, this folder does not exist. I will add an option to create the folder if it is detected that it doesn't exist.
Please keep testing and find any other issues.
Here, this should still have those framework files in it.
Thanks for the help!
Oops, no you are right. There is a good reason for that. I forgot that my fix libraries script deletes the Frameworks folder and starts fresh, so by just reversing the commands, the stuff MacDeployQT does do correctly got deleted accidentally. Let me revise that and try again.
So, the interesting thing is that I just went back and took a look at the build log. When I ran the fix libraries script, the paths were all correct! When I looked at the final dmg, the paths were NOT correct. So then I tried a little experiment. I tried running the fix libraries script AFTER the macdeployqt command. see if this helps any.
Try this build and see if this fixes that. Note that python will need to be installed on your system. This is explained in the post.
So, I think it might be ready for some testing. Try this out:
Yes in fact the dbus recipe I wrote was fine, it just hadn't been run in awhile. The craft dbus recipe had been run more recently, so the wrong version of dbus was being included. I updated my build script to force it to run the recipe every time just in case. Here is the updated dmg. dbus should be working in this one:
Oh, you are correct. I just ran a test on dbus and in fact it did have a build error. I think this is just an issue with the recipe but I will have to wait until later today to investigate this issue. It probably won't be too bad though since I have dealt with it before.
Here was the quick test:
/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/dbus-send --dest=org.kde.kstars --print-reply /KStars org.kde.kstars.zoomIn
Failed to open connection to "session" message bus: Using X11 for dbus-daemon autolaunch was disabled at compile time, set your DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS instead
That option should not have been disabled at compile time, since OS X does not have dbus by default and in order to get it to work with KStars a few years ago, my solution was to launch an isolated dbus server just for KStars at KStars launch with specially configured options. So this is actually VERY important. A few months ago when we started using craft for everything, we ran into the issue shown above because the dbus built by craft had the option disabled, so I wrote my own recipe for dbus to make it work. I will have to see if there is an issue with my recipe or if it ran the default craft recipe for dbus instead of my recipe.
More revisions. . .
So I was inspired by what you did and I worked today and yesterday on putting together a little program to make it happen. It is not finished yet, but it does currently start and stop the web manager, monitor it, and monitor the indi server that was started up.
Birthdate19. 07. 1980
About meEven though I am relatively young, I have been an astrophotographer for about 20 years. Within the last 5 years or so, I have taken my hobby to new heights. I built my own 10 inch telescope including grinding the mirror, bought a wide field newtonian for wider fields, acquired a much better mount to put them on (separately), got an SBIG camera for cooled CCD photos, modified a Canon XSi for better DSLR photos, and got lots of accessories. I have been doing all of my astrophotography with a Mac computer. I have basically made my own portable observatory, everything is carefully organized into boxes that I can load into my car in about 20 minutes. I take these things to dark skies and do lots of imaging at star parties.
I found out about INDI in May 2016 when Pleiades Astrophoto sent me an email about including an INDI client in their software. When I investigated further, I found out about KStars and Ekos. I quickly realized that I could install everything on a Raspberry Pi, velcro that to my scope, and use VLC to configure it from my computer using wifi. I have implemented 2 modes. The first is using the Raspberry Pi as an INDI server and using my Laptop as a wireless client using either the EKOS VM (running KStars and Ekos) or PixInsight as the client software. The second is using KStars and Ekos on the Raspberry Pi and controlling everything through VNC. Both methods have allowed me to cut the cords, move to WIFI control, and make all USB connections shorter. The second method also allows me to put my computer to sleep after I have configured the PI to do all the work. All I have to do is check in once in awhile to make sure it is working properly. So far this experiment is going very well, but I did have to work out quite a few issues along the way. I have been keeping a couple of logs of everything I have done to make it work, however, which is very useful. There are still a few problems, but the system is fully functional. It is a good thing it is summer so I have time to work on this!
The remarkable part is that you can automate your astrophotography setup, make the connection wireless, simplify the software by just running one program (KStars/Ekos) that runs it all, and you can make the connection to the devices separate from that program using INDIServer. (The last item is important because if KStars/Ekos were to crash, the devices would still be running on INDIServer.) And all of this will cost you around $100 including the Pi, a case, a 32 MB microSD card, the software, and a powered USB hub. There was a bit more work involved in setting it up and figuring it all out, but it was worth it.
I am an:
Physics and Computer Science Teacher
Delaware Astronomical Society Member
Mt. Cuba Observatory Education Associate