Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Customized sounds for Ekos' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

The dynamic library for reading the ogg files is in the app bundle

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Customized sounds for Ekos' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Ok, I just tried it and a sound I put on my desktop works just fine. Are you sure the path is correct? Are there spaces?

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Customized sounds for Ekos' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I don't understand the issue exactly. Do the default sounds currently work on your system, or is it just customizing them that doesn't work. Currently the sounds do work on my machine and I have latest version of MacOS I think.

Jasem, KDE packages can't be installed on MacOS the way they are on Linux. The dynamic libraries required for the sounds to work as well as the sounds themselves are in the app bundle in the DMG and should be copied to your system when you drag and drop the app bundle to your machine.

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So I was working on getting it working in KStars, having somebody do a code review, and making revisions based upon things I find during the integration process. I was working on that in June, but then I took a bit of a break from it because I would like to get some other things done and I was working almost exclusively on that as my non work related project for a couple of months. I had a bunch of other projects that were getting neglected. I will be hopefully getting back to it this week I hope. I made a lot of progress on the other projects. I need to probably better manage my time so that I can do more than one project at once. But I am definitely hoping to make good progress on it this week.

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Rob Lancaster created a new topic ' Please test new Mac dmg' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hey Mac KStars users,

Please test the new KStars DMG that I just built for the next upcoming release of KStars 3.4.3. I encountered a couple of issues but I think I have sorted them out now. Please let me know if there are any others. Last time I didn’t include a couple of drivers by accident, I don’t want to do that again. Also it is very necessary that somebody using a different computer test the software because sometimes things work on the computer that built them but then don’t on another.

www.indilib.org/jdownloads/kstars/kstars-3.4.3.dmg

Thanks,

Rob

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Yes jiberjaber, your offsets should work just fine, or you can also use the "absolute" values you said as well. Since the focus offsets are relative to one another and focus changes are differences between the offsets, then it wouldn't matter to have all the offsets shifted by the same value.

As for which filter you use for focusing, that should not matter as long as the offsets are all entered correctly for each filter and as long as your focuser moves correctly based on the offset when switching filters. I say this because some focusers don't reliably have the same numbers for the same focus positions when focusing in or out and sometimes the focus drifts a little. So really the focus offsets can only be used as long as your focuser can reliably move by the same amount each time.

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I don't believe you understand what I am saying. The filter offsets are just simply relating how the focus distance of each filter compares to the other, NOT how far to move it when going from one filter to the next in any particular sequence. So your filter offsets could be 0 L, +20 R, +15 G and +25 B, or they could be -20 L, 0 R, -5 G, +5 B and it would have exactly the same effect. Also it doesn't matter what numbers you use, as long as the relative distance between the offsets remains the same. For your example, +1000 L, +1020 R, +1015 G, and +1025 B would work exactly the same as well. Ekos will calculate how far to move it between each filter based upon difference between the offsets. So it doesn't matter how you order them in your imaging sequence or even if you switch filters in a different operation. The offsets are global. If you set the filter offsets relative to each other, then any operation Ekos does, when it changes the filter for any reason, it takes the filter offsets into account and adjusts the focus by the difference between the two offsets of the filters it switches between.

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The offsets are relative to each other, so if you have a bunch of filters that are parfocal, call those 0 and do the other offsets relative to that, that would be easiest. If they are all different, then it’s up to you which one you call zero.

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