Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'KStars 3.6.0 release' in the forum. 1 month ago

Test of the latest dmg with my gear on a MacBook Pro (Big Sur)
Everything connect and work : dome, focuser, power PPBA2, scope, guider and imager.
The guider is simply looping while the imager records frames.
No problem with the Find dialog
I'm ready for further testing if needed
Thanks Rob

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'KStars 3.6.0 release' in the forum. 1 month ago

I just downloaded the dmg. Here is my results on a MacBook Pro (Big Sur)
KStars360 opens without problem and Find seems to work.
But the indi_asi_ccd keeps crashing and the indi_maxdomeii driver doesn't start

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'KStars 3.6.0 release' in the forum. 1 month ago

You might be right Rob.
Once I found that a corrupted file induced KStars crash in simulator profile : file kstarsrc in Library / Preferences .

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'KStars 3.6.0 release' in the forum. 1 month ago

In my hands KStars 360 gives a lot of problems on macOS Mojave and Big Sur.
It keeps bouncing on the Dock and doesn't open.
THEN, it is impossible to open KStars 359 : it keeps bouncing as well.
However it is possible to open KStars 359 again after a restart of the Mac.

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SOLVED : The INDI drivers are OK. But the device drivers were not.

I solved my problems by updating the drivers of the focuser and of the scope.
Here is what I did :

1/ To update the MicroTouch focuser driver to 64-bit :
Go to www.silabs.com/developers/usb-to-uart-br...rivers?tab=downloads
and download the CP210x VCP Mac OSX Driver
The folder macOS_VCP_Driver contains the 64-bit driver SiLabsUSBDriverDisk.dmg
That’s it !

2: To update the Celestron driver is more tricky :
The forum CloudyNights.com gave the answer (www.cloudynights.com/topic/584654-updati...estron#entry11950805) and especially the contribution of johnnydecimal, on 22 May 2021 - 07:24 AM, said
Apparently one must run the CFM app from the Terminal and not from the Finder
johnnydecimal explains this very well. A HUGE thanks to him !

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The Activity Monitor show that the 5 devices of my setup are connected

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I should add that SkySafari, Starry Night Pro and AstroPlanner don't see the mount either.

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Hi Jasem,
The devices connect to the Mac (see the two arrows in the USB Device Tree) but the mount (Reducer) and the focuser (Microtouch) won't communicate under macOS Big Sur while they do under macOS Mojave

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On macOS 10.14 Mojave, KStars 3.5.9 connects without problem to my Microtouch focuser and my Celestron CGE Pro mount. (the released version KStars 3.6.0 doesn't run on Mojave yet)
However on macOS 11.6 Big Sur, both KStars 3.5.9 and KStars 3.6.0 don't connect.
I suspect that the drivers : indi_microtouch_focus and indi_celestron_gps are not 64-bit compatible

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Jean-Claude JESIOR replied to the topic 'KStars 3.6.0 release' in the forum. 2 months ago

KStars 3.6.0 cannot run on MacOS 10.14 (Mojave).
The installer says that it needs MacOS 10.15

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Hy,

I 'm really impatient to download the coming KStars 3.6.0 !
indilib.org/forum/general/11816-announci...changes.html?start=0

Because of the "PlateSolve" method, I suppose that Polar Alignment is no more limited to a minimum field of view of 30 arc minutes .

Thank-you Hy for your commitment in making an always improved KStars.

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I got this message from the Starizona people. This clears up the matter.

"The IN button pulls the primary mirror back, which moves the focus "in" toward the telescope, both with HyperStar or at the back of the scope. The OUT button moves focus out (so extrafocal) by pushing the primary mirror forward. This can be reversed in the MicroTouch Controller software, but those are the defaults. Let us know if you have more questions!"

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