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27 Feb 2017
INDI development team is happy to announce the release of INDI Library v1.4.0. This new exciting release builds on the maturity of INDI Library and comes with many new supported devices and fixes for existing drivers. Several improvements and enhancements are included in this release including native support for Cygwin and MacOS platforms in addition to Linux, BSD, and Windows (Client only).
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TOPIC: Ekos on Mac OS X ?

Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 months 1 week ago #15203

Here is an example of the new tools in action.

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 months 1 week ago #15208

rlancaste wrote: I should note, one issue I know about is that sometimes the dotted lines on the alignment graph do not look nice or even vanish entirely. This is very strange and may be an issue with QCustomPlot rather than with KStars. The lines on the plot always look perfectly fine, its just the points in the dotted lines. They are generated the same way too, that is what I don't understand. If anybody knows why it does this please let me know.


Never mind about this, I think I just found the solution. It is due to a known bug in QCustomPlot. According to this forum it can be solved with setScatterSkip(0); I tried it and I think the odd behavior may have stopped. I will send this patch to Jasem.

www.qcustomplot.com/index.php/support/forum/1239
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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 months 1 week ago #15209

I think we should get the dotted lines patch I just sent in there and we should get the driver loading issue that Sean pointed out fixed before we officially post this dmg. Please let me know if there are any other issues.

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 months 1 week ago #15213

I appreciate the wonderful efforts.

I mentioned the previous wishlist, but FCUSB does not appear on the Ekos driver setting screen. Even if you install sudo apt-get install indi-full or sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding, FCUSB is not installed in UBUNTU, so it needs to be installed separately from CloudMaker.

It is installed on OSD's CloudMakers INDI server, but it is not displayed in Kstars, Ekos.

I hope to be able to select FCUSB on Ekos driver setting screen.

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 months 1 week ago #15214

If that can be realized, OSX expects localization options. .

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 months 1 week ago #15215

I am confused by your post. You mention sudo apt-get install, which is an Ubuntu installation method, then you mention cloud makers OS X INDI server. Are you using OS X or are you using Ubuntu? Are you hosting an INDI server on one OS and then trying to access it with a client on another? I am just not sure which you mean. My best guess from what you said is that you are running an indi server on a Mac and are trying to connect to it from an Ubuntu system?

Regardless, if your goal is to connect KStars/Ekos to a remote INDI server that is currently hosting an FCUSB device, you just need to have the XML file for for the FCUSB driver (Called indi_shoestring.xml) on the client machine. You don't actually have to have the driver fully installed on the client machine. The XML file needs to be placed in the INDI Drivers Directory. Where that directory is depends on what operating system you are using to run KStars.

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 months 1 week ago #15216

Actually, one thing that I would like to do is get more xml files into the OS X app. I know the SBIG xml file needs to get in there. I use my SBIG with KStars all the time, hosted using a remote indiserver from my Raspberry Pi. Right now I have to copy and paste the XML file in there. It should be copied in automatically. So yes, if there are any other XML files that need to get in there, please let me know. I will work on getting more XML files into the App.
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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 months 1 week ago #15217

I'm sorry I lacked the words.
It is a request as follows.

indilib.org/forum/wish-list/2038-ekos-re...-3-party-driver.html

Server uses RaspberryPi, OSX Kstars as remote client.

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 months 1 week ago #15218

In UBUNTU, it was necessary to install FCUSB separately from the cloud maker.
(It was not included in sudo apt-get indi-full.)

On OSX, INDI server uses Kstars application with cloud maker, but you can not install FCUSB individually like UBUNTU.

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 months 1 week ago #15219

Yes, it's because the cloud makers driver is built into their indi server app. I believe that is a driver we cannot bundle into kstars because it is their own proprietary driver, but as I said before, we can include an xml file in kstars and you could connect to the indiserver on the pi or to the cloudmakers indiserver if you want to run the fcusb on your mac. You can copy the xml file in there yourself, or I should be able to get it in there by next week sometime.

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 months 1 week ago #15249

I use Pi as a server and remotely on Mac.
I hope FCUSB can be used if you can select FCUSB on Ekos on Mac so please add it to the list.

How do I add an XML file?

Postscript
Since it had kde-l10n-ja in MacPort, it was installed, but unfortunately it was not localized.

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 months 1 week ago #15262

Ok, for right now, the easiest way would be for you to copy and paste this into your favorite text editor and save it as indi_shoestring.xml

<!--?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?-->
<driversList>
<devGroup group="Focusers">
<device label="Shoestring Astronomy FCUSB">
<driver name="FCUSB Focuser">indi_fcusb_focuser</driver>
<version>1.1</version>
</device>
</devGroup>
</driversList>

Then once you do that, copy and paste the file into KStars.app/Contents/MacOS/indi
If you don't know how to get into the app, just right click on it and select "show package contents"
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