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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 ? 1 month 3 days ago #16859

The new feature is in ekos in the mount tab at the top right. Click it and the mount toolbox opens
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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 1 month 3 days ago #16864

rlancaste wrote: The new feature is in ekos in the mount tab at the top right. Click it and the mount toolbox opens


cool new feature, I've seen it in that latest Ekos dmg.

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 1 month 3 days ago #16867

Oops, I totally missed it.
That's a very cool new feature and I really like the ability to control the mount through an independent window.

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 weeks 6 days ago #17110

Hey guys,

I made several changes to Whats Interesting in the last couple of weeks including an option to track the object and a help page explaining it all. Also I corrected an issue where setting the time in KStars ( at least on OS X ) to go any faster than 1 hour intervals made it very slow to respond to user input. Next, I set astrometry to use the config file specified by the user in the settings instead of whatever astrometry uses for its config file by default. I also worked with Jasem to correct some of the missing objects that were printing errors to the console on KStars startup, but you probably won't see most of the missing objects changes unless you replace your data directory since most of them were issues in the KStars data files. There have also been a number of little bug fixes here and there.

But one of the biggest things I did was something I finished yesterday and for now it is a Mac only feature due to a permissions issue on Linux. I added a downloader for the astrometry index files. So if you are In Ekos and you go to the the Align module, and you click on the "edit solver options" button, then go to the Index files page, you will find a list of the index files with checkboxes next to them. A few months ago, I wrote the code for this to make it display which index files you have installed on your system and which ones are recommended for your current configuration. This week I made those checkboxes clickable so that you can uncheck a box to delete the index file from your computer and you can check the box to download an index file you want to install. I added a warning so that just in case you uncheck a box you didn't want to delete, it will at least warn you before you delete the index file(s). Also, I included a function that will check for a live connection to the server before trying to download the file and it displays a warning for the users letting them know why it cannot download the index file(s).

Please test this dmg, especially the astrometry index downloader feature!

drive.google.com/file/d/0B_ivMJINsdQ8NXJ...NWs/view?usp=sharing

Thanks,

Rob

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 weeks 6 days ago #17111

thanks.
downloading it now, I can now test as my observatory is now operational in my room (testing phase).

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 weeks 6 days ago #17113

Thanks Stephane. If you are using a remote indiserver running on another computer, don't forget to update that too. There were some changes to INDI in the last couple of months. I forgot to update INDI on my raspberry pi and last night we had the first good clear night in ages. So I spent a significant chunk of good imaging time updating the software on the pi. If I had thought about it sooner, I could have easily done that in the daytime beforehand. . .

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 weeks 6 days ago #17115

I set my systems to auto update. So far it's working great bar the odd crashes from time to time.
I had a crash while trying to set up the horizon limits earlier, nothing serious, a one off crash.

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 weeks 6 days ago #17116

Thanks Rob,
I tested all new features and they're working well. I checked more in depth the new astrometry features by adding a new scope configuration (with a different FOV). the new optical features were recognized and new index files were recommended accordingly. Deleting files by unchecking them and lack of connectivity warning worked as well. Excellent work as usual.
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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 weeks 6 days ago #17117

Unless I'm doing it wrong, the checkboxes are not working here, nor any download is happening.
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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 weeks 6 days ago #17118

ah it's downloading now, super slow, very slowly.
The required ones, you cannot tick the checkbox.

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 weeks 6 days ago #17119

Gonzothegreat wrote: ah it's downloading now, super slow, very slowly.
The required ones, you cannot tick the checkbox.


Remember, some of them are actually quite a few files, and some of them are very big. The ones at the top should definitely download with no problem. the farther down you go, the longer it will take. I currently set a timeout for individual files of 1 minute, in case a download has a problem, but we will need to see if that is too short. If the index gets grayed out or disabled, that means it is trying to download. If it comes back and is NOT checked, that means it timed out.You could always try again. If there is no connection, it should not even try, i.e. if you check it, it should immediately uncheck and give you a warning that it cannot connect.

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Ekos on Mac OS X ? 2 weeks 6 days ago #17120

rlancaste wrote:

Gonzothegreat wrote: ah it's downloading now, super slow, very slowly.
The required ones, you cannot tick the checkbox.


Remember, some of them are actually quite a few files, and some of them are very big. The ones at the top should definitely download with no problem. the farther down you go, the longer it will take. I currently set a timeout for individual files of 1 minute, in case a download has a problem, but we will need to see if that is too short. If the index gets grayed out or disabled, that means it is trying to download. If it comes back and is NOT checked, that means it timed out.You could always try again. If there is no connection, it should not even try, i.e. if you check it, it should immediately uncheck and give you a warning that it cannot connect.


Looking at your screenshot, it appears you are downloading both 4207 and 4208. From my experiments, it seems to me that downloads wait until the other is finished. I had hoped that they would download simultaneously, not sequentially. If you are using the smaller files (the ones at the top), you can check them at the same time and it will not be an issue. But if you check more than one at the bottom at the same time, there is a good chance one will time out while waiting in "line". I might have to play around with the timeout feature. I think it is important in case a download never completes, but maybe it should be a longer time.

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