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INDI Library v2.0.0 Released (01 Feb 2023)

Bi-monthly release with major changes to INDI properties and client API in addition to new drivers and improvements.

Ekos on Mac OS X ?

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Replied by Rob Lancaster on topic Ekos on Mac OS X ?

Hey guys, how's it going? Are you ok now Jamie? I'm sorry I haven't been working on this much lately. Of course this is partially due to the fact that KStars works pretty much perfectly on my computer now. But another part of it is that I have been busy doing some other things. But I think it would be good to get back to this now, so that beginners and those who don't want to go through the whole install process can get KStars easily. We are very close to finishing. We made awesome progress and then stopped just before the finish line.

I might try running Jamie's script on my old computer today to see if compiling on the same version of the OS helps my wife's computer.

Did anybody try the Sierra compiled KStars dmg on a Mac running Sierra (NOT El Capitan) that was not used for development of KStars or the DMG?
www.dropbox.com/s/4hy57ysu76dk7eq/kstars.dmg?dl=0
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Replied by Anthony Marriott on topic Ekos on Mac OS X ?

I have been following this thread and have downloaded and installed Kstars on my MBA via this dmg file. I don't have my scope and mount fully functional yet so cannot test all the functionality, but can confirm that the program appears to install and work. Only issue I had was with "setup", which I clicked wrong box and lost, but that s a user/kstars issue.

I'll be watching for any updates and as soon as my scope is up and running will test the other features.

GEAT WORK!PRIV
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Replied by Anthony Marriott on topic Ekos on Mac OS X ?

I can't keep up with you!! Just finished installing previous version! Updated and installed this latest version successfully and programming runs ok so far.

I am using a MacbookAir 2012 with 2G i7 and 8G memory running Sierra 10.12.3.Beta (16D12b)
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Replied by Rob Lancaster on topic Ekos on Mac OS X ?

I thought I would first look through the output of the terminal while building the dmg on my new Sierra MacBook first to see if there is any clue why it wouldn't work from the dmg on my wife's computer. I noticed a couple of things. They might be nothing, but I thought they were worth noting. Are these no big deal?

During all the otool checking, copying of dylib's and changing @rpath and @executable paths:
Skipping Copy: libindi.1.dylib already in Frameworks
Skipping libcfitsio.5.dylib, not executable
Skipping libraw.15.dylib, not executable

During dmg build:
ERROR: no file at "/opt/local/lib/mysql55/mysql/libmysqlclient.18.dylib"
ERROR: no file at "/usr/local/lib/libpq.5.dylib"
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Replied by Jamie Smith on topic Ekos on Mac OS X ?


I think those are OK
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Replied by Rob Lancaster on topic Ekos on Mac OS X ?

I just got a new guide camera and it works great on Ekos/KStars on Mac OS X. I wanted to get a new camera because my Meade DSI guide camera did not have enough resolution, could not be binned, and the quality of the image seemed inferior. So my wife got me a nice upgrade for Christmas. It is a ZWO ASI 120MM-S. I was serving up the camera from the Cloudmakers INDIServer program and using it in KStars. It was very responsive, with extremely fast download time! I did have to copy the ASI xml file in order to get it to show up in KStars, however. Is ZWO not included in the 3rd Party drivers we are installing in Jamie's script? I will also need to test this camera being served from my Raspberry Pi and of course under the night sky, but for now, this demonstrates that it works! By the way, this image was taken with the included "all sky" lens.


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Replied by Gonzothegreat on topic Ekos on Mac OS X ?

Been away from the thread and forum for a few weeks, first how are you doing Jamie, how's the arm?
I used to be a biker (well, you don't really stop being a biker.. lol) and had my share of accidents but nothing ever got broken (just my bike and pride).

As for the DMG, are we any closer in finding out why it crashes on trying to take a picture?
I did compare Jamie's one and mine the other week and apart from the version of a dlyb, not much else is different.
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Replied by Rob Lancaster on topic Ekos on Mac OS X ?

I too haven't been doing too much KStars/INDI related recently. I said I was going to about a week ago, and then I didn't do much. We really need to figure out exactly what is wrong. The indiserver does appear to start on my wife's computer, but taking an image with the capture module crashes it. However, you can take an image in the guide or focus module as I recall, which is odd! My wife's computer is an El Capitan machine from 2009 with no Xcode, home-brew, or other development stuff installed. I was wondering if the fact that it is an older version of OS X has anything to do with it. I did compare the otool results from the indiserver binary Jamie's script makes to the indiserver binary cloud makers program includes. They are very similar. So that appears to rule out a dylib issue.

Unfortunately since my wife's laptop has no development software on it, it is more difficult to debug difficulties too!
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Replied by Anthony Marriott on topic Ekos on Mac OS X ?

Before you go digging into Kstars/INDI code I would first check that your wife's computer has at least 4GB memory or preferably 8GB. You may even have failing memory issues. Also try upgrading from HDD to SSD - this is well worthwhile and is very easy do do (check out www.macsales.com/ for compatible SSD and additional memory).

I have a 2012 MBA running Sierra 10.12.3 Beta with 8GB memory and a 500 GB SSD. Works like a charm with all sorts of development stuff installed - Xcode, Macports, XAMPP, VirtualBox (often running Win 7/10 or various Linux versions), etc. I have set up an INDI server on my spare PI yet, but its on my list!
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Replied by Anthony Marriott on topic Ekos on Mac OS X ?

I just bought the same camera and an Orion 50mm guidescope. Also picked up a Fuji X-M1 camera on EBay that I am going to try for astrophotography. It has an APS-C sensor but uses a Fuji's X-Trans color filter array rather than the usual Bayer array( www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilm-x-e1/3). Also produces different .raf raw files. I plan on converting to full spectrum.

So I am one step nearer to launching into the INDI world!
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Replied by Rob Lancaster on topic Ekos on Mac OS X ?

I have the same guidescope! I have been trying to get it to perform as well or better than my Short Tube 80 because that scope did not really fit on the side of my new 6 inch f/4. It caused balance issues that I couldn't resolve easily. So I have been trying the mini guide scope with my setup. I wasn't getting great results, so I am trying a better guide camera. This is part of the reason for the lack of progress recently on KSTars/Ekos on OS X. It is mostly working great, the main problem now is with the distribution end, so there is less of an incentive to work on it, so for me at least, I have also been doing other things.
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Replied by Jimbo S Harris on topic Ekos on Mac OS X ?

I have been using a finder-style guidescope for several years, right now it's an Orion SSAG with a Kwiq Guider on an otherwise stock 9x50 finder. I also picked up the Orion 50mm Guidescope to use with a QHY 5 II L, but haven't swapped it out yet.

Essentially, I figure as long as the guider is running at a better resolution in "/px than the main scope, you're golden, especially when you figure in subpixel guiding.

I get great results with the combo, guiding the mount to within 1" most nights, or 2" if it's real windy. Best guider ever.
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