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April 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.5 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

Moonlite focuser doesn't move with 3.4.3 KStars MacOS

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Moonlite focuser doesn't move with 3.4.3 KStars MacOS #54881
Sure, fix pushed for Moonlite.

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Moonlite focuser doesn't move with 3.4.3 KStars MacOS #54883
I've had a quick look and taking the strict view that any driver that sends a command but does not wait for a reply is vulnerable then it is quite a lot. All the LX200 based drivers to start with. Some of the drivers don't use a sendCommand() subroutine, the serial writes and maybe reads are embedded in each command. The Moonlite DRO driver is like that.

I spent quite a lot too much of my professional career fighting ths sort of thing on electron microscopes - just the same except that the hardware was more expensive. I had almost no say in what was implemented and one manufacturer seemed to use a different intern to do the external control for each microscope model.

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Moonlite focuser doesn't move with 3.4.3 KStars MacOS #54886
Maybe then tcdrain should be added to tty_write ? Any side-effects for that?

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Moonlite focuser doesn't move with 3.4.3 KStars MacOS #54887
It would, as has been said, slow the writes down some amount, based on the baudrate and length of message. 7mS for ":SNnnnn#" at 9600 baud.

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Moonlite focuser doesn't move with 3.4.3 KStars MacOS #54888
The only side-effect should be a slight delay as the kernel driver waits for the data to be handed off to the hardware.

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1 month 4 weeks ago
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Moonlite focuser doesn't move with 3.4.3 KStars MacOS #55333
Did this ever get fixed? I'm trying to image, but can't focus....

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1 month 4 weeks ago
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Moonlite focuser doesn't move with 3.4.3 KStars MacOS #55334
Jasem fixed it a bit over a week ago. I used the source to build one and it works great.

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Moonlite focuser doesn't move with 3.4.3 KStars MacOS #55335
How do I get the updated driver? I'm probably not capable of building one from source.

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1 month 4 weeks ago
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Moonlite focuser doesn't move with 3.4.3 KStars MacOS #55348
I could send you a copy of the one I compiled, although that should raise trust issues. MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 or newer required.

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Moonlite focuser doesn't move with 3.4.3 KStars MacOS #55350
That would be awesome. If you don't mind send it to Andrew at macobservatory dot com. I'm on Catalina 10.15.5. Where is the driver where I would drop it?

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Moonlite focuser doesn't move with 3.4.3 KStars MacOS #55351
I'll send detailed instructions with the file. It isn't too involved.

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