I just built a DMG based on the latest KStars and INDI source. There are a couple of drivers missing due to a couple of minor issues, RTLSDR, LIMESDR, and I think INDI Webcam. These should be resolved before 3.4.0 is actually released.
Please test it thoroughly and let me know if there are any Mac specific issues.
I'll start, although I don't think I'm the right person,
because I just discovered this software recently and I didn't have
still had a chance to test it in a real session,
but I just did some rehearsals from home.
Compared to the previous version I noticed some improvements.
I finally have the Italian language, because I don't speak English.
Other things I should try them in more depth, but here from
but now it's raining and I don't know when I can test it.
For now the biggest problem is the off-line Plate Solver off-line that
it's not working! I did the test using the simulator mode, which works online, but offline it doesn't!
I'm not sure if it doesn't work because there's a problem, or...
if it's my fault that I don't know how it should be set up.
Unfortunately I don't understand anything! I would need a very simple guide that
step by step explains how I have to configure the off-line mode.
Maybe you have to install something additional that I don't know?
The only thing I've done is download the catalogues.
Maybe it depends on the operating system? I have High Sierra, because my Mac
cannot be updated with newer systems.
The mistake says: Error starting solver: Process crashed
I hope I can solve this problem, because I really like this software.
Quick testing here on macOS 10.14 shows it to be functional for my hardware connecting to StellarMate 1.4.6 on RPi3.
The only thing I can see as a possible issue is the high cpu usage, even when idle without the INDI server running, but this exists in earlier builds and is no worse in 3.4.0 beta. Possibly it's a setting or just normal operation.
If I click setup python I get the following message:
homebrew, python, and astropy are already installed.
But it doesn't say anything about astrometry.aet!
While for the link files you put underneath, they are the same that
are found in the index file tab and are those that occupy 13.6 gb,
or am I something else?
Then if I try to download the individual link files, I get a file:
.fits.txt should I leave it like this, or should I edit them all by removing .txt?
Then in the link list there are the first and last named files:
CFG and md5sums.txt where should they be put?
Maybe if I download the file from the index file tab: index-4200-*.fits does it all by itself?
Forgive me if I ask stupid questions, but I'm not competent in this matter!
Everything seemed to run ok for me with the simulators. But I've had issues with solving anything other than using the online setting. Any offline solving with either Astap or Astrometry don't appear to work for me on my desktop. It's possible that it's due to the Python installs I've done to get Mount Wizard to run on my Mac. But it works on my laptop, so dunno.
I tried to do what you told me, but even after downloading the indexes, I always have the same problem !!!
This Off-Line Plate Solver doesn't want to work!
This is the log:
2020-01-29T23:16:31 Solver failed. Try again.
2020-01-29T23:16:31 Error starting solver: Process crashed
2020-01-29T23:16:31 Starting solver...
2020-01-29T23:16:31 Solver iteration #1
2020-01-29T23:16:31 Image received.
2020-01-29T23:16:21 Capturing image...
Too bad, because I would like this software!