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Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference?

3 months 3 weeks ago
jabian
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Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference? #57990
This question has been unanswered for a while.
I am a novice user of stellarmate OS and gadget, and have spent many hours learning it.
There is astroberry around but I didnt dare to try it (enough with setting Stellarmate).
In any case I see many people in the forum with experience in both systems.
It would be great it someone could build a PROS and CONS lists for Stellarmate and Astroberry from his experience...

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference? #58001
Stellarmate is based on ubuntu mate and its repository are directly managed by all the INDI crew. So, Stellarmate is an image ready to burn and there is some tools like EkosLive, and updates are much frequents, and it requires a payment.
Astroberry is based on Raspbian 32bit and the INDI software are managed by third person, and not directly from INDI crew, also the packages reposotory is different and there is a little difference between operating systems, so packages could not be used as is on both systems, and needs to be adapted.
Personally, I started with Astroberry on Raspberry 3 just for a quick global view, but quickly I moved out and I built my personal system. Now I also built another version based on ubuntu mate 32bit because Astroberry's updates are not released quickly

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference? #58002
Is not Stellarmate currently based on Raspbian ?

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference? #58004
No, it is based on UbuntuMate

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference? #58015

porkyhttp wrote: Astroberry is based on Raspbian 32bit and the INDI software are managed by third person, and not directly from INDI crew


Just for clarity, what is INDI crew in your opinion?

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3 months 3 weeks ago 3 months 3 weeks ago by maxthebuilder.
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Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference? #58037
They are essentially the same but handled differently.
Also AB is free and SM is not.
I personally prefer SM but that doesn't mean that AB is inferior.
Both are well supported in this forum.
With AB you would need to do more Linux gymnastics than with SM in my opinion.

And they are both based on Raspbian now.

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference? #58063

porkyhttp wrote: No, it is based on UbuntuMate


No you are wrong, Stellarmate is based on Raspbian and has been fro some time now.... :)

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference? #58064

jabian wrote: Is not Stellarmate currently based on Raspbian ?


Yes you are correct..... :)

Stellarmate OS on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro, on steel pier
Takahashi FSQ85 & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar x2 Guide Camera
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Pegasus focus motors on both scopes
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3 months 3 weeks ago
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Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference? #58066
And the APT repositories were are placed?

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference? #58069

porkyhttp wrote: And the APT repositories were are placed?


Dont understand the question....if there is one...
SM is now based on raspbian and so is AB, and they have been for a while,

Stellarmate OS on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro, on steel pier
Takahashi FSQ85 & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar x2 Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub V2 for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference? #58071
INDI packages is found in PPA UBUNTU repository sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa, but if it is not based on Raspbian, where are located the packages?

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3 months 2 weeks ago
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Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference? #58076
AIUI if you aren't using a Ubuntu based system then there is no repository, you need to compile from sources.

IIRC AstroBerry at least doesn't recommend this because it may mess up the AB install which could be older than the current souces. They see themselves as providing a stable system rather one that has the latest bells and whistles.

I run plain Raspbian and use AstroPi3 to manage installing or updating the Astro components.

Not sure what benefit there is to the multitude of dfferent flavours of Linux and different UIs and distributions. Looking at Ubuntu Mate and Raspbian the differences don't seem to be more than cosmetic.

I think i've heard that the Raspbian distrbution isn't suited to other people hooking into it and the Ubntu one is better in that respect.

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