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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras

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Oh...by the way...from your previous iteration of the indi_sv305_ccd driver:



I have @#$@#! TREES in the way for NeoWise!!! I may have to drive up on a mountain top to get a shot of it.
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Great job! Any update on the driver? is it ready to be submitted to INDI 3rdparty repository? armhf + arm64 are now supported as well?
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Works pretty well on X86_64. I haven't had a good compile on arm64 or armhf yet. It is possible there has been some uploads I haven't been aware of yet.
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Hello,

Sorry being so silent these last days. Back from vacations, and my wife is at the hospital (nothing really serious, but annoying...), and I have to manage the children all the day by myself ;-)
A Very time consuming job !

@Jon

Your Jupiter is really great ! I wish I shot this kind of pictures ! What's your setup ?
Thanks for the "uname". I just pushed a fix. I hope it will work.

@knro

The new version of the driver is almost finished. Comparing to the previous one :

- 2 regressions :
* a bit less stable : some issues with the new SVBONY APIs ? No answers from SVBONY at this time.
* exposure abort disabled : I didn't find a way to implement it with the new APIs. No more answers from SVBONY.

- improvements :
* no more hard coded stuff
* all camera settings are available
* better live view
* support for arm v6, v7 and v8 (virtually. Only tested on amd64 and x86 yet. All my PI boards are actually engaged in my "power grid" monitoring system ;-) )

But as you can see, the driver may be used as is.

Just let me test it on raspberry, and I will send a pull request.

Best regards !

Blaise

PS : I will look at the CircleCI issues as soon as possible.
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Blaise,

Thank you. My setup is a stock SkyWatcher 250P Goto Dobsonian. I have a home-built waveshare HAT focuser and use the indi_skywatcherAltAzMount driver for the GOTO. Nothing special...lots of short exposure subs, stacking with Siril and finish in GIMP.

I will test with Pi3 and Pi4 this week.

I hope your wife recovers rapidly and wish you good luck and patience with your new-found avocation as a daycare venue.

*JC*
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Blaise,

Thank you for the update. Hope for speed recovery for your wife. You can submit a PR once you get it running on armhf architecture and then we'll have a wider pool of users to continue the testing.
Jasem Mutlaq
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Cannot compile for aarch64 (Pi4):
Linux target
CMake Error at libsv305/CMakeLists.txt:40 (message):
Your architecture isn't suppored

Cannot compile for armfh (Pi3):
Apparently limited in CMakeLists.txt:
# Limit SVBONY to x86 architecture now
if (CMAKE_SYSTEM_PROCESSOR MATCHES "x86_64" OR CMAKE_SYSTEM_PROCESSOR MATCHES "i[3-6]86")
option(WITH_SV305 "Install SVBONY SV305 Camera Driver" On)
else()
option(WITH_SV305 "Install SVBONY SV305 Camera Driver" Off)
endif()

It is quite possible I am not getting the GIT from the proper place: github.com/thx8411/indi-3rdparty
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I did this inside the indi-3rdparty directory:

git checkout thx8411_sv305_2
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So using Ubuntu Mate x64 on the raspberry pi 4 i was able to install everything and run indiserver, however the camera is not detected. Oddly, on Ubuntu on my laptop, the camera comes up as:
Bus 005 Device 005: ID f266:9a0a CKCamera CKCamera

But on the raspberry pi:
Bus 001 Device 007: ID f266:9a0a

Same ID, no name ! No sure where to go on that one....
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@wmarchewka: git checkout thx8411_sv305_2

Ah...apparently, I am not getting the right build candidate. I'll try again this weekend.
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That's not a big issue. There is a file that translates the USB VID/PID to a description. That file needs to be updated.
wiki.debian.org/HowToIdentifyADevice/USB
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Hi folks !

Thanks for your kind words.

@Jon

Right, the new driver is in a new branch ;-)

I managed to release one of my pi boards (an old PI 2, armv6) for testing.
There is an issue in the SVBONY SDK. One function is missing in the library file. I just sent them a message.

Best regards,

Blaise

PS : My wife is back to home, but she can't walk nor drive for the moment. I now have 3 children at home, instead of 2 ;-)
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