Could anyone compile a indi driver for Moravian ccd cameras with internal filterwheel, more accurately Moravian G3-1100.
Moravian has a driver for linux to download, but i think its not for indi. Thou it has all the needed information for driver, i don't know how to do it.
Link to driver download provided, and also the driver files as attachment.
I wish if it was as easy as "compile" a driver, you need to develop a new CCD INDI driver for this camera. At any rate, they don't have ARMHF version, so ask them to provide one, and if provided, I can work on an INDI driver. If they can release the source code that's even better.
Fine. I guess last thing to ask them for now is a list of VID:PID for all their camera models. The API looks straight forward, what's your camera model btw?
Also, ask them:
1. How do we know if the camera is Mono/Color (Bayer)? Is the bayer pattern the same across all cameras?
2. How do we know if the camera has a cooler?
3. How do we know if the camera has a filter wheel?
So in essence, they need to add this information to the camera_info so make it easier to work with the driver.
Q1: How do we know if the camera is Mono/Color (Bayer)? Is the bayer
pattern the same across all cameras?
Answer: That's what I don't know (if I am able to distinguish that on SW level),
but I will ask.
Q2: How do we know if the camera has a cooler?
Answer: G1s doesn't have cooler, all G2 and up are cooled.
Q3:How do we know if the camera has a filter wheel?
Answer: I assume this is something you have to configure, but I will check.
Q4: Can you add this information to the camera_info so make it easier to
work with the driver?
Answer: Will check what I can do.
Q5: Or to make it easy for us, can you provide the source code?
Answer: Probably not, as I have NDA with MI - sorry.
Looks like they don't have it all figured out but is this enough to make indi driver?
Not enough yet, I need to know if a filter wheel is supported (either internal or external), preferably from the camera_info struct. For color vs mono, it seems any model with "C" is color so that's easy enough, and the bayer pattern is always RGBG. Source code is useful but not strictly necessary. Once that's figured out we're good to go.
Ok, will ask them, thou it seems that filterwheel is supported and can be an option on G2 and up models either internal or external.
Could the indi driver make it posible to determine it in the indi control panel ccd options before connecting to camera?
I think this is what they suggested.