Rob Lancaster created a new topic ' KStars 3.6.1 beta for MacOS' in the forum. yesterday

Hey Mac beta testers.

I just posted a new dmg in the beta folder. Please check to see if everything works as expected. Note that a week ago I built a beta and I found that most everything worked well, but the new Image Trains feature required some configuration for people that haven't had that feature in KStars before and if you didn't do that configuration properly, it caused some unexpected problems. I found that if you haven't had them before, you have to first edit the primary image train, and then you had to select secondary and then primary again in EACH module to get it to actually use the Image Train correctly in all modules. (If you didn't do that many things didn't work right). Unfortunately now that I did that on my local version of KStars, it is already configured for me and I can't test it again to see if it's been fixed yet. I am hoping this gets fixed before release. If you have the same issue I had a week ago, please let me know.

www.indilib.org/jdownloads/kstars/beta/kstars-3.6.1-beta.dmg

Thanks,

Rob

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I am not sure why your settings didn't get set to the defaults or why they would have gotten changed, was this your first time running KStars on this Mac?

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Please go into the settings, in the INDI tab, and make sure to check the checkboxes that say you will be using the internal INDI server. I am assuming that you would like to use the internal INDI server and are not trying to run a separate one on the command line or anything like that. These checkboxes are a MacOS-only setting since Linux doesn't have an internal INDI server that it can use.



While you are at it, you might check for a similar issue for XPlanet in that tab, but it isn't as critical.

Thanks,

Rob

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I'm sorry but I don't know. I have been pretty busy with the start of the school year and I was trying to fix the issue on the binary server most recently.

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I think its all fixed now, we had some issues with the KDE binary server. they are resolved now I hope. There Is a new build that worked.

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Yes, they do change names sometimes. I would be glad to update anything that is out of date. Please let me know and I will certainly fix it.

When I was working on developing the scripts in the first place, I ran them many times and set up multiple Pi's, But once I got it all working pretty well, I don't run them all the time. I only need to update or set up a pi every now and then myself. Sometimes people let me know that something is out of date, and if it is, sure I will fix it.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'KStars 3.6.0 release' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Nope, it is definitely still there, I just checked in response to your question. I did check on MacOS if that makes a difference. If you built KStars from source, one issue that can prevent the 3D star profile tool from working is if you don't have the QT 3D Data Visualization module installed when you build it. I would expect it to be installed, but if it isn't then it won't build with kstars just like Ekos not being included if INDI was not found.

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I have experimented with several alternatives. Some of them are great and others not so much. An example of a good one was the Odroid one that I tried. It was slightly more difficult to find solutions to issues due to the smaller user base, but it really didn't have that many issues. An example of a bad one was the Rock64. It had some serious issues with graphics and the compositor and some other issues, and due to the smaller user base I didn't ever really find a solution. And then the board broke somehow and stopped responding, I think I might have dropped or shocked it. That being said, I have heard very good things about the Rock Pi 4, which I think was by the same company, so maybe it was just that one product.

But I will say that when I developed my AstroPi3 scripts, I really wanted them to be for different OS'es and for different SBC systems like the Odroid, Rock Pi, Orange pi, etc. That's why it is a script instead of an SD card image, so that you can run it on whatever Linux operating system or SBC you like. So you might want to check that out. You can run one of the scripts or you can just use it as a reference for which commands you might need to run.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'KStars 3.6.0 release' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

To me this sounds like what happens when KStars gets compiled and it can't find INDI for some reason. I would recommend compiling INDI and installing it and then compiling KStars and installing it, then it should find it. You can use some of my scripts in AstroPi3 as a reference on the commands that are needed to do that. The AstroRaspbianPi script has to build from source.

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