Oh yes, I understand where you are coming from completely Hy.  But we always have to keep in mind that KStars is first and foremost a planetarium program.  For educational purposes, for children, for those who are not astrophotographers, changing the terrain is as natural as changing geographic location.  It changes the whole look and feel.  

That being said, there is one problem with this and that is that KStars can't accurately simulate the stars on Mars right now. . .  however, I just checked and Stellarium has this wrong too.

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Oh nice!  I didn't know you put them in the extra data downloads.  I downloaded the same ones from this forum.

I'm not sure you understood my other point.  For the selection like HIPS, I don't mean just have a combo box in your current preferences location, what I mean is to make it much more accessible like in the toolbar in the Main Window.  Rather than having to go into the Menu, then into the Preferences, click on the terrain panel, and find the photo in the file manager, I was thinking it can be just like HIPS, where you just click the icon directly in the toolbar, a list of possible HIPS overlays appears and you just select one from the list.  I think this terrain setting is as basic as setting the time, date, location, HIPS overlay, or turning features on or off.  It should be selectable from the toolbar like HIPS I think.

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Hey folks,

I just built a KStars 3.5.3 beta DMG.  Please test it out and let me know if there are any Mac specific issues.  It should have the latest INDI as well.  It is here:

www.indilib.org/jdownloads/kstars/beta/kstars-3.5.3-beta.dmg

Items that should be tested:
- Cameras and other equipment that you rely on, especially ZWO, since we had an issue last time.
- INDI Webcam, since we had an issue with that one last time too.
- The new terrain feature, since it is brand new
- Scheduler, since that has had problems in previous builds due to DBus issues.
- INDI Server and Plate solving since those are complex systems
- Whats Interesting and Mount Toolbox since they are based on QML and sometimes that causes build issues.
- Anything else you might find

Thanks,

Rob

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Hy, I just built the Mac beta DMG and finally got a chance to try it out.  It's pretty awesome.  My only suggestion for the future is that we should make it work like the HIPS overlay in the Kstars toolbar, so that you can select through different backgrounds. Also we should ship KStars with several preloaded backgrounds.  Sorry I guess that was 2 suggestions. . .

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 1 week ago

Andrew, I just updated the documentation for the line you mentioned to explain the issue with a 2nd Monitor.  Please check that it correctly explains the problem.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'AstroPi3 Scripts revised' in the forum. 1 week ago

I just made an update for the change in curl.  It should find the websites now.  Please see if this fixes the problem.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Current MacOS Build?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Please install KStars from the KDE download page, or you can try building the latest GIT using my script.  I was not involved in creating a homebrew cask and don't know if it builds/installs KStars properly with all the files it needs to work.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Current MacOS Build?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Yep, it was a simple fix, I just submitted a pull request.  github.com/indilib/indi/pull/1396

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Current MacOS Build?' in the forum. 1 month ago

I just tried It, it looks like somebody made an INDI change that was not Mac friendly.  Here was the error:FAILED: CMakeFiles/indidriverstatic.dir/libs/indibase/timer/inditimer.cpp.o/Users/rlancaste/AstroRoot/craft-root/download/git/libs/indiserver/libs/indibase/timer/inditimer.cpp:125:31: error: no member named 'max' in namespace 'std'; did you mean 'fmax'?    return d->timerId != -1 ? std::max(remainingTimer(d->timerId), 0) : 0;                              ^~~~~~~~                              fmaxI will check it out, its probably a real quick fix

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Current MacOS Build?' in the forum. 1 month ago

So I believe the current build will run on Silicon using Rosetta, but also that a good portion of it should be universal binaries.  Is this correct from what you can see?  My current system is Intel so I don’t know how it looks on the other system.

As for building on a Silicon device, I think that a number of binary files compiled by vendors for drivers would be Intel based.  But this should still work with Rosetta I would think?  Again I don’t know since I don’t have the system.

where were the errors?  With INDI I assume?

 

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'New KStars 3.5.2 DMG to test' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Stefane, I did push a fix for the mount control toolbox size on MacOS, but I haven't rebuilt the DMG yet.  I was waiting to see if they fix the INDI guiding issue before rebuilding.  If they don't do it soon, I will rebuild.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'New KStars 3.5.2 DMG to test' in the forum. 2 months ago

wvreeven wrote:

rlancaste wrote:

wvreeven wrote: The Mount Control popup, that can be opened with the Mount Control button in the mount tab, is too narrow and needs to be resized everytime it gets opened.


Is this a Mac specific issue? I don't think it is related to the Mac build, or related to my build script, this seems to be a more general issue. I can bring it to the attention of others, certainly.


On Linux the popup looks good. On Mac, the popup is shown with the same width as on Linux but the buttons and text don’t scale well. Wait, I’ll take a few screenshots.


I figured out what was causing this and just sent in a fix for it! It will definitely be fixed in my next dmg I make.

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