Toni Schriber replied to the topic 'Interesting bug in Ekos' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi Vox45

No problem here. I'm running kstars-bleeding on ubuntu 16.04.

Antonio

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Toni Schriber replied to the topic 'Writing a 3dparty-driver for DDM Herkules V24' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi Jasem

All is OK now! I don't know why, but after I renamed the switch the order is correct. ( (And of course you're right concerning the pulse-switch.)

The problem about the commands is documented in my contribution www.indilib.org/forum/development/5610-w...kules-v24.html#43219

I'm eager for your feedback about this.

Antonio

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Toni Schriber replied to the topic 'Writing a 3dparty-driver for DDM Herkules V24: SOLVED!' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Seems nobody wanted to give a feedback, so I decided to implement the correct LX200-commands in the Herkules-driver itself. I think it's the right way, because all the stuff remains in 3rdparty.
But the question remains: Why does the crucial lx200driver implement incorrect LX200-commandstrings?

I encountered a nasty hiccup in the UI concerning the order of the buttons of switches: Most of them appear in order they are declared. But two of the switches ("Pulse Command" and a new switch for Herkules "Motors locked") are the other way around. So the the Off-button comes first followed by the On-button. What is the cure for this?

Regrads
Antonio

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Toni Schriber replied to the topic 'Writing a 3dparty-driver for DDM Herkules V24: SOLVED!' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Jasem, hi all

Unfortunetly writing my Herkules-driver I ran into serious problem when using the basic lx200-driver of INDIlib. As I already stated on GITHub, the command strings defined in the lx200-driver don't match the ones in the official paper [Meade Telescope Serial Command Protocol (Revision 2010.10, 7 October 201)].
As the TCS (Telescope Control System of the herkules) is using the prescribed commands of this paper a experienced ugly problems with the following commands:



What is the receommend way to correct this? Should I put the correct string in the 3dparty-driver as overrides or should I propose to correct the lx200driver?

Regards
Antonio

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Toni Schriber replied to the topic 'Writing a 3dparty-driver for DDM Herkules V24: SOLVED!' in the forum. 1 month ago

Oh my! I'm such in idiot.:sick:
I forgot to define the settings in "kstars", when I set up my development computer.
All working now.

You saved my day! :woohoo: :woohoo:

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Toni Schriber replied to the topic 'Writing a 3dparty-driver for DDM Herkules V24: SOLVED!' in the forum. 1 month ago

Okay, here you are!

Because the TCS (Telescope Control System) of Herkules (in contrast to a standard LX200 implementation) does not memorize site coordinates and elevation, I try to load it from config-file in "sendScopeLocation". As you see this works, but with the next poll some code puts another "NewNumber" in the queue and overwrites the location with a strange data

File Attachment:

File Name: indi_lx200v24_2132.31.log
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, that is present from the beginning.

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Toni Schriber replied to the topic 'Writing a 3dparty-driver for DDM Herkules V24: SOLVED!' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thank you for your appreciation.

I've made some progress, but now I'm stuck with a little and nasty problem: Some function is placing strange values in the location fields of the site management!
I cannot find out what is the culprit! Without access for the input-fields of the location there is no chance!
So here is my question: How can I get access to the QT interface for the driver? I could not find any UI-Files or similar.

Regards
Antonio

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Everything is working now! Sorry, for the false report: The Avalondriver is all right!

Sometimes you have to learn it the hard way. With QT Creator you have to load "libindi" as a project too! Otherwise there is no access to the source and the debug information of the core . Once you have done this, all is working at best. ;-)

I'm happy now, because I can enter the "productive" phase, e.g. I can begin to write a driver covering all the specialities of the Herkules V24. It's a wonderfull DDM-Drive and it's high time this mount can be driven with an excellent piece of software, that is to say "INDI"!

Sincerly
Antonio

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Hi all

Very interesting: Building the Herkules V24 Driver (lx200v24) inside INDI as an extension of LX200Generic gives full access to all classes! So there must be some quirk in 3dparty Avalon-Driver. Nobody knows more?

Alas. I have another little nasty problem: The driver does not appear on the driver list in the device manager! Where do I have to look for this?

Greets
Antonio

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Toni Schriber created a new topic ' Writing a driver for DDM Herkules V24' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi all

I'm trying to write a driver for the swiss DDM Mount "Herkules V24". Part of the commands are based on LX200, so I took the Avalondriver as a model and adapted it.
But this driver seems to be faulty, because I cannot access the parent properties of INDI:Telescope. The properties of LX200Telescope however are present!

Attached is a the initialising part of the file "lx200v24.cpp" (copied from the Avalondriver (lx200_Stargo)). Entering the constructor LX200Herkules:.LX200Herkules() the debugger displays all the properties of LX200Telescope (e.g. LX200_HAS_PULSE_GUIDING), but gives no values for all the properties of INDI:Telescope (e.g. TELESCOPE_CAN_CONTROL_TRACK).
I'm happy, if someone can help me correcting the code, as I don't have any ideas anymore.

Sincerely
Antonio

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Toni Schriber replied to the topic 'Starlight CCD Crash & AO Crash' in the forum. 2 years ago

All back to normal!!
Most recent PPA-Version works with the SX-Cameras and SX-Adaptive-Optics. What a relief!
Many, many thanks to Jasem: Great work!
I hope you can follow the path for a stable PPA. Nevertheless it seems that I have to go into compiling the source code myself, as I always wanted.
Sincerly
Antonio

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Toni Schriber replied to the topic 'SX-AO does not connect' in the forum. 2 years ago

Thank you for your commitment. It seems outstanding to me!
I will try to update tomorrow and report back.

Antonio

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