James replied to the topic 'Re:Problem importing PyIndi' in the forum. 2 years ago

I've been working on a Rust-native client that has no dependency on libindi, specifically because I want something portable; in theory it would be quite easy to provide a Python extension with the Rust backend.

Having said that, a pure Python client would be much easier to write (I'm struggling with INDI because of the poor state of XML parsers in Rust) and in theory to maintain given the wider Python userbase. For client authoring it'd certainly be easier to work with. I'm writing this purely to drive an all-sky camera and that'll be shipping images off to a neural net/CV stuff for image segmentation, and Python's a native of that sort of thing.

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James replied to the topic 'Re:Problem importing PyIndi' in the forum. 2 years ago

I'm using Python 3.

I am completely up for pitching in on pyindi if I can figure out how - I just wanted to confirm that the issue seen above was not isolated and was current.

My main gripe with pyindi is the documentation - if there are major changes underway that's okay, I know docs are often the last thing to get updated (being a maintainer for some OSS myself) but it doesn't help newbies (like me!) coming into an ecosystem if the basic examples explode with the "correct" config/setup/etc.

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James replied to the topic 'Problem importing PyIndi' in the forum. 2 years ago

Getting similar problems trying to use even basic basic PyIndi stuff - connection works but trying to update parameters I get the same subscriptable error.
None of the example scripts in the docs work except the basic "import, connect, and do nothing" one.

So yeah, PyIndi appears completely broken right now on 1.8.9. I've been trying to write a Rust INDI client which can provide a Python binding because the current state of PyIndi isn't great (and on other platforms like Windows it's a challenge), but it's a lot of effort to get that working.

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No, neither is selected. As it happens I should have checked one and had a tripod leg crash later that evening!

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I also had this yesterday, which prompted me to leg it to the scope ready to pull the power (I image on a tripod, and meridian flips require care) only to find it hadn't moved a bit. No clear indication as to to what prompted it in the logs.

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