Heiko replied to the topic 'KDE-Plasma-Version 5.21.0 and GUI' in the forum. 3 months ago

On KDE neon this is a persisting problem.
I'am already on KDE-Plasma-Version 5.21.2

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Heiko created a new topic ' KDE-Plasma-Version 5.21.0 and GUI' in the forum. 4 months ago

KStars (stable release and latest commit) is not optimized for the newest Plasma version.

After startup:



After changing the design:



But the fix is not stored.

After restarting:



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@Dirk

hy wrote:

  • Start Ekos, connect to Indi
  • In the Indi Control Panel, Telescope Simulator Tab, Simulation sub-tab, set Pole Azm to some error (e.g. 0.3 degrees) and Pole elev to some error (e.g. 0.5). Those numbers are in degrees, and I'm not sure what the MA and ME stand for. Hit set. Save configuration in the options sub tab.
  • In the Ekos window, unpark your mount if it is parked.
  • In the KStars Skymap, Move the telescope's position away from the pole. Even if you want to simulate PAA near the pole, move it 1-degree away at least. The simulator seems to have an issue when it is very close to the pole.
  • Back in the Ekos window, Align tab, you can now start polar alignment.


This works for me:



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@Hy

so much work, such a clean code I barely understand at first glance.

Thank you!

This is pedantic, I know, sorry:



Until now I had no clear skies to test the polar alignment routine with my mount.

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hy wrote: Re: "how to misalign...": Did something go wrong? Please explain further.


Nothing to worry about. Because -in the absence of gremlins- the simulator is perfectly polar aligned the result of my first try was not a triangle but a short green line. So you are right: to work with the simulator you have to misalign the simulator.

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hy wrote: you got it working with the simulator.


Argg, I knew it: gremlins at the tripod!! :angry:

Start Ekos, connect to Indi
In the Indi Control Panel, Telescope Simulator Tab, Simulation sub-tab, set Pole Azm to some error (e.g. 0.3 degrees) and Pole elev to some error (e.g. 0.5). Those numbers are in degrees, and I'm not sure what the MA and ME stand for. Hit set. Save configuration in the options sub tab.[/li]
In the Ekos window, unpark your mount if it is parked. [/li]
In the KStars Skymap, Move the telescope's position away from the pole. Even if you want to simulate PAA near the pole, move it 1-degree away at least. The simulator seems to have an issue when it is very close to the pole. [/li]
Back in the Ekos window, Align tab, you can now start polar alignment.


This was the missing part: how to misalign a "perfectly aligned" system ;-)

What is the purpose of the Flip Vector check mark?
Setting the mark puts the crosshair on the star that should be moved and at the end of the yellow line there is no purple line.



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Thank you Hy,

currently I can only test the ui in the simulator.

There is a discrepancy between your explanation and the information label.

hy wrote: At this point, you first correct the mount's altitude error by adjusting your altitude knob such that your selected star moves along the yellow line.
When the star reaches the end of the yellow line, and meets the green line, adjust one of your azimuth knobs so that the star moves along the green line.
Once you've completed that, you're done. Click done. 




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Heiko replied to the topic 'cmake error after update' in the forum. 5 months ago

Ok

I ended up pulling the stellarsolver repo from github.
After compiling the sources I installed it over the existing installation which was already stellarsolver version 1.6.
But the CMakeLists.txt had 4 changes. This seems to be crucial.
My local project is up to date and now also in a working state.

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airscott wrote:
This is one of the most frustrating pieces of UI in the internal guider to me, (..) We need better names for some of these parameters (..) and labels above the two columns.


+1

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Heiko replied to the topic 'cmake error after update' in the forum. 5 months ago

I thought it might be an error because of some kind of cached variable. I trashed the whole kstars directory and cloned the repo.

Same error:

CMake Error at /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/cmake/StellarSolver/StellarSolverConfig.cmake:89 (message):
The imported target "StellarSolver::stellarsolver" references the file

"/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstellarsolver.so.1.5"

but this file does not exist. Possible reasons include:

* The file was deleted, renamed, or moved to another location.

* An install or uninstall procedure did not complete successfully.

* The installation package was faulty and contained

"/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/cmake/StellarSolver/StellarSolverConfig.cmake"

but not all the files it references.

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Heiko created a new topic ' cmake error after update' in the forum. 5 months ago

@Dev-team

Suddenly cmake is confused because it does not find stellarsolver.

I added the path to libstellarsolver.so to the file
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/cmake/StellarSolver/StellarSolverConfig.cmake

set_target_properties(StellarSolver::stellarsolver PROPERTIES
INTERFACE_INCLUDE_DIRECTORIES "/usr/include/libstellarsolver"
INTERFACE_LINK_LIBRARIES "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstellarsolver.so;/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcfitsio.so;/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgsl.so;/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgslcblas.so;/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libwcs.so;Qt5::Core;Qt5::Network;Qt5::Widgets;Qt5::Concurrent;-lpthread"
)

And now Qt Creator complains:
The imported target "StellarSolver::stellarsolver" references the file

"/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstellarsolver.so.1.5"

In the directory are 3 files:
libstellarsolver.so -> libstellarsolver.so.1
libstellarsolver.so.1 -> libstellarsolver.so.1.6
libstellarsolver.so.1.6

So the version 1.6 should be referenced.

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Heiko replied to the topic 'Kstars 3.5.0 OSx' in the forum. 5 months ago

Ok, I step further - thanks to pawel-soja!

But, still not there:

fatal: unable to connect to anongit.freedesktop.org:
anongit.freedesktop.org[0: 131.252.210.161]: errno=Connection refused

Action: fetch for libs/dbus-kstars:master FAILED
*** Craft all failed: libs/dbus-kstars after 0 seconds ***
fatal error: package libs/dbus-kstars all failed
Craft stopped with out completing

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~ Something failed
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And a sidenote (because the build environment is not fully generated):

QtCreator is not able to configure the project:

Could not find a package configuration file provided by "Qt5Qml" with any
of the following names:

Qt5QmlConfig.cmake
qt5qml-config.cmake

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