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Thu, Nov 14

lancaster updated the diff for D25295: Adding the polynomial and focus position to the focus graph as well as tooltips.

Deleting arcsec symbol where it should not be

Thu, Nov 14, 5:06 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D25295: Adding the polynomial and focus position to the focus graph as well as tooltips.

fixing possible crash

Thu, Nov 14, 2:20 AM · KDE Edu

Wed, Nov 13

lancaster added a reviewer for D25295: Adding the polynomial and focus position to the focus graph as well as tooltips: mutlaqja.
Wed, Nov 13, 9:35 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster requested review of D25295: Adding the polynomial and focus position to the focus graph as well as tooltips.
Wed, Nov 13, 9:08 PM · KDE Edu

Thu, Nov 7

lancaster updated the diff for D25202: Adding the polynomial and focus position to the focus graph.

beautification

Thu, Nov 7, 10:25 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a reviewer for D25202: Adding the polynomial and focus position to the focus graph: mutlaqja.
Thu, Nov 7, 10:04 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster requested review of D25202: Adding the polynomial and focus position to the focus graph.
Thu, Nov 7, 10:02 PM · KDE Edu

Mon, Nov 4

lancaster updated the diff for D25138: Keeping track of download times for more reliable time estimates..

simplification

Mon, Nov 4, 7:44 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D25138: Keeping track of download times for more reliable time estimates..

commas not args

Mon, Nov 4, 7:47 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the test plan for D25138: Keeping track of download times for more reliable time estimates..
Mon, Nov 4, 7:21 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D25138: Keeping track of download times for more reliable time estimates..

Resorting getExposeLeft, and updating the summary screen timer

Mon, Nov 4, 7:18 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D25138: Keeping track of download times for more reliable time estimates..

That makes sense, because they may want just the exposure time, not the exposure time plus download

Mon, Nov 4, 6:51 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster added reviewers for D25138: Keeping track of download times for more reliable time estimates.: mutlaqja, wreissenberger.
Mon, Nov 4, 5:19 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster requested review of D25138: Keeping track of download times for more reliable time estimates..
Mon, Nov 4, 5:08 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D25133: Handle guiding problems during dithering.

oh ok, gotcha. I see now they are different types of messages.

Mon, Nov 4, 12:16 AM · KDE Edu

Sun, Nov 3

lancaster added a comment to D25133: Handle guiding problems during dithering.

It looks like this would give the user duplicate messages on success or failure of dithering. I can't test it now due to time constraints, but it looks like it would tell the user:

Sun, Nov 3, 9:07 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D25114: Directly specify arcsecond error in Align UI..

I like it, this is a great idea!

Sun, Nov 3, 9:30 AM · KDE Edu

Sat, Nov 2

lancaster accepted D25105: Dithering while crossing the meridian recognized as guiding.
Sat, Nov 2, 5:20 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D25105: Dithering while crossing the meridian recognized as guiding.

Ok I think these changes make a lot of sense. Making a method for checking if guiding is active instead of just checking the state is a very good idea because then we can do what you did and check a number of guide states at the same time, but also if we need to check something else besides the state we could do that too. So I like that.

Sat, Nov 2, 5:17 PM · KDE Edu

Thu, Oct 31

lancaster added a comment to D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.

I'm glad, this is a better solution than just turning on auto star.

Thu, Oct 31, 9:48 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.

Please see if clearing the starCenter helps.

Thu, Oct 31, 8:58 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.

Clearing starCenter variable

Thu, Oct 31, 8:58 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.

It did work for PHD2. There must be something else for the internal guider.

Thu, Oct 31, 8:44 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the test plan for D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.
Thu, Oct 31, 6:50 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.

Please see if this is any better. Also make sure it works!

Thu, Oct 31, 6:46 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.

Clearing the tracking box after the meridian flip rather than setting autostar.
Also doing it for both Internal Guider AND PHD2, instead of just PHD2.

Thu, Oct 31, 6:45 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.

I was not aware that the tracking star still being selected when guiding resumes after a meridian flip was affecting the internal guider as well? From the forum you posted, I'm not sure I'm clear if this is part of the problem or the whole problem they were having. Clearly though the one person at the start of the thread didn't have the clear mount calibration option set and that was causing issues with the internal guider. Is it also still trying to track the old guide star after it moves/flips?
Hmm. Maybe I will try this out when I get a chance.

Thu, Oct 31, 2:14 AM · KDE Edu

Wed, Oct 30

lancaster added a comment to D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.

I'm not sure if we should change the KStars/Ekos default for checking the autostar box. Currently the default is false, I just checked.

Wed, Oct 30, 9:33 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.

I took the one line back out.

Wed, Oct 30, 9:31 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the test plan for D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.
Wed, Oct 30, 9:31 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.

Taking the one line back out

Wed, Oct 30, 9:29 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.

Ok yes, so then I should remove that one line, I misinterpreted what you said in the first place to mean that you thought that every time it should default to having autostar checked when PHD2 is used as the guider unless the user disables it specifically. I don't think it should cause any issues except with the meridian flip and this patch will fix that anyway.

Wed, Oct 30, 9:27 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.

So Ekos uses the green tracking box as the coordinates that will be used to set PHD2's lock position. If the green tracking box has not been set, then PHD2 will automatically choose a star even if autostar isn't selected.

Wed, Oct 30, 5:54 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.

2- I'm not sure the autoStarCheck->setChecked(true); inside of Guide::resizeEvent() is quite right. I would think we'd want to default this way if the user hasn't previously set a preference, but one he/she does express a preference, then the preference should be remembered across sessions. The way I read this is that it doesn't allow the user to keep his preference across sessions. So, I'd keep this as is, if the cross-session thing is complex, but would like the end-game to be restoring the user's preference.

Wed, Oct 30, 3:41 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.

1- In the new method, Guide::guideAfterMeridianFlip(): Why would the issue be only related to PHD2? Wouldn't the internal guider also have the same issue? That is, after a meridian flip, the guide star's image position would change either when using PHD2 or with the native guider, so I would think you'd want to remove the "if(guiderType == GUIDE_PHD2)" test, and simply set autoStarCheck->setChecked(true); in either case.

Wed, Oct 30, 3:26 AM · KDE Edu

Tue, Oct 29

lancaster updated the test plan for D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.
Tue, Oct 29, 9:25 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster requested review of D25060: Fixing ASTAP Path on OS X and Setting Autostar as default for PHD2 Guiding.
Tue, Oct 29, 9:15 PM · KDE Edu

Oct 1 2019

lancaster updated the diff for D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.
Disconnecting currentCCD if the user switches to another camera.
Oct 1 2019, 12:54 AM · KDE Edu

Sep 30 2019

lancaster updated the diff for D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.
Two more checks that PHD2 is configured just to make sure.
Sep 30 2019, 11:22 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.

Ok I think I resolved all those issues. It seems to be working better now. Please test again.

Sep 30 2019, 10:50 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the summary of D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.
Sep 30 2019, 6:49 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the summary of D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.
Sep 30 2019, 6:47 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the summary of D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.
Sep 30 2019, 6:45 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.

Removing option for external guide frames, fixing missing method, saving subFrame setting for PHD2, improving logic.

Sep 30 2019, 6:43 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the summary of D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.
Sep 30 2019, 6:22 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.
I found a way to enforce the user's star lock position when guiding is started.
Sep 30 2019, 6:21 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the summary of D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.
Sep 30 2019, 4:17 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the summary of D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.
Sep 30 2019, 4:10 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.

Please test again to see if I fixed all the issues. I also reduced the message spam from the configure PHD2 camera method.

Sep 30 2019, 4:07 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.

I also successfully managed to get my idea of SubFrame implemented. It seems to work perfectly now, and lets you click to subframe to the Guide Star Image when you like, and go back too.

Sep 30 2019, 4:02 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.

"Personally, I do not like it when the FITS viewer pops up with the image from the guiding camera - no matter in what state Ekos and PHD2 are. I am not fully aware of all the consequences what happens if it is turned off."

Sep 30 2019, 4:01 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.

Fixing Linguider issues, Making SubFrame Button work, cleaning up methods, and fixing disabling external guider when not connected.

Sep 30 2019, 3:58 AM · KDE Edu

Sep 29 2019

lancaster added a comment to D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.

So I figured out why the restart was required (at least for my code) when switching between full external guide frames and the guide star image from PHD2. It was a matter of two methods with very similar names but different parameters. So I had given it the wrong parameter. I think it works now. I'm pretty sure we can now make a button to click back and forth between full external guide frames and the guide star image. It would be just like going to a subframe, except it isn't really. Thoughts?

Sep 29 2019, 4:17 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.

Fixed the external guide frame enable/disable issue that was requiring restart.

Sep 29 2019, 4:13 AM · KDE Edu

Sep 28 2019

lancaster added inline comments to D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.
Sep 28 2019, 1:48 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.

Changing to contains method

Sep 28 2019, 1:47 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster added inline comments to D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.
Sep 28 2019, 1:44 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.

One behavior that seems to be new: if PHD2 is not connected to EKOS and PHD2 is looping, the images of the guiding camera are displayed in the FITS viewer. Is there a reason behind or is it simply a bug?

Sep 28 2019, 1:43 AM · KDE Edu

Sep 27 2019

lancaster added inline comments to D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.
Sep 27 2019, 8:08 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.

Fixing i18n

Sep 27 2019, 8:07 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.

Adding comments

Sep 27 2019, 12:39 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.

But whoever made the change that made Ekos not change the state to guiding, should check to make sure that my change to make that work again doesn't break whatever that person was trying to fix. . .unfortunately I don't know who changed it, when it changed, or why it was changed. . .

Sep 27 2019, 12:30 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.

One of the major fixes in this diff, the case when PHD2 starts guiding remotely and it wasn't changing the state to guiding in Ekos, used to work perfectly about a year ago after my first big round of PHD2 changes. I'm not sure exactly when it broke, but somebody must have made a change (me or somebody else) in the meantime that broke it.

Sep 27 2019, 12:28 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added reviewers for D24257: PHD2 Enhancements: mutlaqja, alexcherney, TallFurryMan.
Sep 27 2019, 4:32 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster requested review of D24257: PHD2 Enhancements.
Sep 27 2019, 4:08 AM · KDE Edu

Sep 23 2019

lancaster added a reviewer for D24174: Fixing an RA/DEC swap issue: mutlaqja.
Sep 23 2019, 8:01 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster requested review of D24174: Fixing an RA/DEC swap issue.
Sep 23 2019, 8:01 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D24152: Guiding Labels.

Improving Translations

Sep 23 2019, 4:43 AM · KDE Edu

Sep 22 2019

lancaster requested review of D24152: Guiding Labels.
Sep 22 2019, 10:28 PM · KDE Edu

Sep 8 2019

lancaster requested review of D23790: Fixing a little typo.
Sep 8 2019, 4:15 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the summary of D23762: Improving Astrometry Conf file support for Linux and OS X.
Sep 8 2019, 4:01 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D23762: Improving Astrometry Conf file support for Linux and OS X.

Improving interface for config file editor and index file downloader.
Providing details about folder permissions.
Adding dialog to ask if user really wants to download copies of index files

Sep 8 2019, 3:59 AM · KDE Edu

Sep 7 2019

lancaster updated the summary of D23762: Improving Astrometry Conf file support for Linux and OS X.
Sep 7 2019, 9:25 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a comment to D23762: Improving Astrometry Conf file support for Linux and OS X.

The three items should now be fixed

Sep 7 2019, 9:16 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the summary of D23762: Improving Astrometry Conf file support for Linux and OS X.
Sep 7 2019, 9:13 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D23762: Improving Astrometry Conf file support for Linux and OS X.

Removing unnecessary option, fixing local conf file setup, making conf editor load automatically, and consolidating conf file creation methods to one file.

Sep 7 2019, 9:11 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the summary of D23762: Improving Astrometry Conf file support for Linux and OS X.
Sep 7 2019, 7:49 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the summary of D23762: Improving Astrometry Conf file support for Linux and OS X.
Sep 7 2019, 7:47 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D23762: Improving Astrometry Conf file support for Linux and OS X.

Should now be default true on all systems

Sep 7 2019, 7:46 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster requested review of D23762: Improving Astrometry Conf file support for Linux and OS X.
Sep 7 2019, 7:37 AM · KDE Edu

Sep 2 2019

lancaster added a comment to D23656: Adding Slew and Sync telescope to top level right click menu.

I changed the name as suggested

Sep 2 2019, 6:25 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D23656: Adding Slew and Sync telescope to top level right click menu.

Fixing name problem

Sep 2 2019, 6:25 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster added a reviewer for D23656: Adding Slew and Sync telescope to top level right click menu: mutlaqja.
Sep 2 2019, 2:02 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster requested review of D23656: Adding Slew and Sync telescope to top level right click menu.
Sep 2 2019, 1:59 AM · KDE Edu

Aug 29 2019

lancaster added a reviewer for D23554: Should be fabs not abs, abs is ambiguous.: mutlaqja.
Aug 29 2019, 6:10 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster requested review of D23554: Should be fabs not abs, abs is ambiguous..
Aug 29 2019, 6:09 AM · KDE Edu

Aug 24 2019

lancaster requested review of D23390: changing name to sky point.
Aug 24 2019, 5:09 AM · KDE Edu

Aug 23 2019

lancaster requested review of D23380: Fixing bug in Mount Model and Simplifying function.
Aug 23 2019, 4:42 PM · KDE Edu

Jun 20 2019

lancaster requested review of D21946: Accidentally deleted part of the path.
Jun 20 2019, 9:19 PM · KDE Edu

Jun 17 2019

lancaster requested review of D21868: Warning the user about the new astrometry change and providing an option to manually set up another python..
Jun 17 2019, 3:23 AM · KDE Edu

Jun 15 2019

lancaster requested review of D21814: Switching to homebrew, python3, and astroy for plate solving on OS X..
Jun 15 2019, 1:26 AM · KDE Edu

Mar 12 2019

lancaster requested review of D19695: Making the StarProfile Viewer fix from 3.1.0 work for Guide and Focus Views too.
Mar 12 2019, 12:20 AM · KDE Edu

Mar 3 2019

lancaster requested review of D19497: Making the initial astrometry.net path change automatic.
Mar 3 2019, 9:05 PM · KDE Edu

Feb 2 2019

lancaster added a reviewer for D18684: Summary: Removing Environment Variable, Use qt.conf instead.Improving Mac Astrometry Logging.: mutlaqja.
Feb 2 2019, 7:49 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster requested review of D18684: Summary: Removing Environment Variable, Use qt.conf instead.Improving Mac Astrometry Logging..
Feb 2 2019, 7:47 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the summary of D18661: Summary: Environment variable and Index File Path Fixes for Macs.
Feb 2 2019, 5:31 AM · KDE Edu
lancaster requested review of D18661: Summary: Environment variable and Index File Path Fixes for Macs.
Feb 2 2019, 5:29 AM · KDE Edu

Dec 2 2018

lancaster updated the diff for D17230: Adding a recent images tab to the FITSTools Panel and Histogram Improvements, and Fixing an issue with StarProfileViewer.

Too many graphs were on the histogram due to blue and green getting created without being deleted

Dec 2 2018, 6:06 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster retitled D17230: Adding a recent images tab to the FITSTools Panel and Histogram Improvements, and Fixing an issue with StarProfileViewer from Adding a recent images tab to the FITSTools Panel and Histogram Improvements to Adding a recent images tab to the FITSTools Panel and Histogram Improvements, and Fixing an issue with StarProfileViewer.
Dec 2 2018, 5:28 PM · KDE Edu
lancaster updated the diff for D17230: Adding a recent images tab to the FITSTools Panel and Histogram Improvements, and Fixing an issue with StarProfileViewer.

Fixing a crash

Dec 2 2018, 5:18 PM · KDE Edu