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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #15 on: 2017 August 04 04:26:44 »
I just ran the installer. I did consider removing the previous version as the download site says Core versions should be uninstalled first.

However after installing over the exisiting version it all appears to work okay.Hopefully this is the correct method...

To ease the transition to 1.8.5, the new installer application removes a 1.8.4 version automatically if it is detected. So in practice uninstalling 1.8.4 is not necessary, strictly speaking, although it is recommended for sanity.
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #16 on: 2017 August 04 04:54:49 »
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I noticed that drag and drop does work ok entirely within PI itself and within the File Explorer. It's just the external Windows Explorer dragging files into PI that doesn't seem to work for me.

That's weird. Dragging from desktop file browsers works without problems on all platforms, including of course Windows Explorer. We have tested this on Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #17 on: 2017 August 04 05:39:44 »
Juan,

Thanks for the new release-it looks great. 
So far, it is more stable on windows 10 and has many excellent improvements.
 I'm looking forward to using the new tools.
 I understand that you're still  tweaking the layout for high resolution 4K screens.  I am using a 24 inch 4K screen ...

Eric

 PS the histogram box bug is fixed.
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #18 on: 2017 August 04 06:26:50 »
Hi Pixinsight-Team... ;)

Great work ... Congratulations to your new Pixinsight Version ...
I love the PCC tool already ...

Gruß Nico

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #19 on: 2017 August 04 10:51:50 »
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I noticed that drag and drop does work ok entirely within PI itself and within the File Explorer. It's just the external Windows Explorer dragging files into PI that doesn't seem to work for me.

That's weird. Dragging from desktop file browsers works without problems on all platforms, including of course Windows Explorer. We have tested this on Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Ok, good to know. I haven't had a chance to reboot yet, I'll try this weekend.

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #20 on: 2017 August 04 12:26:52 »
As a newbie I'm hooked into PixInsight and deeply into Warren Keller's book.

Warren - do you plan to upgrade your book because I will place an order now please  8) ;)

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #21 on: 2017 August 04 12:54:04 »
Juan,

Thanks for this release and the hard work and improvements.  This release seems quite a bit faster on my iMac 5K machine.

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #22 on: 2017 August 04 15:23:06 »
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Warren - do you plan to upgrade your book because I will place an order now please  8) ;)

This is the perennial problem with 'books' that are printed to support fast-changing, constantly developing field such as PixInsight - they will 'neve' be up to date. In fact, as soon as they are 'put to print' they are almost immediately 'obsolete' (at least, in part).

Now - that isn't the fault of the author - other than their choice to publish information on whatever field is the subject matter of their book. Further, remember that these books are published, first and foremost, as a 'commercial product' for which the author hopes to gain sufficient financial returns to at least cover their production costs, if not to afford them an income from the project as well.

So, when a book has to be 'revised and republished' a whole new set of expenses are incurred, which must now be borne by a market where those who have already purchased an earlier version will not consider purchasing the new version as well.

Personally, I used to spend a lot of money on reference books and manuals for the many and various fields that I was interested in, but have (for quite some time now) decided that this is just not financially viable any more - not with the wealth of information already available - for free - on the internet. (Just in astronomy and astroimaging alone, I have a stack of books over 5 feet (1.5m) high, and my Software Development manuals would be closer to 8 feet (2.5m) high - enough to reach the roof!!!).

Perhaps Warren might publish an on-line addenedum to his physical book (I am not suggesting that he should - it will have to be his choice). Perhaps PixInsight users will read that (for free) and decide to actually invest in the 'missing' information. Who knows.

In the meantime, I do expect that there will be a reasonably detailed write-up made available here, on the PixInsight Forum, by those who were intimately involved in creating the new developments. And, no doubt, there will be Video Tutorials that get created as all of us start to learn how some of the new ttols work.

Hope this helps (and I hope that Warren is already bashing away at his word-processor!!!)
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #23 on: 2017 August 04 16:57:31 »
However, complete documentation on each new process is really the best way to go.
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #24 on: 2017 August 04 19:41:43 »
I noticed the SHO-AIP script is missing; is this script no longer supported in 1.8.5?

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #25 on: 2017 August 05 00:20:23 »
Hi,

Please be patient. We are working on online articles describing some of the key new features included in version 1.8.5.

Best regards,
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #26 on: 2017 August 05 00:33:38 »
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I noticed the SHO-AIP script is missing; is this script no longer supported in 1.8.5?

I miss it as well - hopefully there is this tool again.

Regards!
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #27 on: 2017 August 05 02:47:42 »
I had this same problem after the install, but I have now re-booted Windows 10 and drag and drop from Windows Explorer works again I also use FileBoss that is also fine.

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I noticed that drag and drop does work ok entirely within PI itself and within the File Explorer. It's just the external Windows Explorer dragging files into PI that doesn't seem to work for me.

That's weird. Dragging from desktop file browsers works without problems on all platforms, including of course Windows Explorer. We have tested this on Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Ok, good to know. I haven't had a chance to reboot yet, I'll try this weekend.

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #28 on: 2017 August 05 02:59:08 »
I had this same problem after the install, but I have now re-booted Windows 10 and drag and drop from Windows Explorer works again I also use FileBoss that is also fine.

When you install PI in Windows it gives the option to launch it. Since the installation is done as an Administrator the instance of PixInsight is also launched with administrator privileges. Windows doesn't allow drag&drop between windows with different privileges so you can not drag a file from the windows explorer to PI. To "fix" this you only have to close PI and launch it again.
This problem only happens with the instance launched by the installer. After this, it should not happen again.

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5 Released
« Reply #29 on: 2017 August 05 04:56:42 »
Thank you again for your hard work. Just a question - is the future development for mosaic construction supposed to be as or more effective than APP's current implementation? I ask because admittedly, APP's mosaic construction capabilities are very impressive and succeeds 100% where PixInsight struggles quite a lot.
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