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« Reply #30 on: 2019 October 03 05:45:49 »
The new release works perfectly and faster in Win 7, x64, build 7601.  Thank you !

take care...I loaded on my win 7:  got freeze when I clicked "load Project"...if you load a single image first, it then will respond to load project...but not working well on win 7 so reverted to older build

jeff

Thank you javajunkie2121.  I can load projects without any problems. Everything from the new release works and I insist faster than the previous version.

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.7 Released
« Reply #31 on: 2019 October 03 08:25:18 »
Juan, Per attached, I have been getting this stuck readout box in the workspace. It pops up, then lingers without fading away. Thanks.
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« Reply #32 on: 2019 October 03 16:34:52 »
I had the stuck readout box yesterday but I haven't upgraded yet, I'm still on 1.8.6.1475 (Windows 10 x64).

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.7 Released
« Reply #33 on: 2019 October 04 08:14:39 »
Hi Brad,

Thank you for your very nice words. I am sorry to read about the problems you are experiencing. We don't have a Mac Pro, but version 1.8.7 of PixInsight works without any problems on all of our iMac and MacBook Pro machines. All of them are running macOS 10.14.6. All icons move very fast on the screen, and the Real Time Preview window is fast and perfectly responsive to all tools that use it. I have no idea why this is happening to you; we definitely cannot reproduce these problems. Sorry for not being able to offer more specific help, but I cannot help with a problem that we cannot reproduce.

Hello Juan,

Congrats on the new release! Appreciate you and the teams hard work to make PI a fabulous platform and to continue to improve it for all of us!

I am running 1.8.7 on a Mac pro. Sorry, don't have the specifics of the OS as I am not in front of that system right now. It's definitely running the latest version though for sure.

I can say I've noticed a slight lag in some things. For instance, dragging an instance icon, or even blue triangle to an image exhibits a slight delay prior to operation kicking in and seeing spinning color wheel. This was not exhibited in 1.8.6.xxx for me.

Another, worse item I am experiencing is the RealTimePreview. I am noticing a rendering delay of at least 30 seconds, and sometimes into minutes in the preview window when I initially launch it and make parameter changes in the associated tool. I've rebooted, and restarted PI 1.8.7 but the problem persists.

I initially installed 1.8.7 when released and have seen 1 update and have applied that as well.

I've reverted to 1.8.6 and the issue is not present.
Juan Conejero
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« Reply #34 on: 2019 October 04 08:17:35 »
Hi Warren,

Thank you! As for the issue you are describing, I cannot reproduce it on any of our machines, on any platform. Can you describe some pattern to reproduce this problem?

Juan, Per attached, I have been getting this stuck readout box in the workspace. It pops up, then lingers without fading away. Thanks.
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.7 Released
« Reply #35 on: 2019 October 04 08:27:57 »
Hi Rogelio,

We build and test the Windows version of PixInsight exclusively on Windows 10. Since we don't test the platform on other Windows versions, and we no longer make any specific effort to ensure compatibility of our code base with them, we cannot support them officially. Besides this, Windows 7 is now an obsolete operating system. Its support ended in January 2015, and its maintenance will end definitely on January 2020.

PixInsight 1.8.7 for Windows is compatible with Windows 10 exclusively. Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and older versions are not supported. The application may run well on Windows 7, but there is no guarantee.

Thank you for the update, Juan. What aspects of this release are only compatible with Windows 10?

RBA
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.7 Released
« Reply #36 on: 2019 October 04 08:58:50 »
Hi Ruediger,

Admittedly, we still have to do a lot of work to support multiple monitor setups correctly on all platforms, especially on Windows and macOS. Right now we are concentrating all of our efforts to evolve the PixInsight platform in several critical aspects, including image processing tasks and astronomical applications where we must achieve the best possible implementations, as well as other fields where we must prevent the risk of becoming less competitive. Unfortunately, our resources are very limited, and we cannot cover everything. Necessarily, some corner cases must remain uncovered for now, since we simply cannot afford to invest the required time and resources to work on them as necessary. I'll try to improve on the situation you are describing in a future version. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for pushing us.

Hello Juan,

I have noticed two issues with the "New Workspace Selectors".

I am using Win10 with multiple screens (AMD GPU, no Intel).
1. Whenever PI is not on the primary screen the workspace previews are empty. When PI is on primary screen it works fine.
please see attached screenshots.
2. the previews are always displayed on main screen, but not on the screen PI is running on

BTW: Also noticed when minimizing process icons, they are minimized more or less randomly to any screen. This ends up "searching" the icon every where.

Thank you in advance!

Cheers
Ruediger
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.7 Released
« Reply #37 on: 2019 October 04 09:18:04 »
Hi Brad,

Thank you for your very nice words. I am sorry to read about the problems you are experiencing. We don't have a Mac Pro, but version 1.8.7 of PixInsight works without any problems on all of our iMac and MacBook Pro machines. All of them are running macOS 10.14.6. All icons move very fast on the screen, and the Real Time Preview window is fast and perfectly responsive to all tools that use it. I have no idea why this is happening to you; we definitely cannot reproduce these problems. Sorry for not being able to offer more specific help, but I cannot help with a problem that we cannot reproduce.

Hi Juan,

Understand for sure. I'll have more time this weekend and I'll play around with it some more and see if I can figure anything out. Thanks again.

-Brad

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« Reply #38 on: 2019 October 04 09:35:50 »
Hi Juan,
I have to report a bug with this version 1.8.7:
Windows 10/64 Dell Latitude E6540 with 2 monitors.
I made a mosaic of NGC7000 6x5
the script MosaicByCoordinates with this version does not work, it reports "TypeError: resWindow is null" for all images.

I reinstalled the old version 1.8.6.1473 and now the script MosaicByCoordinates with the same files works perfectly again.

Another problem but also with 1.8.6.1473 is that the mouse icon moves slowly when it is over an image , it seems like a break. 2-3 versions before the movement was just normal using the same system. Well this is a very little problem, anyway.

Armando

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.7 Released
« Reply #39 on: 2019 October 04 10:01:44 »
Hi. I'm a relative newbie. I downloaded the 1.8.7. version and ran the installer. PixInsight stated that it was installed successfully (I didn't uninstall the old version). Then when I opened PI it asked for an online activation licence. I entered my username and 12 (not 16) character password, however a window pops up stating that Access is Denied and that they are Invalid User Credentials. I'm unsure what the old version of PI I was running as I can't open PI now! I run a 64-bit OS.

Any ideas please?

Regards
John D, NZ


I had a similar problem.... I was told to request a new authorization code, which can be easily done from the log-in screen...

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« Reply #40 on: 2019 October 04 10:23:26 »
I made a mosaic of NGC7000 6x5
the script MosaicByCoordinates with this version does not work, it reports "TypeError: resWindow is null" for all images.
I can not reproduce this problem. To test it I would need at least two of the images that fail and a capture of the window of MosaicByCoordinates with all the panels expanded.

Andrés.

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.7 Released
« Reply #41 on: 2019 October 04 13:50:10 »
Hi Ruediger,

Admittedly, we still have to do a lot of work to support multiple monitor setups correctly on all platforms, especially on Windows and macOS. Right now we are concentrating all of our efforts to evolve the PixInsight platform in several critical aspects, including image processing tasks and astronomical applications where we must achieve the best possible implementations, as well as other fields where we must prevent the risk of becoming less competitive. Unfortunately, our resources are very limited, and we cannot cover everything. Necessarily, some corner cases must remain uncovered for now, since we simply cannot afford to invest the required time and resources to work on them as necessary. I'll try to improve on the situation you are describing in a future version. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for pushing us.


Hi Juan,

totally understanding your points. The empty work space previews are definitely not a show stopper, but the point that process icons get lost on multi screens is really tedious. I use 5x24" screens and it is almost not possible to work with, since you spent most of the time with searching process icons. It feels like watching a tennis game: left-right-left.... :P

Maybe it is possible to have at least a look on this aspect only: Keeping the process icons somewhere defined would be great.

Thanks a lot - a great job anyway!

Cheers
Ruediger
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.7 Released
« Reply #42 on: 2019 October 05 02:25:52 »
I made a mosaic of NGC7000 6x5
the script MosaicByCoordinates with this version does not work, it reports "TypeError: resWindow is null" for all images.
I can not reproduce this problem. To test it I would need at least two of the images that fail and a capture of the window of MosaicByCoordinates with all the panels expanded.

Andrés.
Hi Andrés,
I reinstalled the new version and tryed again:

in attachment you can see the start window of MosaicByCoordinates and the Error that follows using V1.8.7 (with 1.8.6 no problem)

the files xisf are 2.3MB each, from QHY9 in bin4. The restriction for attachment is 512KB. If you need a couple tell me how to send them to you.

it seems that when it start to save the keywords after image warping, it finds a string instead of a numeric value.

Armando


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« Reply #43 on: 2019 October 05 02:47:47 »
the files xisf are 2.3MB each, from QHY9 in bin4. The restriction for attachment is 512KB. If you need a couple tell me how to send them to you.
I need the images, without them I can't know what is happening.
You can use any file transfer service that you like (dropbox, wetransfer, ...) If you don't want to make public your images, you can send me the link by private message.

Andrés.

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« Reply #44 on: 2019 October 05 03:04:40 »
the files xisf are 2.3MB each, from QHY9 in bin4. The restriction for attachment is 512KB. If you need a couple tell me how to send them to you.
I need the images, without them I can't know what is happening.
You can use any file transfer service that you like (dropbox, wetransfer, ...) If you don't want to make public your images, you can send me the link by private message.

Andrés.

I put 4 fotos 1-4 in
https://we.tl/t-e6anuf8IZO
1 is the right bottom corner of the mosaic.
I hope the link works.
Armando