New Preview Release 0.9.13.2
A new preview version of AllSkEye has been released today (version 0.9.13.2). There are no great feature additions but a number of smaller improvements and some bug fixes. The full list of changes:
- Improved settings file management i.e. you can now export, import and reset settings. There is also a function which will automate the creation of a shortcut to setup a completely independent setup (i.e. to run a second camera on the same computer).
- I have made some improvements to the application recovery function. Errors that cannot be recovered from will now not trigger a restart. It is now also possible to manually cancel a restart.
- For detection I’ve added an option to allow you to play a sound when a meteor is detected. It is now also possible to save meteor detection images in nightly subfolders.
- For the star overlay you can now optionally show star and planet labels also during daylight hours.
- It is now possible to suppress the minimum exposure time check. This will allow you to set a lower exposure time than then minimum exposure time that is reported by the camera driver. In some instances, this will allow you to get better result during daylight hours but please note that this might yield unexpected results.
- The processing loop will now automatically delete image files that cannot be loaded due to file corruption i.e. if they are not valid fits files. This is now turned on by default but can be turned off in the settings.
- The application installer has been rewritten to allow side by side installation of different versions without settings file conflicts.
- Various bug fixes.
Please note that anti virus or firewall programs can flag downloaded files as potentially suspicious if they are not widely used (such as AllSkEye). In most cases you should be able to bypass the warning and continued with the installation.
Settings / Migration:
Please note that there has been a change in the way settings files are created and stored. To support the windows installer process and also to allow side by side installation of different versions (e.g. for testing etc.) each version of AllSkEye will now have its own settings folder. This means that when you install a new version you will need to export/import the settings from your old installation to migrate your settings. The new buttons on the settings tab should hopefully make this much easier. The user manual has also been updated with a dedicated page describing the settings files and locations. If you need help please have a look there. For this first migration (where the export function is not available on the old version) you can use the Import button in the new installation and navigate to the following folder where your old settings will be located:
C:\Users\[your windows user name]\AppData\Local\AllSkEye
Please note that by default this is a hidden folder and you will need to enable ‘Hidden Items’ in the file explorer to see it.
The user manual has also been fully updated and can be opened via the button on the help tab. Should you have any issues with he installation or problems running the app then please let me know!