Great news, guys!
My first foray into astrophotography was stacking a few photos of Milky Way (basic kit lens) with DSS... fond memories.
> Support for native Linux and macOS is a good idea. Now I use Virtualbox to run Win10 on my Mac to run DSS.
I just had a brief look at the code to determine the feasibility of such a port.
There's lots of MSWindows-only code use in there, things like :
- int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, // handle to current instance
- GdiplusStartup(&gdiplusToken, &gdiplusStartupInput, &gdiSO);
- bResult = CWinApp::InitInstance();
- WIN32_FIND_DATA FindData;
So forget about an easy port to Linux or Mac as that will involve a rewrite to something like Qt or WxWidgets.
I believe this should be compilable using WineLib (as-is or with minor changes; I haven't looked at the code yet, though). Here's a few words about compiling MFC apps. This would result in a native Linux/Mac/... binary. On the other hand, the current Windows binary works under Wine.
Will there be a Specific Forum or Discussion Group for the DSS Development effort??
GitHub's issue/feature tracking system for a project is good, too.
Edited by Great Attractor, 08 March 2018 - 05:55 PM.