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#1 Tonk

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 02:08 PM

Hello all - Luc has asked me to post his message about new versions of DeepSkyStacker - specifically there is now a 64 bit version
 

 

Hi All,

Thanks to David Partridge and Tony Cook, we have been able to complete the first step of the DSS reboot: a 64 bit version including the last dcraw. The 32 bit version is also updated and includes the same dcraw.

Of course, it's still a beta so we need you to point out the problems.

So feel free to answer here to report bugs or remarks. Especially the bad ones so that we can fix them :wink:Please note that the 32 bit installer is uninstalling any previous DSS version.Anyway, you will find the links to both installers in the link section of the group.Thanks,

Luc



The installers can be found here:

64 bit version - https://github.com/L...64Installer.exe
32 bit version - https://github.com/L...erInstaller.exe

 

64 bit version as a ZIP file  - https://github.com/L...64Installer.zip
32 bit version as a ZIP file - https://github.com/L...erInstaller.zip

 

(The ZIP versions are provided if your web browser blocks exe file downloads)

 

I (Tonk) will pick up any issues reported here - but Luc would prefer (if possible) for bugs to be reported on the DeepSkyStacker yahoo group - or if not possible you can also use the GitHub issues page found here - https://github.com/L...fier/DSS/issues

Regards Tonk pp Luc Coiffier


Edited by Tonk, 02 April 2018 - 04:31 PM.

 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 02:19 PM

Links are reversed -- crazy.gif


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#3 Tonk

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 02:26 PM

Fixed


 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 02:40 PM

Quick and dirty first run of the 64 bit version -- FAST ---  and waaaayyy better color rendition of OSC images -- BRAVO!!!!!


Edited by atacamastar, 02 April 2018 - 03:13 PM.

 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 03:35 PM

I got all kinds of security warnings when I tried to open the install file (64 bit).  Anyone else?

 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 03:38 PM

No - I am using Win 7 Pro x64.

 

What's your OS?


 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 03:40 PM

I got all kinds of security warnings when I tried to open the install file (64 bit).  Anyone else?


What virus checker are you using? Could you screen shot the message - thanks

Its possible that your Virus checker (or its settings) are taking exceptions to "unsigned" software. (We haven't applied a security certificate so its up to you to trust it or not)


Edited by Tonk, 02 April 2018 - 03:53 PM.

 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 03:55 PM

I'm on Win 10, with AVG Antivirus running.  I've seen the warning about unsigned software.  This was different.  Both Windows defender and AVG warnings popped up, with the AVG warning that the software could be dangerous.  The message from AVG said they were analyzing the program, and would get back to me.  I'll give it some time.  I may be too paranoid about this sort of thing, and apparently my computer is too!

 

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Edited by Steve OK, 03 April 2018 - 06:53 AM.

 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 03:57 PM

One small bug I think.  I had a tiff master flat created by the "old" DSS and tried to use it with the new beta, but it kept telling me the sizes do not match.  So I went back and chose the original raws to rebuild the master flat and so far it's working.  I'll try again with the resulting master flat tiff to see if it works.  Maybe it's some sort of compatibility issue between the way masters tiffs were created in the old version vs new.


 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:04 PM

'm on Win 10, with AVG Antivirus running.  I've seen the warning about unsigned software.  This was different.  Both Windows defender and AVG warnings popped up, with the AVG warning that the software could be dangerous.  The message from AVG said they were analyzing the program, and would get back to me.  I'll give it some time.  I may be too paranoid about this sort of thing, and apparently my computer is too!


If you are able to you can down load the source package from GitHub ( https://github.com/LucCoiffier/DSS ) look on right hand side of the page from the green button ("Clone or Download") - click it and pick "Download ZIP". Once you unpack the ZIP you can either build the programs yourself from the sources (if you have Visual Studio 2017 community edition - free) - or you can extract the pre-built installers from the directory "Installer\InstallerPrograms" from the ZIP package.
 


Edited by Tonk, 02 April 2018 - 04:06 PM.

 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:24 PM

Btw, I got the same warning as Steve.  Just click on "More Info" and click on run anyway and it's fine.


 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:25 PM

Was the build Digitally Signed?


 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:26 PM

 

If you are able to you can down load the source package from GitHub ( https://github.com/LucCoiffier/DSS ) look on right hand side of the page from the green button ("Clone or Download") - click it and pick "Download ZIP". Once you unpack the ZIP you can either build the programs yourself from the sources (if you have Visual Studio 2017 community edition - free) - or you can extract the pre-built installers from the directory "Installer\InstallerPrograms" from the ZIP package.
 

 

Thanks, Tonk.  I do trust you, by the way.  Like I said, just paranoid!

 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:27 PM

Btw, I got the same warning as Steve.  Just click on "More Info" and click on run anyway and it's fine.

I did the same, and that is when the AVG warning popped up.

 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:37 PM

We have now added ZIPed versions of the installers - use these if your web browser is set to block exe file downloads. You will of course have to unzip them first before installing


 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:39 PM

Was the build Digitally Signed


Not yet - trying to find a way that doesnt cost $250 when we are only at pre-beta "try it and see" stage.
 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:41 PM

One small bug I think.  I had a tiff master flat created by the "old" DSS and tried to use it with the new beta, but it kept telling me the sizes do not match.  So I went back and chose the original raws to rebuild the master flat and so far it's working.  I'll try again with the resulting master flat tiff to see if it works.  Maybe it's some sort of compatibility issue between the way masters tiffs were created in the old version vs new.


OK - I'll pass that onto the experts (Luc!)

(It could be due to the DCRAW upgrade we applied - other than that the 32 bit version is otherwise unchanged and the 64 bit version is er - now 64 bit also with the newest DCRAW)


Edited by Tonk, 02 April 2018 - 04:45 PM.

 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:18 PM

I am delighted to hear that DSS has been upgraded. It is great software and easy to use, and you don't need to join a "cult".


 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:31 PM

 

OK - I'll pass that onto the experts (Luc!)

(It could be due to the DCRAW upgrade we applied - other than that the 32 bit version is otherwise unchanged and the 64 bit version is er - now 64 bit also with the newest DCRAW)

 

That could well be it.  Not a biggie though.  I just finished staking, everything went very well!  Thank you, Luc and the reast of the team who made this possible.  :-)


 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:15 PM

Isn't DcRaw being replace by LibRaw?


 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:22 PM

Yes - thats our next move. But first we wanted a 64 bit port completed and to find out how well it works.


 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:06 PM

I will put it through its paces tomorrow stacking 36mp full frame and 50mp medium format images. For now, bed.


 

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:50 AM

I had this message from AVG this morning:

 

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So all is good!

 

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 07:06 AM

I had this message from AVG this morning:


Hi Steve - this looks like its how AVG behaves when encountering a new never-before-seen EXE download (its signature is not in the master AVG database). Not surprising as the EXE was only created yesterday. Hopefully your sacrifice in being frisked at the security desk will stop this behaviour happening again when others with AVG attempt the download smile.gif


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 07:10 AM

Thanks all - excited to try the 64bit version! Huge fan of DSS.


 


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