I was working on refreshing one of my imaging boxes, and went to install the ASI ASCOM driver, and noticed that the version dated 5/20/2020 was requiring an update to the ASCOM platform to 6.5. Knowing that the current stable version of ASCOM is 6.4SP1, I went ahead and followed the ZWO link and installed the 6.5 package. This is the RC2 (Release Candidate 2) version of the ASCOM platform -- which more advanced users may not care about running vs 6.4 SP1. For less advanced users running pre-release versions of software can cause problems.
For those that do not want to run the RC2 version of ASCOM 6.5 -- stick to the existing driver or use the link on their site to install the previous version instead.
I also looked to determine what the new driver was offering, and all the release notes say is "fix some bugs" so it is not clear at all what the advantage is to moving to 6.5 RC2 to install this new driver version. In minor amounts of testing I have done, the 5/20 driver seems to work just fine with the 6200 camera. It was working just fine prior as well. ZWO should give people more transparency into what bugs were fixed. This applies to the SDK as well, which is also showing a 5/20 update. I have no idea what that update is for, so would have a hard time suggesting developers stop and update their libraries to support it.
Just a fair warning to folks and a few rants about transparency.
Edited by rockstarbill, 23 May 2020 - 02:43 PM.