I just replaced all my Windows astro apps, including Polemaster, with CCDCIEL on Ubuntu 20.04 on a NUC attached to my OTA. I've tried to run the PoleMaster_Qt-for-Ubuntu-x86_64-1.3.5 linux deb available on the QYCCD site, but it's a 2018 app that won't run on the latest Ubuntu. At a minimum, the source needs to be rebuilt, but apparently, nobody at QYCCD has even looked at it in the last 4 years.
Too bad, because linux is starting to come into its own for AP and I can't tell you how fast CCDCIEL runs compared to my Windows apps, N.I.N.A. and Sharpcap included. I was even thinking of giving up on Polemaster and going with CCDCIEL's polar alignment routine. Even the Windows version is buggy and won't even run on the latest NUCs without turning off turbo features in the bios.
I still have my MacBook Pro, so if I need Polemaster, I can use the MAC version, again, buggy as that is.
Apparently, the geniuses at QYCCD don't seem to understand it's the software, not the camera, that's important in polar aligning. What a waste.
Edited by glancey, 19 June 2021 - 01:43 AM.