Re: Question on ascom driver

Joe Zeglinski

Thanks Glenn,

That proves my point - who is going to blink first?

Since there is no agreed upon standard for choosing to issue a "Sync or a
Recal", then it makes sense for the AP firmware to change. Otherwise, Roland
is going to have to get together with the Bisques, and Ajai, and Ray,
(possibly Meade) etc. etc. and finally agree on some kind of mutual standard
for using one of these functions.

Is there that much animosity among software and hardware makers, that
this trivial problem can't be straightened out, once and for all - surely
money talks? Or, is it simply software turf protection?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Wallace" <glenn@...>
To: <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 5:21 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Question on ascom driver

I believe that Roland has answered this question at least 10 times
previously so perhaps a search of the archives is in order ?. The Sky
doesn't do an RCAL. They (Bisque)apparently know better than Roland and
doing a sync with the scope 1 arc second beyond a flip will result in
the scope trying to dive under the pier. Not recommended. The new driver
that Ray is working on will do the right thing and as long as the driver
is used everything will likely be fine. Using The Sky without the driver
will probably not. And asking Roland to fix the AP firmware to fix a
software problem from Bisque is not a good solution.

I asked Ajai Sehgal (the author of the driver) his answer for the current
driver is:
"The Sync does a real sync not a recal."

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