20 January 2021: Soon to be released APP 1.083-beta2 : improved comet registration, updated tools, new Star Reducer Tool and more...
16 November 2020 - Wouter van Reeven has officially joined the Astro Pixel Processor Team as a moderator on our forum, welcome Wouter 🙂 !
Same boat here using APP for my large ongoing projects is just a hassle without better support for projects. I would like to use APP instead of my other solutions as I think some of the fundamental algorithms are the best but the stacked quality difference isn't great enough to put up with the lack of "quality of life" features reasonably expected in modern software. It is unacceptable you can't quit working on a project and just save state and come back later and load everything back to where you were before. Even DSS had this back in 2007.
Same here. I love the immediacy of the APP workflow and the quality of its results are excellent. However, all of my projects span multiple weeks. Not being able to go back to a previous integration, add new frames, and know my settings will be the same makes it unusable. I've given up using APP for anything other than quick test integrations leaving everything on default, as otherwise there is no way I can remember what settings I've used. I'm working on getting another solution in place before my licence needs renewing this spring.
As the main developer of APP, I constantly need to prioritize certain tasks. The request of save/load projects and settings has been on my list for a long time, so are many other requests, like fully automatic comet processing for instance.
Now to make it completely clear to everyone, APP 1.083 stable (which is coming!) will have the comet processing feature, a new star reducer tool, and updates of the other tools.
APP 1.084 will be a rather special version in which we will upgrade APP to a more modern development platform (GraalVM and possibly with native executable code). This is needed for several reasons, one of which is the big changes that Apple is making in the latest MacOS versions and their new M1 hardware. This is by far the highest priority at the moment.
Now for APP 1.085 I will make the commitment here, that this version will be completely prioritized for the project and settings save & load functionality.
Please accept my apologies to keep you waiting for so long for this functionality. I hope you can all bear with me until 1.085 is there 😉
Thanks for the update Mabula, and for understanding our frustrations. I appreciate it’s always difficult to balance the needs of a diverse user base.
That timeline sounds great. Thank you. I’d love to keep APP in my workflow!