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VStar on Windows 8?

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David Benn
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VStar on Windows 8?

Hi all

Is anyone running VStar on Windows 8?

If so, are you using plug-ins (ignoring for now that the plug-in manager is not working currently)? 

I have been corresponding with a user who is having plug-in problems and I don't have a Windows 8 machine to test on and would appreciate some assistance. It may just be that the plug-ins are not in the desired directory, but I just want to rule some things out.

There'll be a new VStar release this week by the way.

David

mgw
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Running fine on Windows 8

David,

I used VStar on my Windows 8 machine throughout the class - no problems.  I ran both from the web and also downloading and installing a local copy.  I used almost all the plug-ins....

BUT, I just tried to log in and access the plug-ins.  I got an exception code.  See attached error message. It has some weird user name, not the user id entered.

 

Gordon

David Benn
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Great, thanks Gordon. That

Great, thanks Gordon.

That particular problem still relates to http://www.aavso.org/access-aid-vstar-currently-not-working

There'll be a release this week to fix that (plug-in manager, discrepant reporting) as well as other bugs and internal enhancements.

Can you tell me where your vstar_plugins and vstar_plugin_libs dirs are located (on Windows 8)?

When the plug-in manager is working, this doesn't matter, but for manual installation, it does.

David

mgw
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Windows 8 directory structure

David,

Unzipping the download creates the "vstar" folder

From there it goes - vstar->plugin->vstar-plugins-2.16.0, and this directory contains both vstar-plugin-libs and vstar_plugins

I attached a series of screen captures of the windows explorer displays as I stepped down the directory tree.

Gordon

David Benn
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Hi Gordon Actually, the key

Hi Gordon

Actually, the key thing I wanted to know was, where does your vstar_plugins (and vstar_plugin_libs) directory live under Windows 8 (probably created by the plug-in manager during the course)? 

Under Windows 7, it will be C:\Users\some_user_dir and I'm interested to know whether Windows 8 does the same.

Those plug-in zip files were inadvertently added to the 2.16.0 VStar distribution zip. blush

That's okay, just unintended; even if a non-member gets access to BSM/APASS plug-ins this way, they still can't be used.

Thanks.

David

mgw
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vstar_plugin location

David,

Yes, in my case they are in the c:\Users\Gordon directory.  Screen capture attached.

Gordon

David Benn
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Thanks Gordon. I've pointed

Thanks Gordon.

I've pointed the person who asked the question at this topic.

I suspected the dir structure was the same in Windows 8 but did not know.

David 

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