I posted about this on a couple of Yahoo groups and I got the impression this v5.5 release has only been out for a couple weeks at most.
This thread got the biggest response...
Most of it is incidental banter and me carping about getting my LPI to work (which I never did, btw). but here's a quote from one of my posts about my upgrade experience. Keep in mind I wasn't in a good mood when I wrote it and haven't done an extensive examination of v5.5.
"I suppose updating the computer wasn't entirely a waste but truth be told the
Autostarsuite upgrade was not worth the trouble, to me anyway. Other than
cosmetic changes to the Remote Handbox I haven't noticed anything functionally
different from v3.23. Maybe if the new PEC Tool works I'll play with that. Oh,
and the documentation for ASIP is much better but I moved on to other processing
programs long ago so that's a day late and a dollar short.
Envisage v7.xx has a couple of nifty new features like the 3D Magic Eye focus
widget and the 'fit to window' checkbox, but the fact that I have to resize the
program window on every startup is maddenly tedious. But here too, I moved on to
Nebulosity for capture some time ago.
Unless you have one of the newer products that needs v5.5 there's not much
reason to upgrade from v3.23 and v5.85...IMO."
Not much to add...The planetarium now has a button to fetch DSS images from the internet, the download includes a .Net 2.0 upgrade (there is a .Net 3.5 update available from Microsoft). Aside from the trials and tribulations I put myself through the upgrade was straightforward and went smooth. But the fact remains I pretty much feel like I'm back where I started.
LX200gps 7" Mak
41deg 50' N
73deg 44' W