Re: New ASCOM Platform 6.5 Has Been Released #ExploreScientific #ASCOM

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 12:16 PM, Robert Hoskin wrote:
What ASCOM platform versions do you anticipate supporting, for the future PMC8 Server/Driver?
Hi Bob,

The current release version of the PMC-Eight ASCOM driver is fully compatible with platform version 6.5.  Future platform upgrades should never "break" previous versions of drivers that are out there. The platforms are backward compatible with previous platforms with the same major version number, 6 in this case. There was a break in compatibility (I believe) when the platform went from 5 to 6.

When we release new versions of the PMC-Eight ASCOM driver/server they will be tested against the latest version of the ASCOM platform.

It is important to note that the platform is not updated all that often, I think it has been at least 1 or 2 years since 6.4 was released.
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

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