New ASCOM Platform 6.5 Coming Soon?? #TECHNICAL #ASCOM

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering

I just discovered this on GitHub while looking to check my version of the ASCOM Conformance Tool used to test the PMC-Eight ASCOM Driver. The Conformance program runs the driver through every method and property setting to make sure it can do everything needed to comply with the platform certification requirements. You can find the test results for the PMC-Eight driver in the PMC-Eight Programmer's Reference.

Here is the link to the Conform Page. Platform 6.5 is not currently available on the ASCOM Standards website.

Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

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Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
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