Celestron Firmware Manager on Linux

To update the hand control or motor controller firmware on any of your Celestron mounts, you will need the Celestron Firmware Manager. The whole process is explained on this website. Long story short, you have to download the software here: http://software.celestron.com/updates/?dir=CFM/CFM After unzipping you end up with CFM.jar. To be able to run that you … Continue reading Celestron Firmware Manager on Linux


Braindead Python packaging

As you all know, distributing and building packages with the openSUSE Build Service is easy and fun. The only party pooper is that you have to write a spec file to get your RPMs out there. Thanks to darix, we have a decent solution at least for Ruby packages: gem2rpm, a script which auto-generates RPM … Continue reading Braindead Python packaging