My experience with flats is the same, no pause to ensure telescope is covered before carrying on. My work-around was aborting the sequence after the last flat was saved, covering the telescope (in my case removing the flat panel first), and restarting from the first dark flat sequence entry. Not ideal, must be paying attention, but workable. Now with 3.6.0 I can't even get this far. (still working on what the issues are...)
Note that I just updated the DMG for KStars 3.6.0 on MacOS. The previous one was built just before I went on vacation and I had an issue with my script and couldn't fix it before I left so in the release they used the 3.6.0 built by craft. There were some issues with it and this week after I came back I worked on fixing my script and then fixing those issues. Hopefully the following are fixed:
1. The issue with running KStars below MacOS 10.15. My script is set to build for 10.13 just as it had in the past. So hopefully this new dmg should work just like KStars 3.5.9
2. The strange Find Dialog MacOS crash issue might be fixed. This is one I have been working on the last few days.
3. Any other bug fixes that have gone into the stable KStars 3.6.0 in the last couple of weeks.
In my hands KStars 360 gives a lot of problems on macOS Mojave and Big Sur.
It keeps bouncing on the Dock and doesn't open.
THEN, it is impossible to open KStars 359 : it keeps bouncing as well.
However it is possible to open KStars 359 again after a restart of the Mac.
Celestron EdgeHD 11 on Celestron CGE Pro
Celestron OAG and MicroTouch Autofocuser
ASI2600MC Pro + ASI174MM
Yesterday I found the issue for the startup crash, it is a file called asteroids.dat in the data directory. I contacted the person who made the change and he is working on a solution. Sorry about the issue.
I was able to download the latest Beta 3.6.1 release (2022-08-25T18:24:31Z) and so far I can report that it launches (no more beachball of death), connects to all my gear, and doesn't crash when you try to find an object. I won't be able to run a full test trying to image a target for a night or two but wanted to report the progress.
Celestron EdgeHD 11 with Moonlite CHL Large 2.5" Format Focuser
Radian 61 with Radian Focuser
Main Camera: ASI6200MM Pro
Guide Camera: ASI174MM
OAG: ZWO OAG-L
Filterwheel: ZWO EFW (7x2")
PegasusAstro Ultimate Powerbox V2
Raspberry Pi 4, 8GB running Stellarmate
Ok, two big fixes were just pushed. A better solution for the Find Dialog bug and also a fix for the startup crash that a bunch of people were experiencing that was caused by asteroids.dat I just rebuilt the dmg here:
Frederick, yes please post future issues that will affect future releases in the other thread. But I want to make sure that the DMG we have posted on KDE's download site is good and doesn't have any more serious issues like the Find Dialog bug or the startup crash.
One final note, I did finally have to go along with KDE/Craft's decision to switch our support from 10.13 to 10.15 as the minimum MacOS level unfortunately. Too many of the craft packages come from the binary server and were compiled for 10.15 now that they made the change. Having to rebuild everything for 10.13 and hope that it all builds without issue is problematic especially since they said that the reason they switched to 10.15 is because some newer versions of packages will no longer build properly for that version of MacOS. So sadly we will have to switch and I guess update our statement on the website that it supports 10.13 since it won't anymore