I have to disagree here… I think it’s because I have a different perspective (maybe not the right one… just different). I can see the tendency to derive an object driven sequence in your brain. My sequence uses an auto guider, my sequences uses a camera and a CFW, etc…
This is not really what SGPro is though… SGPro is automation software. It is designed to run a sequence of events. A sequence is comprised of actions, not objects. What does that matter? Well take the auto guider stuff in this thread. The argument has been made that if “there is no object there should be no actions for that object”. In reality, I would like the thought process to be “I have defined a series of behaviors and actions for my sequence, now I’m going to specify what object should do those things for me”. This may require a subtle shift in thinking, but I believe, for the purpose SGPro is trying to fulfill, it is the right perspective.
The arguments in this thread prioritize selection of the auto guider as the most import thing about auto guiding. Why? I am not sure. Maybe because it’s on the top. Maybe because we are trained to think about the tangible things in life. Maybe it’s because we call it “The Control Panel” and its viewed as an area to control objects and devices. There are a myriad of other reasons (please don’t use this thread to list them… I believe you and it’s not really my point).
So… that said, one could just as easily argue that dithering is the most important thing about guiding, what guider actually fulfills this activity is not too important, just that the sequence dithers. In this line of thinking, the check box to dither could be the most important aspect of guiding and would be responsible for disabling all of the other controls on the tab (including the selection of the guider itself).
I don’t like the idea of a popup asking to clear your actions either. What I do like is that you can just sit down and think through a series of actions you’d like performed during the course of your sequence, then you can actually select what will perform them. If you like it, you save it and you are done.
Maybe we should change the name of the equipment profiles (yet another naming convention that facilitates an object driven thought process) to something like activity profiles.
To answer your question directly (answered implicitly above)
You told SGPro you wanted several actions to execute that require the selection of a guider, but you did not select one. How do we know if your intent is not to use a guider or to do those actions, but you forgot to select a guider?