Sequence Generator 3.1.0.291 Beta is Released for Test

Hello! Welcome to the 3.X beta for SGPro. As always, we aim to ensure that even our betas are stable, but please know that we do find bugs during this process.

I M P O R T A N T ! (if you use notifications like GNS or Email)
This release (3.1.0.289) will cause you to lose your notification settings. That said, there is a way to capture what you did have, please see here: Installing beta 283 wiped out Notification info

You can find the beta here:

http://www.mainsequencesoftware.com/Releases


Sequence Generator 3.1.0.291

  • Change: Most decision points that are prefaced by “Are you sure?” dialog boxes now have a “Don’t show again” checkbox (for those you who dont make click mistakes when you’re tired). Please note that SGPro has a lot of decision points… they have not all been tested, but these changes are pretty low risk
  • Fix: Issue where event level pause, park or script no longer worked
  • Fix: Issue where sequence pause and resume could cause the sequence to think it has no work left
  • Fix: Auto focus before sequence now runs between “slew” and “center” actions of first target
    Fix: An issue where an Astrometry.Net blind solve during centering could erroneously be flagged as a bad solve

Sequence Generator 3.1.0.289

  • Fix: Sequence open now renders controls for the first target faster
  • Fix: Auto focus before sequence start now runs prior to centering and auto guider start
  • Fix: Issue where the user profile manager would crash
  • Fix: A potential fix to stop SGPro from disappearing into the background after closing a child window could sometimes crash SGPro
  • Fix: An issue where the auto center routine might report a very large pointing error for RA deltas that span across 360 (24h)
  • Fix: Issue that saved notification settings improperly. Sorry beta users, you will need to reconfigure here
  • Fix: Issue where sequence end could bring up GNS setting even if you are not using it
  • Fix: Fix an issue where reading data from the Environment Device could crash SGPro
  • Fix: Timed error notification is emitted at sequence start (instead of waiting for the first image)
  • Change: SGPro 3.1 is now dependent on the .NET 4.5.2 framework (installed by Windows automatically)
  • Change: SGPro can now take advantage of multi-core processors

Sequence Generator 3.1.0.283

  • Fix: Issue with planning assistant that could populate start / end time with garbage altitude depending on the time of day using the graph
  • Fix: Apply same fix to non-modal windows that tries to prevent SGPro from disappearing into the background on window close
  • Fix: GNS monitoring endpoint no longer pauses timer between sequence exposures
  • Fix: Issue where replacing all targets for a new mosaic sequence would not load any events for the first target
  • Fix: After mosaic sequence creation, the background loader is started again
  • Fix: QSI version of SGPro now shows both “QSI Camera” and “QSI Camera 2”
  • Fix: An issue where the Flats Calibration Wizard would fail to save data back to the chosen profile (and crash)
  • Fix: Some ASCOM camera gain values were offset by 100 (Only affects Altair?)

Sequence Generator 3.1.0.280

  • Change: Image complete popups are now suppressed by default
  • Change: Image complete notifications now only apply to “Light” images
  • Change: Support for and auto conversion of old QSI drivers to new QSI drivers
  • Fix: Checking or unchecking a target during background load no longer takes an eternity to respond
  • Fix: A condition where upon closing SGPro with MFW open ask you if you really want to close 2 times and, despite your answer, would close anyway

Sequence Generator 3.1.0.279

  • Fix: A terrible issue that would destroy your sequences. All your sequence are belong to us.
  • Fix: A long standing issue where sometimes, upon closing a SGPro window, the main SGPro window would disappear into the background. Note that this is an attempt to fix it… I haven’t seen it since, but who knows… Let us know if you still see it.

Sequence Generator 3.1.0.272

  • Add: Sequence automatically loads fully in the background (SGPro is fully functional while the sequence is background loading)
  • Add: Option to move to next target if sequence recovery fails or quits on target end time (or if recovery is not used)
  • Change: Move user profile drop box into main view
  • Change: Move selected target to title of “Target Data” group box
  • Change: Removed dialog asking to attempt to leave the camera cooler on when disconnecting
  • Change: DSO-Browser import is now Telescopius import
  • Change: SGPro will now accept signed or unsigned integers for camera data
  • Change: Aborting a PlateSolve2 solve will no longer wait for PlateSolve2 to exit
  • Change: After importing targets, the sequence is now properly flagged as needing save
  • Change: Sequence recovery will no longer start if failed target is past end time/altitude
  • Change: Better logging around sequence reset/restart events.
  • Fix: Issue where notification settings were not saving properly
  • Fix: Certain conditions where a telescope failed to connect, SGPro would crash
  • Fix: Disconnect auto guider will not disconnect on restart after unsafe
  • Fix: If the guider gear does get disconnected, resume guiding will now attempt to auto-connect it
  • Fix: Auto center will no longer attempt to use blind failover if user aborts the centering routine
  • Fix: An issue where SGPro could hang if the plate solve might be bad and user elects to continue anyhow
  • Fix: An issue where SGPro could crash if aborting the meridian flip at a certain time
  • Fix: Weird flickering redraw issue when duplicating a target
  • Fix: Only go into capture calibration frames mode if calibration frames exist
  • Fix: Issue where attempting to move the last target up in the list could crash
  • Fix: Copy events from target
  • Fix: Weird border drawing issue on the event table
  • Fix: An issue where target copy events to or from might not work
  • Fix: Observatory slaving changing label to radius from diameter

Sequence Generator 3.1.0.258

  • Change: The auto focus fit method is no longer influenced by the “smart focus” option
  • Change: Auto focus will no longer rerun on validation failure
  • Fix: Sequence shutdown will no longer occur if a sequence shutdown is in progress
  • Fix: Better handling around Gemini Snap Cap empty/null port on connect

Sequence Generator 3.1.0.254

  • Change: Updated restart on safe status text
  • Change: Now sending notification that sequence restart is waiting for safe conditions
  • Change: If “Restart on Safe” is turned off while waiting to restart, the sequence will abort
  • Change: ASCOM cameras no longer wait for the camera to report IDLE state before starting an exposure
  • Change: SGPro will now allow centering, focus and guiding startup routines to complete before waiting for TEC to be at temperature
  • Change: Auto focus will rerun focus 1 more time if validation from is out of spec (down from 3)
  • Fix: Addressed an issue where SGPro notifications system would crash on open for some versions of Windows

Sequence Generator 3.1.0.249

  • Fix: Issue where creating a new sequence with a profile might fail
  • Fix: Repaired window scaling issue in the Options dialog
  • Add: More logging on settings migration

Sequence Generator 3.1.0.247

  • Change: Moved “restart on safe” checkbox to the “Sequence Options” tab (still in Options window)
  • Change: End of sequence shutdown on UNSAFE, can now be bypassed (setting in “Sequence Options” in the Options dialog
  • Change: When a new target is added, it is automatically selected
  • Fix: Deleting all targets no longer crashes SGPro
  • Fix: Adding a target when there are no targets is no longer broken
  • Fix: Issue where some profiles that specified certain settings for auto focus would fail to create a new sequence
  • Fix: Equipment should not disconnect when restart on SAFE is selected
  • Fix: Changing event order radio buttons now properly flags sequence as needing save
  • Fix: New targets now honor your default event rotation selection in options

Sequence Generator 3.1.0.245

  • Fix: Issue where sequence images would not open during “open last sequence”
  • Fix: Issue where some equipment profiles would fail to apply to the sequence
  • Fix: Issue where partially completed sequences would not reflect progress in the progress bar on open

Sequence Generator 3.1.0.242

  • Change: The target display window (upper left of sequencer) is now bigger… don’t get too excited because the text has also gotten bigger so it’s easier to use. Displays ~7 targets now. We will experiment more here in the 4.0 beta.
  • Change: SGPro now opens sequences of ANY SIZE very fast… finally.
  • Change: SGPro should now be able to support an unlimited (well… very large) number of targets and maintain a reasonable memory footprint.
  • Change: The target settings icon is not visible until you move the mouse near the target list. Grants more display area to the target name.
  • Change: Moved sequence time stats to the bottom of the sequencer window (may not stay here).
  • Fix: Copy events to other targets is now BLAZING FAST.
  • Fix: Shutdown on unsafe will no longer disconnect equipment when you are using “Restart on Safe”.
  • Fix: Fix crash when not using load last sequence on open.
  • Fix: QSI cameras now write correct local and UTC times in the FITS header.
  • Fix: Issue where target setting icon would display off edge of control.
  • Fix: Issue where the last target in the list might not be selectable.
  • Fix: Issue where some sequences, immediately after loading were flagged as needing save.
  • Fix: Recent sequences was broken if you were opening the last sequence used.

Sequence Generator 3.1.0.232

  • Change: Docking modules inherit title bar color from Control.DarkDark (this is for the Windows 10 dark theme by Shane aka @Kor) -> Win10 Dark Theme for SGP
  • Change: MFW Fetch now checks to see if an internet connection is available. If not, it displays an appropriate message.
  • Change: demoting local DSO location database in favor of SIMBAD (reports of local being less accurate)
  • Fix: Restart on safe will no longer show TEC not at temperature dialog for cameras that cool on connect.
  • Fix: ZWO Cameras will no longer disconnect when a new sequence is opened

Sequence Generator 3.1.0.226

  • Change: If the auto focus validation frame warning appears, SGPro will rerun auto focus starting from the original position. This will happen up to 3 times. If the warning is still present, SGPro will return to the starting position and continue the sequence. This is not super helpful… but is prep for other AF work.
  • Add: You can now filter the Notification popups in SGPro options
  • Add: Allow 10 Search Regions for PlateSolve2
  • Fix: “Dither every x frames” (was erroneously considering non-light frames)
  • Fix: Missing PHD2 port missing after sequence / profile migration
  • Fix: ZWO saved camera selection
  • Fix: Issue where aborting sequence after unsafe would restart sequence
  • Fix: Bug that would auto-change PlateSolve2 search regions after manual solve
  • Fix: Issue converting exposure time when display language was English, but region was not
  • Fix: Delay exposure string processing until no key press for 1 sec
  • Fix: Dont log image data from API guider
  • Fix: Remove profile name from sequencer window
  • Fix: Replaced old settings system with one much less fragile (wont lock SGPro on start)
  • Fix: Issue where flats wizard data might not save to equipment profile
  • Fix: Better message when no ZWO cameras are connected
  • Fix: Alnitak double connect issue, better message when com port is empty.

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