Hmm, Jean-Claude, you might be on to something. I just tried your experiment, renaming my kstarsrc file and then tried starting an indiserver in KStars. It crashed with the old one very easily, it didn't crash with the new one when I tried it a couple of times. I'm not sure this was a well conducted experiment since I really need to do it many times in a more controlled way, but it's enough that I think you might have something here. We should see if there is some setting that got saved in there that somehow affected it. It's easy to check, it is literally a text file full of settings.