It is a good script but could use a bit of polish. Interest on it has disappeared
Not at all. I have introduced changes and new features in version 1.7.0 precisely to facilitate writing scripts like this one (read-only process properties). However these features are still incomplete; that's why I haven't described them publicly yet.
This script is a wonderful piece of software. When it works as expected, it will make the preprocessing task much easier in PixInsight but without losing a bit of its power and flexibility. I plan on continuing development of this script as soon as possible, hopefully with John's help. But please bear in mind that my time and resources are very limited, and my workload is huge. PI grows and grows but our resources are always the same.
It really seems to be worth doing all the pre-processing in PI, but the time to do it well is still depressing unfortunately
worth doing it, and if you know and organize your data and your work well, it isn't so time consuming. It is not a fully automatic procedure like in other applications, but heck, other applications don't provide even a 10% of the accuracy and flexibility you have with our ImageCalibration, StarAlignment and ImageIntegration tools.