Whenever there's a KDE release, I like to draw up a "QA list" for KStars that essentially lists all of the program's expected behaviors (it's quite a long list). I then go through and systematically check each one. I typically turn up a good number of lurking insects this way, and the current release is no exception.
Unfortunately, I am just not going to have time to fix these problems before the 3.3.0 release. I am currently out of the country, and am not getting back home until Aug 4th. I feel kind of bad about it, because for every release up until this one, I had solved all known KStars bugs. :(
This release cycle seemed much shorter than previous ones. Or maybe I was just busier with work this time. Oh well, I guess there's always 3.3.1, right?