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  1. xLights release 2017.22 With this release we go back to BETA quality. BETA means we do not expect any new crashes and all of your sequences work as before. The previous two releases were marked as ALPHA as we were releasing many changes for AC sequencing. Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Videos tutorials are found at videos.xlights.org Forums are located at nutcracker123.com/forum Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2017.22 Aug 06, 2017 -- bug (gil) Fix timeline display for sequences greater than an hour. Fixes #811. -- bug (dan) Prevent a GIF with 0 frame time hanging xlights -- enh (keith) Test tab auto turn on -- bug (keith) Fix on exit test tab doesnt turn back on output to lights correctly -- enh (keith) Test tab remembers test settings between sessions -- bug (keith) Fix change name of model causes loss of model selection -- enh (keith) Improve model naming when copying or adding new models -- bug (keith) Fix cascade again ... it will work someday -- bug (keith) Fix failed backup in some subfolders -- enh (keith) Add remove unused layers to row heading right click menu -- bug (keith) Prevent errors pasting models with illegal data -- bug (keith) Fix backup not working for directories with . in the name -- bug (keith) Fix AC cascade ... again -- enh (keith) Add controller and connection details to node layout -- enh (keith) Add ability to create a custom model from an inbuilt model -- bug (keith) Fix string count on export models csv ... make it our best guess at the number of physical light strings -- enh (keith) Make model group panel drag and drop
  2. xLights 2017.20 Keith and Gil have added a whole bunch of new features to make AC programming easier. Because this needs testing I am marking this as an ALPHA release. Everything else is normal in this release. If you dont mind finding issues with AC programming (and maybe have crashes) please test. If you want stable, wait for the next release. I have been using this release for all of Lilia's sequences, looks very good. Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Videos tutorials are found at videos.xlights.org Forums are located at nutcracker123.com/forum Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2017.20 Jul 26, 2017 -- bug (dkulp) Old keybindings files can result in U/D/O problems when defaults are removed. -- enh (keith) Add value curves to sub-buffers -- enh (keith) Move audio file loading to its own thread to improve audio load time in scheduler. Eliminates the need to load and convert the entire file before the audio starts to play. -- bug (keith) Fix crash when importing a LOR timing track a second time. -- bug (keith) Fix check sequence erroneously flagging invalid start channel where universes are grouped as a single output. -- bug (keith) Fix value curve dialog wont accept keyboard input in text boxes and sliders -- bug (keith) Fix export models bulb counting -- enh (keith) Add simple current estimation to model export ... assumes 0.06A per node which would be normal for a typical white pixel at full power. -- enh (keith) Add a collapse all function to the row heading right click menu -- bug (keith) Fix schedule not playing past midnight -- bug (keith) Fix schedules not showing next time after they are edited -- bug (keith) Fix #876 renaming a model involved in start channel chaining breaks the chain -- enh (keith) Expand E6804 upload to also support the E682. -- enh (keith) Add decaying sine value curve -- enh (keith & Gil) Add AC Sequencing mode -- enh (keith) Add a reverse nodes button to submodel dialog -- bug (keith) Fix pixture effect position text boxes dont allow -100 entry -- enh (keith) Include some standard value curves in the distribution -- bug (keith) fix serial configuration upload to the falcon controllers. Also address expansion boards better. -- enh (gil) Add new option via menu setting so that double-click on a timing effect plays the audio for that duration. Useful for creating/adjusting lyric timings.
  3. xLights release 2017.18 numerous Vixen 2.x import issues and added some enhancements. Some more crash fixes. Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Videos tutorials are found at videos.xlights.org Forums are located at nutcracker123.com/forum Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2017.18 Jun 29, 2017 -- bug (dkulp) Vixen import was not reading channel names/colors from profile files. -- enh (keith) Add a show all effects row header right click menu option which opens up all groups/models/strands to show all effects ... but only those that are necessary to see them all -- bug (keith) Fix some crashes when mapping due to empty lists -- bug (keith) Fix hue vc not working on layers other than zero -- enh (keith) Add splitter to mapping dialog -- enh (keith) Add splitter to sequence elements dialog. -- bug (keith) Fix test tab throws error if output to lights was already on -- enh (keith) Connect up menu items for controller upload on OSX -- enh (dkulp) Update vixen import to try and find the profile file and use the channel names from there -- bug (keith) Fix color panel value curves not setting correctly as you move from effect to effect 2017.17 Jun 19, 2017 -- bug (gil) Fix individual start channels not displaying correct numbers. -- enh (gil) Use freeform selection if selected timing track has no timing marks. -- bug (gil) Prevent overlaps of Spiral and Fan effects imported from SuperStar. -- bug (keith) Fix issue highlighted in this thread http://nutcracker123.com/forum/index.php?topic=4407.0 -- bug (keith) Fix back to back glediator effects not rendering correctly. 2017.16 Jun 13, 2017 -- bug (dkulp) Fix some resize issues in import dialog -- bug (dkulp) Fix drag/drop in import dialog (requires rebuild of wxWidgets) -- bug (dkulp) Fix sorting in available models on import dialog -- bug (gil) Correct 3D DMX model rotating opposite of other view types. -- bug (gil) Fix crash when deleting last view in the list. Fixes #869. -- enh (gil) Add ability to right-click House Preview and switch to custom previews you've created. -- enh (gil) Bars Effect: add new directions and VC to center point to allow precise motions. -- bug (gil) Fix effect preset import bug that caused old effect upgrade code to run. Fixes #863. -- enh (keith) Get Pixlite 4 controller upload working -- enh (keith) Get J1Sys P2 controller upload working -- enh (keith) Show models already used in mapping dialog -- enh (keith) Add more submodel generation options -- enh (keith) Add auto mapping for xlights/lor/vixen import ... automatically maps identical model/group names -- bug (keith) Force model start channels to be up to date if accessing functions from setup tab -- enh (keith) Add Model State to DMX model so you can use them to represent DMX channels where specific values represent specific behaviour -- bug (keith) Force new models/groups to appear immediately in sequence elements available list for master view -- bug (keith) Prevent xlights import overwriting existing effects -- bug (keith) Fix if no effects present render never ends 2017.15 May 31, 2017 -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash if submodel is part of a preview -- enh (keith) Add E6804 controller configuration support -- bug (keith) Fix errors with FPP config -- bug (keith) Fix xyzzy on matrixs on start channels other than 1 -- bug (keith) Fix triangle wave effect crash -- enh (keith) Enhance wiring view and add light background option -- bug (keith) Fix hang in blend transition -- enh (keith) Add documentation of xSchedule variables into the UI -- bug (keith) Fix some issues with layer counts in preset window -- bug (keith) Fix end channel display if multiple universes are grouped under one output -- bug (keith) Fix 64 bit vamp performance on windows 2017.14 May 17, 2017 -- enh (gil) Add additional colors to color manager. -- bug (gil) Fix Align Both Times case that was failing. -- bug (gil) Fix effect panel not updating icon when using drop-down combo. -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash if model using #x:y notation has end channel beyond end of setup. Fixes #859 -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash if expand group with submodels and model doesn't exist in sequence -- bug (dkulp) Hook up the renderDirty event to the align options and undo to render the changes -- bug (keith) Fix 64 bit stack walking on windows. -- enh (keith) Allow entering of a description for a FPP instance in the connection dialog -- enh (keith) Allow bulk uploading of sequences to all known FPP instances -- enh (keith) Add select used/unused models to Display Elements model list right click menu -- enh (keith) Add a per node option to candle effect -- bug (keith) Fix some drag and drop issues in the master view in display elements panel 2017.13 May 10, 2017 -- bug (dkulp) Only do the "outside -> in" render for the Tree model. Fixes #573. -- enh (cjd) Output status messages to commandline when run in render mode -- enh (gil) New Color Manager Dialog so user can customize colors in the program. Fixes #363. -- enh (gil) Add right-click option to correct aspect ratio of a Matrix model (equal width vs height spacing). Fixes #606. -- enh (gil) Custom model import will now keep submodels in original order instead of backwards. Fixes: 787. -- enh (gil) Allow boxed models to be sized past the window boundary. Fixes #853. -- enh (gil) Add values curves to Galaxy Effect -- bug (gil) Fix effect slider not responding after effect was moved up or down a row. -- bug (gil) Fix bug where effect align start times or end times failed to work. -- enh (gil) Add 2 new effect alignment options -- enh (dkulp) Allow reverse order for SubModel node ranges (10-5 intead of 5-10). Fixes #852 -- enh (keith) Rework sequence elements dialog box to get rid of the add window and make everything drag and -- enh (keith) Rework xlights/LOR/Vixen import mapping dialog to use drag and drop mapping -- bug (keith) Fix out of order universe handling in falcon controller upload -- enh (keith) Display model end channel in layout tab in similar format to start channel (along with absolute -- enh (keith) Add source size parameter to Liquid effect -- bug (keith) Fix group rename not fixing group names in open sequence -- bug (keith) Add back LOR import CCR level import -- bug (keith) Fix some potential crashes in FPP upload -- enh (keith) A bit of a speculative change ... optimise LOR output to only output changed data in each frame Looking at FPP and the protocol it looks like it will use and should make it run better when not every channel changes every frame. -- bug (keith) Fix crash when audio files are opened in quick succession -- enh (keith) Allow multiple import of xpresets 2017.12 Apr 30, 2017 -- bug (sean) Fix for Vamp plugins for 64 bit xLights. Web page updated to remove direct download of Vamp 2017.11 Apr 29, 2017 -- enh (sean) Include 64 bit xSchedule.exe besides 32 bit xScheduler.exe -- bug (sean) Fixed install directory for 32 bit xLights. Now files go into ../Program Files(x86)/xlights -- bug (dkulp) "Old Style" pinwheel performance degredation since 2017.05 -- bug (dkulp) ColorWash/On cycle calcs resulted in extra full on frame at end -- bug (keith) Picture effect tile down not displaying correctly -- enh (keith) Get Vamp 64 bit working on all computers -- enh (keith) Save and recall buffer, timing and color panel reset setting -- enh (keith) Add 64 bit xSchedule for windows
  4. New release 2017.10. We now have 64bit xlights available!! Thanks to Keith, Gil and Dan. New 64bit is faster than 32 bit. Latest releases are found at https://xlights.org/how-to-install-xlights-on-linux/ Videos tutorials are found at videos.xlights.org Forums are located at nutcracker123.com/forum Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2017.10 Apr 25, 2017 -- enh (keith,gil,dan) New 64bit version of xLights released -- enh (gil) Add pan and tilt slew limits to DMX model. -- bug (gil) Fix default Skulltronix dmx model values not being saved in XML. -- enh (gil) Add DMX model parameter to control displayed beam length -- enh (gil/keith) Get windows 64 bit compiling reliably -- enh (keith) Add setting to exclude presets from packaged sequences -- enh (keith) Add setting to exclude audio from packaged sequences -- enh (keith) Add xmodel export of star models -- enh (keith) Add Pixlite 16 controller configuration upload -- enh (keith) Add submodel generation -- bug (keith) Make crash log filenames easier to read -- bug (keith) Fix issues with some VU meter effects on single line models -- bug (dkulp) Use buffering to write xseq files. Fixes #845
  5. 2017.8 released

    Release 2017.8 Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Videos tutorials are found at videos.xlights.org Forums are located at nutcracker123.com/forum Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2017.8 Apr 3, 2017 -- bug (dkulp) Fix excessive rendering when pasting effects -- enh (cjd) Add direction setting for lightning effect. Fixes #830 -- enh (keith) Add candle effect -- bug (keith) Fix superstar import picture scaling -- bug (keith) Fix LMS import into data layer off by 1 channel error -- bug (keith) Fix blanking between steps in scheduler -- enh (keith) Add timing event pulse and timing event jump 100 VUMeter effects
  6. xLights release 2017.7, New Liquid Effect! Notice almost entire release is from Keith, Thanks Keith for the continued development! Be sure to watch Keith's video explaining this new effect http://videos.xlights.org/liquid-effect-coming-soon-to-xlights_163471de2.html Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Videos tutorials are found at videos.xlights.org Forums are located at nutcracker123.com/forum Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2017.7 Mar 28, 2017 -- enh (keith) Add prompted recovery of unsaved changes to rgbeffects -- bug (keith) Disable import effects if no sequence is open -- enh (keith) Add liquid effect -- enh (keith) Add ability for picture effect to play GIF files with their encoded timing and loop it -- bug (keith) Fix ArtNET universe 0 not saving -- bug (keith) Fix Glediator effect causing field errors -- enh (keith) Get x64 build working for Visual Studio. -- enh (keith) Get Vamp 64 bit working -- enh (keith) Scheduler - Add support for animated GIFs to image playlist item -- bug (keith) Scheduler - Fix crash on exit when using PJLink -- bug (keith) Scheduler - Fix matrix start channels not saving or able to set to > 100 -- enh (keith) Add export/import of matrix, tree and dmx models -- bug (keith) Fix render progress bar not pressing properly -- enh (keith) Add value curve displaying value of point under mouse even when model isnt custom -- bug (keith) Fix schedule queueing -- bug (keith) Fix schedule blend modes -- enh (keith) Code SSE instructions for scheduler blend mode. Currently disabled. -- enh (keith) Enhance FPP connect to remember multiple FPP connection details -- bug (keith) Fix bug in model state corrupting rgbeffects file -- enh (keith) Enhance schedule api to allow playlists, steps, items, schedules and buttons to be identified by id -- enh (keith) All multiple model delete on layout tab. Only prompt to confirm if sequence is open with effects on that model -- enh (keith) Add support for xschedule web API using web sockets -- enh (keith) Let user decide if background playlist should play if nothing else is playing -- enh (keith) Add spatial color curve to shimmer effect -- enh (keith) Add model size matching to layout panel model right click menu -- bug (keith) Add missing text controls to fireworks and strobe effect settings. -- enh (keith) Add new implementation of shimmer effect algorithm which is more controllable and predicatable. The old algorithm is also available. -- enh (keith) Add support for the DDP protocol http://www.3waylabs.com/ddp/ - a very light weight ethernet protocol -- enh (keith) Add model export to Minleon Network Effects Controller file which can be loaded onto SD card -- bug (keith) Fix video display in xSchedule on OSX -- enh (keith) Add custom frame rates to new sequence setup -- bug (keith) Fix triangle wave left to right not working -- bug (keith) Fix some rounding issues that was throwing video timing off when aligned to audio track. -- enh (billy) Enhance scheduler web interface. More functionality. More responsive. 2017.6 Feb 27, 2017 -- bug (dkulp) Fix xScheduler logging on OSX -- enh (keith) Add duration treatments to glediator effect -- bug (keith) Include iseq files in package sequence -- enh (keith) Add a scale but keep aspect ration option to Pictures effect -- enh (keith) Add HSV adjustment to the colour panel ... this is applied after the effect is rendered. -- enh (keith) Let the user turn on/off color panel reset when changing effects. This setting is not saved when xlights is closed. It also does not control the pallette itself -- bug (keith) Fix spatial colour curves on pinwheel using old render style -- enh (keith) Add a new sweep 3d style to pinwheel -- bug (keith) Fix projector details not saving correctly in xSchedule options -- enh (keith) Default color curves to the colour of the swatch (instead of black) 2017.5 Feb 23, 2017 -- bug (dkulp) Fix Pinwheel effects created before June 2016 -- bug (dkulp) Re-allow use of hostnames instead of IP addresses for outputs -- bug (dkulp) Fix nullptr crash if master view has models that don't exist -- bug (keith) Fix incorrect Property value count in e131 packets -- bug (keith) Fix not handling inactive controllers correctly -- bug (keith) Fix handling of Not Connected serial outputs -- bug (keith) Fix xSchedule not applying global brightness correctly -- enh (keith) Add arduino code for physical button control of xSchedule - this is available from GitHub only ... it isnt installed. -- enh (keith) Add a run process to the scheduler that does not interrupt current playlist 2017.4 Feb 18, 2017 -- bug (sean) Include latest xSchedule.exe in release. 2017.3 had old version. -- enh (dkulp) Add a couple "Per Model" render buffer styles to the ModelGroup render styles -- enh (gil) Fix effect backgrounds so that they default to first color of a gradient instead of black. Fixes #823. -- enh (keith) Let the user turn on/off buffer and timing panel reset when changing effects. This setting is not saved when xlights is closed. -- enh (keith) Add option to video effect to automatically synchronise with a video file that has been used for the sequence audio track. -- enh (keith) Remove the old scheduler -- bug (keith) Fix universe dropdown in start channel dialog did not show all universes available on an ip address if they were grouped under a single output -- enh (keith) On value curve dialog show a tooltip when manipulating a custom curve showing the real value that will be returned by the curve at the chosen point. -- enh (keith) Complete FPP Master mode in xScheduler -- enh (keith) Complete FPP Remote mode in xScheduler
  7. Beta or Production?

    I suggest people to always use the latest. there have been almost 400 items released since the "Production" release. until you com einto November/december , always use the latest xlights code.
  8. New release 2017.3 Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2017.3 Feb 13, 2017 -- enh (gil) Add new Skulltronix skull display option for the DMX model. -- enh (gil) Add new 3D DMX head display option for the DMX model. -- enh (gil) Add new Servo Effect mainly for 16 bit servos but also works with 8 bit channels. -- enh (gil) Add capability to import a VSA file. -- bug (dkulp) Don't stop the timer when flipping pages. Fixes #817 -- enh (keith) Add list of referenced files to export effects -- enh (keith) Add text output to xSchedule allowing run time countdowns and text overlays -- bug (keith) Fix #814 Make video start time editable -- bug (keith) Fix #820 Fix triangle wave form in wave effect -- bug (keith) Fix end channel not updating on layout tab -- enh (keith) Add documentation of xSchedule web api to the source repository -- enh (keith) Add colour reordering as an output process in the scheduler. -- enh (keith) Add pixel reversing as an output process in the scheduler -- enh (keith) Add import to xSchedule to allow importing of xLights 4 schedules. -- enh (keith) Make LOR import more like xLights import ... using a tree rather than a grid. There is some risk this breaks "CCR" import mode in which case someone needs to send me a sample file. -- enh (keith) Make Vixen 2 import more like xLights import ... using a tree rather than a grid. -- bug (keith) Fix erasure of outputs on setup when changing to a new empty folder -- enh (keith) Give mapping files an extension (*.xmap) to make them easier to locate -- enh (keith) Allow user to specify the local IP address to use for e131/Artnet output -- bug (keith) Fix #753 Preset not showing the correct number of layers
  9. Yeah! Release 2017.1!! Thanks to Dan, Keith and Gil. Awesome job guys! This release will install two programs, xLights.exe and xSchedule.exe. Each have their own shortcut icon, if you choose to install with them. I am NOT including the 64bit xLights with this release as I am having an issue on Windows 10. It is working fine on my Windows 7 machine as 64 bits. Ill figure it out and include it in next release of 2017.2, Enjoy the new stuff from our developers:: Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2017.1 Jan 31, 2017 -- enh (dkulp) Support groups within groups. Preview should be correct with groups within groups -- enh (dkulp) Add sequence option for allowing blending of effects between models/groups -- bug (dkulp) Fix problem in JobPool where not enough threads may be created -- bug (gil) Fix import of LOR timings during new sequence wizard. Fixes #805. -- enh (gil) Increase DMXModel selection area hotspot. Fixes #795. -- bug (gil) Fix blue screen crash when turning off outputs while using LOR USB dongle. Fixes #797. -- bug (gil) Fix forcing of color for RGB nodes in LMS import. Red and Blue were swapped. -- enh (keith) Add xSchedule -- enh (keith) Refactor output processing. This should generally be invisible other than some performance enhancements and useability enhancements on the setup tab. This includes Fix #789, #808 and #812 -- fix (keith) Fix #760 - ESEQ elispses doesnt open dialog -- enh (keith) Fix #796 - disable export effects if no sequence open -- fix (keith) Fix #785 - mac crash due to UI update on background thread in Fireworks effect. -- enh (keith) Optionally allow backup to backup xml files in subdirectories for users that dont keep their xml files in the show directory itself but a folder underneath it
  10. New web page for xlights.org! Chris Debenham got tired of my old , plain web page and built us a new one. Thanks Chris! Web page is much better organized. http://xlights.org/
  11. xLights release 2016.54 NOTE! If your show is running fine and you dont have any issues, stay with your current version.Many people (including the xLight developers) always run with the latest code. If you do upgrade to 54, you can always revert back without losing changes. Please, Please! Always do a F10 before installing any new version of xlights so you have a full backup of all your xml files. I will be using this version (If?) I get my show running. Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2016.54 Dec 14, 2016 -- bug (dkulp) Make sure we have a valid show directory at startup... too many crashes occur without one -- bug (dkulp) Fix bugs with file based dimming curves -- enh (gjones) Add ability to time shift all effects in a sequence under Edit menu. -- enh (dkulp) Basic TouchBar support on latest MacBookPros -- bug (dkulp) Don't crash if an invalid model or submodel causes a buffer to be size 0 -- bug (dkulp) Don't crash if special characters are using timing track labels. Fixes #762 -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash if sequence has % in name -- bug (keithsw) Fix video effect crash on Mac -- bug (keithsw) Strip leading zeroes from ip addresses to prevent issues -- bug (keithsw) Fix video looping -- bug (keithsw) On piano effect fix reset of timing track when note range changed -- bug (keithsw) Fix updating of start/end time in the status bar when an effect is moved -- bug (keithsw) Fix export models to export all models not just those in current preview 2016.53 Nov 17, 2016 -- bug (dkulp) Fix overlap of icicle drops when using multiple strings -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash when Undo is used after closing a sequence and opening another -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on OSX if numpad enter is used in certain text boxes -- enh (gil) Add wrap option to Fill effect to allow turning off wrap feature. -- enh (gil) Add ability to flip the channel numbers in custom model horizontally and vertically. -- enh (dkulp) If the OpenGL driver didn't double-buffer, try again. Should help on GDI driver -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash if right click on setup tab when no controllers are defined -- bug (dkulp) May not be able to import xLights effects onto submodels without first viewing the submodel layers on the grid 2016.52 Nov 09, 2016 -- bug (dkulp) Allow using @ModelName:# for individual strands where ModelName is the current model -- bug (keithsw) Fix picture effect image scaling -- bug (keithsw) Set default FPP user to fpp instead of pi -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash if node effects are on nodes that don't exist -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on scheduler page on OSX due to obsolete code -- enh (jwylie) changed minute : second counter to accept prepended and appended text -- enh (dkulp) Add ability to import custom timing tracks (and lyric tracks) from other xLights sequences -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on drag/drop if no sequence loaded -- bug (dkulp) CreateCustomModel dialog would not allow selecting node type on OSX 2016.51 Nov 04, 2016 -- enh (chrisD) Update sequence checker to handle start channels in #IP:UNIVERSE:CHANNEL format -- bug (keithsw) Performance fix for animated GIFs. Example: "This is Halloween" went from 300 second save to 65 seconds. -- bug (dkulp) Fix mac<-->windows pictures effect filename mapping -- bug (dkulp) Fix mapping onto nodes if nothing is mapped to the strand -- bug (dkulp) Fix "Create Random Effects" taking forever to complete -- enh (dkulp) Get the FPP Connect via FTP stuff working on the Mac, also allow named based FPP -- bug (keithsw) Fix GIF scaleing not working. -- bug (keithsw) Sequence Checker issue for Stars layers #721 -- bug (dkulp) Don't crash if polyline is set to singlechannel and start at right -- bug (keithsw) Fix #612 ... missing effect settings scroll bars -- enh (keithsw) Optimise logging in render loop ... means you cant turn on logging -- bug (chrisD) Avoid crash if pasted data is empty -- bug (chrisD) Fix github issue #709 "Fire effect height textbox entry" -- enh (keithsw) fixed change the link button image and hover text in the Setup screen #342 -- bug (dkulp) Make sure picture effect is re-initted at start of effect -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on toggle strands when clicked on a strand instead of model -- enh (gil) Add shutter support to DMX model. -- enh (dkulp) Allow 180 trees to rotate and make sure they display as 180 -- enh (dkulp) Start all jobs that don't depend on anything above them first, then start the rest. 30% performance improvement -- enh (dkulp) Make sure the list box is growable -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on render on some sequences -- enh (Jennifer)added tool tips for countdowns -- enh (Jennifer)New enhancements for countdown timer in text effect -- bug (keithsw) Fix GIF handling of animated gifs where first frame is not full size ... ie it has an offset. -- bug (keithsw) Fix video effect start time bug. -- enh (keithsw) Allow VU Meter to use Papagayo layer 0 as a timing track -- bug (keithsw) Fix GIF handling of animated gifs where first frame is not full size ... ie it has an offset. -- bug (chrisD) Fix rounding issue leading to unwanted gap between spirals -- bug (gil) Fix model staying highlighted when removed from group. Fixes #707. -- bug (gil) Prevent creation of unnecessary layer when promoting effects from only 1 strand. -- bug (gil) Fix exception when opening Lyric Dialog. Fixes #710. -- bug (keithsw) More animated GIF fixes ... all should work now -- enh (keithsw) Add right click menu to controller list on setup tab including: - Inserts controller(s) at a point in the list - Bulk update IP address, channel count and description - Bulk delete - delete key and control-A to select all - activate and deactivate are now available as right click menu items. Double click or ENTER key open the controller to edit it - grey out inactive controllers - open controller in your browser -- enh (keithsw) Allow rubber band selection of models on layout tab without holding down shift key -- bug (keithsw) keyboard nudging of multiple selected models now works -- enh (keithsw) Add multi artnet universe adding -- bug (keithsw) Fix seven segment states not sticking -- enh (keithsw) Add FPP Connect which will upload universe configuration, fseq and media files. -- enh (keithsw) Add start channel checks to check sequence -- enh (keithsw) Fix #342 - add a tooltip to show dir/media dir link button to make it clearer what the button does in each state
  12. 2016.53 released

    xLights Release 2016.53 Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2016.53 Nov 17, 2016 -- bug (dkulp) Fix overlap of icicle drops when using multiple strings -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash when Undo is used after closing a sequence and opening another -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on OSX if numpad enter is used in certain text boxes -- enh (gil) Add wrap option to Fill effect to allow turning off wrap feature. -- enh (gil) Add ability to flip the channel numbers in custom model horizontally and vertically. -- enh (dkulp) If the OpenGL driver didn't double-buffer, try again. Should help on GDI driver -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash if right click on setup tab when no controllers are defined -- bug (dkulp) May not be able to import xLights effects onto submodels without first viewing the submodel layers on the grid 2016.52 Nov 09, 2016 -- bug (dkulp) Allow using @ModelName:# for individual strands where ModelName is the current model -- bug (keithsw) Fix picture effect image scaling -- bug (keithsw) Set default FPP user to fpp instead of pi -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash if node effects are on nodes that don't exist -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on scheduler page on OSX due to obsolete code -- enh (jwylie) changed minute : second counter to accept prepended and appended text -- enh (dkulp) Add ability to import custom timing tracks (and lyric tracks) from other xLights sequences -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on drag/drop if no sequence loaded -- bug (dkulp) CreateCustomModel dialog would not allow selecting node type on OSX
  13. Yeah! 2016.51 released, PRODUCTION Major performance improvements. Example: "This is Halloween". Ver 50 300 secs, Ver 51 65 secs "Thriller". Ver 50 541secs, ver 51 212 secs Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2016.51 Nov 04, 2016 -- enh (chrisD) Update sequence checker to handle start channels in #IP:UNIVERSE:CHANNEL format -- bug (keithsw) Performance fix for animated GIFs. Example: "This is Halloween" went from 300 second save to 65 seconds. -- bug (dkulp) Fix mac<-->windows pictures effect filename mapping -- bug (dkulp) Fix mapping onto nodes if nothing is mapped to the strand -- bug (dkulp) Fix "Create Random Effects" taking forever to complete -- enh (dkulp) Get the FPP Connect via FTP stuff working on the Mac, also allow named based FPP -- bug (keithsw) Fix GIF scaleing not working. -- bug (keithsw) Sequence Checker issue for Stars layers #721 -- bug (dkulp) Don't crash if polyline is set to singlechannel and start at right -- bug (keithsw) Fix #612 ... missing effect settings scroll bars -- enh (keithsw) Optimise logging in render loop ... means you cant turn on logging -- bug (chrisD) Avoid crash if pasted data is empty -- bug (chrisD) Fix github issue #709 "Fire effect height textbox entry" -- enh (keithsw) fixed change the link button image and hover text in the Setup screen #342 -- bug (dkulp) Make sure picture effect is re-initted at start of effect -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on toggle strands when clicked on a strand instead of model -- enh (gil) Add shutter support to DMX model. -- enh (dkulp) Allow 180 trees to rotate and make sure they display as 180 -- enh (dkulp) Start all jobs that don't depend on anything above them first, then start the rest. 30% performance improvement -- enh (dkulp) Make sure the list box is growable -- bug (dkulp) Fix crash on render on some sequences -- enh (Jennifer)added tool tips for countdowns -- enh (Jennifer)New enhancements for countdown timer in text effect -- bug (keithsw) Fix GIF handling of animated gifs where first frame is not full size ... ie it has an offset. -- bug (keithsw) Fix video effect start time bug. -- enh (keithsw) Allow VU Meter to use Papagayo layer 0 as a timing track -- bug (keithsw) Fix GIF handling of animated gifs where first frame is not full size ... ie it has an offset. -- bug (chrisD) Fix rounding issue leading to unwanted gap between spirals -- bug (gil) Fix model staying highlighted when removed from group. Fixes #707. -- bug (gil) Prevent creation of unnecessary layer when promoting effects from only 1 strand. -- bug (gil) Fix exception when opening Lyric Dialog. Fixes #710. -- bug (keithsw) More animated GIF fixes ... all should work now -- enh (keithsw) Add right click menu to controller list on setup tab including: - Inserts controller(s) at a point in the list - Bulk update IP address, channel count and description - Bulk delete - delete key and control-A to select all - activate and deactivate are now available as right click menu items. Double click or ENTER key open the controller to edit it - grey out inactive controllers - open controller in your browser -- enh (keithsw) Allow rubber band selection of models on layout tab without holding down shift key -- bug (keithsw) keyboard nudging of multiple selected models now works -- enh (keithsw) Add multi artnet universe adding -- bug (keithsw) Fix seven segment states not sticking -- enh (keithsw) Add FPP Connect which will upload universe configuration, fseq and media files. -- enh (keithsw) Add start channel checks to check sequence -- enh (keithsw) Fix #342 - add a tooltip to show dir/media dir link button to make it clearer what the button does in each state
  14. 2016.50 released

    New Release 2016.50 One thing in this release I like is Dan Kulp's feature to launch xlights from a DOS prompt. Many bug fixes and enhancements. Thanks Dan, Gil and Keith! Latest releases are found at www.xlights.org Issue Tracker is found here: www.github.com/smeighan/xLights/issues XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES: --------------------------------- 2016.50 Sep 27, 2016 -- enh (gil) Allow arrow key to be used to scroll in model list in Layout. Fixes #582. -- enh (dkulp) Add -r command line switch to render and save the fseq file and then exit -- enh (gil) Modify value curve icon so its clear when its not selected. Fixes #675. -- bug (gil) Fix crash when pasting bad data. Fixes #693 and fixes #694. -- bug (gil) Fix extra preview windows not holding their saved position. -- bug (dkulp) Fix node names used for HLS imports truncating the last character -- bug (keithsw) Fix animated GIF files which were not rendering correctly -- enh (keithsw) Make import and export of effects remember the last type used under assumption user is likely to want to use it again next time -- bug (keithsw) Fix contrast on oversized sub-buffer. Yellow on light grey -- enh (keithsw) Add links to common web resources to the help menu -- enh (keithsw) Add palette reversal and deletion -- enh (keithsw) Add multilayer insertion -- bug (keithsw) Make output and model descriptions XML safe -- enh (keithsw) Make garland lights on tree effect optional -- bug (keithsw) Fix start channel check in check sequence calculating start channel incorrectly -- enh (keithsw) Add custom model checks to check sequence -- enh (keithsw) Add model checks to star and circles models to ensure all nodes correctly allocated -- bug (keithsw) Fix some preset layer counting issues - string v3 presets from display as they cant be applied -- enh (keithsw) Fix #340 - Add key model stats to model export -- enh (keithsw) Add effect decriptions and effect export to get easy list of your effects in sequence and analysis of effect frequency. -- enh (keithsw) Add check sequence check to highlight the network adapter we will output lights data to. -- bug (keithsw) Increase maximum time offset for effects import from 10 seconds to 10 minutes -- bug (keithsw) Fix model channel overlap checking in layout panel
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