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SMEIGHAN

xLights 2017.18 released

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:
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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

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