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1) Tutorial this week for newbies. 2) New release xlights/nc version 3.3.0

Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by smeighan, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. smeighan

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    First; Tutorial this week is for brand new people! I will start from the very beginning for xlight/nutcracker newbies
    When: Thursday, Jan 9th. 7pm MST, 9pm EST

    We will be using teamviewer. Ill start session at 6:45pm MST

    Please join the meeting, by clicking on this link:
    http://go.teamviewer.com/v8/m93271823

    Meeting ID: m93-271-823

    If you have a headphone click on the "Voice over IP" on the Teamviewer menu and unmute your headphone to be able to ask questions.


    After my teamviewer fills up (We can have 25 viewers) we are setting up a second teamviewer for the overflow.
    Dave Pitts will be hosting this second teamview.

    If you cannot get into the first teamviewer then join this second session
    http://go.teamviewer.com/v8/m30917736

    Meeting ID: m30-917-736

    Second; Release 3.3.0
    This is the release where we upgrade from the wxwidgets 2.9.5 library to wxwidgets 3.0.0. What does this mean? It means you may notice effects playing about a little faster, it gives us some abilities we didn't have before. Mostly, it is the plumbing and you wont notice anything.

    This release has many changes from Don Julien. Thanks Don for keeping the flame alive!
    some new meteor effects.
    some new movements on text

    try meteor with icicle with overlay clicked (checkbox below fit to time) with palette checked


    3.3.0 -Enhancement (djulien): vixen 2.x routine as picture
    -Enhancement (djulien): add checkbox to Effects panel to inhibit canvas clear before effect (for layers across models)
    -Enhancement (djulien): allow cancelled schedule to re-run that same day
    -Enhancement (djulien): show serial outbuf overflow amount
    -Enhancement (djulien): add a couple of icicle options to Meteors
    -Enhancement (djulien): add wavey left-to-right up/down option for text
    -Enhancement (djulien): added additional format options for date count-down
    -Enhancement (djulien): pass controller responses to plug-in (in-coming or round-trip data); internal change only - should not affect standard usage, but listed here just in case
    -Enhancement (djulien): add /noauto command line option to prompt for auto-run (allows easier schedule override)
    -Bug fix/enhancement? (djulien): show channel# being tested during Chase test
    -Bug fix/enhancement? (djulien): continue execution after comm output overflow in case controller can catch up

    thanks
    sean
    matt brown
    frankr
    djulien
    dpitts
    dan kulp (Mac version guy)
     
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    toozie21 New Elf

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    Will the tutorial be recorded for future viewing (I am not going to be able to make it)?
     
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    yes, i always record them.

    if you search for smeighan on vimeo.com you will find 66 recordings i have made in the past

    thanks
    sean meighan
     
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    OK, thanks Sean. I am still getting the lay of the land (which is why I was so interested in it). I will be sure to check it out!
     
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    jcmarksafb Hello from Christopher Creek Arizona

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    I'm looking forward to this! Good to see you back and I hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New year.
    John
     
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    Is this tomorrow?? It says December 9th ?
     
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    Yes, tomorrow. it says Jan 9th
    :)
     
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    mararunr Here to learn! (and share)

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    Thank you! As a newbie I appreciate you creating a tutorial starting from square one. Sometimes it feels like I've jumped into the middle of a novel without having any of the character background. Not complaining mind you, I just don't have the experience others have so I spend more time piecing things together because I don't know all the assumptions. Thanks again, m
     
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    Thank You! Looking forward to it.
     
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    Thanks Sean and the supporting crew!!....Frank: once again thanks for supporting the LSP community with your talents.
     
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    DeeJai Is that Magic Smoke?!?

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    must be a few in there as I cant join because it wont allow other members... Is it being recorded?
     
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    DeeJai Is that Magic Smoke?!?

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    great thanks sean
     
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    mararunr Here to learn! (and share)

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    I couldn't make the live session. When will the recording be available online?
     
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    i am half way through editing it.,
    i hope it is posted by end of day
     

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