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2016.51 released, PRODUCTION! Some major performance improvements

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  1. smeighan

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    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:
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    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
     
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    More info on performance improvements.



    11 Lilia sequences opened and saved on my desktop (Windows 7, i7 8x3.6g processor with 16g memory)



    Column O is average of versions 46,47,48.



    Other versions compared

    BLUE: save times are < AVG*0.75

    GREEN: Save times are AVG*0.75 to AVG*1.50

    RED: Save times are >= AVG*1.50



    Dan and Keith worked to get these improvements
     

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    Many Thanks to the xlights team.
     
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    +1 you guys are the christmas light gods!


    Many thanks to all for the hard work ;)
     
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    a user reported that his avast virus software reported the download as having a virus.


    I suggest you scan our downloads with multiple virus engines. If we are infected, they all will all flag it.


    https://www.metadefender.com/#!/results/file/ZTE2MTEwNkIxWmxBT1NHbmxnQmtHeFJ1SE1oeGc/regular/analysis
    had 1 virus engine report a virus out of the 42 engines that scanned it


    another web site
    https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/8ee7d8b1432df95779b034d05ebff30e777e0b9de4c6460d8bcfb04455a34b7b/analysis/1478399594/
    showed no infections with their 56 engines.


    I believe that the user was getting a false positive.
     
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    I believe he was too ;)
    as Avast has since reported the file to be clean........
    Not that he believed Avast in the first place.
     

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