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2017.20 released. New features for AC sequencing

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    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.

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    XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES:
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    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.
     

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