2017.24 released. This is an alpha release

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    xLights 2017.24 released
    This release is marked as ALPHA. If you are a new user of xlights hold off downloading this release. For power users, this release has some bug fixes, it also has made a change to value curves. Before the value curve shown was 0-100 no matter what the slider values. If you had a slider that varied for -20 to 20 for speed, it was shown as 0-100 in the value curves. This change by keith puts the actual slider values as the range. So , here is potential issue. If you download this release , use it for a week and decide to go back a version, you cant. Because the value curves will be converted when you open ver 23 or earlier. We do not have a way to reverse this. Now, I have moved to this new release as I have confidence that any issues will be addressed (each and every issue over last few years has been addressed).

    So;
    1) If you are new or just learning DO NOT upgrade to ver 24
    2) If you are experienced upgrade with the understanding that issues will need to be fixed.
    3) Finally, ALWAYS fo a F10 backup before you upgrade to any release of xlights. This would be a good time to make sure all your xml files are also backed up to a second location (usb or dropbox,.etc.)
    4) If you do not use value curves at all, this release is behind and you can go ahead and upgrade without fear.

    Keith will probably make a video describing new features.



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    XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES:
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    2017.24 Aug 20, 2017
    -- enh (gil) Make double-click in open grid work like it used to.
    -- enh (gil) Allow sequence timing to be changed in the GUI.
    -- enh (craig) xSchedule Add a tooltip for where the default root web directory is located
    -- bug (dkulp) Fix problem writing to fseq files that are larger than 2GB
    -- enh (keith) Add the Shape Effect
    -- enh (keith) Change value curves to use the true values of the setting they control.
    This is major heart surgery once you save a sequence with a value curve
    in it in this version we strongly recommend you dont load it again in an
    older version of xlights.
    -- enh (keith) Increase maximum number of nodes per arch
    -- enh (keith) Increase maximum file size backed up
     
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