xLights release 2017.7, liquid effect

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    xLights release 2017.7, New Liquid Effect!


    Notice almost entire release is from Keith, Thanks Keith for the continued development!
    Be sure to watch Keith's video explaining this new effect
    http://videos.xlights.org/liquid-effect-coming-soon-to-xlights_163471de2.html


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    XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES:
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    2017.7 Mar 28, 2017
    -- enh (keith) Add prompted recovery of unsaved changes to rgbeffects
    -- bug (keith) Disable import effects if no sequence is open
    -- enh (keith) Add liquid effect
    -- enh (keith) Add ability for picture effect to play GIF files with their encoded timing and loop it
    -- bug (keith) Fix ArtNET universe 0 not saving
    -- bug (keith) Fix Glediator effect causing field errors
    -- enh (keith) Get x64 build working for Visual Studio.
    -- enh (keith) Get Vamp 64 bit working
    -- enh (keith) Scheduler - Add support for animated GIFs to image playlist item
    -- bug (keith) Scheduler - Fix crash on exit when using PJLink
    -- bug (keith) Scheduler - Fix matrix start channels not saving or able to set to > 100
    -- enh (keith) Add export/import of matrix, tree and dmx models
    -- bug (keith) Fix render progress bar not pressing properly
    -- enh (keith) Add value curve displaying value of point under mouse even when model isnt custom
    -- bug (keith) Fix schedule queueing
    -- bug (keith) Fix schedule blend modes
    -- enh (keith) Code SSE instructions for scheduler blend mode. Currently disabled.
    -- enh (keith) Enhance FPP connect to remember multiple FPP connection details
    -- bug (keith) Fix bug in model state corrupting rgbeffects file
    -- enh (keith) Enhance schedule api to allow playlists, steps, items, schedules and buttons to be identified by id
    -- enh (keith) All multiple model delete on layout tab. Only prompt to confirm if sequence is open with effects on that model
    -- enh (keith) Add support for xschedule web API using web sockets
    -- enh (keith) Let user decide if background playlist should play if nothing else is playing
    -- enh (keith) Add spatial color curve to shimmer effect
    -- enh (keith) Add model size matching to layout panel model right click menu
    -- bug (keith) Add missing text controls to fireworks and strobe effect settings.
    -- enh (keith) Add new implementation of shimmer effect algorithm which is more controllable and predicatable. The old algorithm is also available.
    -- enh (keith) Add support for the DDP protocol http://www.3waylabs.com/ddp/ - a very light weight ethernet protocol
    -- enh (keith) Add model export to Minleon Network Effects Controller file which can be loaded onto SD card
    -- bug (keith) Fix video display in xSchedule on OSX
    -- enh (keith) Add custom frame rates to new sequence setup
    -- bug (keith) Fix triangle wave left to right not working
    -- bug (keith) Fix some rounding issues that was throwing video timing off when aligned to audio track.
    -- enh (billy) Enhance scheduler web interface. More functionality. More responsive.

    2017.6 Feb 27, 2017
    -- bug (dkulp) Fix xScheduler logging on OSX
    -- enh (keith) Add duration treatments to glediator effect
    -- bug (keith) Include iseq files in package sequence
    -- enh (keith) Add a scale but keep aspect ration option to Pictures effect
    -- enh (keith) Add HSV adjustment to the colour panel ... this is applied after the effect is rendered.
    -- enh (keith) Let the user turn on/off color panel reset when changing effects. This setting is not saved when xlights is closed. It also does not control the pallette itself
    -- bug (keith) Fix spatial colour curves on pinwheel using old render style
    -- enh (keith) Add a new sweep 3d style to pinwheel
    -- bug (keith) Fix projector details not saving correctly in xSchedule options
    -- enh (keith) Default color curves to the colour of the swatch (instead of black)
    2017.5 Feb 23, 2017
    -- bug (dkulp) Fix Pinwheel effects created before June 2016
    -- bug (dkulp) Re-allow use of hostnames instead of IP addresses for outputs
    -- bug (dkulp) Fix nullptr crash if master view has models that don't exist
    -- bug (keith) Fix incorrect Property value count in e131 packets
    -- bug (keith) Fix not handling inactive controllers correctly
    -- bug (keith) Fix handling of Not Connected serial outputs
    -- bug (keith) Fix xSchedule not applying global brightness correctly
    -- enh (keith) Add arduino code for physical button control of xSchedule - this is available from GitHub only ... it isnt installed.
    -- enh (keith) Add a run process to the scheduler that does not interrupt current playlist
    2017.4 Feb 18, 2017
    -- bug (sean) Include latest xSchedule.exe in release. 2017.3 had old version.
    -- enh (dkulp) Add a couple "Per Model" render buffer styles to the ModelGroup render styles
    -- enh (gil) Fix effect backgrounds so that they default to first color of a gradient instead of black. Fixes #823.
    -- enh (keith) Let the user turn on/off buffer and timing panel reset when changing effects. This setting is not saved when xlights is closed.
    -- enh (keith) Add option to video effect to automatically synchronise with a video file that has been used for the sequence audio track.
    -- enh (keith) Remove the old scheduler
    -- bug (keith) Fix universe dropdown in start channel dialog did not show all universes available on an ip address if they were grouped under a single output
    -- enh (keith) On value curve dialog show a tooltip when manipulating a custom curve showing the real value that will be returned by the curve at the chosen point.
    -- enh (keith) Complete FPP Master mode in xScheduler
    -- enh (keith) Complete FPP Remote mode in xScheduler
     

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