[HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

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[HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by mcallegari » Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:02 pm

Hi everyone, once again we're nearing a new massive release.
The changes are a lot, and we need all the possible help to test on different platforms, hardware and usages.

In general, please test everything you can. Please report the results of your tests, even if everything is working for you.
Just state which platform/distro you're on and what you have tested.
This is the changelog that we have so far. A deeper description of the new features will be written once we release the final packages.

Linux: Thanks to the help of Veljko Stankov, now we have automated builds of QLC+. We're targeting Arch, Fedora, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu.
Please help to check if those packages work on your distribution.
Here's my home page for all the builds: https://build.opensuse.org/project/show ... allegari79
Here the direct links to download Qt4 GIT packages and Qt5 GIT packages

Windows: QLC+_4.10.0-TEST-20150925.exe
Please test the DMX USB plugin and MIDI plugin. Now the AKAI APC devices should work in Ableton mode 2.

OSX: QLC+_4.10.0-TEST-20150925.dmg
This is a very important release
This version aims to partially resolve the super annoying problem of the Apple FTDI driver conflicting with QLC+.
Basically the DMG bundle now delivers 2 drivers: a native Qt which actually uses the Apple driver, and the usual libFTDI that we've had before.
Unfortunately, the Open DMX adapters don't work with the Apple driver, so you'll still need to disable it in order to make it work with QLC+.

On the other hand, all the DMX USB Pro adapters will work out of the box, without touching your operating system. (so if you disabled the Apple driver, just re-enable it)
This change also add the support for DMX4ALL NanoDMX and Eurolite USB DMX512 Pro.
I have successfully tested: Enttec USB Pro Mk2, DMXKing ultraDMX pro, DMX4ALL Stageprofi, DMX4ALL NanoDMX, Open DMX clone
In the DMX USB plugin information box, you will see a text saying "Driver in use: ...". If you see "QtSerialPort" then you're using the Apple driver. If you see "libFTDI" then you need to make sure the Apple driver is disabled.


Thanks in advance for all the feedbacks you can provide.

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by nedmech » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:31 am

Downloaded Windows 4.10.0_TEST-20150925.exe as well as Pulled/Built for Linux (Qt5) and started testing this afternoon. Currently testing on Linux Mint KDE 17.2 and Win7 64-bit. It will be a few days, but I will also be testing on WinXP.

So far, everything is running smoothly. There are some minor concerns with some of the new fixes and improvements, and some issues that were pre-existing, but I think those are better discussed in their own threads.

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by alegrechi » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:29 pm

Hi guys,
I'm testing the new speed dial improvements (multiplier and presets) and I love them very much!

Maybe I've found 2 little problems.

a)

1) enable multiplier on speedial
2) set time to 0h 0m 1s .0 (by keyboard)
3) click on upper arrow multiplier
4) time is reset to 0h 0m 0s .0

If I set time on step 2 with the +/- buttons, then it works as expected.
it's like the time is not applied. Adding "Apply" button and clicking on it does not help

b)
I think it's something related to the previous: I can't reset the multiplier value except by clicking back 'x' times.
So maybe if I would like to ovverride the time value by manually editing the fields, the multiplier value should be resetted in this case.

Tried on MacOs 10.10.5

Thank you for your work guys ;)

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by Ovis » Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:06 pm

Small, but anoying bug on MBP 13. OS X 10.10.5
When I open simple desk, QLC window becomes bigger. I can't do anything to resize it except close and relounch app.
Here are two screenshots at the same place. So you can see how it changes.
In simple desk I can't see blackout and start buttons.
I don't know, maybe there is some topic about this, but just in case. Some problem is on the previous versions.
MBP 13 i5 8 GB OS X El Capitan
ENTTEC PRO Mk2
AKAI APCmini


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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by mcallegari » Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:06 pm

Ovis wrote:I don't know, maybe there is some topic about this, but just in case. Some problem is on the previous versions.
This is a bit off topic cause it's not related to this specific version.
Please search the forum and read the documentation first.
This is the thread you're looking for:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8846

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by plugz » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:03 pm

Multiplier: Yes, it's not really polished, I'll do something about this

Auto-resizing simple desk: There are topics about this already, you can configure the number of faders in the simple desk, but it looked complicated on OSX, search for the topics, you should find the answers

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by bestdani » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:27 pm

I also started testing on Win 7 x64: I think I almost tested quickly every new feature I was able to and it works quite well so far, but I would also appreciate when the multiply / divide buttons of the speed dial would affect a preset value but even more important for me: Is there also a chance that the multiply / divide buttons can be accessed by external input until the final release? Accessing it just by the cursor is hardly practicable in my case :(

I will go on with some more detailed tests as soon as I can.

Edit:
Multiply and Divide also don't work with a tapped tempo.
I'm able to crash QLC+ by adding a RGB matrix with no assigned group, adding an animation widged with that matrix and moving the fader up - I guess this bug also existed before.

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by gmint » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:38 am

Massimo,

I've been using the 4.9.2 GIT version you sent me (to text for the OSX Program Change handling issue) for a while now on several machines and I've yet to have any issues. However, I did run into a very big issue this weekend involving QLC+. After doing a bit of research, I decided to install the OS X 10.11 GM and much to my chagrin, I found that the FTDI drivers seem to have a big issue under 10.11 because of the newly implemented System Integrity Protection (SIP). With two shows over the weekend, I had to use a backup machine to get things working as I didn't have time to see if I could fix things under 10.11. (*give me crap for installing a beta OS X if you must, I deserve it to be sure, but at least I waited until THIS weekend instead as doing it before my two shows LAST weekend would have been a MUCH bigger problem).

What is awesome is that in testing, it seems as if this version effectively eliminates that problem with my DMX Pro. I haven't yet had time to see if it's possible to install the FTDI driver or what in order to get the OpenDMX device to work properly or not, but it definitely looks like you've dodged a bullet at just the right moment with respect to the Pro.

Also, one thought with respect to these beta versions. Would it be possible/practical to have a beta email list? I'm happy to test and I usually visit the website pretty frequently, but I could see myself not being aware that there was a beta version available to test...

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by mcallegari » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:25 am

Thanks everyone for your feedbacks !

@gmint:
beta mailing list: it's indeed a good idea and I already thought about it, but will "subscribed" users really provide prompt feedbacks ?
I fear lots of people here just silently grab snapshots and do not contribute back.
Maybe my expectations are too high, but if one subscribe to a beta, I expect to receive a feedback in any case. I fear this is not going to happen, for many reasons (lack of time, lack of interest, lack of reliability, etc.)
Also I have a "technical" issue that is sending email batches. The only way I have at the moment is through my personal email address.
Anyway I'll think of something.

OSX: So you're saying that El Capitan will change things again ? :(
And here's my occasional Apple rant ! ;)
I've never spent so much time on OSX like lately, and I am concluding that OSX is not a serious operating system.
They want to be a *NIX system, but they're light years away from what you can do on Linux.
In Linux we have the same "FTDI driver" but:
1- it doesn't take control of your devices like the Apple driver does. You're free to use them at any time
2- it implements all the standard serial port commands allowing real time signal modulation. The Apple driver doesn't, that's why I have not been able to implement the Open DMX protocol. The Apple FTDI driver is just a bad driver.

Maybe El Capitan will work better....or worse. We'll only know in less than a week.

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by gmint » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:25 am

mcallegari wrote: OSX: So you're saying that El Capitan will change things again ? :(
And here's my occasional Apple rant ! ;)
I've never spent so much time on OSX like lately, and I am concluding that OSX is not a serious operating system.
They want to be a *NIX system, but they're light years away from what you can do on Linux.
In Linux we have the same "FTDI driver" but:
1- it doesn't take control of your devices like the Apple driver does. You're free to use them at any time
2- it implements all the standard serial port commands allowing real time signal modulation. The Apple driver doesn't, that's why I have not been able to implement the Open DMX protocol. The Apple FTDI driver is just a bad driver.

Maybe El Capitan will work better....or worse. We'll only know in less than a week.
@mcallegari

I'm sure you know that there's a public beta of El Capitan out now if you have the time or inclination to try it out. It's a GM so I highly doubt anything will change between now and the final release with respect to this issue, but yes, it looks like there are going to be some issues for at least some devices. You might check this link out for a little more info: http://www.getdlight.com/index.php/en/f ... mx-usb-pro

Like I said though, it does appear as if the DMX Pro is working (and moreover, without the necessity of the FTDI Driver Control program) which is great.

With respect to OS X, yes, yes, I know your feelings :D but I'll tell you, I've never spent as much time as when I try to build something from scratch on Debian only to find that there are 25 dependencies which each have 25 more dependancies of which at least one will be totally unsupported on my architecture. I'll be happy to continue using my non-serious OS to actually answer my emails instead of spending my day building a desktop environment and an email client ;)

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