release 2016.43, mostly bug fixes. Multiple layers on a strand now works besides multiple layers on a model. The next release ,2016.44, may have Keith's new color gradients, stay tuned ...

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XLIGHTS/NUTCRACKER RELEASE NOTES:
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-- bug (gil) Fix PolyLine not working with single channel nodes.
-- enh (gil) Increase Fan radius parameters limits. Fixes #640 .
-- enh (gil) Improve effect selection and updates when vertical scrolling. Fixes #638 .
-- bug (gil) Prevent crash when custom model background image does not exist. Fixes #639 .
-- bug (gil) Remove Previews from Menus when switching show directories.
-- enh (gil) Add ability to scale PolyLine models.
-- enh (gil) Add effect alignment options.
-- bug (gil) Prevent PolyLine point deletion unless there are 3 or more points.
-- bug (gil) Fix PolyLine selection hotspots and selection with yellow bounding box.
-- enh (gil) Account for malformed XML in the new version 6 format of SuperStar files.
-- bug (dkulp) Fix crash when matrix type models have a single node and a Model/Strand render style is used
-- enh (dkulp) Allow multiple layers for Strands, strands blend onto the model level effects
2016.42 Jul 30, 2016
-- bug (gil) Fix typo that prevented the Layer Star render style from working for Star Model.
-- enh (gil) Add PolyLine model.
-- bug (gil) Fix crash when trying to paste with active timing track and no cell selected. Fixes #634 .
-- bug (keithsw) Corrected by allowing a 1 second target to be selected when outside of a cell.
-- bug (keithsw) Fix music effect crash when dragged past end of song
-- bug (keithsw) Reduce errors when video effect cant find video file to just one on first frame
-- bug (keithsw) Add support for model start channel in form #ip :universe:channel
-- bug (keithsw) Update start channel dialog for new format + also make it smarter about which outputs and universes exist.
-- bug (dkulp) Don't add/remove layers if the element is being rendered
-- bug (dkulp) Fix a crash when loading an invalid sequence that had effect names of ""
2016.41 Jul 22, 2016
-- enh (dkulp) Add pinch-to-zoom on Mac trackpad
-- enh (gil) Add page to new sequence wizard to allow selection of a view or all models.
-- enh (gil) Allow effects to be dropped without timing marks while a timing track is active.
-- enh (gil) Add new options to the Fill Effect: Band Size, Skip Size, and Offset.
-- bug (dkulp) When applying effect presets or key bindings, adjust for the xLights version that was used to create that effect/binding
-- bug (dkulp) Crash when trying to delete the background image
-- bug (dkulp) Strobe node types not working correctly
-- enh (dkulp) Add Left/Right starting locations for Icicles
-- enh (dkulp) Write all data in fseq file direcly in one call instead of copied by frame
-- enh (dkulp) Read from fseq files full frames at a time directly into data buffer instead of by channel
-- bug (keithsw) Fix video drift in auto custom model generation
-- enh (keithsw) Add video export of a models effects
-- enh (keithsw) Add new #x .y format for specifying start channel x = universe, y = channel within universe
-- enh (keithsw) Include xbkp files in log packaging and crash dumps
-- bug (keithsw) Fix handling of multiple e131 universes in a single output
-- enh (keithsw) Add timing track renaming on sequencer window and make it automatically update any effects that were using the timing track
-- bug (keithsw) Prevent illegal characters in model and model group names
-- bug (keithsw) Handle duplicate timing tracks in XML file without crashing
-- enh (keithsw) Add additional columns to models export
-- bug (keithsw) Fix test tab handling of models which are single node but multiple nodes such as DMX model
-- enh (keithsw) Add count of effect layers on presets window
2016.40 Jul 10, 2016
-- bug (gil) Make the initial pane size larger for Model Preview, House Preview, and Effect Assist windows. Fixes #617
-- bug (dkulp) Fix dotted lines in model preview selection stuff
-- enh (keithsw) Add end channel to model export
-- enh (keithsw) Log very slow rendered frames
-- bug (keithsw) Fix value curve problems with some waveforms
-- bug (keithsw) Stop custom model leading to crashes if non numerics are entered in grid cells
-- enh (keithsw) Add view log to the tools menu so users can easily access the log file
-- bug (keithsw) Stop tab dragging on main window
-- bug (keithsw) Make video Effect render red if video file does not exist or single line buffer style is used
-- enh (keithsw) Add value curve to sparkles
-- enh (keithsw) Add preset export/import *.xpreset files
-- bug (keithsw) Fix crash in piano when start note > end note
-- bug (keithsw) Fix tendril music line effect that was broken in v39
-- bug (keithsw) Fix blur effect that was broken in v39
-- enh (keithsw) Add model face and state data to xmodel files
-- bug (gil) Fix conversion to LOR format.
-- enh (gil) Modify On and Colorwash effects to support DMX models.
-- enh (gil) New DMX model added with 5 types so far: Top view, Side view, Bars view, Top w/Bars, and Side w/Bars.
-- bug (gil) Prevent scenario where model groups could show up to be added to a model group.
-- bug (gil) Delete model and all effects from grid and views when a model is deleted. Fixes #611
-- enh (gil) More improvements to SuperStar imports of images.
-- enh (gil) Better placement of Text Effects imported from SuperStar.
-- enh (gil) Add option to average colors for SuperStar import. More closely matches it's blending method.
-- enh (gil) Improve SuperStar import settings for Fan effect. This effect is close but not an exact duplicate.
-- enh (gil) Fix proper start/end angles for flowys imported from Superstar for horizontal layout.
-- bug (gil) Fix potential crashes with right-click popup menus in Layout page.
-- enh (gil) Make the initial pane size larger for Model Preview, House Preview, and Effect Assist windows. Fixes #617 .
2016.39 Jun 30, 2016
-- enh (keithsw) Make network setup save button work like the layout panel ... red when it needs saving.
-- bug (dkulp) Fix background brightness setting with OpenGL 1.1
-- enh (keithsw) Add backup when xlights started or show directory changed
-- bug (keithsw) Fix value curve enabling/disabling
-- bug (keithsw) Fix piano and VUMeter reaction to changes in timing marks.
-- enh (keithsw) Add model state settings and effect to control states.
-- enh (keithsw) Add autosave to layout
-- bug (keithsw) Ensure effect settings reset when first selected for dropping if they are different to the current effect. Most effects done.
-- enh (keithsw) Add value curves to Pinwheel, Shimmer, Spirograph, Ripple effects
-- enh (gil) DMX effect automatically determines number of channels to use
-- enh (gil) DMX effect will show node names if defined in place of channel numbers
-- enh (gil) DMX effect now uses value curves to do ramps and works with single color channels
-- bug (gil) Fix SuperStar import for Scenes, ImageActions, and Text when layout is horizontal.
-- bug (gil) Update last preview in effects file when preview is deleted. Also protect against a bad named stored in the file.