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Light-O-Rama version 3.10.0 released as an open beta

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We have just released version 3.10.0 of the Light-O-Rama software suite as an open beta.  Before getting into how you can download the new version and what's new in it, here is some information about what we mean by "open beta":

 

News: LOR software beta testing is moving from a closed model to an open beta model.  This means that anyone can help us test the latest beta version of software.

 

What is beta software? Beta software is code that has been tested by the programmers who have written it and has received some internal testing by other members of the company.  The software is stable enough to be tested by a rather large group, but it is not software that is ready for general released.

 

Why an open beta? Over the last few months, we have received dozens of requests from people to join the beta testing group.  In the past, we have kept that group closed, and have always had a backlog of people wanting to take part.  To make management of the beta group simpler, we are going to open the beta to everyone.

 

Who should use beta software? Beta testing is not for everyone.  By nature, beta software will have more problems in it than generally released software.  Testing beta software allows a user to find out if an enhancement does what they need, and if not, provide suggestions on how to fix or improve the software.  Do NOT use the beta software if you are not ready to uncover bugs/problems with it.  People who volunteer to test beta software must report problems, but please do not complain that there are problems - problems are expected! When testing beta software, please make sure to save often so that if something crashes, you'll minimize your loss.

 

Does my license cover this release? Please note that your license may or may not cover version 3.10.0. To check, please go to the license retrieval page, and enter your email address (the one you purchased your license with).  An email should then be sent to you with information about your license. The "Summary" section will tell you whether or not your license covers the latest version of software. If it does not, you can either continue using the version that you currently use, or consider purchasing a license renewal in order to start using this new version.

 

What's new in this version? Here is a brief list of what's new in version 3.10.0; for details, please see the help file's What's New page:

 

•    Sorting in the Keyboard Preferences dialog
•    Copy and Print in the Keyboard Preferences dialog
•    Better memory usage in SuperStar
•    New and updated fonts in SuperStar
•    Updated SuperStar visualizations
•    Eight channel Gen3 controller support in Hardware Utility
•    Improved network detection in the Visualizer
•    LOR Control Panel can restart the Show Player
•    Show Player can automatically shut down and restart in certain situations
•    Show Player will decache sequences if memory usage is too high
•    Visualizer Keywords in SuperStar
•    Duplicate RGB channel assignment warning in SuperStar
•    More DMX adapters supported
•    LOR Diagnostic shows more information
•    Copy and save in LOR Diagnostic
•    Beat Wizard, VU Wizard and Waveform Display support more media types
•    Better support for variable bit rate MP3s
•    Optionally play only audio while sequencing a video sequence
•    Show entire head at start of morph
•    Acceleration for morphs
•    Smooth effects in SuperStar
•    Support for more (and less) channels in the Hardware Utility
•    Firmware updates
•    Extend length of effects in instant sequence
•    Instant sequence and timing map dialog settings saved
•    Bug fixes

 

How do I get this new version? The new version can be downloaded from:

 

http://www.lightorama.com/downloads/3.10.0/LOR-3.10.0-Beta.exe

 

Thanks for your help!

 

 

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If you wish to participate in this open beta, please check out the new forums Open Beta General Comments and Open Beta Bug Reports.  In particular, before reporting a bug, please make sure to read the post General Guidelines for Bug Reports, and also check the List of Known Issues to make sure that the bug hasn't already been reported.


When you do report a bug, please do so by starting a new thread in the Open Beta Bug Reports forum, providing the information described in the General Guidelines for Bug Reports post.

 

Thanks!

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