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Release Notes for 2.0.4

Discussion in 'Release Notes' started by Marty, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Marty

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    Release note for 2.0.4


    When upgrading from any previous version of BlackTrax (including the BETAs), all application settings will be re-set to defaults - If you changed any default settings please verify each application to ensure your system is still configured correctly (this includes Tracker’s beacon list).

    There is a new licensing security system used to authorize hardware devices with the BTServer. Please be sure to download the required license files and follow the instructions found here.

    IMPORTANT: We have now enabled the security system, which means if an invalid license is detected the system will no longer receive position information until a valid license is updated.

    Dongle Date Requirement:
    August 4th 2015

    Major changes:
    • Reporting of individual LED states in table view in Live View
    • New stale/fresh indicator for beacon radios to inform how recent radio communication is between the beacon and the server
    • Battery reporting now averages raw beacon voltage and improves logic for battery ‘jumpiness’ to display more accurate battery levels
    • Most recent file is automatically loaded upon GUI boot up
    • System Configuration has been re-designed to be more organized
    Known issues:
    • When a recording is stopped in Motive with the Edit Tools window open, Motive will crash
    • Motive reconstruction bounds are inverted on the X axis (minimum X actually affects the maximum X)

    Secondary Applications:
    Motive: (Build 23633)

    Compatible with RTTrP Versions:

    Features and Fixes:

    • Fixed: Rare GUI crash when you would switch between Book Mode types and toggle different chapters
    • Fixed: Rare GUI crash when renaming Trackables more than once
    • Fixed: Queued fixtures in Fixture Calibration mode no longer release their perimeters back to the console
    • Fixed: Recover show would sometimes force Normal/Calibration Mode to toggle to the other mode every time Apply Changes was pressed
    • Fixed: Assigning beacons while sorting by Spot ID in Fixture Calibration view would result in only half of the selected fixtures being correctly assigned
    • Fixed: Removed dual borders for the checkboxes on a fixture’s calibration point
    • Fixed: LED tabs in Beacon Patch and Live View’s icon view were not updating Y and Z values correctly
    • Fixed: Chapters and Books were not locked out while in Fixture Calibration Mode
    • Fixed: Re-ordering the active chapter will no longer result in the active chapter changing
    • Fixed: Re-patching a fixture to a different universe (but maintain the same spot ID) no longer results in the fixture becoming ‘unknown’
    • Fixed: Local Dampening and Z-Dampening changes would not update in real time when you were actively in the chapter you were editing
    • Fixed: When starting the GUI in full screen mode, the GUI would become stuck in a half windowed, half full screen state when attempting to exit full screen mode
    • Fixed: Beacon widget would always start on the ‘Mini’ tab instead of the ‘Beacon’ tab when the GUI was first launched
    • Fixed: Frame offset interval setting was not being saved when the GUI was re-booted
    • Fixed: Frame construction mis-match warning was not saving when the GUI was rebooted
    • Fixed: Removed bolded headings on several additional widgets
    • Fixed: Fixture settings would not always be displayed on a Fixture in icon view until you toggle the fixture setting display
    New Feature
    • Live View’s table now displays individual LED visible statuses per LED in addition to the centroid making it much easier view which Trackables and LEDs are visible
      • Note: Mini Beacons, Rigid and Soft Frames do not support this functionality
    • Brought back the stale radio indicator from v1 with further improvements
      • Simplified the reporting to two states ‘Fresh’ or ‘Stale’
      • When the beacon communicates to the server via radio data, that beacon’s radio status will become ‘Fresh’
      • Added a configurable timer in System Configuration, under Beacons to set how much time must pass without hearing new radio data before the status becomes ‘Stale’
      • Note: Default time is 60 seconds
      • This status can be viewed two places
        • Live View’s table view in the new Radio column; red is stale and blue is fresh
        • Live View’s icon view / Beacon Patch will now turn the button icon red when the radio is stale (white means fresh)
      • Note: Mini Beacons, Rigid and Soft Frames do not support this functionality
    • The GUI will automatically attempt to launch the most recent project file upon startup
      • If the most recent project file cannot be found, the template project will be loaded
      • This setting can be turned off in System Configuration, under Editing
    • BlackTrax will now alert the user if an unsupported fixture is received from BTWYG
      • Unsupported fixtures include any fixture that BlackTrax cannot correctly control due to unique or custom DMX parameters (Zoom modifiers for example)
      • Unsupported fixtures may result in Follower crashing when those fixtures are controlled; this is intended behavior to prevent collisions on the network
      • If you receive this message, please remove those fixtures from your file and contact CAST for updated library files
    • A new column in Fixture Calibration View has been added to display if the beacon selected for the fixture is actively seen or not (same display as in Live View)
    • Control how often a Frame’s battery will update in the System Configuration widget under Beacons
      • Note: Lowest contributing beacon’s battery will be displayed
    • Battery status is now more accurate and does not jump around
      • Raw voltage from the beacon is now averaged out before being displayed
      • The battery can no longer jump higher than the previous percentage unless battery has increased significantly from charging
      • Control how many battery packets are to be averaged in System Configuration, under Beacons
        • By default, the four most recent packets received will be averaged, resulting in the battery being updated approximately every two minutes, depending on radio conditions
        • Note: Beacons with IMU enabled will update very quickly as the averaging is based on packets, not time
    • New BlackTrax projects automatically start with a chapter, meaning once WYG information is supplied, no additional work is needed to apply changes
    • Creation of up to 321 Mini Beacons is now possible
    • Mini Beacon creation widget has been changed to be a text box inside the Beacon widget
    • Trackable tab in Library widget no longer sorts automatically when renaming Trackables, making it easier to rename several Trackables at once
    • Live View’s table/icon dropdown setting now saves its value when the GUI is restarted
    • Smarter logic of what is considered to be the ‘same project’ when recovering a show resulting in less false recoveries
    Design Review
    • Re-designed System Configuration widget with tabs organizing each set of settings
      • System Configuration terminology has been updated and clarified
    • Minus and Trash symbols have been swapped around to follow the logic of:
      • Minus symbol means something is removed but not deleted from the project or show but can be recovered/re-added
      • Trash symbol means something is being permanently deleted from the project or show and cannot be recovered/re-added
    • New projects are now called ‘Template Project’ by default
    • Beacon ID has been renamed to Frame ID in the Frame Calibration table
    • The duplicate Mini Beacon error message has been cleaned up for easier readability
    • Tooltip updates
    #1 Marty, Jul 16, 2016
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