LightJockey Manager

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2017

Release Notes

1.4.5 
LED-Trix 
Fixed value of 1 when it is supposed to be zero

1.4.4 
LED-Trix 
16 bit RGB added 



1.4.3 
LED-Trix 
-Fix a bug when creating a custom color 

Scheduler 
-Fixture issue when using a system with “,” as decimal separator. 
-Fix an issue causing the Sunset and Sunrise from not being calculated when loading a new schedule. 



1.4.2 
LED-Trix 

-Fix issue where some channels could get stuck after changing the fixture configuration. 

-Add hotkey functionality for the LED-Trix. When the LJ Manager hotkey Bypass to LJ is disable in the LJ Manager setup, 
it is possible to use the four arrow keyboard keys to navigate through the LED Trix presets FX. 
Using the Space the FX can be activated. 


1.4.1 
LED-Trix 

-Fix a critical bug (introduce in 1.4.0 b5) in the fixture patch that only RGB fixture could be patch 

-In Fixture Patch grid, occupied cells are now yellow and free cells are gray 

-Selecting fixture in the patch layout grid will bring the fixture in the patch list in view 

-Vertical Text Scroll now enabled. 


1.4.0 beta 5 
LED-Trix 

-Patch menu renamed as Setup 
-Fixture patch renamed Fixture Configuration 

-New fixture profile modes added: 
BGR, GRB, GBR, RBG 

-New Highlight function in the Fixture Configuration. When enabled, 
the selected fixture in the patch will be set to full white. 

-LED-Trix group and preset now work inside Action Groups 

WebServer 
-Improve communication error handling on the web server 

Misc, 
-Few minor bugs fixed. 


1.4.0 Beta 4 
LED-Trix 
-New visual layout 
-Separate section for Rotation and Position 
-Add Rotation filter 
-Quick Panel LED Trix button status now in synch with LED Trix form 
-Clear Text History button 
-LED Trix Thumbnail bitmap now available as button images in the Image list. 
-New Red, Green and Blue single channel fixture type added 



1.4.0 Beta 3 
Fixes 
-Error on selecting none mapped items in patch 
-Fixture rotation angle now get recalled properly when calling a FX presets. 



1.4.0 Beta 2 
-Fix issue in LED-Trix Patch that prevented typing in fields when Hotkey Bypass to LJ was enabled. 
-New FX style added to LED-Trix 
-Various improvements 
Touch Panel 
-Improved bitmap rendering in Image Background Stretch mode. 
-Various fixes in Touch Panel button properties 


1.4.0 Beta 1 
Fixes 
-Fix Test Button in Action Group Editor to send RS-232 Script. 
-Fix Touch Panel Password entry, it only accept digits now. 

-Add new LED-Trix module 


1.3.4 
-Fix issue where the CLEAR Stop Action in the Loop would not clear data properly even if it appeared to... 
-Fix crash when trying to edit a loop from the Loop list without having one selected... 

1.3.3 
Fixes 
-GPS data input reliability improved 
-Option to use Estimated Timezone now works as intended. 
-Changes 
When Hotkey bypass is enable hotkeys in LJManager will no longer works 

1.3.2 
New Compiler D2006 
New Features 
-Export Calendar Rules to CSV 
-Save and load Calendar rules to file 
-Calendar Explorer shows from which rule the resulting schedule is loaded. 
-Add a new Disable Rule option in Calendar Rules, when disabled, the rule is ignored. 
-Because of the new feature to disable rules, rules such as "Everyday" can now be use multiple times in the rules list. 

Fixes 
-Fix issue with New "End of day offset" that under certain condition wouldn't load the schedule. 
-Fix Issue with Time Preset Sorting 
-Fix issue that cause some values not to be saved when exiting the setup 

1.3.1 
Bug Fix 
-When a button has the "Confirmation Request" option enable and the user click on "Yes" the action is now called as expected. 

1.3.0 
-Closing the Application from tray menu now works when the option Close=Send to tray" 
-Quick Panel Toolbar now set On as Default. 
-Add Sort By Name in the Quick Panel View menu 
-"Hold" function in Quick Panel now renamed "Multi-Select" 

1.23.2 Beta 
New 
-Quick Panel 
A new button on the main launcher called Quick Panel is now available. 
The Quick Panel is very simple, it works very similar to the Touch Panel but all Sequences, Cues, Static’s, etc are available without having to configure anything. 
The default button grid is set to 10 Columns by 12 Rows which work best for Cues, static’s, and Loops, but it can be set by the user to any values from 1 to 256 
However, the maximum total buttons is 256. Example, a [16 X 16] grid would be the maximum square grid that can be done. 

-When saving an action group it is possible to specified the action number, if the number already exist a prompt will ask to overwrite or not. If value is "0" the next available number will be used. 

-Startup Action Delay implemented. In General setup, a delay (in second) can be set to delay the call of the startup action when the application starts. This can be useful when other application rely on the LJ Manager external communication. 

-New "Change of Day" offset for calendar rules. It is now possible to offset the scheduler date change by up to 12 hours. This is particularly useful when you use the calendar rules where each day of a week is different and the event that start before midnight finish pass midnight. 
Scenario: 
A schedule is set to run on Saturday evening using a specific show and one for Sunday evening. 
Saturday evening (up to 3 O’clock in the morning you want a change of color Red<>Blue every 30 minutes) 
Sunday evening (up to 3 O’clock in the morning you want a change of color Yellow<>Green every 30 minutes) 
The problem is that after midnight of Saturday evening the Sunday schedule will be loaded... 
In the pass, the Sunday schedule had to have the Saturday show between 00:00 and 03:00 ... this made scheduling more complex to maintain. 
Now with the new feature, you can offset the date change for +3 hours, then changes will only happen at 3:00 AM. 


1.21 
-Fix important bug introduced in 1.19 where under certain condition so files like Loops are save to blank when exiting the software. 
If you use 1.19 or 1.20, it is very important you upgrade to this version. 
-Fix an error prompting when opening the Image List window. 
-In Touch Panel, hotkey CTRL+B is now assigned to Status Bar Show/Hide 

1.19 
Fixes 
-Touch Panel now open at the same position as when it was last save and close. 
-Buttons placement in Manual mode now work as intended, no more button jumping around... 
-Cancel button on Save Confirmation Dialog in Touch Panel won’t close panel anymore 
-Save As New Panel change the Panel ID number to the new one. 

1.18 
Fixes 
-Added a delay upon calling cuelist to LJ to avoid miscall... 

1.17 
New Features 
-New shortcut to copy and paste button 
~Set the mouse over the button to copy and press CTRL+SHIFT+C 
~Place the mouse where to paste and CTRL+SHIFT+V 
-New Shortcut to Add Button CTRL+SHIFT+A, if the context menu is use to add button, its position will be to the mouse pointer. 

-When using Manual Layout Mode, in Button Editor two new buttons allow to reset the position and size of buttons. 
-New menu item in LJ Manager Launcher to close all opened touch panels. 

-New option is Scheduler (Schedule Menu) to start the schedule without tracking through the events to call actions on Lightjockey. 
-New Option to start Scheduler without doing the startup action. 

Bug fixes 
- Fix issue that could cause a Full Screen to show to the monitor where the panel was first open. 


1.16b2 
Fixes 
- Toggled button look was not reset upon toggling back up. 


1.16 
New features 
-Toggle Groups also works for Momentary and Repeat Button type. 
-In Button Editor, Add Menu item to refresh the action list 

Fixes 
-Fix error showing when opening Image List Window 
-Button Request Confirmation displayed the wrong information. 
-List out of bound error when closing panels. 

1.15 
New features 
-Image List Import window remember the last used tabs. 
-Image List Import now only show BMP as item to be imported. 
-Image List Import now show the default Lightjockey images. 
-Image List Import includes a Thumbnail size slider to increase/decrease the thumb size (Note: the image will not get larger then the native image). 

-It is now possible to set the Static’s Level Simply enable the "Set Intensity" and select the level from 0 to 100% 

-Action Loop window width can be resized 
-Action Loop columns width are now saved. 

-New Calendar rules 
Every Odd Day 
Every Even day 
Every Friday to Sunday 
Every Friday and Saturday 

-Touch Panel "Manual + Auto-Resize" mode renamed "Manual Auto-Scale" mode 
-When using Custom Panel Layout and some buttons are stack on top of each others, the Z-order of the buttons is now saved. 
-Improved the Manual Auto-Scale mode (Note, it is possible that the buttons will slightly move out of position when opening the panel the first time. 
The Grid Space now influences the behavior of Manual + Auto-Scale mode. 
-When Touch Panel in Manual Mode or Manual Auto-Scale mode, it is possible to copy the button size to other button using the Copy Button Filter. 
-New buttons in Touch Panel toolbar to open Image List and Action Item List. 
-Auto Arrange buttons function now require a confirmation. 
-New "Refresh" menu item in Action Items Lists and Action Group Editor, this will reload the Lightjockey data) 
-New Behaviors when customizing buttons, for selection, the button must be clicked on. 
-When customizing, the button Hint display the Button Position, Width and Height. 
-New hotkeys when customizing buttons, 
-CTRL+M to enter in Customizing Mode 
-Tab Key to change buttons 
-Arrow keys to move the button 
-Shift+Arrow keys to resize 
-Escape Key once to release current button, (second Escape quite Costuming Mode) 


Fixes 
-Fix issue when adding the first command in the Calendar rules 
-Fix Import Image bug where single selection of the first of a selection would not be imported. 
-Bug Fix in Calendar Rules where the first selection would change the date of the Rules... 
-When entering in Calendar Explorer, the selected date is now the current date. 
-The Up and Down rules buttons now have a repeat function and when combined with CTRL it jump rules at a time 
-Fix bug that would happen when a data range was invalid, example February 30 
-Improved reliability of Drag-&-Drop of images and colors. 
-Typing text in the Button Editor whit Send Hotkey to LJ option enable will not longer cause problems (same fix done on other edit fields) 


Misc. 
-New Compiler 
-Optimization of many aspect of the application 


1.14 
New features 
-Image List Import window remember the last used tabs. 
-Image List Import now only show BMP as item to be imported. 
-Image List Import now show the default Lightjockey images. 
-Image List Import includes a Thumbnail size slider to increase/decrease the thumb size (Note: the image will not get larger then the native image). 

-It is now possible to set the Static’s Level Simply enable the "Set Intensity" and select the level from 0 to 100% 

-Action Loop window width can be resized 
-Action Loop Column width are now saved. 
-Touch Panel "Manual + Auto-Resize" mode renamed "Manual Auto-Scale" mode 
-When using Custom Panel Layout and buttons are stack on top of each others, the Z-order of the buttons is now saved. 
-Improved the Manual Auto-Scale mode (Note, it is possible that the buttons will slightly move out of position when opening the panel the first time. 
The Grid Space now influences the behavior of Manual + Auto-Scale mode. 
-When Touch Panel in Manual Mode or Manual Auto-Scale mode, it is possible to copy the button size to other button using the Copy Button Filter. 
-New buttons in Touch Panel toolbar to open Image List and Action Item List. 
-Auto Arrange buttons function now require a confirmation. 

Fixes 
-Fix issue when adding the first command in the Calendar rules 
-Fix Import Image bug where single selection of the first of a selection would not be imported. 
-Bug Fix in Calendar Rules where the first selection would change the date of the Rules... 
-When entering in Calendar Explorer, the selected date is now the current date. 
-The Up and Down rules buttons now have a repeat function and when combined with CTRL it jump rules at a time 
-Fix bug that would happen when a data range was invalid, example February 30 
-Improved reliability of Drag-&-Drop of images and colors. 


Misc. 
-New Compiler 
-Optimization of many aspect of the application 


1.13 
-Add a refresh menu in the Action Item List 
-Add New Baudrate to the RS-232 setup 38400, 56000, 57600 and 115200 
-Add "Set as Default Web page" in the Touch Panel HTML Export function. 
-Add Reset Column Width in Scheduler Preferences 
-Add View Action Group Editor in Scheduler and Action View menu 
-Add New option in Touch Panel Button Properties "Ignore Toggle Reset" When enable, the toggled button won't reset on Toggle Reset command 
-Fix Action Loop title off by one index on panel buttons. 
-Fix issue with LJ Installation with large amount of sequence and cues, where the LJM would generate an error when a sequence or cue was saved. 


1.12 
-Fix Issue with Button not being updated on Mouse down... (Bug introduce in version 1.11) 

1.11 
-Fix issue with Release All Toggle command 

1.1 
-Fix issue with Calendar Explorer generating an error upon opening. 

-Fix issue with Scheduler Next Event Time did not report the right timing after a day change in schedule... However this did not affect the actual schedule execution. 

-Fix a problem introduce in version 1.09h 
The Touch panel can now be resized to there minimum except when in Manual+Resize mode 
The Rollup feature work as expected (like it was prior to 1.09h) except in Manual+Resize mode where the minimum panel size for buttons is 50 X 100 pixels 

-When LJ Manager Launcher is minimized, clicking on the LJ Manager Button in taskbar will re-activate the LJ Manager launcher 

-New Functions available to reset Toggled buttons for current Touch panel or all Touch panels... 

HTML Export 
-Improve Touch Panel HTML export, now the HTML code use [frame] to avoid refresh when pressing a button. 
-HTML Export now has a option window before finalizing the export operation 
-Option to export with text link only (useful for use with slow connection and PDA 

1.0.9h 
General 
-Improve "Stay On Top" feature, a change on the "Stay On Top" of the application require a restart of the application. 
However, the "Stay On Top" of the touch panel is individual to each panel and only require a reopening of the panel to take effect 

-Application no longer generate error when shutting down Windows 

Touch Panel 
-New Touch Panel Mode (Manual + Resize) In this mode, the button can be manually resize in position like the regular manual mode, but when the form is resized, the buttons will be resized too. 
However, there are some limitations, the resizing is done in percent calculation which can cause on value rounding problem if the form is scaled down too much... Some buttons may end up on top of each other. 

-When in Resize and Move mode, a button to exit this operation will appear in the toolbar 

-Improve menu items status synchronization such as Show Toolbar, Show Status Bar 

-New Option when exporting a Touch Panel to HTML, a prompt will ask to confirm if the text should be an HTML link or not 
When the text is a hyperlink, it can be access from a mobile device... However, the text color will be the same as the default browser color for hyperlink text. 


New items in the Internal Command list 
-Minimize LightJockey 
-Maximize Lightjockey 
-Restore Lightjockey 
-Close Current Panel 
-Minimize Current Panel 
-Rollup Current Panel 

1.0.9g 
General 
-Fixed possible Application crash when shutting down Windows with LJM still running 
-Fixed an "List out of bound" when opening more than one touch panels 

WebServer 
-HTML Export Improved 
-Background Color, Button gradient color and direction, Button Spacing are now imported. 
-Button look changed from Flat to outset 
Note, The Color Gradient is only working with Windows IE browser 
- Fixed error with Static Off not being export properly 
- A list of Command is available in the Web server help file section 

LJ Touch Import 
-Corrected Column and Row import number 

Image/Color List 
-New function added to the Image List, a new tab allow the drag and drop of colors onto buttons 
-Images can be dragged and dropped directly onto a button. 
-Choose where the image will apply on the button properties (Background Up/Down and Overlay Up/Down) 
-Drag the Clear Image thumbnail to a button to clear the image selection. 
-Colors can be dragged and dropped directly onto a button. 
-Choose where the color will apply on the button properties (Color Up/Down, Gradient Up/Down and Text Up Down) 
-It is also possible to apply the changes to a single button or an array of button (Column, Row and All) 


1.0.9f 
Web Server (Beta) 
- Implementation of a Web Server to receive commands from standard HTML webpage 
- New item added to the Status 
- Web Server status and last action called from Web server when active 
- New Log system to create a log of all events happening on the LJ Manager. The type of logged events can be chosen in the Setup General tab. 
- To Export a LJ Manager Panel as HTML, use the Panel menu 

LJ Touch Import 
-It is now possible to Import old LJ Touch Panel into the LJ Manager 
Create a new Touch panel, and from the panel menu select Import LJ Touch 

Button Editor 
New preview for color, text and images 

Touch Panel 
-Auto Text Prefix can be turn off in the Setup/General 
This mean the title of a button won’t contain the type and number when generated automatically 
-Minor changes in the View and Setup menu layout 
-Option to show/hide main menu bar 
-Add a menu bar to the Copy Button Filter control 
-Confirmation on Creating a new Panel 



1.0.9e 
LJ Manager Launcher 
-New item added to the Status Info Panel 
- Current Schedule 
- Schedule Status (Active or not) 

Scheduler 
-When adding an event, this event is automatically selected in the list 
-Default Description, time, event type and action are set to the newly added event... 
Before they were copied from the last selected event which could cause some confusion 
-Improved Scheduler loading to avoid that two events have the same internal ID (no change to users) 
-When changing time preset on an event, the event is track and stays selected. 


1.0.9d 
New Features 
-Static’s now have three functions (Toggle, On, Off) 
-Option to confirm closing of Touch panel in General Setup 
-Option to send LJ Manager to Tray Icon when the Close button of the main from is press: 
To exit the LJ Manager with that option enable, use the System menu or Tray Icon menu. 
A warning is showing up when the application is sent to the tray Icon, it can be disable in that pop-up warning 

-Toggle button status can be stored or not see Option for each Touch panel in Panel properties 

-New options in preferences menu of the Scheduler to have the current events staying in view, 
Turning off this option will allow scrolling through the schedule event list while it's running. 

1.0.9c 
Bug fixes 
-The Scheduler no longer get stuck in a loop when no schedules are assigned in the Calendar (bug introduce in 1.0.9b) 
-If a schedule assigned in the Calendar setup no longer exists, the current schedule will remain loaded. 


1.0.9b 

New Features: 
General 
-New concept for actions... 
In the past, an action had to be created for every item you needed to assign to a button or event... 
Now, single action item can be directly assigned to buttons or events. 
However if more action items need to be triggered from the same button or event, an (Action Group) can be use (formerly called Action) 
Current setup done with LJM Manager is simply using Action Group for everything... therefore it's entirely backward compatible 

-Simplified list viewing... A single window is necessary to see all lists of actions, schedule, panel... 
This means a less cluttered desktop... 
-The Touch Panel button of the LJM Launcher is now acting like a popup menu showing the different panel that can be open. 

Scheduler 
-New option "Ignore Calendar"; When enable you can load and run any schedule without having the calendar trying to load the current schedule for the day. This option is useful for testing schedules 



Touch Panel: 
-New popup menu layout 
-New menu items functions to remove action from button 
-New menu item function to reset button look to default 
-New option to set Text, Text Properties, Color, Background Images, Overlay Images un down state same as Up State 
New Panel or buttons created now have these options enable by default... this simplify the process of creating panel. 
-When importing user images, the images are now imported in the User folder, this mean that images will now be part of the backup procedure. 
If you had previously imported images and want them to be part of the backup, please move them from the folder "...LJ ManagerProgramLJMImages" to the folder "...Martin LightJockeyUserUserXXXXLJMDataUserImages" 
If the same images name is use in both folder, the one from the User folder will be used 
Warnings, importing large images to the folder will increase the size of the LJ backup file... 


Bug Fixes: 
-Fix a major bug that could avoid the right schedule to be load when the date changes... Any install using the calendar function should be updated. (Thanks Bruno and Eric!) 
-A click on a background picture in the touch panel could generate an "Invalid Typecast" error 
-The Multiple Button copy feature would not work properly when the Copy filter was set to ALL, ROW or COLUMN 
-The Panel behavior when in Button Move and Resize mode is now more stable 
-Closing the Loop Editor could cause crash 
-When Importing images, JPEG were a choice, but they cannot appear on buttons, so now JPEG images cannot be imported anymore. 
But JPEG where working on panel background, if you are currently using a JPEG image as background it will still appear, but it won't appear in the list of images until you convert it to BMP. 


1.0.3 
Bug Fix 
-Some time the application could hang when closing if a panel was open. 
-Toggled button return to the expected state when using the Hold function in Touch Panel 
-When Panel locked and not Password locked, the password keypad won't show up 
-Text Alignment now works as intended 
-Picture Alignment now works as intended 
-Function List in LJ Item List is no longer sorted 

New Features 
-It's now possible to enable/Disable the Action Delay and also set the Action delay between 5 to 100 Ms 
Action Delay was implemented to solve a timing issue on certain system when several commands are sent to the Lightjockey from the same action... 
Example, if an Action contains 10 commands and the delay is set to 25 ms there will be 25 ms in between each command, so it will take 250ms to complete the action… 
The drawback is mostly seen on the Touch Panel where the reaction time of buttons is not as quick... 

-Function List in LJ Item List as separated sections that can be open or close... 

1.0.2 
Bug Fix 
-1.0.1 Introduce a problem when creating new Panel... it's now fix 

1.0.1 
Bug Fix 
-Toggle Up in Touch Panel now refreshes the button background and text 

1.0.0 
First Official Release 
New Features 
-Software Installation redone 

0.7.4 
New Features 
-Re-organize Setup window with separated tabs for Scheduler and Touch Panel default options 
-New Menu items in Scheduler to Access Setup 
-In Setup>Scheduler, it's now possible to set clear functions for various part of the LJ and LJM 
-New Time Preset Feature in Scheduler, Preset values are set in the Scheduler Setup window. 
-RS-232 Communication Port up to Com9 is now allowed... 

Bug Fix 
-In Touch Panel, fix problem with Cancel Hold could cause the application to crash... 
-Closing all panels from a Touch Panel button would generate an error. 
-Auto generate Text in Action Editor would always be set to ON when returning to an action where it was set to off 


0.7.2 
New Features 
-Rearrange some of the menu and pop-up menu in the Touch Panel. 
-Improvement of the Auto Generate text when creating an action. 
-In Touch Panel Button Editor, Copy /Swap font settings from up to down state. 
-In Touch Panel Button Editor, No Picture effect option. This fix problem with certain bitmaps not rendered properly. 
-Timeout feature in the Touch Panel when locked... The panel will locked automatically after the specified delay is over. 


Bug Fix 
-Cancel Hold return the right status to Toggled buttons 
-Improve Cancel hold speed when using multiple panel at once. 
-Using Hold while in Full screen doesn't display menu items anymore 
-Creating new Touch Panel from the Touch Panel menu does not add buttons to the current panel anymore 
-RS-232 Send now works as explained in the help file 
-RS-232 Receive now works as Explain in the help file 
-Touch Panel remain present in taskbar when minimized 



0.7 

New features 
- New help file and PDF manual 
-Touch Panel can be open directly from the Tray menu and Launcher View menu 

Bug Fix 
-Flash Functions now work as intended when assign to a button. 
-Flash Seq are now released properly 
-Hold/Go buttons work as intended 
-Closing a panel while in "resize and move" button mode does not generate errors anymore 
-Improve Speed on Action call in Touch Panel 

0.6 beta 3 

New features 
-Status settings are now displayed on the LJM Launcher 

Bug Fix 
-The "Auto Save Schedule On Exit" is now save when closing the application 
The left side display the current status of the Lightjockey 
The right side display the last command sent by the LJ Manager 

-fixed various bugs in the Scheduler grid 


0.6 beta 2 
New features 
- When Touch Panel in Hold or Locked, the appropriate buttons flashes as a reminder 
- A new option in the Touch panel Setup menu "Resetting Toggle Call Up Action"; 
When enabled, the up action of toggled buttons will be called when a Reset Toggle is performed. 
- It is now possible to define the number of buttons, layout mode, column/row count to use as 
default in a Touch Panel (settings in Setup) 
- When Touch Panel layout Mode is set to Manual, it is possible to do an Auto-Arrange Button 
to place the button in a grid pattern 
- New Touch Panel Button Copy/paste function, it is now possible to paste to multiple buttons 
even across panels. 


Bug Fixes 
-When restoring the main form position it now restore to the last position before it was hidden. 
-When a panel is close in Roll-Up state, it will re-open as normal 
-Flashed sequences are release when the button is release 

0.6 
First Public released version 

New features 
- Copy Button function is Touch panel 
- Help file extended (not proofed) 

Bug Fixes 
-Fixed Critical bug in the Scheduler where the Astronomical clock was not evaluated once the 
schedule was running. 
-Saving an existing Schedule "As New Schedule" could cause the application to hang 
-Fixed other minor bugs 

0.5 
New features 
- Added Button Copy filter 

Bug Fixes 
-Some text in image list was not anchor properly 

0.2 
New Features 
-Added Application Startup Action in Setup window 
-When a new action is to be saved, the title is auto-generated from the current data in the action, 

Bug fixes 
-Font size on the Down Text now works as intended 
-Panel Settings are now applied when reopening a Touch panel. 
-The Open/Closing panel from an action triggered by a button in a Touch Panel now works 
-Windows Control positions are now saved when closing the application 


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