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This web page shows some downsides I found in software packages. Each of them, on their own, can cause major troubles to newbies trying to use the software. For more experienced people they spoil the fun using the software and often cause headaches. Some issues may exist by incident, some may be caused by policy of the software author. As soon as an issue is gone to my knowledge, it will be striked out from this website. Known workarounds will be listed too, as long as they are required.
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???Sunlite Suite 1 ≈ Sunlite 2006live Illustration of drawing glitch on Windows XP

Illustration of drawing glitch on Windows XP

Painting issues on Windows XP & Windows 10

sunlite2006_windows10_submasters.pngIllustration of two drawing glitches on Windows 10

Illustration of two drawing glitches on Windows 10

No auto-enabling ArtNet-out in Beta 02 Sep 2015 & 14 Dec 2018

Occassional crashes if using MIDI feature

Years of use can cause corruption to EasyTime/EasyStep data saved in some Switches

Outputs-window not always follows active tab

Setting LTP in Outputs-window causes jump to 0

It would be much more useful if it would stick to the last channel value like in earlier Sunlite Suite versions. That way the button below each channel could be used as a temporary "lock"-switch.

Cycle Switch cannot affect other switch's level

  • Cycle Switches can only affect other switch's on/off state but cannot affect other switch's gray intensity sliders or blue speed sliders (unless using Sunlite Suite 2).
  • Affecting other switch's intensities and speeds would be very useful to let one switch set all the other switches to predefined states at the touch of a single button.

MIDI-console-editor dialog is buggy

If not editing the uppermost entry, the MIDI-console-editor will often not store the changed or new setting.

Pro

Sunlite Suite 1 (≈ Sunlite 2006) is a great lighting tool that sadly contains bugs. It seems however that development has started to focus on Sunlite Suite 2 (and on Sunlite Suite 3). However, Sunlite Suite 2 does not support all the features of the older suite yet and does not provide full migration of the older suite's shows yet.
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File extension overview for SunliteSuite 3Suite 2200620042002
Sunlite Show file (all-in-one archive).shw.ssh
Sunlite Scan Libary file (fixture definition).ssl2.ssl
Sunlite page exchange (fixture control).pex.spa
Console file (MIDI-in).csl2.csl
EasyView stage (3D).evs.evs
Effect generator file (FX-engine).efx