Q Light Controller

 Sat, 10 May 2014 23:45:04 +0200 
Got quite shocked when I saw that the amazing lighting control program QLC (Q Light Controller) by Heikki Junnila was not developed any further anymore. :'(:'(:'(

#^Q Light Controller
Q Light Controller is a cross-platform application for controlling DMX or analog lighting systems like moving heads, dimmers, scanners etc. The goal is to replace hard-to-learn and somewhat limited commercial lighting desks with FLOSS. Many people respect others opinions and therefore might like to see some ...

I loved this program and also had my first programming experiences with QT with this program. Have just done some small fixes, tiny new features and translation. At the end I tried to implement a bigger new feature some kind of a textbook that could be used to run theatre plays or other text centric shows. I had an editor and all functions to add and control scene changes and in the end I had a massive QTextDocument with a lot of blocks and metadata with all the scenes, but failed to store and restore it, so it never made it into QLC. :-( There is a QT feature request for some years already, but it is still not implemented.

Unfortunately I haven't had much time and occasions to play with my lights and QLC in the last two years, too. There was a fork and Massimo Callegari took over the development of QLC and it is called now QLC+ and got some very impressive and great new features! Really impressive the progress and nice to see that there is still an open source alternative to all the commercial lighting control softwares.

#^QLC+ by Massimo Callegari
QLC+ is a free and cross-platform software to control DMX or analog lighting systems like moving heads, dimmers, scanners etc. This project is a fork of the great QLC project written by Heikki Junnila that aims to continue the development of QLC and to introduce new features. The primary goal is to bring QLC+ at the level of other lighting control ...