Release Notes for JMRI 2.7.1 release

Date: July 3, 2009

From: Bob Jacobsen

Subject: Test version 2.7.1 of JMRI/DecoderPro is available for download.
This is a draft release note only; the download links do not yet work

Notes:

This is a test release. Please post a note if you encounter any new or old bugs! And please back up your JMRI files before installing this, in case you want to go back to an earlier version.

This is the first in a series of test versions. We expect this series to end in a JMRI 2.8 production release in December 2009.

It contains many new features, including:

along with lots of other changes. See the complete list below.

Some of the changes involved are quite extensive. They may require a certain amount of experience before they are working well. Therefore, this test version should be considered experimental.

JMRI is now only available under the GNU General Public License. For more information, please see our copyright and licensing page.

New warnings for this version:

(None)

Warnings from older versions:

(None)

Download links:

Please use these links for downloading:

Mac OS X: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jmri/JMRI.2.7.1.dmg

Windows: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jmri/JMRI.2.7.1.exe

Linux: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jmri/JMRI.2.7.1.tgz

Changes since production version 2.6

Ken Cameron updated the decoder definition for the Team Digital SMC4.

Dan Boudreau fixed an operations bug: Cars with scheduled loads didn't always pick up the next scheduled load.

Fixed a problem when using the invert option on LocoNet sensors.

Pete Cressman added the capability to edit (change) the icons used by a particular item on a Panel Editor panel from the popup menu.

Dan Boudreau added a curved track icon, and fixed the straight track icon.

Paul Bender added "invert" capability to XPressNet turnouts.

Even more help page updates.

Panel Editor icons can be edited directly from the Panel by selecting the "edit" item from the popup menu of the icon.

Dan Boudreau made sure that changes take effect immediately when you change the level of a Panel Editor icon.

Mark Fournier updated the Comprehensive programmer to handle more consisting options.

Peter Ulvestad updated the MRC Sound Brilliance 1806 decoder definition.

Marc Founier added and updated MRC Athearn decoder definitions.

Peter Ulvestad updated the Bachmann EZDCC decoder definition to put a max value on CV2.

Mark Waters updated several Zimo decoder definitions to include the right number of outputs and their controlling CVs.

Manually add Rautenhaus Digital Vertrieb to the list of decoder manufacturers, which is unfortunately no longer being maintained online by the NMRA.

Pete Cressman fixed some problems when defining and deleting icons for a Panel Editor MultiSensor icon.

Dan Boudreau made some internal changes to the operations support

And some more help page updates...