Release Notes for JMRI 2.99.1 release

Date: December 31, 2011

From: Bob Jacobsen

Subject: Test version 2.99.1 of JMRI/DecoderPro is available for download.

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 3.0 production release, probably in Summer 2012.

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:

This release, and all later releases in this cycle, require Java 1.6.

Older warnings

None

Known problems with this release

This test release has a problem with preferences on Mac OS X. We do not recommend that Mac OS X users try this test release. This problem is fixed in

There are currently some connectivity issues for Users running Windows v7 64-bit and a Digitrax PR3 interface. If you are experiencing issues, then please raise a question on the JMRI Users group for assistance
and try JMRI v2.99.2.

Download links:

Please use these links for downloading:

Windows: https://sourceforge.net/projects/jmri/files/test%20files/JMRI.2.99.1-r19585.exe/download

Linux: https://sourceforge.net/projects/jmri/files/test%20files/JMRI.2.99.1-r19585.tgz/download

Changes since production release 2.14

Oscar Moutinho made the following updates to the inControl web throttle app:

Matthew Harris made the following updates:

Walt Thompson fixed a problem causing panel files with tooltips to fail validation.

Dan Boudreau made the following enhancements and fixes to operations.

Paul Bender added a new Generic Consist Manager which will be installed on systems such as the SPROG that implement a command station interface (the ability to send an arbitrary NMRA DCC packet). This version of the Consist Manager uses an NMRA Consist Control packet to create the consist instead of the Operations Mode Programming request used in the previous Generic Consist Manager. This will allow writing the consist address on decoders that support Operations Mode Programming, but do not allow operations mode programming of CV19 (Certain Lenz decoders fall into this category).

Kevin Dickerson made the following updates:

Help pages with external links (e.g. full "http:" links) and of types that the JavaHelp browser can't display are now sent to the user's default web browser for display.