Release Notes for JMRI 2.99.5 release

Date: May 27, 2012

From: Bob Jacobsen

Subject: Test version 2.99.5 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 next 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:

None

Older warnings

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

Known problems with this release

None at the time of this release.

Download links:

Please use these links for downloading:

Mac OS X: https://sourceforge.net/projects/jmri/files/test%20files/JMRI.2.99.5-r20578.dmg/download

Windows: https://sourceforge.net/projects/jmri/files/test%20files/JMRI.2.99.5-r20578.exe/download

Linux: https://sourceforge.net/projects/jmri/files/test%20files/JMRI.2.99.5-r20578.tgz/download

Changes since test release 2.99.4

Nigel Cliffe updated the MERG ACC5 decoder definition to fix a problem with indexed variables.

Matthew Harris made the following changes:

Dan Boudreau made the following changes to operations:

Kevin Dickerson made the following changes:

Randall Wood made the following changes to web services:

Steve Todd made the following changes:

Gert Muller

The Locations item in the Help menu now have buttons to directly open the preferences and program directory from your desktop (may not work on all computer types)

The OpenLCB support has been updated to the 0.5 version of the specification. This includes new tools:

It may be necessary to reset your preferences if you have any defaults or open-at-start actions set for OpenLCB connections.

Richard Sauerbrun added a new DN163K4B decoder.

Mike Mosher:

John Stather fixed some issues with the DCC Concepts locomotive decoder definition.

Chris Bradshaw provided a definition for the ANE Model Loco-Cruiser LC201 decoder.

John Sebastian provided a decoder definition for the MRC Sound Brilliance 1957.

The TCS Bemf decoder was updated.

The Team Digital SD8 decoder was updated.

Martin Pischky improved the LocoNet firmware downloader and fixed some bugs.

Steve Lowens added the Con-cor Zephyr (HO & N) definitions to the Digitrax sound decoder definitions.