Release Notes for JMRI 3.5.5 release
Date: November 17, 2013
From: Bob Jacobsen
Subject: Test version 3.5.5 of JMRI/DecoderPro is available for download.
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 3.6 production release around the end of the year.
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.
New warnings for this version:
This release and all future releases will not support the NCE PowerHouse Pro serial interface running at 19,200 baud.
This release, and all other releases in this cycle, require Java 1.6 or newer.
Known problems with this releaseNone at the time of this release.
Please use these links for downloading:
Changes since test release 3.5.4:
Changes to decoder programming and definition allow specification of workarounds when a command station only handles a subset of CVs, and the decoder provides a way to access the full range locally. Useful with ESU and Zimo decoders, but not all (close to none) of the decoder definitions have been updated to use this.
NCE command station programmer updated to indicate when it can't access high-address CVs.
Dave Heap added automatic display of CV numbers in DecoderPro tooltips. To see the CV address for a decoder parameter, hover your mouse over it. By default this is off (DecoderPro exists to hide this information, not show it), but you can turn in on with a preference under Roster, then Programmer.
The OpenLCB lib was updated to the current version. This includes several memory-read protocol fixes.
Dan Boudreau made the following changes to operations:
- New feature, the ability to copy any track to a location. See under the Edit Location, Tools, "Copy Track".
- Fixed an issue with train manifest times when the "same" location was used back to back.
- Made some improvements to the train build reports.
- Made some minor improvements to the conductor and yard master windows.
- New manifest and switch list option, the ability to show the car's final destination and track.
- Fixed a problem when a spur has a schedule and "Planned Pick Ups".
- Improved car movement when the train's route move count is used up or the train's length is maxed out when building the train.
Ken Cameron made the following changes:
- Fixed memory addressing issue in macro editor/backup/restore. This bug was introduced prior to 3.4 when adding support for the updated NCE USB for other functions. Currently Macro support via the NCE USB is a work in progress.
David Zuhn updated the Mac OS X launcher to handle different Java configurations, particularly when installing a clean version of Mac OS X.
Bjorn Kvisli and Pierre Billon created multiple Doehler & Haass decoder definitions.
Bjorn Kvisli added decoder definitions for the Arnold N scale decoders.
Peter Ulvestad added a decoder definition for the MRC 1952, improved the definition for the MRC 1957, added the 1922 and 1916.
Suzie Tall fixed some cross-references that were preventing the CROR-2008 and InfraBel signals from displaying properly.
Dick Bronson provided additional UTCS track segment icons.
The timestamp on messages in the console output was changed to default to a real timestamp like "2013-11-17 15:16:07,486" in local time.