Release Notes for JMRI 3.5.6 release
Date: December 8, 2013
From: Bob Jacobsen
Subject: Test version 3.5.6 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 almost-last 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 3.5.5:
Steve Todd fixed a problem with starting the LocoNetOverTcp server when running the JMRI faceless app.
Suzie Tall created a new signal head type "Triple Output RGB". It is based on the existing triple output class and takes the same input as the quad output. The three outputs drive the red, green and blue inputs of a RGB searchlight head to give Red, Green, Yellow and Lunar indications both steady and flashing as well as dark.
Dan Boudreau made the following changes to operations:
- New feature for folks using schedules to route cars. On a per train basis, you can ask the program to pull cars with a final destination where the train being built doesn't provide the most efficient route for the car. Useful if you want to the train being built to move cars "closer" to their final destination, even if other trains could do it more efficiently. This option does two things, it will add cars to the train being built that wouldn't normally travel on the train, thus freeing up track space. And second creates more work for your operators as this option can and will increase the number of trains needed to move the car to its final destination. See under Tools->Train Build Options from the Train Edit window, select "Service all cars with a final destination" if you want your train to carry more cars.
- Updated the "Show cars types serviced" tool for a train. The window now shows any track destination restrictions for a selected car.
Dave Heap improved the tooltips for lots and lots of decoder definitions to make them more consistent
M. Greene added Digitrax decoder types
A bug in SRCP support was fixed. It preventing storing panel files with certain kinds of SRCP information present.