JMRI provides several applications that are optimized for specific purposes. You can of
course also write your own.
- A better tool for programming decoders. DecoderPro simplifies the job of configuring
complicated DCC decoders by providing screens on which you can select the various options
and values you want.
Open DecoderPro by double-clicking its icon in the JMRI installation folder.
- Operating CRT based CTC control panels that reflect the real-time state of your
railroad and let you control it - almost like a Prototype dispatcher!
Open PanelPro by double-clicking its icon in the JMRI installation folder.
- A system for Dispatching a model railroad. The ability to automatically run trains is a
- Create Train Manifests that detail the work your train crews will perform during an
Operations session. The Manifest lists of car pick up and set outs, shows where the cars
are located, and provides the cars' destinations.
- A set of tools for using Audio with JMRI.
Additional Applications with JMRI Connections...
Hobbyists have created applications that work with JMRI to provide extra capabilities. In
addition, some commercial vendors have created applications that work with, add data to, or
take data from JMRI
See the community/connections
directory for a list and links. New applications can be added at any time!
Jython Applications for JMRI...
Some JMRI users have implemented sophisticated capabilities using the JMRI jython scripting facilities. These are listed
JMRI Features and Tools
JMRI software consists of a large library of functions divided into
- a system-specific part, with many subparts, each of which communicates with one
supported hardware system, like C/MRI, in a system specific way, and
- a system-independent part where most of the features of JMRI are implemented.
So, for example, if the user does something (perhaps setting a route) to cause JMRI to
throw a Turnout (track switch), that user action will occur in the system-independent part of
the software, and then JMRI will send out the actual command via the system-dependent part
appropriate to the hardware system controlling the particular Turnout thrown. JMRI is
designed so that features are implemented in the system-independent part as much as possible,
with JMRI using system-dependent subparts only when really necessary. Access to
system-independent features is via the main JMRI menus, such as the Tools menu.
- You can find additional information about each of the JMRI "common" tools by clicking
through the links in the sidebar or the tools index
- There are many system-specific
tools that are available within the JMRI applications. You can find additional
information about each by clicking through the links in the system-specific tools index page. The tools
themselves are invoked from their own menu pulldowns within the JMRI applications when you
have JMRI configured for each specific System Connection.