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This page is the historical version of the road map for JMRI's future development. It
contains notes on older releases.
For more recent work, see the main Technology Road Map page.
|1.8||Production version, culmination of 1.7.* series||July 2007 (done)|
|2.0||Production version, culmination of 1.9.* series||December 2007 (done)||1.3||1.4|
|2.2||Production version, culmination of 2.1.* series||June 2008 (done)||1.4||1.5|
|2.4||Production version, culmination of 2.3.* series||December 2008 (done)||1.5||1.5|
|2.6||Production version, culmination of 2.5.* series||June 2009 (done)||1.5||1.5|
|2.8||Production version, culmination of 2.7.* series||December 2009 (done)||1.5||1.5|
|2.10/3.0||Production version, culmination of 2.9.* series||June 2010 (done)||1.5||1.5|
|3.8||Production version, culmination of 3.7.* series||July 2014 (done)||1.6||1.6|
|3.10||Production version, culmination of 3.9.* series||December 2014 (done)||1.6||1.6|
|4.0||Production version, culmination of 3.11.* series||July 2015 (done)||8||8|
|4.2||Production version, culmination of 4.1.* series||December 2015 (done)||8||8|
|4.4||Production version, culmination of 4.3.* series||Early Summer 2016||8||8|
|4.6||Production version, culmination of 4.5.* series||Late Fall 2016||8||8|
|4.8||Production version, culmination of 4.7.* series||Early Summer 2017||8||8|
|4.10||Production version, culmination of 4.9.* series||December 2017||8||8|
|4.12||Production version, culmination of 4.11.* series||July 2018||8||8|
|4.14||Production version, culmination of 4.13.* series||December 2018||8||8|
|4.16||Production version, culmination of 4.15.* series||July 2019||8||8|
|4.18||Production version, culmination of Fall 2019 series||December 2019||8||8|
|4.20||Production version, culmination of Spring 2020 series||July 2020||8||8|
JMRI 1.9 and 2.0 will run on Windows 95 and later, all versions of Mac OS X, and all versions of Linux.
To build JMRI 1.9 and 2.0, you will need Windows 98 1st Ed or later, any version of Mac OS X, or (almost any?) version of Linux.
JMRI 2.1 and 2.2 will run on Windows 98 1st Ed or later, any version of Mac OS X, or version of Linux.
To build JMRI 2.1 and 2.2, you will need Windows 98 2nd Ed or later, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, or (almost any?) version of Linux.
JMRI 2.3 and 2.4 will run on Windows 98 2nd Ed or later, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, or (almost any?) version of Linux.
To build JMRI 2.1 and 2.2, you will need Windows 98 2nd Ed or later, Mac OS X 10.3 or later, or (almost any?) version of Linux.
During the 2.7 build series, we moved from the Crimson XML parser to Xerces.
The JRE and JDK choice for JMRI 2.9 development will depend on desired runtime features, and availability on our popular user and development platforms. It is tentatively Java 1.5 for both building and running, which is the same as JMRI 2.3.* and following ones.
During the 2.9.* series, we intend to move from the javax.comm serial classes to the RXTX gnu.io classes, either via RXTX 2.2-pre2 or some later version. This will remove support for the MS100 from JMRI applications.
Planned JMRI changes that affect backwards-compatibility:
New library features (subject to verification):