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Release Notes for JMRI 2.13.5 release

Date: December 4, 2011

From: Bob Jacobsen

Subject: Test version 2.13.5 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 3.0 production release.

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 yet

Older warnings

The way in which UserNames are edited in the tables changed in JMRI 2.13.1, renames are now performed via a mouse pop-up menu and can not be directly edited.

The method we use for building release files was extensively changed with JMRI 2.13.1. Please let us know of any problems with installation or unpacking.

This release of "DecoderPro 3" is a test. There are a few more features we'd like to add, but before doing that we need feedback from users; does it work for you, what do you want to see changed, etc. We'll look at all the information which comes back and incorporate it in future developments. We have tested "DecoderPro 3" and are not expecting major file-damaging faults. But with any test-release of software there is always a small risk that something has been overlooked. So, please check that you have a backup of your Roster files just in case something unexpected happens. If you install with the Windows installer, a backup copy of your old files (including the roster) is created by default.

JMRI 2.12 is the last release which is completely supported by Java 1.5. Starting with this release, there will be minor interface features, such as drag-and-drop of some items, that require your computer to have Java 1.6 installed. Computers with only Java 1.5 will still be able to use JMRI, including PanelPro and DecoderPro, through the end of this 2.13.* release cycle. Releases in the next cycle will require Java 1.6.

Known problems with this release

None at the time of this release.

Download links:

Please use these links for downloading:

Changes since test release 2.13.4

Dan Boudreau made the following enhancements to operations.

Steve Todd made the following enhancements to the Mini Web Server:

Paul Bender has made the following updates/bug fixes in the LocoNet Consist Manager:

Kevin Dickerson has made the following updates

Dave Duchamp has made the following updates

Spectrum Engineering provided a decoder definition for their Animation Controller AC8824 accessory decoder.

Jim Wouter provided an update for the sound levels and defaults in the MRC Sound Brilliance 1812 decoder definition.

John Crellin provided a definition for the Kato FL11 decoder.

Michael Mosher updated some QSI V7 and V8 decoder definitions. He also made a correction to the TD SRC16 definition.

Jack Shall improved the Tsunami diesel definition to add a new variant and improve the Turbine definition

Nigel Cliffe update CT and MERG decoder definitions