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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.

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:

Older warnings

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 release

None at the time of this release.

Download links:

Please use these links for downloading:

Mac OS X:



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:

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.