Deepwoods Software is pleased to announce the release of version 2.1.21 of the Model Railroad System. This package includes a collection of libraries and programs designed to help the modeler with many of the more tedious aspects of his or her hobby. Included are libraries for communication with Chubb and Lenz XPressNet networks, a user-mode driver for the Rail Driver control console, a library to parse XTrkCAD layout files, as well as utilities for computing dropping resistors, camera view areas, creating railroad time tables, and a switch-list based freight car forwarder system. There are several updates in this release:
- Help changed to use a real HTML help viewer in the dialog and the old ‘Hyper Help’ hack is gone. Help documents are built from the same source as the User Manual using tex4ht.
- Lots of fixes to the build process:
- Sdx, tclkits, and Img libraries now included with the source.
- An up-to-date RPM SPEC file is now included and RPMs for CentOS will be available. It should be possible to build RPMs for other RPM-based distros and using the Alien program, these RPMs could also be converted to .deb packages for Debian-based distros. Or an enterprising Debian developer could create the Debian equivalent of a RPM spec file and build a ‘native’ .deb package by looking at the supplied spec file.
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Deepwoods Software is a software and system consultation company, specializing in Linux system installation and administration and contract programming in C/C++, Tcl/Tk, FORTRAN and LISP, in a Linux or UNIX environment. Deepwoods Software also sells low-cost, hassle-free web hosting. The staff of Deepwoods Software has over 20 years of
experience in computer programming and over 10 years of Linux system administration.