Deepwoods Software anounces the release of Version 2.1.40 of the Model Railroad System.

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Deepwoods Software is pleased to announce the release of version 2.1.40 of the Model Railroad System. This package includes a collection of libraries and programs designed to help the modeler with many of the more tedius 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:

  • Dispatcher documentation updates. Updates to reference docs, added LCC tutorial.

    • OpenLCB_Logic and OpenLCB_TrackCircuits documentation updates.

    • OpenLCB Daemon user documentation updates.

    • Update Introduction to reference the OpenLCB chapters and to clean up some of the text.

    • Documentation updates (ConfigurationEditor.tcl).

    • Add -state option to edit cascades in CTCPanelWindow.tcl.

    • Add in Edit Context menus in Dispatcher (CTCPanelWindow.tcl) and LCC Configuration Editors to allow copy/paste between using pointer menu interactions.

    • Add View Controls dialog.

    • Added support for Signal, Sensor, and Control XtrackCAD elements.

    • Fix small binding bug in Dialog (snitdialog.tcl).

    • Add and complete Emit logic in both the C++ and Tcl code (ParserClasses).

    • Fix FindNode Dialog bug (leftovers from BWidget).

    • Fix weirdness with bad edge counts: prevent duplicate edges in the compressed graph ( and handle terminal compresssed nodes (TrackGraph.tcl).

    • Small bug in displaySwitchMotorInfo::initializetopframe fixed.

    • Handle LCC event IDs from XtrackCad.

    • Handle “Orphan” track nodes (track with no connections to other track).

    • Add CSV export functions for ConfigurationEditor.tcl.

    • Add PDF and XML export functions for ConfigurationEditor.tcl.

    • Implement Print/Export: text version.

    • Add missing tab and tabs methods in snitScrollNotebook.tcl.

    • Add OpenLCB Logic to Info context menu function in CTCPanelWindow.tcl.

    • Complete frame removal after frame forget (CTCPanelWindow.tcl, OpenLCB_*.tcl).

    • Wrap grid forget with a catch in snitScrollNotebook.tcl.

    • Add in -name and -discription options to ConnectToOpenLCB call (CTCPanelWindow.tcl).

    • Add VerifyNodeID to populate NID Alias maps (OpenLCBCode.tcl, OpenLCB_*.tcl).

    • OpenLCB_Logic updates (attempting to match Tower-LCC logic block functionality).

    • Assorted bugfixes in OpenLCB_Logic (Mast and Ladder logic).

    • Assorted bugfixes to OpenLCB_Logic.tcl.

    • Fixed numerious bugs in OpenLCB_Logic.tcl.

    • Minor bulleting prooffing of CDI protocol handling.

    • Add LCCNodeTree.tcl to library files installed for LCC/OpenLCB package.

    • Clean up menu on Node Tree window.

    • Separate out Node Tree Widget.

    • Add OpenLCB functionallity to OpenLCB CTC Panels.

    • CanMessage constructor bug: not handling the case of neither -data or -length properly — fixed!

    • Build fixes: Fix broken AM_GNU_GETTEXT macro under MacOSX; make sure build scripts are executable. Quoting snafu in autoconf script.

    • Remove extrainious semicolon in C++/ParserClasses/SocketPair.h.

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