Deepwoods Software anounces the release of Version 2.1.41 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:

  • Add TclSocketCAN code

  • Add CAN Socket I/O to LCC Scripts

  • Add CAN Socket I/O to Dispatcher

  • Add -can options to OpenLCBGCTcpHub, fix copy paste bugs in LCC

  • Fix Looping Issue in LCCNodeTree.tcl (I am fine, how are you? loop ) .

  • Update API Docs.

  • Add lowlevel support for the MCP23008 and MCP23017.

  • Deal with broken wiring pi include files.

  • Add in OpenLCB_PiMCP23008 and OpenLCB_PiMCP23017 Daemons.

  • Made OpenLCBMessage more robust: allow missing sourcenid.

  • Made OpenLCBGCTcpHub more robust: check for missing destinations and broken pipes.

  • Add -log option to all of the OpenLCB daemons.

  • Remove reference to unused GPIOCMD

  • Add OpenLCB_PiSPIMax7221 (untested)

  • Add typemaps to sanely handle wiringPiSPIDataRW’s data arg from Tcl.

  • Added CMRI_Slave. Not tested!

  • Small typo in nce.tcl

  • Add OpenLCB_PiMCP23017_signal.

  • Fix silly bug in CTCPanelWindow: -heads cannot have a default of 0 — changed to 1.

  • Fix silly bug in CTCPanelWindow: misspelled method: _deleteaspect => _deleteAspect.

  • Add Event Report (when -openlcbmode true) to CTCPanelWindow.tcl

  • Constrain the overall node description and name to what is in the tag.

  • Add debug code to LCCNodeTree.tcl

  • Add code to make sure manually entered events are processed by the local node: add -localeventhandler opt to eventDialogs, and add _typemethod _localeventhandler to OpenLCBCode.tcl (Dispatcher).

  • Fix “then” logic in OpenLCB_Logic (pass the trigering event through logic eval).

  • Separate out a separate Save menu item for all of the OpenLCB_ configurator programs.

  • Change -softwaremodel option in OpenLCB_PiMCP23017_signal to correctly reflect the softwaremodel.

  • Add code to handle initial state.

  • Further refinements of OpenLCB_Logic.

  • Event Report problems fixed: handle Lamp events correctly, proper event sorting, proper localization string in page heading.

  • Upgrade Linuxarmv7l version of Img from 1.3 to 1.4.

  • Remove extrainious double quote mark in Doxyfiles.

  • Add missing po subdir.

  • Add missing CLEANFILES element.

  • Cleanup file lists (remove dups.) in

  • Fix assorted Doxygen warnings.

  • Fix minor compiler warnings.

  • Add hid.c to BUILT_SOURCES (Raildriver).

  • Add systemd / udev code for RailDriver hotplug.

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