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A new release of the Model Railroad System is coming in the next few weeks. There are some important changes coming. These include:
Dropping support for CentOS 6 — CentOS 6 is now EOL.
Upgrading the Tcl version used to 8.6
Binaries for four Linux CPU types will be available: ix86, x86_64, armv7l, and aarch64.
Binaries for MS-Windows and MacOSX will not be built, since I don’t have the wherewithal to properly support them.
About MS-Windows and MacOSX Binaries
I am going to stop building binaries for MS-Windows and MacOSX. There are various reasons for doing this. While I could still cross-build MS-Windows binaries, I really can’t realistically support them. I don’t run MS-Windows on any of my computers and don’t really have any reason to run MS-Windows and I have never had a license to run any version of MS-Windows and never learned to use MS-Windows. The package should be cross-build-able for MS-Windows, so if some enterprising MS-Windows developer wants to take over building and supporting the Model Railroad System binaries for MS-Windows, that would be great and I will support such a developer. In the case of MacOSX, I would need to spend something like $1,000 for a new Mac Mini, this is just out of my budget. Again, the package should build under MacOSX, so if an enterprising MacOSX developer wants to take over building and supporting the Model Railroad System binaries for MacOSX, that would be great and I will support such a developer. In either of these cases, please read the README file in the root of the source tree for information on how to build the Model Railroad System from source and what is needed to get that to happen.