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JMRI/DecoderPro Production Version 2.10

JMRI/DecoderPro 2.10 is the newest production release of the JMRI model railroad software. For more information, see the release note at http://jmri.org/releasenotes/jmri2.10.shtml for lists of new features, etc, including support for wireless throttles, automation, and easy programming of even more types of DCC decoders.

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2010-07-13

JMRI/DecoderPro Production Version 2.8

JMRI/DecoderPro 2.8 is the newest production release of the JMRI model railroad software. For more information, see the release note at http://jmri.org/releasenotes/jmri2.8.shtml for lists of new features, etc, including support for wireless throttles, automation, and easy programming of even more types of DCC decoders.

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2009-12-24

JMRI/DecoderPro: Test version 2.5.4 is available

Java interfaces and sample implementations for controlling a model railroad layout from a personal computer. JMRI is intended as a jumping-off point for hobbyists to build their own layout controls. Includes the DecoderPro and PanelPro applications.

The JMRI 2.5.4 test version is now available for download.

For more information, please see the release note at http://jmri.sf.net/releasenotes/jmri2.5.4.shtml

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2009-05-27

JMRI/DecoderPro: Test version 2.5.2 is available

Java interfaces and sample implementations for controlling a model railroad layout from a personal computer. JMRI is intended as a jumping-off point for hobbyists to build their own layout controls. Includes the DecoderPro and PanelPro applications.

The JMRI 2.5.2 test version is now available for download.

For more information, please see the release note at http://jmri.sf.net/releasenotes/jmri2.5.2.shtml

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2009-03-30

JMRI/DecoderPro: Production release 2.4

Java interfaces and sample implementations for controlling a model railroad layout from a personal computer. JMRI is intended as a jumping-off point for hobbyists to build their own layout controls. Includes the DecoderPro and PanelPro applications.

We are very pleased to announce that the 2.3 series of JMRI test releases has resulted in a version that's good enough to be recommended for general use, including by new users. We're therefore making that version, "Production release 2.4" available for download today.... read more

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2008-12-23

JMRI: 2.3.6 test version available

JMRI test version 2.3.6 is available for download. This is the latest step toward a new production version in December.

For more information, please see the release note at http://jmri.sf.net/releasenotes/jmri2.3.6.shtml

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2008-11-17

Appeals Court Upholds JMRI Copyright

In what has been called an "important ruling for open source", the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Washington, DC, USA) has upheld JMRI's copyright. For more information from JMRI, see our updates page:

http://jmri.sourceforge.net/k/updates.html#last

and for articles by others, see

http://jmri.sourceforge.net/k/news.html#CAFCruling1

It's been a good day!

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2008-08-14

JMRI: 2.2 production version available

Java interfaces and sample implementations for controlling a model railroad layout from a personal computer. JMRI is intended as a jumping-off point for hobbyists to build their own layout controls. Includes the DecoderPro and PanelPro applications.

At long last, the 2.1.* series of JMRI test releases has resulted in something good enough for new users to start with, our definition of a "production" release. We're therefore making a new production version, JMRI 2.2, available today.... read more

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2008-07-15

JMRI: 2.1.6 test version is available

Java interfaces and sample implementations for controlling a model railroad layout from a personal computer. JMRI is intended as a jumping-off point for hobbyists to build their own layout controls. Includes the DecoderPro and PanelPro applications.

Test version 2.1.6 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. ... read more

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2008-06-02

JMRI 2.1.5 test version is available

Test version 2.1.5 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 next in a series of test versions. It contains many new features, including:

* New support for the QSI Programmer, the CTI Acela system, the TCH Technology NICS system, and the XnTcp network adapter.
* Many updates to decoder definitions and new decoder definitions
* Many new and updated help pages
* Updates to the support for the NCE USB adapter
* A new, movable "marker" on panels
* Experimental direct USB support... read more

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2008-05-22

JMRI 2.1.4 test version is available

Test version 2.1.4 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 next in a series of test versions. It contains many new features, including:

* Several new and updated decoder definitions,
* improved addressing for the Grapevine system,
* fix to a problem with certain NCE EPROM versions,
* ability to dim lights attached via X10 systems,
* and improvements to how closed windows are handled.... read more

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2008-03-09

JMRI 2.1.1 test version is available

JMRI 2.1.1 was made available on January 15, 2008. This is the 1st in a series of test releases leading up to a production release in June or so. It contains a number of small improvements and bug fixes.

For more information, please see the release note at
http://jmri.sourceforge.net/releasenotes/jmri1.9.3.shtml

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2008-01-17

JMRI 2.0 production version is available

Production version 2.0 of JMRI/DecoderPro is available for download. This project provides Java interfaces and sample implementations for controlling a model railroad layout from a personal computer. JMRI is intended as a jumping-off point for hobbyists to build their own layout controls. Includes the DecoderPro and PanelPro applications.

We are very pleased to announce that the 1.9 series of JMRI test releases has resulted in a version that's good enough to be recommended for general use, including by new users. We're therefore making that version, "Production version 2.0" available for download today.... read more

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2008-01-15

JMRI 1.9.3 test version is available

JMRI 1.9.3 was made available on December 26, 2007. This is the 3rd in a series of test releases leading up to a production release around the turn of the year. It contains a number of small improvements and bug fixes.

For more information, please see the release note at
http://jmri.sourceforge.net/releasenotes/jmri1.9.3.shtml

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2007-12-27

JMRI 1.9.2 test version is available

JMRI 1.9.2 was made available on December 13, 2007. This is the 2nd in a series of test releases leading up to a production release around the turn of the year. It contains a number of small improvements and bug fixes.

For more information, please see the release note at
http://jmri.sourceforge.net/releasenotes/jmri1.9.2.shtml

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2007-12-14

JMRI: Defending FOSS against legal attacks

This news item describes some recent activity in JMRI's legal struggle to defend the free & open-source nature of it's software, and provides pointers to more information. This is an important case, because we're defending against an attack on some of the basic ways (copyrights and published code) that open-source software communities protect their work from misuse.

JMRI (Java Model Railroad Interface) is a successful project to create software for model railroads. It is hosted on SourceForge.net and has large user and developer communities.
<http://sourceforge.net/projects/jmri/>... read more

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2006-11-09

JMRI 1.7.5 test version is available

Version 1.7.5 was created as a fast follow-up to some bugs uncovered in early testing of test version 1.7.4. It includes version 1.7.4's bug fixes and new features including additional support for sound decoders, support for Oak Tree Systems boards and the Digitrax PR2 programmer, and other great stuff. For more information, see the release note at http://jmri.sf.net/releasenotes/jmri1.7.5.html . Version 1.6.1 is the current "production" version, recommended for first-time users.

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2006-07-04

JMRI 1.7.2 test version is available

Test version 1.7.2 of JMRI/DecoderPro is available for download

Notes:

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 next in a series of test versions that contain long-awaited new features, particularly improved support for QSI decoders, wait cursors in the programmer, and significant internal updates. Some of the changes involved are quite extensive, and may require a certain amount of experience before they are working well. Therefore, this test version should be considered experimental.... read more

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2005-08-03

JMRI production version 1.6 is available

Production version 1.6 of JMRI/DecoderPro is available for download. This project provides Java interfaces and sample implementations for controlling a model railroad layout from a personal computer. JMRI is intended as a jumping-off point for hobbyists to build their own layout controls. Includes the DecoderPro and PanelPro applications.

We are very pleased to announce that the 1.5 series of JMRI test releases has resulted in a version that's good enough to be recommended for general use, including by new users. We're therefore making that version, "Production version 1.6" available for download today.... read more

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2005-06-20

JMRI 1.7.1 test release is available

Test version 1.7.1 of JMRI/DecoderPro is available for download.

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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.

Now that production version 1.6 is out, it's (already) time to start a series of test versions that contain long-awaited new features, particularly improved support for QSI decoders. Some of the changes involved are quite extensive, and may require a certain amount of experience before they are working well. Therefore, this test version should be considered experimental.... read more

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2005-06-18

JMRI test version 1.5.7 is available

Test version 1.5.7 of JMRI/DecoderPro is available for download.

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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 test release is part of a series that will eventually lead to a version 1.6 "production release". We hope that will happen very soon, so your prompt feedback on this test release would be appreciated.... read more

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2005-06-05

JMRI test version 1.5.6 has been released

JMRI test version 1.5.6 has been released for Windows, Linux and MacOS X and Classic users. JMRI is a library and set of programs for model railroaders; it includes the well-known DecoderPro application for configuring decoders in locomotives.

More information is available on the JMRI home page at
http://jmri.sf.net

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.... read more

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2005-01-03

JMRI/DecoderPro production version 1.4 is available

DecoderPro is the most widely used & powerful available for configuring DCC decoders. It works on Macintosh, Linux and Windows computers, and can talk to most common DCC systems with an available computer connection.

And it's free.

In addition to DecoderPro, JMRI contains PanelPro, an application for creating and using control panels for your layout, plus screen-resident throttles, turnout controls, and tools for configuring many different pieces of layout electronics.... read more

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2004-04-09

JMRI/DecoderPro test version 1.3.11 is available

Test version 1.3.11 of JMRI/DecoderPro is available for download.

Notes:

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.

Although there are many important items on the to-do lists, we also need a new production version. Please test this version thoroughly, and post your results. Unless new critical problems are found, this will become the production version on April 2nd, 2004.... read more

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2004-03-26

JMRI/DecoderPro test version 1.3.8 available

Test version 1.3.8 of JMRI/DecoderPro is available for download.

Note:

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.

Recent test versions are numbered 1.3.0, 1.3.4, 1.3.5 and 1.3.8. Some version numbers were skipped to avoid confusion with the Java version numbers; test versions 1.3.6 and 1.3.7 had problems and never reached public announcement status.... read more

Posted by Bob Jacobsen 2003-12-30