Robert Heller February 5, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MODEL RAILROAD SYSTEM VERSION 2.1.7 RELEASED
Deepwoods Software is pleased to announce the release of version 2.1.7 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 key changes in this release:
- Many fixes to configure scripts and makefiles has allowed for a cross-built set of binaries for MS-Windows.
- All Tcl/Tk code has been converted/adapted to the use of StarKits and StarPacks. This has allowed the creation of "standalone" executables for all of the Tcl/Tk programs. These programs are completely self-contained and don't depend on Tcl/Tk (or any support code) being installed on the run-time system. These executable files can just be copied to any suitable computer and run, without a tedious install procedure.
- There has been some minor reorganizing of the low-level C++ code. The separate Tcl loadable modules have been eliminated. Now the regular C++ link libraries are also the Tcl load modules. The Parser and Classes libraries have been merged.
In addition to the source code archive, there is also available for download a Linux binary archive and MS-Windows binary archive. Both sets of binaries were built under CentOS 4.4. The Linux binaries are distribution neutral, due to the use of StarPack technology.
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