Deepwoods Software Announces the release of the Model Railroad System

Deepwoods Software announces the release of Version of the
Model Railroad System.
Deepwoods Software is pleased to announce the release of version of the Model Railroad System. This package includes a
collection of libraries and programs designed to help the modeler with
many of the more tedious aspects of his or her hobby. Included are
libraries for communication with Chubb and Lenz XPressNet networks, a
library to communicate with Azatrax?s MRD2-S and MRD2-U USB connected
model railroad sensor / actuator units, 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:
Fixed Version number problem which seems to have broken many of the
Tcl programs. Changed intermediate version numbering to NOT use letters.
Did some testing and fixed some bugs with the XPressNet Code.
Started on a virtual throttle program. The virtual XPressNet throttle is
very much in early testing stages. The XPressNet C++ Class library
however has been much more throughly tested.
Added a ?simple mode? to the Dispatcher program. This allows
creating simple CTC panels that just throw turnouts using the MRD-2U
devices from Azatrax to control NCE?s Switch-Its. This mode uses
canned scriptlets and requires no coding on the part of the user. As
Azatrax developes additional USB control devices, this code will be
More information, including download links, is available at our web
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Deepwoods Software is a software and system consultation company,
specializing in Linux system installation and administration and
contract programming in C/C++, Tcl/Tk, FORTRAN and LISP, in a Linux or
UNIX environment. Deepwoods Software also sells low-cost, hassle-free
web hosting, with personalized support. The staff of Deepwoods Software
has over 20 years of experience in computer programming and over 10
years of Linux system administration. Follow Deepwoods Software on
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Deepwoods Software
51 Locke Hill Road
Wendell, MA 01379
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