Deepwoods Software Announces the 2.1.30 release of the Model

Deepwoods Software announces the release of Version 2.1.30 of the
Model Railroad System.
Deepwoods Software is pleased to announce the release of version
2.1.30 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:
Removed an errant assert from the FCF Support code.
Updated documentation:
Wrote a simple mode Dispatcher tutorial.
Added private and protected sections to BWidget and SNIT classes.
(Neither BWidget nor SNIT actually have private or protected
members, but there are members that should be consided
private or protected.)
Added package and library version numbers to all API documentation.
Various other minor documentation fixes.
Removed old code directories (Time Table V1 and Freight Car Forwarder
Wrote pure Tcl (cross-platform) versions of the C/MRI and XPressNet
libraries and started on a pure Tcl (cross-platform) library for NCE's
cab bus. (A pure Tcl (cross-platform) library for LocoNet is in the
works.) The C++ coded versions of the C/MRI and XPressNet libraries
will be phased out and will be deleted from the source tree in another
couple of release cycles. The whole system will be 100% all-platform,
with all code compiling and running on all platforms.
Wrote a pure Tcl (cross-platform) version of the Raildriver Daemon
and created a cross-platform Tcl loadable module for the low-level
Raildriver IO class. This daemon exists for MS-Windows now, but is
not yet set up to auto run on hotplugging a Raildriver on MS-Windows.
Cleaned up parts of the build code and did some general house-cleaning.
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
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