JMRI: DecoderPro is an essential utility for model railroad enthusiasts.
Modern DCC decoders are complicated beasts to program. The simple idea of "put the address in CV01" doesn't cope well when you program complicated functions using combinations of bit patterns. A friendlier interface is needed. There are programs that provide better ways of programming specific decoders. Unfortunately, they are limited to specific types of computers, and only their authors can customize them for new types of decoders.
The DecoderPro symbolic programmer is meant to improve this. It is configured using text files, so that
- New feature to save all train manifest created by the program. See "Options" under tools in the "Settings" window. Useful when you need to review an old train manifest.
- New feature for classification / interchange tracks, you can now specify that only cars with final destinations are accepted by the C/I track. See "Track Destinations" in the operations help for more