'Rocrail ZIP' is provided as ZIP archive, and can be downloaded from the Daily Build site.
Rocrail ZIP allows to "install"1) to (almost) any location on the computer: For example, on the desktop, on a second internal drive, etc. All files needed by Rocrail are stored in one folder; there are no files created or hidden outside this folder (except the optional desktop icon).
If enough memory2) is available, the ZIP file can even be unzipped to a memory stick.
This allows portable usage on changing hardware, but with the same operating system.
|Help for switching from a classic installation to the installation with a ZIP file: Switching to ZIP installer explained step by step.|
Simply unpack the ZIP archive into a directory of choice and double-click on the script file desktoplink.cmd 3) to create a shortcut of Rocview on the desktop. A workspace can be selected to start the server.
When starting for the first time a safety warning from Windows Defender may be displayed (screenshot). First, the text More info has to be clicked, then in the modified dialogue (screenshot) button Run anyway has to be clicked.
Detailed installation instructions can be found under Install Rocrail under Windows
For an initial Rocrail installation, the dependency wxWidgets need to be installed. These commands are included in installwx.sh.
Just unzip it in the home directory (not copied to the system) and double click on the desktoplink.sh to create a Rocview Desktop shortcut with all needed parameters to startup a workspace..
If the file explorer opens the script files in an editor, its easier to open a terminal, and change the directory into the place where the ZIP file is located. Then issue following commands: (The same sequence can also be used for updating.)
cd unzip -u -d Rocrail Downloads/Rocrail*.zip cd Rocrail ./desktoplink.sh
If the wxWidgets library is not yet installed:
An extension is needed if the Rocview Desktop Icon does not appear.
Open a terminal window and type in the following commands:
sudo apt install gnome-tweaks sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons gnome-tweaks
After Gnome Tweaks did open, select in the left column "Extensions", and activate "Desktop icons".
The Rocview Desktop Icon will at first look like a text document. Activate in the context menu, right click on this icon, and activate "Allow Launching".
In order for an update not to overwrite files modified for own purposes (Images, SVG, Decspecs etc.), these must be saved with changed file names or in a separate directory.
|Not for novice users!|
To access the Demo plan select File→Demo Workspace.
To access the Wiki Demo plan select File→Open Workspace (in this directory look for the wikidemo folder and select.)
Rocrail ├───desktoplink.cmd (Windows -- Icon on the desktop) ├───rocview.cmd (Windows -- Rocview and Server) ├───readme.txt (Information) ├───start.html (Startup Help with links to the stepbystep-xx Wiki pages) ├───revision-xxxxx.info (Revision number and the last 500+ revisions) ├───desktoplink.sh (Linux -- Icon on the desktop) ├───installwx.sh (Linux -- Install wxWidget) ├───rocrail.png (Linux -- Rocrail icon) ├───rocview.sh (Linux -- Rocview and Server) ├───rocrail.sh (Linux -- Server only) ├───web (Rocweb data) ├───wikidemo | └───plan.xml (wiki demo plan) ├───demo (default demo workspace) | └───plan.xml (larger plan with shadow station) ├───bin (Client/Server/Libraries - exe and dll) ├───decspecs (Rocpro decoder specification) ├───stylesheets (Docu formats) ├───images (Pictures: Symbols, Locs, Wagon, ...) └───svg (Scalable Vector Graphics) ├───userthemes.zip ├───americanthemes.zip └───themes ├───Accessories ├───Roads ├───SLIM ├───SLIM-COLOR └───SpDrS60