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Changes of all RouteConverter versions

Release 2.17 from 23. October '15

  • uses the crowd source translation via weblate.org
  • allows to restart and stop downloads
  • uses version 3.21 of the Google Maps API for the Online Edition
  • allows users of the Offline Edition to download routing and elevation data together with the maps where they're needed
  • splits up the maps and themes dialog of the Offline Edition to 2 dialogs and makes their tables sortable
  • scans for missing files in the download queue and adds them if required to keep them current
  • searches in the download queue for downloads that need to be updated and marks them as outdated
  • shows the wait cursor when downloading categories from the RouteCatalog which unfortunately doesn't work when expanding the tree with the plus "+"
  • fixes a bug where the insertion of waypoints and turnpoints didn't work anymore
  • fixes a bug where the JavaFX-based map didn't initialize on Java 7
  • fixes a bug where printing for the JavaFX-based map view under Java 8 was not working (under Java 7 there is no print support for JavaFX)
  • fixes a bug where dragging and modifying positions in the position list leads to invalid routes, tracks, waypoint lists
  • fixes a bug where the selection on the map was not updated when dragging and modifying positions in the position list
  • fixes a bug where the display of the waypoint description on the map was always disabled

Release 2.16 from 3. September '15

  • adds an option to change the map view from Java FX back to Eclipse SWT
  • adds size and date columns and a context menu for the restart of downloads to the download dialog
  • adds an option to allow to start numbering at first position of current selection
  • adds top/up/down/bottom menu items to the position menu
  • adds a context menu to rename and delete routes to the browse tab
  • uses Weblate.org for the localization of RouteConverter so anyone can help
  • uses a new icon set with high resolution icons on Retina Macs
  • uses the Aster Global Digital Elevation Model V1 2009 first when querying Geonames for elevation information
  • provides a new extended help which is derived from the website - simply press F1
  • reduces the number of interactions between the web browser and the application
  • removes the Earthtools elevation service as www.earthtools.org is down
  • fixes a bug where an empty file was reported as unreadable
  • fixes a bug where map links where not opened in the external browser but locked up the program
  • fixes a bug where the Java FX-based map view didn't use the complete available space after the program start
  • fixes a bug where inserting positions automatically zoomed
  • fixes a bug where iGO8 Route (*.kml) files could not be converted from route to track
  • fixes a bug where Google Earth 5 (*.kmz) files with PNG images could not be read
  • fixes a bug where creating a new file and exiting did not bring up the save as dialog

Release 2.15 from 15. July '15

  • adds an option to disable "show all positions" after loading and after switching position lists
  • provides elevation service that tries to select the best possible elevation service
  • shows the URLs of routes in the catalog as a tooltip
  • uses JavaFX on Windows for the map view which requires Oracle Java 7 Update 40 or later to work
  • uses the system-wide proxy configuration as documented by Oracle
  • removes the faulty Outdoor Active maps integration
  • fixes a bunch of bugs during the startup phase which make the map, routing and elevation unusable
  • fixes a bug where routes where just rendered partially and inaccurately
  • fixes a bug where elevation information was erased when trying to complete it
  • fixes a bug where downloads where slowed down, performed twice and reported failures
  • fixes a bug where the conversion of long routes to tracks did not render an accurate track afterwards
  • fixes a bug where gpsbabel did not work on 64 Bit operation systems
  • fixes a bug where Google Maps URLs where not parsed correctly
  • fixes a bug where the rename of a category in the local route catalog had no visible effect
  • fixes a bug where the route length is doubled each time the position list is switched