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Changes of all RouteConverter versions

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

Release 2.14 from 27. April '15

  • adds the OSM-based OpenTopoMap
  • adds Portuguese localization
  • adds notifications in the lower right corner to display download progress
  • requires at least Java 7
  • uses a single JAR for 32 and 64 Bit support, which internally selected the correct version
  • uses the Apple key as an accelerator instead of Ctrl
  • uses JavaFX on Mac OS X for the map view which requires Oracle Java 7 Update 40 or later to work
  • uses version 3.18 of the Google Maps API which introduces fading of map tiles and supports the avoid ferries routing option
  • supports the Garmin TrackPointExtension v1 and v2 for GPX 1.1 (.gpx) files
  • renders a red line if a routing request to Googles servers did not return any results
  • completes elevation data when inserting positions only if the data is already locally available
  • creates trips for Garmin zümo 590LM with more than 29 waypoints
  • makes route color configurable
  • fixes reading CoPilot 9 (.trp) files which are UTF-16LE encoded
  • fixes a bug when loading the Hikemap
  • fixes a bug where the Outdoor Active Maps showed missing tiles
  • fixes a bug where the profile didn't use all the horizontally available space
  • fixes a bug in undo for completion after insertion of intermediate positions
  • fixes a bug in undo for removing positions
  • fixes a bug that WPL sentences might have no checksum
  • fixes an int overrun bug in the track duration calculation
  • fixes a bug to make value conversion for Statute and Nautic unit system commutative

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