Dev:Downloading and using railML
Downloading and using railML®
This Guideline is intended to help you through the first steps in downloading and using railML®.
- If you are not yet registered to https://railml.org (link to the railML® website), please register (link to the railML® website) first. The registration is for free. We need your registration to keep track of the use of railML®, as its advantages rely on an undisturbed data exchange. Read our data privacy statement (Link zur railML®-Website) for the details.
- (Log into railML.org (link to the railML® website) and) go to https://www.railml.org/en/developers/download.html (link to the railML® website)
- Consent to the licence terms (link to the railML® website). railML® is licensed dually with either a restricted CC-BY-NC-ND licence (external link) or a commercial licence.
- Download the zip file with the current version of the railML® schema files.
For obtaining the developers' version (not recommended for beginners and for applications afield), please contact the railML.org coordinators (link to the railML® website).
The community will help you getting started with railML®. Feel free to use the following support tracks:
- The railML®-Wiki is the core mean of documentation. A collection of Users and Developers Guides (e.g. how to contribute to this wiki) can be found here.
- If our wiki leaves any questions unanswered, join our Forum (link to the railML® website), where railML® developers and users can exchange their experiences and discuss problems or enhancements.
- Meet other Users, the developers and the coordinators on a railML.org conference. Conferences are ordinarily held twice a year. Please, see our calendar (link to the railML® website) for obtaining information about the next event.
- Certify your interface. While you can use railML® in island solutions e.g. for exercise, in most cases productive use aims at and depends on exchanging data with other units (another application; another division within your company; another corporation). As to grant for a smooth operation, the licence demands you to certify your interface if you use it productively (thus afield, exchanging data with others). The procedure is sketched here (link to the railML® website).