Sorry, yes, OpenCPN it is in fact. My apologies, I should have been more specific. I also dived into the thread on the NGA charts, unfortunately, there are none for where I live (South Australia), it seems to cover mostly the east, north and west coasts, plus a bit of the south around to Melbourne and Tasmania, but misses the bit in the middle. (Which is of course, where I am.
I gathered the Cmap stuff would work, but was hoping for a free or almost free solution, but it seems we have no equivalent of the NOAA charts the US sailors enjoy, so we're stuck with the expensive commercial
stuff from the looks of it.
That said, the package and distro seems quite stable and well thought out from the cruiser's point of view, and works well in Oracle VirtualBox.
The biggest other issue is to do with the fact that PACTOR
seems to have become the de facto standard for email
via HF, which is disturbing, since it's a VERY expensive proprietary protocol. I would have thought one of the non commercial
protocols (there are quite a few) would have been picked up. At well over a $1,000 for a PACTOR modem
(far more than it's worth in my opinion - padded with a fat license
fee for the protocol from the looks of it.) I'm going to find anothe way, because that's just plain ridiculous.
Thanks for producing a very nice 'cruiser' package!