Hi all ,
I was far from connection for a few days ,so sorry , I was not involved in the last test days for 2.10 . As I discovered the release , I would like to thanks and congratulate all the team and particularly Dave for all the work and the formidable result . Opencpn
is on the way to become the best chart plotter ever seen !
I would like also express some ideas of improvements for the AIS function, and what I would have liked to have during my navigations
1.a An icon (in the icon bar) to switch on/off the alarm
(which have been previously set in the toolbox) .
Very annoying to have an alarm ringing always when arriving in a harbor with many targets .Going to toolbox to deactivate alarm is not easy in stressed conditions
1.b The transparency alarm dialog is not very easy to read and take too place in the screen
. Could it be possible to have a more small dialog not transparent but always placed at a corner of the screen (the best should be at the opposite corner from the boat) ?
1.c When alarm state is not stable , if you "acknowledge" , the alarm is back soon and you have always alarm , acknowledgment , alarm ...
Could it be possible to have a permanent acknowledgment for the target meaning that there will be no other alarm for this target except if this target go out of the CPA calculation range ?
1.d Right clicking on the target is not easy in rough conditions . The boat is moving , the chart is moving .... It's like trying to shoot a bird while flying . I tested the rollover patch from Sethdar ( Thanks )
It's just what I would want . But I have some remarks about :
- It needs some adaptation for Windows
see shot attached)
- All informations are on the same line (seams "/n" doesn't work)
- Course unit is not correctly displayed ( sign " ° " seams not recognized)
- When the target is near the screen left side , the informations are not visible , (outside of the screen)
- I didn't understand what exactly means the parameter "Display ship name if available" as ship name is always displayed if available but I would propose :
first line as a standard = Shipname , MMSI , Call sign
second line if selected = Class , type , status
third line if selected = SOG,COG
fourth line if selected = CPA , TCPA