also I downloaded the entire ENC
for the USA.
ran the opencpn
-unit_test_1 which loads as many charts
to senc conversion as it can before dieing.
Fills up the SENC opencpn
directory folder to about 3.2gb
Anyway, doing this renders opencpn completely unresponsive extremely slow unusable. And this on a 3.2gb dual core
PC. That is true for me on 2.5 and 2.6 beta versions. Slowdown must have something to do with file processing these large numbers.
So far the only great experience I have had is using the cmap93 maps which run fast and easy.
So I clicked the force database reload option and now its back to converting to SENC evertime I scroll. I suppose you might be able to use opencpn with NOAA ENC
if you somehow limit yourself to loading only a few charts
into the system.