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View Poll Results: Which feature would you like to see in OpenCPN
Georeferenced transparent overlays and built in calibration 15 30.00%
The grib plugin should include grib2 and getting files 17 34.00%
Global tidal stations 17 34.00%
Weather Routing 20 40.00%
Drawing and annotation tools 18 36.00%
Split chart display 14 28.00%
Rewrite to handle multiple nmea input/output 14 28.00%
Run on Android 6 12.00%
Diffrent speed settings for route legs 7 14.00%
XTE and proximity alarms 14 28.00%
Full zoomout for raster chart 5 10.00%
User definable chart categories 8 16.00%
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:17   #1
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A Poll for The Most Popular Feature Requests

This poll features all suggestions from the thread "The Most Popular Feature Requests ", put forward by more than one user. I have taken some liberty in editing and bundling suggestions.
The descriptions are very brief, but should indicate the intentions.
The poll will run for two weeks. Multiple selections are allowed, without restrictions, but it is recommended that you confine yourself to three options.
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Re: A Poll for The Most Popular Feature Requests

What happened to own-boat scaling? That has been one of the most requested features forever!

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Re: A Poll for The Most Popular Feature Requests

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Different speed settings for route legs

Each leg can have a different speed so your whole route will be more accurate.

Its HOT! Its IMPORTANT! Save Fuel and Save the Earth!

I tell you, my dear friends, you need this feature for humanity!

$10 for everyone who votes for my idea!
Yippee! Yes $10 just for you!

Vote OFTEN!

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Re: A Poll for The Most Popular Feature Requests

What happened to own-boat scaling? That has been one of the most requested features.
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Re: A Poll for The Most Popular Feature Requests

"Links Embedded in Marks"used to have friends...where were they ?
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:09   #6
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Diffrent speed settings for route legs

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I tell you, my dear friends, you need this feature for humanity!

FYI, one can set it now, by entering
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VMG=<leg planned speed value>;
in the waypoint description field. E.g. VMG=3.6; This works for the next route leg.

A bit tedious, but for humanity...
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in the waypoint description field. E.g. VMG=3.6; This works for the next route leg.
How you know dat?????????!
Very cute!
As you say a little tedious, but can still be done
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How you know dat?????????!
I implemented this as the first step towards Simple Weather Routing - estimating the VMG on a fixed route from nearest GRIB point. However, I got stuck in the development process, encountering problems in the build setup. I recreated the environment now from scratch, but still I cannot build plugins...
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Split Chart Display?
= 2 instances of O and "Tile Windows Vertically"in XP anyways.But I've never used this in action...

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Split Chart Display?
= 2 instances of O and "Tile Windows Vertically"in XP anyways.But I've never used this in action...

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But will they both read the GPS input? Are there any conflicts when you exit and start back up? What values are left in the ini files?

I'd bet there are conflicts. Could be they would be easy to address, but I think the hardest would be so only one instance reads the GPS. Then the GPS reading really needs to be it's own separate process so you can close your first window, but the second one still work. Gets complicated fast...

Dave and others, knowing the inner workings, probably have betters ideas of how to do it better/easier. But, I bet if it was really easy, they would have already done it.

But, as you might notice, I voted for it as one of my top 3.

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Re: A Poll for The Most Popular Feature Requests

It is a great poll and I hope it will help OpenCPN team go ahead ind improve the software.

My strong vote for making the software available to tablet users - it looks like this is where the PC market is going and it looks like only a small fragment of the market is Windows. Thus I vote for either the i-Pad (US) or Android (elsewhere) version (or both?).

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But will they both read the GPS input?
This might be possible to solve with a virtual output port in OpenCPN. If some selectable NMEA sentences are sent out on a virtual port it could be read by the second instance of OpenCPN.
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This might be possible to solve with a virtual output port in OpenCPN. If some selectable NMEA sentences are sent out on a virtual port it could be read by the second instance of OpenCPN.
I know it's possible. I was asking HappySeagull if it worked for them how they did it on their screen. (I'm pretty sure the answer is "No", but just asking...).

My point was that to make split screen work, or to allow multiple instances run, would take some programming. The way I read it, HappySeagull was implying that maybe we already had it, just didn't know. My post was just to say, no, I don't think so.

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Hmmmm being able to attach information to marks should have been on my wish list too, don't care about links as I rarely have internet access while at sea. Links to documents, sailing directions, images, and NTMs might be useful I guess.
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Exactly so, Dacust...I just mentioned in passing...BUT my gps is plugged in now...!and the gps is ok in each window on different charts.It's even refreshing in each without me clicking the title bar etc...Both are of course using the same port# .I'm not moving but the track is turned on in one instance.Oh,it's not a good test BUT if it isn't suitable, I wonder if you couldn't run the oldest version of OpenCPN alongside on a different port because it's config file is a totally separate one.

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