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Old 21-09-2009, 07:48   #31
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Opencpn supports the following:

BSB / RNC / KAP Versions 1, 2 and 3.
BSB Version 4 not supported due to proprietary encryption algorithms. Could be supported on Windows using Maptech SDK if demand is sufficient. Linux and Mac support for BSB4 is unlikely. We are avoiding this BSB format since cross-platform support is problematic.

CM93/2

NOS/GEO Version 1 for sure. Subsequent version definition is unclear, and poorly documented. Subsequent versions probably supported. Needs test. This format is obsolete for new charts.

S57/S52 (ENC). S63 Encrypted ENC is not supported.


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Old 21-09-2009, 13:01   #32
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Hello Dave
These are my 917 tests results (I use Vista)
1)The function "send to GPS" don't work . Every seams OK , Now I get
the preparing window , when I click "OK" I get the blue bares , but nothing in the GPS (It worked well with 132 and the same devices)
2) I get a crash each time I right click on a tide icon -already mentioned in this threat
3) Two issues with no user impact :
-If I delete routes with "Delete All routes" , the ini file is not cleared:
ini file after deleting two routes by 'delete All routes '
[Routes]
[Routes/RouteDefn1]
RoutePoints=3
RouteName=
RouteStart=
RouteEnd=
Properties=0
RoutePointID1=471979-34594-1253519564
RoutePointID2=471600-32460-1253519565
RoutePointID3=470824-33977-1253519566
[Routes/RouteDefn2]
RoutePoints=3
RouteName=
RouteStart=
RouteEnd=
Properties=0
RoutePointID1=472084-35905-1253519572
RoutePointID2=470859-35785-1253519572
RoutePointID3=470164-33222-1253519573
[Marks]


-When a track is created , the times/dates are OK in the navobj file . But if I close opencpn and then I re-open it the times/dates become wrong
Navobj file immediately after creation of a track
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<gpx version="1.0" creator="opencpn">
<trk name="" number="1346">
<trkseg lat="47.564857" lon="-5.932384">
<sym>xmred</sym>
<name>001</name>
<time>2009-09-21T07:43:21Z</time>
<type>WPT</type>
</trkseg>
<trkseg lat="47.901531" lon="-6.144955">
<sym>xmred</sym>
<name>002</name>
<time>2009-09-21T07:43:25Z</time>
<type>WPT</type>
</trkseg>
<trkseg lat="47.972736" lon="-6.679811">
<sym>xmred</sym>
<name>003</name>
<time>2009-09-21T07:43:29Z</time>
<type>WPT</type>
</trkseg>
<trkseg lat="47.738075" lon="-7.252382">
<sym>xmred</sym>
<name>004</name>
<time>2009-09-21T07:43:31Z</time>
<type>WPT</type>
</trkseg>
</trk>
</gpx>
Navobf file after closing and then re-opening opencpn (same track as above)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<gpx version="1.0" creator="opencpn">
<trk name="" number="50410896">
<trkseg lat="47.564857" lon="-5.932384">
<sym>xmred</sym>
<name>001</name>
<time>2009-09-09T20:00:00Z</time>
<type>WPT</type>
</trkseg>
<trkseg lat="47.901531" lon="-6.144955">
<sym>xmred</sym>
<name>002</name>
<time>2009-09-09T20:00:00Z</time>
<type>WPT</type>
</trkseg>
<trkseg lat="47.972736" lon="-6.679811">
<sym>xmred</sym>
<name>003</name>
<time>2009-09-09T20:00:00Z</time>
<type>WPT</type>
</trkseg>
<trkseg lat="47.738075" lon="-7.252382">
<sym>xmred</sym>
<name>004</name>
<time>2009-09-09T20:00:00Z</time>
<type>WPT</type>
</trkseg>
</trk>
</gpx>




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Old 21-09-2009, 17:39   #33
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ptizef...

SendToGPS works for me under Windows XP and Ubuntu.

Are you using Windows? Can you try to set up a virtual port to capture the output from SendToGPS? Does it work still for 1.3.2 fresh from Sourceforge?

Any other information?

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Old 21-09-2009, 19:11   #34
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Anyone else having trouble with Route->SendToGPS?

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Old 21-09-2009, 23:14   #35
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As I have said previously, "Send to GPS..." does not work for me with Ubuntu and 917
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Old 22-09-2009, 09:16   #36
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jpiebrig....

Lets test this...

we need socat, if you don't have it, then

Code:
sudo apt-get install socat
Now, from a console:

Code:
$sudo socat -v PTY,link=/dev/ttyS0 -
From another console:

Code:
sudo opencpn
Try Route->SendToGPS, as normal. Send it to /dev/ttyS0.

On the first console running socat, you should see some debug output like this:

dsr@dsr:~$ sudo socat -v PTY,link=/dev/ttyS0 -
> 2009/09/22 11:09:01.580938 length=38 from=0 to=37
$ECWPL,3758.083,N,07556.287,W,001*77\r
$ECWPL,3758.083,N,07556.287,W,001*77
> 2009/09/22 11:09:01.681806 length=38 from=38 to=75
$ECWPL,3800.708,N,07553.908,W,002*7B\r
$ECWPL,3800.708,N,07553.908,W,002*7B
> 2009/09/22 11:09:01.782478 length=35 from=76 to=110
$ECRTE,1,1,c,(NO NAME),001,002*02\r
$ECRTE,1,1,c,(NO NAME),001,002*02

This shows that opencpn sent NMEA strings $ECWPL and $ECRTE to the port.

If this works, then there may be permission problems with the port in user, not sudo mode.

Good luck, and let me know how it goes

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Old 22-09-2009, 14:14   #37
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Dave,

I try, but I don't go very far. Installation of socat : no problem
but some with code :

jp@jp-laptop:~$ $sudo socat -v PTY,link=/dev/ttyS0 -
2009/09/22 13:33:36 socat[8866] E unlink("/dev/ttyS0"): Permission denied

Stop there.

I have a serial GPS (Garmin 126 or Garmin 72) with a FTDI USB/serial adapter and it is never attached to the same /dev/ttyUSBX (this time /dev/ttyUSB2).
Does it matter ?

After each boot, I detect it with "dmesg" :

[ 7.887225] USB Serial support registered for FTDI USB Serial Device
[ 7.887342] ftdi_sio 1-3.4:1.0: FTDI USB Serial Device converter detected
[ 7.887369] usb 1-3.4: Detected FT232BM
[ 7.887417] usb 1-3.4: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB2

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Old 22-09-2009, 15:11   #38
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Dave,

Sorry, I have add one "$" which was not in the code !

I try again and I put that in the first terminal :

jp@jp-laptop:~$ sudo socat -v PTY,link=/dev/ttyS0 -
[sudo] password for jp:

and then in a second console :

jp@jp-laptop:~$ sudo /opt/bin/opencpn

I send the route to the GPS on /dev/ttyS0

But nothing in the GPS when I send the route.

I have that in the first console :

> 2009/09/22 15:08:18.397276 length=38 from=0 to=37
$ECWPL,1552.042,N,08840.760,W,001*79\r
$ECWPL,1552.042,N,08840.760,W,001*79
> 2009/09/22 15:08:18.497977 length=38 from=38 to=75
$ECWPL,1550.806,N,08838.698,W,002*79\r
$ECWPL,1550.806,N,08838.698,W,002*79
> 2009/09/22 15:08:18.598442 length=38 from=76 to=113
$ECWPL,1552.180,N,08836.806,W,003*7A\r
$ECWPL,1552.180,N,08836.806,W,003*7A
> 2009/09/22 15:08:18.698895 length=38 from=114 to=151
$ECWPL,1554.406,N,08837.870,W,004*70\r
$ECWPL,1554.406,N,08837.870,W,004*70
> 2009/09/22 15:08:18.799341 length=38 from=152 to=189
$ECWPL,1554.073,N,08835.724,W,005*7B\r
$ECWPL,1554.073,N,08835.724,W,005*7B
> 2009/09/22 15:08:18.899784 length=42 from=190 to=231
$ECRTE,1,1,c,TEST,001,002,003,004,005*2D\r
$ECRTE,1,1,c,TEST,001,002,003,004,005*2D

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jpiebrig....

I see the problem. We do not support Garmin GPS for waypoint/route sending.
Reason: Garmin uses a proprietary serial protocol with handshaking. I have no Garmin hardware to properly code and test. This is on my list of things to study for the next version.

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Dave,

Thanks for trying. I will wait... Meanwhile I will do it with gpsbabel. Not so easy !

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Re-group AIS window, add "heading"

Dave,

see screenshot, a ferry backing out of the terminal. The AIS icon shows the proper orientation but I couldn't find the heading in the AIS info. This caused me to think of the grouping of data in the AIS windows.

The top three groups are info about the AIS target, good!

But then I suggest to group:
Position, SOG, and Heading (missing up to know) because it relates to the target itself.

Then a second group:
Range, Bearing, TCPA, CPA. This all relates from own ship to the AIS target.

Then at the bottom I would group "Latest Report Time", "Report Age", "Recent Report Period".
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LeaseOnLife....

All good ideas, maybe.

How about reposting on the Feature Request thread?

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oops, wrong thread. Re-post in Feature-requests
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Build 917 test

Dave,

I ran 917 from St Helena down to Brunswick Ga over the past couple of days. One comment: Fantastic! Thanks so much for getting the boat icons fixed, it make the beta much more usable and easier to test while underway. The color schemes are also far better than the other programs. The embossed measurement indicator is unique and super beneficial when switching charts underway. And I've gotten a new appreciation for the color buttons below that help to switch charts. Following are a couple of problems I noticed also:

When I switch to a vector chart sometimes there is a long delay that goes through one or more dialog boxes with something about "ingesting" When I try to cancel and/or close these boxes it can have unpredictable results although it doesn't seem to close the program anymore.

The current arrows are different sizes. Is this meant to signify stronger current or just a bug?

I also have a few ideas for new features that I'll post on the appropriate thread.

Thanks for what you and the team are doing here.

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Old 23-09-2009, 08:26   #45
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hello Dave
I use window Vista and a fixed Garmin GPS
I re-loaded 132 and it works well . The WPs are created correctly . (I remember that it worked with 130 too) But not with 133-beta 917
For the virtual port I'll try but it's far above my capacities
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