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Old 18-09-2009, 18:38   #1
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Beta Test / Technical

Initial Post.

This thread is reserved for feedback on current Beta test downloads, and related technical discussion. This includes bug reports as well as positive experiences.
I will be monitoring this thread closely.

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Old 18-09-2009, 20:14   #2
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New news:
The Windows build was compiled with embedded debugging info, which should help us find the lingering crashes.
Here is how this works:

We use the MS application DrWatson to capture and format a "Crash Dump". This dump is a small file which contains the state of the system at crash time. The dump file may be sent to me (NOT Microsoft and I can dissect it with the source code and maybe find the problem quickly. Linux users are familiar with the same concept of using gdb on a core dump.

For those Windows users who want to give this a whirl, here goes.

1. First, configure DrWatson....

From Windows, Start->Run->drwtsn32
Set the following options:

Crash Dump Type: Mini
Dump Symbol Table
Dump Thread Contexts
Create Crash Dump File

Note the location of the Crash Dump Files for later. It is something like:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Dr Watson

Click "OK"

2. The configuration need only be done once. Subsequently, you may start DrWatson with

Start->Run->drwtsn32 -i

DrWatson needs to be started only once per login session, and stays quietly in the background waiting for a crash.

3. Run opencpn as usual. Try to create a crash. If you succeed, you will get the normal MS " Opencpn Blah Blah needs to close...blah blah Send/Don't Send"
Click "Don't Send".
DrWatson wil capture a dump file.

In the folder location recorded in Step 1, you will find a file called "user". This is the dump file.
This is the file I need for diagnosis with source tools. Please email attach this file to me directly.

I hope this effort will pay off in finding those pesky crashes, and we can move to Release of 1.3.4

Thanks all for your diligent testing and useful reports.

Especially I thank manimaul for the Bishop's hat and all the other cool art.
Better and better....

Enjoy....
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Old 18-09-2009, 20:24   #3
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Dave,

Can you tell me where the latest build is. I'll be headed offshore from Charleston SC to Beaufort in the morning and I'm running it in a parallel computer as a test. Once I get offshore and the auto pilot set I have time to play around with it and see if I can identify anything weird. I'll be able to do this for several more weeks as I head south. I'll be happy to continue as a "dumb tester" and I hope I find a thing or two that is helpful to you.

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Old 18-09-2009, 21:01   #4
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ChuckSK....

Got your latest dump log. Readable, usable.

This crash happened in code that runs all the time on everyone's machines just fine. During Track creation, a Routepoint creation event found that the routepoint manager had been corrupted. That's as far back as the breadcrumb trail will lead....I think something external is occasionally corrupting something inside opencpn.

Could you please describe in ugly detail your configuration? Ports, Virtual ports, other applications running, etc., etc..... Maybe we can come up with some connection......

Shooting in the dark here.....

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Old 18-09-2009, 21:12   #5
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Dave,

You may already have this but today offshore I noticed when I zoom in I lose sight of the ship even when auto follow is on. Pressing auto follow finds it again but shouldn't be needed. Also I got the stretched icons previously reported in the ICW. System is Windows XP pro SP3. Build 911.

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Old 18-09-2009, 22:01   #6
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Dave,

I also like the slider for CM93 chart detail.

I noticed you fixed the window size on the S57 ingest/load. Cool. It's always fun to go in and find the little things you fixed but never mentioned.

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Old 18-09-2009, 22:15   #7
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Beta for Chris Blair

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We had to take down the opencpn Beta download site temporarily. It should be up sometime tomorrow.

Meanwhile, would someone please shoot a copy of 917 Beta to Chris Blair by email? Chris, we need an email address that can take 2.8 MB attachement.

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We had to take down the opencpn Beta download site temporarily. It should be up sometime tomorrow.

Meanwhile, would someone please shoot a copy of 917 Beta to Chris Blair by email? Chris, we need an email address that can take 2.8 MB attachement.

Thanks
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Chris, i was going to put it on my site, but looks they are down for a little while. I'll get it there as soon as I can. Meantime, if you'd rather, PM me an address and I'll e-mail it to you. I'll be up for another half hour or so.

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Old 19-09-2009, 06:22   #9
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List of supported chart formats?

Hi Dave

I found opencpn supports the following chart formats. Can you confirm, add where needed and also put this in the help ?

BSB / RNC (what versions? BSB 1.1, BSB 2.0, BSB 3.0 ??)
CM93/2,
GEO (what versions? GEO/NOS, GEO/NO1 ??)
S57 (ENC)

The help does mention S57 as being the equivalent of CM93/3. Is that statement correct? I think CM93/3 is encrypted !?!
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right clicking currents causes segmentation fault

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right clicking currents causes segmentation fault
Similar to the right click crash on tides I mentioned before in the monster thread. Works in parts of the world, not in others. Tides & currents work on the East Coast, but not in PNW. Timezone issues ? This started with build 917


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besides aforementioned bugs, 917 is feeling pretty stable to me. I rode the blackball ferry over to Victoria BC yesterday and did a little testing. took the gps below decks to get signal low, ship icon turned red as expected and green again when signal came up. Dave, I like the COG predictor... looks great.

folks with linux can replay the trip for testing if you want, here is the gps dump:

victoriagps.txt.tar.bz2
(text file gps nmea dump)

to replay you'll need python-gps
Code:
sudo apt-get install python-gps
in ubuntu
Code:
tar -xjvf victoria.txt.tar.bz2
Code:
gpsfake -c .02 victoriagps.txt
-c .02 is a bit faster interval than real time... you can ommit or change if you like to see it replay faster or slower

gpsfake transmits gpsd

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Tides & currents work on the East Coast, but not in PNW. Timezone issues ? This started with build 917
Why yes, your right... tides segfault as well. I'd post another ddd shot, but it's identical to the last one.

Something is also happening to the some of the arrows sizes.
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Beta Download Location

All...

Thanks to a generous in-kind contribution from a forum member, the opencpn Beta has a new home.

The download link remains the same:

opencpnbeta

Thanks for your patience here, and a special thanks to our forum member.

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... the opencpn Beta has a new home ... Dave
Adding the date and build number is a nice touch. Thanks, Dave.
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