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Old 19-12-2009, 16:54   #1
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Lightbulb CapCode

Capcode beta 0.9.4, a "rival" free software navigation project has just been released. It's in Java and incorporates some nice features. I suggest you all take a good look for inspiration and perhaps even usage.

* the closest time of weather will be displayed but any hour/day can be called and displayed.

* possibility to display the real time weather

* uncertainty of the position is computed and displayed on the map-

* NASA WORLDWIND integration (3D view)

* polars for sailing



Enjoy!

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Thanks for the heads up on the new release, I've been playing with this for a while, but haven't yet taken it out on a sail - I do plan to, especially to record polars.
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I'm rather looking forward to getting some wind instrument NMEA going on there. It also runs on my linux, in difference to the (otherwise excellent) NavMonPc..
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I'd say that what OpenCPN might lack in funtionality compared with Capcode, OpenCPN certainly has in ease of use, simplicity and user interface. And when sailing it has to be simple, looking for alternative routes in cold wet temperatures, fingers frozen and shaking, hungry looking for anchoring possibilities etc. So more functionality also requires a user interface that fits ease of use.
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I am so looking forward to the day when there is free chart software that is sophisticated but easy to install and use that uses free downloadable government charts. It does not seem like this day is too far away now. You guys developing this software are doing a heck of a job. Thank you for all your wonderful work.
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I see CapCode and OpenCPN as completely different, but complementary. I wouldn't want either try to become each other...
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