The dashboard will be (eventually) an improvement on the PolarCom display I currently use. Here are my comments
I use either XP3 (on board) or Vista (a home) with the tests and use the build 1207 with the CM93 set of charts
1) sizeabillity must be able to go to very large (in the enclosed examples I have set the font to 72 pts). I love to throw a glimpse inside to my large screen
at the chart table and be able to read immediately the depth
and speed). With the large settings the font does no fit in the window. (see screenprints especially the *position* where most data is left of)
2) the *frame* around the dashboard stays lightblue in the *dark* settings.
This is very glaring at night. (actually the top bar in windows of OpenCPN
has the same problem still)
3) In Tsunamis there is a feature for the Depth
reading that makes me wish I could program. A small graph is shown of the most recently passed depths. One can set the distance and depth settings. The greatness of this feature is that it shows you the steepness of the shallows you are approaching and thus an indication on how far you can go on outside the buoyed channel. It makes it possible to go for much longer tacks when tacking in a narrow channel.