Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 4 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 03-05-2011, 10:11   #766
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tortola
Posts: 687
Images: 1
Send a message via Yahoo to bvimatelot Send a message via Skype™ to bvimatelot
Re: Feature Requests

This is a super enormous wish list isn't it? Are we in danger of making the dam thing too complicated??? Me - I'm very happy and thanks to all the kind souls who have built up this amazing program and the many who are so kind to Techno-Cretins like me when asking what, to them, are Computer 101 type questions! Safe sailing all and I'm looking forward to using OpenCpn as my primary source on my delivery from Seychelles to Australia (carrying steam-age back-up, of course!) TONY
__________________

__________________
bvimatelot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 10:16   #767
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 619
Re: Feature Requests

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailias View Post
As it currently works, if you draft a route at a certain level, and it goes past the screen on your display you need to end the route, pan over, amend waypoint and continue on....then repeat.
I just noticed the same a couple of days ago, and started wondering, if this change of behaviour is intended or not ... . Actually, one does not need to end the route to continue, it is enough to press the mouse left button to set a waypoint at screen edge, then - without releasing it - drag the chart to the other edge - release MLB and continue planning. I even started liking this mode, as it encourages setting waypoints at reasonable distances.
__________________

__________________
PjotrC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 10:31   #768
Registered User
 
HappySeagull's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: B.C.,Canada
Boat: 29'
Posts: 2,371
Re: Feature Requests

kaiviti,
thanks for the explanation.Sort of a double track,then,except that one side is the track,the other is the Pilot's chosen "channel edge",for lack of a better phrase.I guess with long vessels this is all the more important!and,as an aside,I wonder if long ships have gps stem and stern for this purpose?

Temporarily, you could make an icon for "Note"...You need only add a folder.See
Routes and Marks | Official OpenCPN Homepage
Greenfish icon editor,
http://greenfish.extra.hu/
or The Gimp or XnView etc can create or convert icons to the "xpm" format needed.
__________________
HappySeagull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 10:35   #769
Registered User
 
HappySeagull's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: B.C.,Canada
Boat: 29'
Posts: 2,371
Re: Feature Requests

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailias View Post
One feature that would be very nice is panning when you are creating routes. As it currently works, if you draft a route at a certain level, and it goes past the screen on your display you need to end the route, pan over, amend waypoint and continue on....then repeat.Planning a route of some 100 knautical miles it gets interesting if you are coastal cruising. Is this already implemented and Im just not getting it. Once I get some feedback, ya or nay, will enter it on flyspray.

Best regards

/ch
arrow keys work for me on xp.Just set the start and steer with em.
__________________
HappySeagull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 13:31   #770
Registered User
 
HamishB's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 286
Re: Feature Requests

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailias View Post
One feature that would be very nice is panning when you are creating routes. As it currently works, if you draft a route at a certain level, and it goes past the screen on your display you need to end the route, pan over, amend waypoint and continue on....then repeat.
In recent versions you could just pull the cursor over to the edge of the chart when creating a route and it would pan automagically, and it worked really well. I just tried this on 2.4.423 (linux) and it didn't work. (?!)

left-click drag seems to create a new waypoint and pan, while middle-click drag pans without creating a new waypoint but jumps you back to the last waypoint so you can't move off-screen.

hmph.

Hamish
__________________
HamishB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 13:37   #771
Marine Service Provider
 
bdbcat's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,494
Re: Feature Requests

Hamish....

hmph, indeed....

Wonder how that got broken?

Looking now
Dave
__________________
bdbcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 13:55   #772
Marine Service Provider
 
bdbcat's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,494
Re: Feature Requests

Hamish, et al...

OK, this slipped away in the course of fixing FS#347.

Fixed for next Beta.

Regression testing on a GUI based application is a nearly impossible task, but we love doing it anyway.

Thanks
Dave
__________________
bdbcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 14:27   #773
Registered User
 
sailias's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Canada
Boat: On the Hard
Posts: 325
Re: Feature Requests

I had to fall back to 2.4.443 as the latest code will not compile on 11.04 Ubuntu so just noticed it. Does it need to be added to flyspray or is it covered.

/ch
__________________
sailias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 14:50   #774
Marine Service Provider
 
bdbcat's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,494
Re: Feature Requests

sailias....

Thanks for the note. Flyspray on this not needed. Beta soon with fix, I hope.

Thanks
Dave
__________________
bdbcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 19:44   #775
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 5
Re: Feature Requests

Thanks HappySeagull for the help with the creation of icons. This will become well used.

I have attached a file that shows with graphics the use of PI's. I hope it will help explain things a bit better. There is also a lot you can read on the web. There is also a lot of navigation programmes that can be configured for the dimensions of the ship. The ships icon is then automatically adjusted to give a more realistic representation of where the bow and stern is.

In answer to your question of whether there is a GPS at the bow and stern, the answer is generally no. The course and speed of the ship is calculated from the GPS positions of a single receiver and the distance to the bow is known. The above feature of scaling the icons comes into play here, otherwise the pilot must be fully aware of this fact. Some pilots do use a second GPS and this is primarily for precise heading speed and position for when berthing ships alongside a wharf.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Examples of the use of Parallel Indexing.pdf (436.6 KB, 74 views)
__________________
kaiviti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 21:26   #776
Registered User
 
HappySeagull's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: B.C.,Canada
Boat: 29'
Posts: 2,371
Re: Feature Requests

kaiviti,
Good pdf
Thanks for your patience.I think you are onto something.Let me try this on:I do the same primitively when there's range marks available-mountain peaks,lights,islets.... to ensure that I am steering in wind and weather to stay on the charted course while approaching a danger but you can create your "range" from one object to suit waters where I would be lost without my two landmarks convenient ,visible,and dead ahead.
Because, without your PI or my "ranging",the only way to know what's happening to the ship is to continually be off-course and only then react-it's slower to see the error -a typical gps problem,despite a software's "prediction lines".So,like range marks,the PI gives early relevant lessons of helm to apply approaching -The watchkeepers being attuned and the steering compensated per sea conditions before getting to the spot ...And,with digital charts,in a pinch,the PI could be made to a mark made for the purpose,although a rock would keep the attention better,without the danger of sailing onto it that a range has been known to cause.
Am I getting it now?That does seem a handy thing!



Great pdf by the way.
__________________
HappySeagull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 23:19   #777
Senior Cruiser
 
idpnd's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Almería, ES
Boat: Chiquita 46 - Libertalia
Posts: 1,549
Re: Feature Requests

Hello, loving the new live tidal indicator, just can't get the curve to pop up by clicking on it - I guess it's larger than its predecessor, and the clickable area hasn't expanded to match its size. Opinions?

On an unrelated note, perhaps it could be considered to include a calculation of sunrise and sunset at location via opencpn - my handheld garmin does it, very useful to have!

Thanks for your attention
__________________
sv Libertalia
idpnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 20:07   #778
Registered User
 
HappySeagull's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: B.C.,Canada
Boat: 29'
Posts: 2,371
Re: Feature Requests

ipnd,are you right clicking in the tide-bar?They seem to work ok,though if they are covering a feature on the CM93 charts(a light is a good example),they can be a little sticky Zooming in usually gives clearance.
__________________
HappySeagull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 02:01   #779
Senior Cruiser
 
idpnd's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Almería, ES
Boat: Chiquita 46 - Libertalia
Posts: 1,549
Re: Feature Requests

Thanks Seagull, I find in my case (linux) they only come up when clicking around the middle of the bar at certain zoom levels.
__________________
sv Libertalia
idpnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 07:37   #780
Registered User
 
HappySeagull's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: B.C.,Canada
Boat: 29'
Posts: 2,371
Re: Feature Requests

Quote:
Originally Posted by idpnd View Post
Thanks Seagull, I find in my case (linux) they only come up when clicking around the middle of the bar at certain zoom levels.
..I notice the "clicking on the middle" thing too.(XP)Nowhere else will do,or I'll get the Rclik dialogue..

.Click image for larger version

Name:	Clipboard01.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	40.3 KB
ID:	27005
__________________

__________________
HappySeagull is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yet anothr of my stupid requests Little Otter Multihull Sailboats 2 30-06-2008 00:29
Any requests for pics at Strictly Sail Oakland? Redbull addict Monohull Sailboats 0 30-03-2007 19:33
Capt.Jack requests permission to come aboard canatc1 Meets & Greets 8 10-04-2006 17:54


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:17.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.