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Old 27-01-2016, 13:46   #1021
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Re: Help / FAQ

Input hi = Rx (receive) on the AP side - here goes the Tx from OCPN
Input lo = GND

When talking about lo and hi that's RS422 speak (differential lines) and as Gerhard stated there should be no problem with modern RS232 connectors.

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Old 27-01-2016, 14:17   #1022
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Old 01-02-2016, 04:21   #1023
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Re: Help / FAQ

Hello All,

This concerns MMSI management in "Options / Boats / MMSI".

What is the effect of tick or not, the box "Persistent"?

I looked in the manuals. Maybe it is, but I have not been able to see it.

Thank by advance. Gilletarom.
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:51   #1024
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Persistent saves it to a file I believe, so that the next time you open OpenCPN there will be a list of potential AIS boats with details, if there is an MMSI signal for them. Thus it will be much less time to populate the full record for a boat.

I have not tried this feature, so maybe others can advise further. Hakan??
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:35   #1025
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Re: Help / FAQ

Gille...., Rick
I think "persistent" works like this:
A standard track is cut to not exceed the time set in AIS target properties, like a normal AIS target. "Always" will not cut the tail after XX minutes but it will be deleted at OCPN closure.
If you in MMSI properties set a boat's track to standard or always AND persistent it will be saved "for ever" e.g. persistent over OCPN closure and reopening. When satisfied you have to delete the track in "Route & Mark manager"
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Thanks Hakan. Should I check and augment the documentation accordingly?
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http://opencpn.org/ocpn/toolbar_AIS
For reference to persistance.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:18   #1028
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GE plugin instructions?

when downloading the Google Earth plugin it says to be sure and read the instructions to avoid issues in sizing. where do i find the instructions? can't seem to find them in the OCPN manual or in the program files folder.

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when downloading the Google Earth plugin it says to be sure and read the instructions to avoid issues in sizing. where do i find the instructions? can't seem to find them in the OCPN manual or in the program files folder.

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Make sure to read the instructions to avoid view sizing issues.

The word "instructions is a link" to a lot of text.

However I'm having trouble with the GE PI. It seems to work until you try to exit opencpn. Opencpn hangs on exit. There is a GE process running. You have to manually kill this process to for Opencpn to exit normally or to run GE standalone. I don't know if others are having this problem.
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Re: Help / FAQ

same here. when i close GE before closing OCPN, OCPN consistently crashes on close.

When GE is active, OCPN closes correctly.

also, if i try to disable GE using the Toolbar/Plugins, GE hangs.

is this the proper forum to post this in? using OCPN 4.2 and the latest GE plugin download on W7.

wdkester - thanks for pointing out that Instructions link. my old eyes didn't see a difference in the displayed text. getting old sure ain't for sissies!

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same here. when i close GE before closing OCPN, OCPN consistently crashes on close ...
Same issue (O hangs on close when either using, or have used and closed, GE).
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4,2 not replacing older version on macbook

Not sure if this is the right place for this question, but I have some trouble installing the 4.2 Opencpn version on my macbook. When I install, the software doesn't replace the older version - that means I have to install all maps, layers, and so on, all over again.
I have a windows laptop as well. In the windows download everything works out OK, picks up all the old data.
Is the mac version not complete?
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Re: 4,2 not replacing older version on macbook

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Not sure if this is the right place for this question, but I have some trouble installing the 4.2 Opencpn version on my macbook. When I install, the software doesn't replace the older version - that means I have to install all maps, layers, and so on, all over again.
I have a windows laptop as well. In the windows download everything works out OK, picks up all the old data.
Is the mac version not complete?
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Could you please tell me how you are trying to install OpenCPN on your Mac? There is sadly no installer of 4.2 for Mac OS X but only the Windows version comes with an installer.
Please explain step by step what you are trying to do.

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Re: 4,2 not replacing older version on macbook

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Not sure if this is the right place for this question, but I have some trouble installing the 4.2 Opencpn version on my macbook. When I install, the software doesn't replace the older version - that means I have to install all maps, layers, and so on, all over again.
I have a windows laptop as well. In the windows download everything works out OK, picks up all the old data.
Is the mac version not complete?
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With OpenCPN 4.2 the user info is moved from ~/Library/Preferences to ~/Library/Preferences/opencpn
So user info from previous versions is still in ~/Library/Preferences.

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With OpenCPN 4.2 the user info is moved from ~/Library/Preferences to ~/Library/Preferences/opencpn
So user info from previous versions is still in ~/Library/Preferences.

Peter
Thanks for reactions. I shifted my layers and user icons to the other map, and that works now. But I still have to change my settings by hand, although I did replace the OCPN.ini file with the older one. And I lost my 'swedish colour' plug-in - not anymore on the download page.
Well, that's life, I guess.
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