Originally Posted by nohal
These sentences can be added to the dashboard plugin (a bit of programming needed, it's not just some sort of configuration), but first we need to know what they are and how they look from some sort of a documentation
It would be nice to add an option to the dashboard plugin to display a number from an configurable NMEA
sentence. Configuration: label/title, NMEA
sentence and a regular expression capture group to extract the number... something like that.
I'd be interested in working on this.
Other changes I'd like to see in the dashboard plugin:
- Allow configurable background color and remove the title bar. I'd like it to look more like a commercial
LCD data display.
- I would like the dashboard to work in such a way that when there is user interaction with OpenCPN
, it temporarily hides. 10-20 seconds later it pops back up.
It might also be nice to add a plugin to make the NMEA data stream available to other software
on the computer. Probably would be platform dependent though. Then the above could be implemented in language X.