Hello Dave, hello All,
Several weeks ago, ever since the release of version 3.2, I wanted to address this problem.
In order to install a plugin and its language file, open the installation
- To install the dll in a subfolder.
- To install the language file in another subfolder.
First, we must find the dll for each plugin. Now it's files are quite easy to get in opencpnorg website.
Then you have to find the mo file for each plugin. And you have to go fishing
in several GitHub.
But all users can not do that. Then, place these files in the right place in the PC.
And I found another reason to talk. Indeed it estassez easy to do on Windows XP because there is no security
procedure to access the file OpenCPN installation
It's a little more complicated with windows vista. It's more complicated with Windows 7 or Windows 8.
I just have a new machine under W7. To access the installation, it took me to change the procedure for access to the program folder. I was able to easily paste the dll. I have at my disposal zip files that are stored on my website. These zip files contain the po and mo files. I stick them in. the right place but when I tried to unzip them, their contents were not displayed. And I discovered that they were displayed in another "LocalSettings / AppStore / OpenCPN" folder. But this issue is difficult to access file. There is safety
in place that make it very difficult to access.
In short, the typical person, ie an unsuspecting user, this is hell.
So ... So it is high time that installation of software
is developed plugins.
I know, I'm not a developer. I can only test the new software
if it is created. But I can see how necessary it is created.
So developers ..... ????