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Old 31-08-2011, 21:08   #76
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Thanks.
What about the idea of writing a record when course or speed changes between intervals? Is that possible?
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I agree that this would be useful but would need to be able to define the amount of change to trigger writing the record.

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Old 12-09-2011, 20:44   #77
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Re: Logbook Plugin

I like the note feature you added to the logbook plugin. I'd like to see it work a little differently, though. When I click the logbook icon in the tool bar I'd like the note window to open with the "save immediately" box already checked and the window activated for input so that I can immediately begin typing my note without having to click in the window. When I've finished typing the note I'd like to save it by simply pressing "Enter" instead of having to click the "OK" button.

My thinking is that would streamline the most common entry of a note. The less common instances (leaving the note for the next scheduled log entry or cancelling the note) would still be available with a couple of mouse clicks, but the defaults would handle most cases.

What do you think? Does anyone feel that would cause any problems for them?

Could you add a preference for logging in local time or UTC?

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Old 12-09-2011, 20:52   #78
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The logbook plugin available for download from PlugIns | Official OpenCPN Homepage is version 0.1 but I'm using version 0.3. You might want to update the link in the OpenCPN Plugins page.

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Old 14-09-2011, 09:08   #79
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I have not used this plugin yet but if it is writing a csv file then opening it Excel would allow the user to enter comments in a new column.

Also on the plug-in could you please add the word "mins" next to the "interval" box. It makes it just a little bit more user friendly.
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I have not used this plugin yet but if it is writing a csv file then opening it Excel would allow the user to enter comments in a new column.
The note column is implemented in version 0.3. There's a link to download it in post 73 in this thread. I don't know why that version hasn't been uploaded to the OpenCPN download page.

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New beta released!

Hi all,

Here's a new release. Warning, it's a beta and will probably change following you comments.

What's new?
- XML logbook format (that may change, don't rely on it yet ; but comments welcome)
- User defined note with instant saving option

Source available at usual place:
https://github.com/OpenCPN/OpenCPN/tree/Logbook

dll built for Windows available here:
http://opencpn.org/drupal/sites/defa...ok-beta_pi.dll

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Also on the plug-in could you please add the word "mins" next to the "interval" box. It makes it just a little bit more user friendly.
I agree. That would be an improvement.

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Old 19-09-2011, 07:10   #81
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Re: Logbook Plug-in

SethDart,

On github, it appears to me, that under downloads, only v0.1 is available. I don't have a login so didn't try that.
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I have not used this plugin yet but if it is writing a csv file then opening it Excel would allow the user to enter comments in a new column.

Also on the plug-in could you please add the word "mins" next to the "interval" box. It makes it just a little bit more user friendly.
Both the "notes" column and "minutes" added to "interval" were implemented in version 0.3.

Streamlining input of notes by activating the text entry box automatically when the toolbar icon is clicked and checking the "Save immediately" box by default have not been implemented yet. Still hoping to hear back from SethDart on those issues.

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Old 20-09-2011, 07:58   #83
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I wrote my own logbook, perhaps You like it.

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I wrote my own logbook, perhaps You like it.



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very good like it a lot 10/10 only thing I would like a maintenance list and schedule then it would be complete
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Old 21-09-2011, 08:42   #85
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Hallo sctpc,

thanks a lot for Your reply.

As You can see it's version 0.903, so work is still in progress.
a maintenance list is a good idea, i've put it into my TODO list.

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I wrote my own logbook, perhaps You like it.
Thanks. I think this is a great addition.

Here are some initial comments (these are my opinion of course):
Time/Date should be local time, not UTC.
I do not get COW or SOW filled in when I add a line, although I know this data is present.
If a route is active, use that as the value for "Route" instead of manually selecting it.
When I enter Weather/Wave or Swell, it is only in meters. Would be good to be able to select feet or meters for this.


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I know absolutely nothing about Open CPN. Is there a users manual or tutorial I can download to get started? Does Open CPN work on a pc running Windows XP?
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I know absolutely nothing about Open CPN. Is there a users manual or tutorial I can download to get started? Does Open CPN work on a pc running Windows XP?
Yes, OpenCPN run very well with Windows XP.

All is explained here :

OpenCPN User Manual | Official OpenCPN Homepage

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Re: Logbook Plug-in

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Thanks. I think this is a great addition.

Here are some initial comments (these are my opinion of course):
Time/Date should be local time, not UTC.
I do not get COW or SOW filled in when I add a line, although I know this data is present.
If a route is active, use that as the value for "Route" instead of manually selecting it.
When I enter Weather/Wave or Swell, it is only in meters. Would be good to be able to select feet or meters for this.


Great job so far!
Good ideas, except that I think logbook entries should be UTC. An option to convert and display to local would be nice, though.
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Re: Logbook Plug-in

Hello,

Now, there is two plug-in logbook. One by SethDart and the second by Komy.

Why not !

But I thing that it is nessessairy to open a thead for each logbbook.

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