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Old 23-01-2017, 18:37   #1
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New opencpn.org Website

For Immediate Release

23 January 2017

The OpenCPN Development Team is proud to announce the release of a major upgrade to the opencpn.org website.

The new OpenCPN website introduces an improved overall user experience.

  • Simplified layout with a modern look and feel.
  • Fully responsive design, optimized for mobile devices.
  • New Dokuwiki interface for user-contributed documentation updates.
  • Direct links to online Bug Tracker
  • Increased internet security features.


The site migration to a new server, integration and upgrading was a huge task. For weeks, dedicated volunteers have been working behind the scenes to prepare for a seamless transition.
Kathleen Boswell designed, created, and now manages the opencpn.org website.
Rick Gleason took the Lead in upgrading the Manuals and successfully migrated them into the new Dokuwiki format. Rick Manages Dokuwiki.

Hubert Klies, Håkan Svensson, Jon Gough, Peter Tulp, Mike Rossiter & Roel Smidt have helped in various ways, including heavy editing of the wiki pages, writing a Plugin document, updating layout aspects, etc. Roel Smidt updated his Plugin as soon as he noticed the changes. Mike Rossiter has spent a huge amount of time updating the Developer's Manual, and he has agreed to manage that document going forward.

Fabbian Dufoe and Rick Gleason migrated and edited the majority of the User Manual.
Drew Kerlee migrated a number of pages in the Supplementary Software and Hardware wiki, and made significant contributions to the Developers Manual. Mike finalized this wiki, with a little help from Rick.

Robert Gordenker reviewed all four books in a marathon activity, correcting many errors and giving all links and formatting a thorough review.

Many others helped in various critical ways, including Thomas Hokne, George Dew, John Macrae, Gilletarom, Steven Bromley, Steve Mapleton, Jim Galbiati, and Teddy.

Last but not least, we thank Jerry McDonald of SouthBayNetworks for the website hosting generously provided gratis since 2009. And to Will Kamp for hosting and maintaining the Flyspray bug tracker.

We hope you enjoy the new OpenCPN website experience, and look forward to your continued interest and support.


Dave Register Lead Developer
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Old 23-01-2017, 22:59   #2
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thanks to you all... as usual! What a team!

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Absolutely fantastic so few accomplished so much!!!
Thank you very much for your effort..
opencpn is an amazing product..
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Thanks to you all and all who have contributed to Ocpn - it's a fantastic product that's getting better all the time.
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Whouaaaaahhhhhh !
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Hi,

the new website is smashing



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Old 27-01-2017, 06:38   #7
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The OpenCPN Development Team is proud to announce the release of a major upgrade to the opencpn.org website.

The new OpenCPN website introduces an improved overall user experience.
Looks very nice indeed, congrats, however I do not see a link to download a current source code, only link to previous versions on SourceForge. Is that intentional?
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mrm...

You will find links to the source code in the Developer Manual on the Wiki.

example:
Compiling Linux [Opencpn]


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You will find links to the source code in the Developer Manual on the Wiki.

example:
Compiling Linux [Opencpn]


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Dave, thanks for explaining. I was searching for a pointer to sources in the 'Downloads' section of the site.. It was somewhat intuitive place for me to look.

Am I right thinking, that the git pull will download a current development branch (i.e. 4.5...)?

Thanks for your cool work
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Looking very good Dave, thanks again for a great program and a fascinating project.


But ..... by writing "Roel Smidt updated his Plugin" you really are giving me way way too much credit.
I think that should read "Jon Gough" and/or "Rick Gleason".

I'm not a programmer (not by a long shot... ) and would not know how to make a plugin. My only contribution was writing a bit of text for the manuals of a few plugins.

BTW: I am finally beginning to understand a bit how that new DokuWiki-thing works (Hey everybody, it's really a joy to work with, so join in! )

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The new site itself looks great, but seeing it for the first time, I'd assume it's for motor boaters only ...
I haven't seen not a single pic of a sailing boat on the whole site ...

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Great new site, but bad timing for me. I have a link to the instructions for installing a Raspberry Pi with Open CPN and setting it up to be a WiFi transmitter. The link no longer works, die to the new site structure. Where can I find the information that was at this link?

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The OpenCPN docuwiki now shows the Left Navigation Menu with no indentation anymore.
This makes it hard to see what is the contents of a menu.
Previously there was an indentation for the items in the menu.

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Great new site, but bad timing for me. I have a link to the instructions for installing a Raspberry Pi with Open CPN and setting it up to be a WiFi transmitter. The link no longer works, die to the new site structure. Where can I find the information that was at this link?

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Is this the location you are looking for? I don't see anything about WIFI though.
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Great new site, but bad timing for me. I have a link to the instructions for installing a Raspberry Pi with Open CPN and setting it up to be a WiFi transmitter. The link no longer works, die to the new site structure. Where can I find the information that was at this link?

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Try here instead, all installed already and easy to set up

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