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Old 11-02-2012, 02:18   #1
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New Waypoint Properties Implementation

Testers...
I know you are a bit bored because of the lack of new beta releases in the past weeks
I would really like to get some feedback on a the new WP properties implementation. It's a pretty big patch touching a an essential area, so I would like to get some reaction before it gets published even in a regular beta release.
If you want to give it a try on windows, get http://opencpn.xtr.cz/opencpn.exe and replace the executable installed with 2.6.1310 beta.
Please test that all your usual usage scenarios work as expected, as I dropped quite some code with the old dialog and it's pretty possible that something will work in a different way than before.
On Linux, you have to build from the source in my Github repository at https://github.com/nohal/OpenCPN - branch links_scrollable
It also contains a change to the way we load GPX files, which should solve the problems with hand-edited files, not being valid XML. If you value your data, make a backup of navobj.xml before using this version.

Any feedback appreciated

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Old 11-02-2012, 03:51   #2
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Re: New waypoint properties implementation

Hello Pavel.

Bravo! Really, I like your effectiveness.

I just put up your new version properties for marks and waypoint.

I've done several tests.

1 ° I looked at the properties of a mark that already existed in my machine. I changed:
- Icon,
- Name,
- Longitude,
- Latitude,
- Information

It's Ok!

2 ° I was able to show or hide the name or mark icon on the chart. No problem

3 ° I added more external links. I could easily open them in firefox.
But it m 'took a while to understand how the "Edit" button.

But there may be a bug:
I tried to put a link to a html file on my machine. It is possible but it does not open. (I tried with the help file OpenCPN!)

4° I try to destroy a link. It seem that this is not possible. ?????

5 ° I created a new mark. And I started my tests without problems.


And, NO CRASH !!! Wouahouuuuu. Yes I like !

But :
We need the description of the waypoint or mark can be displayed in a bubble, when moving the mouse over the waypoint or mark on the chart.

More :
With the manager of routes, tracks, waypoints and layers, when you click on the column "icon" in the line of a mark, it does not work very well.
Normally this should do two things:
- Show or hide the icon and the mark name on the chart
- Show or hide the icon in the same line manager routes, tracks and waypoints.

- The icon displays or hides well on the chart
- The eye does not appear in the transmission routes, tracks and waypoints.

But I saw that if you double click on the line of a brand (in any column), your new property window of the mark opens correctly.

Best regards

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Old 11-02-2012, 04:20   #3
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Re: New waypoint properties implementation

Thank you Pavel.
A good improvement.

On my Kubuntu it regularly takes about 15 to 20 seconds before the dialog appears after clicking "Mark/WP Properties"

I would prefer a larger description area, or maybe moving this to a tab of it's own. This would give the option of adding essential info from cruising pilots/guidebooks or own observations.

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:57   #4
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Re: New waypoint properties implementation

Thanks Nohal! I just slipped the new into a portable version and starts up fine after second start, which I can see it would need to write it's own ini and data xmls...normal O operations are fine as quick test . but new waypoint functions,
some problems...

links to Pictures do not open
here's what browsing to a picture file gives me- a strange path..."file:/D%3A/Backup/cozyrat.jpg"
excerpt from export gpx:

<name>Nohals Fix</name>
<desc>a test of Nohal&apos;s Brilliance amen
blah</desc>
<link href="file:/D%3A/Backup/cozyrat.jpg">
<text>atest</text>
</link>

edit button sticks as "on" too .

I would like a larger description field also.Three lines I guess

Ps if I fix the "D%3A" produced by browsing to a file , to" D: "everything is fine.

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Re: New waypoint properties implementation

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappySeagull
links to Pictures do not open
here's what browsing to a picture file gives me- a strange path..."file:/D%3A/Backup/cozyrat.jpg"
excerpt from export gpx:
I confirm. should replace "% 3A" with ":"

I managed to open a local file :
- Kml (google earth automatically)
- Html (automatically with firefox)
- Txt (automatically with txt sofware)
- Jpg (automatiquemnt with image software)

And then, all is Ok
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Yes, Concur with Gilletarom: links open in associated programs.
"- Kml (google earth automatically)
- Html (automatically with firefox)
- Txt (automatically with txt sofware)
- Jpg (automatiquemnt with image software)"

sticky edit button is a user problem not intuitive for seagulls I guess. But seagulls are trainable, if there's instant gratification!
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:44   #7
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Would fermented herrings do?

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not intuitive for seagulls I guess. But seagulls are trainable, if there's instant gratification!
Hum ... It can be dangerous to feed the seagulls ...Very dangerous ...
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They maybe ok- haven't tried em.But,seriously, you'd be suprised how picky seagulls can be....! ... There's lots of things people eat that a (spoiled) seagull won't- not more than once anyways. I take seagull advice on canned goods. Connors Sardines yum. generic Thailand sardines -uh-uh.
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Re: New waypoint properties implementation

Pavel..

Great improvement... BUT..

1. None of my hundreds of .gpx POI's will open in my Vista Basic.
The 'Additional information' line is missing.
2. The EDIT button does not initiate my default browser Firefox.
3. The Mark/WP properties box takes forever to open.
Impossibly slow when entering numerous WP's.
4. The Description box is far too small.
5. Delete mark or delete a .gpx file in the Route Manager's 'layers' window
aborts OCPN.
6. The local file link does not work for graphic files. (.jpg)

I attach the latest version of my W_Caribbean.gpx for testing purposes.

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Re: New waypoint properties implementation

Pavel..

Reverted back to the standard OCPN version with all files intact.
Awaiting your adjustments.

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sinbad, I tried your gpx in Pavel's OPCN and XP and it works great. All links seen in Properties dialogue open fine in Firefox when I simply left click them IF the edit button is not on/down.

What I have learned...

The "edit" button is tricky.When you push it, it stays down and note how it's help-text says "links are open for editing". click it again and it pops up and help- text changes to "links open in default browser".

Try RIGHT CLICKING the link.This will bring up a menu you might be looking for...
Delete
Edit
AddNew

What you and others have taught me: NEVER put Vista on a computer.
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Re: New waypoint properties implementation

Same experience as Happy, no problem with my old extended marks, no problem with Tore's uk gpx and no problem creating new marks through the new dialog. But .... I do get a segfault when I try to delete an existing layer through the "Route Manager".

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Hello,

First:

I download the gpx file that Simbad7 give us. I create a link in a waypoint with this file. This is ok. But I cannot open this link.

Second :
Using the right click that HappySeagull said in a previous post, I create a third links (www.opencpn;org) in the same waypoint.
- I try to open it : Ok
- And then I try to delete the third link with the right click command "Delete" ... And then two of the 3 link where deleted. But see the first screen copy. The result is strange.

But, if I shutdown the window properties of the waypoint and if I open the same window properties, only one of the 3 links is really deleted. See second screen copy.

Netbook ASUS 1001 HA, screen 10 inch, W XP SP3.

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Re: New waypoint properties implementation

Confirm that! Thomas.

If I delete a waypoint (with or without a picture link or even a name!) I fresh-made ,in the route manager, and whoosh- O is vapourized. ...but it doesn't happen if I delete one of sinbads marks...and so from that I find,
It doesn't happen if I make a mark, shut O down and then restart O either. I can delete em just fine, so it's something to do with O writing her (xml-rated ?) diaries before closing...
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