Couple of quick points:
1. Pulsing Range Rings: Can not reproduce. Anyone else see this?
2. AIS requests: noted.
3. opencpn does not show speed and heading . Leaves more room for charts.
There is some discussion about a separate application to function as a sort of console for generic NMEA
data coming into the system. Opencpn can co-exist with such an app using gpsd to share the NMEA
data. Maybe we can get some activity going on this? There was once a "Frontend" application, written in Visual Basic (sorry, linux) that looked nice. Status? Maybe a linux
4. There is no entry level documentation
for opencpn, yet.
I formally renew the call for an experienced technical writer to step up and take a real, trackable swing at this. Any format will do, the content is what matters. I am not a writer, for me it is hard work, and the results are disappointing, to me at least. Any takers?
5. Latest MAC version is 1.3.0
Here is another call: we need an experienced Mac developer to build the latest CVS sources into a .dmg releasable. I have no access to a Mac machine, although I am considering getting a small Hackintosh netbook going....
6. Sadly, Mac does not support Garmin
. Need hardware
7. Chart night colors: Some older BSB
charts do not contain palette information for Night/Dusk displays. So, we would have to subjectively create the required palettes, perhaps borrowing from more modern charts. This has been low priority, since in the US, BSB
charts are free and modern. On the list...
For Vector charts. the dusk and night palettes for opencpn were adopted from the IHO S52 display standards. I agree that they are very dark. I'll think about the implementation of some kind of adjustable dimmer control. Low priority...
8. Finally, updatable CM93: Good idea. This could be done as an overlay, user switchable. Perhaps KML file format for input? Rhoel_Asia, are you there?
This sounds like an opportunity for third party collaboration...
And that's the news from Onancock, Virginia, where all the trees are green, the mud is deep, and the crabs are above average.