Good morning testers...
Time for a pep talk?
Let me restate clearly the current
mission of the O dev team.
1. OpenCPN Version 4.0 is the target.
2. 4.0 will be a major upgrade in functionality, performance, and platform support.
3. 4.0 will be released when it is ready, fully tested, and stable.
4. We are under no pressure to replace OCPN 3.2.2, the current stable Production build.
So, here is the situation. Major changes to the internal "plumbing" of OCPN have been necessary to set us up for the modifications that will get us to the goals of 4.0. As you know, some of those plumbing
changes have had, and still do have, serious regression issues. I expect this. And frankly, if we did not get some breakage here, I would say that our ultimate goal is too modest.
The OCPN development team is more than a few night-time code pushers. The team includes the legion of Beta testers who find the time and motivation to test under difficult conditions, create reports, suggest improvements, and soldier through the potholes.
And this worldwide team is unlike any development team I have ever been involved with. I am humbled.
So, we stay the course. We push through the gales, ice, and shoals. And we arrive at our destination
battered, but satisfied.
Thanks for your continued support.