The packages for all platforms are now available on the download page.
With this version come substantial changes in the way we create packages for Ubuntu/Debian Linux
. The package was split into several components to save bandwidth needed for installation
and allow much higher customizability of your installation. As a bonus, the high resolution world base chart can now be installed easily from a package.
The following packages are now available:
(Base program, grib and dashboard plug-ins, GUI data, 4 MB)
(Documentation, 18 MB)
(Tide and current
data, 700 KB)
(World basechart, 25 km resolution, 800 KB)
(World basechart, 5.0 km resolution, 1.5 MB)
(World basechart, 1.0 km resolution, 4 MB)
(World basechart, 0.2 km resolution, 12MB)
(World basechart, 0.04 km resolution, 50MB)
Note that each higher resolution GSHHS chart depends on all the lower resolution ones, so you have to sum all the sizes to estimate the download size
With this version, the dependency of the main program on the data packages is optional, which means that if you install just the opencpn package and nothing else, you will not have any basemap, documentation
or tidal data available. I'm looking for comments regarding the dependencies. Should we enforce the base program dependency on the documentation
and some subset of data? It will mean a larger download at least once, but at the other hand the experience for users not reading the instructions, which probably is very close to 100%, will be "better"...
What do you think?
To get the same set of data as bundled in the monolithic packages for the previous versions up to 3.3.1931, you can either use the following command
sudo apt-get install opencpn opencpn-doc opencpn-tcdata opencpn-gshhs-low
or install the respective packages using your favorite package managing GUI