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Old 09-01-2018, 09:47   #1
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OpenCPN Beta Version 4.8.10109

Ahoy testers...

Here is OpenCPN Beta Version 4.8.10109

This is an incremental maintenance release.
We plan to do an abbreviated Beta test, and release when ready.


Source is available now on github at:
https://github.com/OpenCPN/OpenCPN
Branch: master
Tag: Beta_v4.8.10109

Windows:
http://opencpn.navnux.org/beta/openc...0109_setup.exe

Mac:
http://opencpn.navnux.org/beta/OpenCPN_4.6.10109.dmg

linux Beta PPA:
The linux launchpad for PPA builds is presently down for maintenance.
Linux testers will need to pull the latest github master branch at the Tag mentioned above, and build from scratch.

Please check and clear your Flyspray tasks.

Crowdin translation sources have been updated. There are some new translatable strings.
Translators may please update their translations.

Thanks for your help, and...
Good Luck
Dave


Changelog
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0. Correct various icon sizing logic for variable screen resolution/density. (FS#2279)
1. PULL: Dashboard Depth: Draw text after graph to prevent hiding of text by graph
2. PULL: Make the shortcut key "D" (CM93 detail) also working for raster and ENC vectorcharts "Zoom/weighting"
3. PULL: Correct rendering of Gribv1 without DiDj
4. PULL: Fix Grib plugin to use same screen size logic as main application.
5. PULL: Fix tide icon display size on rPI.
6. PULL: Correct potential errors in navobj.xml tracks after OCPN crash.
7. PULL: GRIB add a 'draw barbed arrow head' plugin preference to reduce display clutter.
8. PULL: Simplify Dashboard resize logic, allowing smaller guage sizes, etc.
9. PULL: Add hidden config option to globally change track hilight color.
10. PULL: Correct FS#2270 Recent tracks lost on crash (Needs "contrived" testing)
11. Correct platform private data directory specification, remove trailing "/" in portable mode. (FS#2300)
12. Explicitly remove "ignored" AIS targets to avoid phantom alerts. (FS#2312)
13. Update existing groups structure on plugin API AddChartToDBInPlace() method. (FS#2268)
14. Adjust the maximum permissible AIS track length to 300 minutes (5 hours). (FS#2271)
15. Correct failure to save AISTargetListDialog size/position on restart. (FS#2277)
16. Add control for track highlight color to Options->Ships->OwnShip. Thanks DavidSanner.
17. Add Track Rollover popup
18. Add new GSHHS basemap sources and integrated support to Chart Downloader.
19. Add selectable live cursor ETA report to Status Bar.
20. Implement configurable Ownship range ring colour.
21. Correct S57/SENC build logic to accommodate "reissued" cells from some HOs.
22. Add keyboard shortcut for data quality "U" (FS#2294)
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Old 09-01-2018, 10:28   #2
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Re: OpenCPN Beta Version 4.8.10109

Ooops, there is a typo in the macOS download link, The correct one: http://opencpn.navnux.org/beta/OpenCPN_4.8.10109.dmg
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Old 09-01-2018, 10:45   #3
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Re: OpenCPN Beta Version 4.8.10109

There are a few more new features that did not make it to the official list.

*When GRIB and tide/currents
are both visible, then tide/current calculations are shown at the "GRIB
time". The color of the tide/current "widgets" change is to notify the user that the tide/current reference time has changed from "local NOW time" to "GRIB time".

*Now a course predictor is shown even when the actual AIS target, or the end point, is not visible on screen.

*Implemented user selectable SOG/COG calculation from position data.
If not available trough normal NMEA.

*Add US Pilot charts to the chart sources in the chart downloader.

*The "Course-Up Update Period" feature has a new name to better describe what happens: "Chart Rotation Averaging Time"

Have I missed anything??

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Re: OpenCPN Beta Version 4.8.10109

windows-10 is calling it a downgrade (4.8.0 was installed before).
Will continue testing...
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Re: OpenCPN Beta Version 4.8.10109

cagney...

Thanks for the list update.
I'll add to my list for next Beta update.

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Pavel...
Thanks for the catch. I am typing too fast.

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Re: OpenCPN Beta Version 4.8.10109

Testers...

And here are some omitted items from the changelog:

23. When GRIB and tide/currents are both visible, then tide/current calculations are shown at the "GRIB time".
The color of the tide/current "widgets" change is to notify the user that the tide/current reference time has changed from "local NOW time" to "GRIB time".
24. Now a course predictor is shown even when the actual AIS target, or the end point, is not visible on screen.
25. Implemented user selectable SOG/COG calculation from position data. If not available trough normal NMEA.
26. Add US Pilot charts to the chart sources in the chart downloader.
27. The "Course-Up Update Period" feature has a new name to better describe what happens: "Chart Rotation Averaging Time"


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Re: OpenCPN Beta Version 4.8.10109

Quote:
Originally Posted by cagney View Post
There are a few more new features that did not make it to the official list.

*When GRIB and tide/currents
are both visible, then tide/current calculations are shown at the "GRIB
time". The color of the tide/current "widgets" change is to notify the user that the tide/current reference time has changed from "local NOW time" to "GRIB time".

*Now a course predictor is shown even when the actual AIS target, or the end point, is not visible on screen.

*Implemented user selectable SOG/COG calculation from position data.
If not available trough normal NMEA.

*Add US Pilot charts to the chart sources in the chart downloader.

*The "Course-Up Update Period" feature has a new name to better describe what happens: "Chart Rotation Averaging Time"

Have I missed anything??

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- Help handle for dragging waypoints in touchscreen mode
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Re: OpenCPN Beta Version 4.8.10109

hello,

It seems that at this moment access to this page is not working properly:
https://opencpn.org/flyspray/
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Re: OpenCPN Beta Version 4.8.10109

Does compile and run correctly on our A20 ARMhf.
No external plug-ins for the moment tested
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Re: OpenCPN Beta Version 4.8.10109

Tested Beta version for the first time. On my Windows7 system (beta for Linux is not yet available).

All seems to work well. The keyboard short works well for (S)oundings and (T)ext. However the L key for switching on/off the lights works sometimes with one touch or I have to tap several times on the L key to switch off the light. Perhaps a matter of timing.

Doing more test when Raspberry Linux comes available.

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Re: OpenCPN Beta Version 4.8.10109

Hello,

W10, O4810109,

Grib plugin :
The current arrows are poorly drawn in the Grib plugin.
Setting: Arrow of small sizes or normal size, proportional length.

The grib plugin used for this test is here : DL.FREE.FR
It is a grib downloaded, some days ago, from SkyRon : OpenSkiron - OpenWRF Gribs
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However the L key for switching on/off the lights works sometimes with one touch or I have to tap several times on the L key to switch off the light. Perhaps a matter of timing.

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On our A20 ARM "L" does not work neither.
Other shortcuts yes
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Re: OpenCPN Beta Version 4.8.10109

1° On my PC, Lenovo, W10, no problem with L.

2° Whith the plugin Dashboard. See the difference from O48 and O48.10109.

Not good for GPS Status with O48.10109.
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Testers...

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26. Add US Pilot charts to the chart sources in the chart downloader.
...
The current implementation stores all pilot charts in the same directory. With this, I can't separate them into chart groups. Probably a mute point for most oceans, but the Caribbean is covered by "Central North Atlantic" as well as "Western North Atlantic", and having all pilot charts in one directory makes it a somewhat of a mess to select the right chart, for the right month.

Oh, and one spelling error in the chart downloader: it is Caribbean, not Carribean.

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