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Old 20-07-2015, 08:02   #31
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Re: OpenCPN for Android Beta test 4.1.718

A track issue introduced in this beta. (The track function was as normal in 4.1.705 built last week.)
Build: WinXP, VC2010, wx3.0.02
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Ships own track is not visible but recorded. If I switch the track of using the tool bar icon the track is drawn to the point where it was switched off. If I switch it on again the track is again not shown until it's switched off. The off switching evokes the track again.
If close OCPN and reopen it the recored tracks are correct shown with interruptions where the function was switched off.

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Old 20-07-2015, 08:04   #32
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Re: OpenCPN for Android Beta test 4.1.718

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Will you test your user icons? I seem to remember some flakiness there...

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Dave, UserIcon selection is still peculiar as noted previous beta.
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I still see a limit to the amount of users' own icons...that is,three, of my own plus the included ones. ....... AHA! I have it. I must choose one of (only) ....three of my custom icons offered.... at the bottom of the list. and only then, later,(by trying to change the icon to one of my own) I get the larger selection of my own icons...oddity!
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Re: OpenCPN for Android Beta test 4.1.718

Nohal...

re:
"Drawing of light sectors looks very ugly - may need anti-aliasing/smoothing?"

This is new. Relates to "disappearing ENC objects" for some GL implementations. If we use smooth drawing, the features fade out as you pan, just like the chart outlines used to. So I turned off smooth drawing.

S52plib.cpp
Code:
    //      Now render the symbol
    if( !m_pdc ) // opengl
    {
#ifdef ocpnUSE_GL
        glPushMatrix();
        glTranslatef( r.x, r.y, 0 );
         
        glScalef(scale_factor, scale_factor, 1);
        glVertexPointer(2, GL_FLOAT, 2 * sizeof(float), buffer.data);

#ifndef __OCPN__ANDROID__
        glEnable( GL_BLEND );
        glEnable( GL_LINE_SMOOTH );
#endif        

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I can't reproduce this locally, so I'm just guessing at the correct GL drawing parameters to use. Doesn't happen on emulator. Doesn't happen on any of my four real zoo residents.

So, what I need to know is this:
"What is the cheapest and easiest to obtain tablet/phone that exhibited the earlier problem of disappearing ENC vector chart objects over some region of the screen?" I'll get one for testing....

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Old 20-07-2015, 08:10   #34
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Re: OpenCPN for Android Beta test 4.1.718

jean pierre...

GPX Export file selector process is broken. I can reproduce it. Fixed for next Beta.

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Hakan....

Track display problem noted and reproduced. Thanks

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Opining....
I find where controls are available in the Menu, or along the top(which I like) I do not want them in the Toolbar.

I do not want a toolbar at all , except that I find I need the Zoom buttons and the Toolbox button (the only wayto get advanced settings)

speaking of which (editing toolbar) it takes a lot of twisting and turning the screen to finally get the option to get rid of MOB icon....
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Pavel (nohal) reports problems with built-in waypoint icons, probably related to your custom icon troubles. I see some problems here too. So, this goes on my punch list.

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Old 20-07-2015, 09:05   #38
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Dave,

The Android toolbar on the bottom is the default behavior on this tablet, I couldn't find any setting to change it. It was also like this in 4.0 before it was upgraded. I also have the Verizon version of the same tablet and it is the same.

It does not seem to waste any extra real estate at the top, in my screenshot, the OpenCPN icon on the left seems to be very close the top of the usable area, maybe a few pixels of black, I bet the Icon does not go exactly to the top of the area that is blocked out for aesthetic reasons. it would be nice if the black Android are could collapse like the "Advanced O" toolbar, that is a great area-saving feature which doesn't detract from usability.

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Re: OpenCPN for Android Beta test 4.1.718

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Nohal...

re:
"Drawing of light sectors looks very ugly - may need anti-aliasing/smoothing?"

This is new. Relates to "disappearing ENC objects" for some GL implementations. If we use smooth drawing, the features fade out as you pan, just like the chart outlines used to. So I turned off smooth drawing.

S52plib.cpp
Code:
    //      Now render the symbol
    if( !m_pdc ) // opengl
    {
#ifdef ocpnUSE_GL
        glPushMatrix();
        glTranslatef( r.x, r.y, 0 );
         
        glScalef(scale_factor, scale_factor, 1);
        glVertexPointer(2, GL_FLOAT, 2 * sizeof(float), buffer.data);

#ifndef __OCPN__ANDROID__
        glEnable( GL_BLEND );
        glEnable( GL_LINE_SMOOTH );
#endif        

.
.
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I can't reproduce this locally, so I'm just guessing at the correct GL drawing parameters to use. Doesn't happen on emulator. Doesn't happen on any of my four real zoo residents.

So, what I need to know is this:
"What is the cheapest and easiest to obtain tablet/phone that exhibited the earlier problem of disappearing ENC vector chart objects over some region of the screen?" I'll get one for testing....

Thanks
Dave
Dave...
Seems to be mostly Samsung devices. At least my TAB Pro displayed the initial chart boundaries problem for sure. Not exactly falling into the "cheapest possible" category though. I will probably be able to get hold of a low end Galaxy phone tonight so will have a look how we behave there.

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Re: OpenCPN for Android Beta test 4.1.718

Raw beginner with OCPN Android, trying to catch up. Superb application. Is there a provision for standard OpenCPN plugins?
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Old 20-07-2015, 10:15   #41
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Re: OpenCPN for Android Beta test 4.1.718

This is still very beta.
Functionalities from plug-ins - tbd. which and how - will come later.

In the meanwhile please test & report, and remember: the Wiki needs somebody who takes on with documenting the Android user interface and specialties.

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Kerry,

Not yet, it is still in the early testing stages. You can root you tablet and run OpenCPN under linux to get plugin-ins but it is a bit more work.

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This is still very beta.
Functionalities from plug-ins - tbd. which and how - will come later.

In the meanwhile please test & report, and remember: the Wiki needs somebody who takes on with documenting the Android user interface and specialties.

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Re: OpenCPN for Android Beta test 4.1.718

Show Grid enabled is very funky and is only at top of screen. I think this relates to Citlab's issue- it is very similar.

-Old complaint: Unlocked waypoints cannot be moved.

-minor old tweaking issue: UserTCData once "enabled" cannot be "removed". (This may relate to me and my copying to the emulated folder with a filemanager on the phone per android 5.0....?)

....and more Small complaints per small 4" screen in advanced dialogues:

-I still have to rotate the phone to get the advanced dialogues to show or to pan around their window boxes..etc.
-I get blinking effect struggles with some of these.

BUT the present improvements are appreciated!
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notes per "Tracking"
actually, the track does show- it is the most recent "leg" that does not. I was out zigzagging and I do see the track.


I was unable to export the track to the removeable sdcard (in the Real universe) but I was able to export it to an "emulated" folder (in the Android parallel universe) for what it's worth.
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