Well there has certainly been a big interest in linux
and Ubuntu OpenCpn demonstrated by the response to my forum post. I think it is fascinating that Linux
is now the second version of OpenCPN and Macintosh is third. I sense a huge rise in the way Open-source is coming of age.
Some one asked what kind of Bluetooth GPS
i conected to Ubutu. It was a Qstarz 51 Channel. i have writen a small segment on connecting a bluetooth GPS
in the OpenCPN.com help file.
I was thinking the other day what are the things i would like to do with OpenCPN and what would be new features I would like to see in the Linux version.
So here is my wish list .
I would like to see all maps and charts
for the world made open source and available for OpenCPN. USA has done this but Australia
and others lag far behind.
I would like to configure AIS
via a microphone in cable on my laptop
. I already have a modified scanner that i used to run Aismon in windows.
Has any one seen a easy "how to" on how to do Ais
soundcard for ubuntu Linux with OpenCPN.
it would be just awesome if gnu aismon could be built into Opencpn as a option. So all you had to do was pick the mcrophione in option in AIS choices.
I would love auto downloading of grib files . Ie you just put in web address and Opencpn regularly polls the site for new gribs.
I too find the information at the bottom of OpenCPN to small and would like to have the option of making speed etc font larger.
thanks for the replies .o your ideas.