Originally Posted by did-g
It's a serial out? Is it configured as out only? What its speed?
If there's no load it's either a timeout or a serialization on a lock.
From my quick reading of the code it could be you're pushing too much to the serial port and via m_outCritical lock your serial port is slowing down OCPN to its speed.
On the other hand it's that or losing sentences.
I have no idea what you just wrote --- but that's not an unusual situation for me. Both ports
are 4800 baud. My AP won't listen any faster than 4800 - tried it - doesn't work - so I'm stuck at 4800.
O won't let me configure the port that is out only as out only so I filtered out all the sentences on the output. Sitting at the dock that appeared to make it somewhat more responsive but I won't know whether that's an illusion until we get underway tomorrow. I just d/l the VDR plugin so I should be able to have that running tomorrow as well. SWMBO is using the nav computer as a TV right now so my ability to install new software
is critically impaired.
(later after SWMBO allowed me access to the computer)
O pukes at the version of the VDR plugin on the d/l page so I'm stumped until someone comes up with a more current
plugin. Some error message about not working on V4 of O. O still appears more responsive here at the dock so perhaps filtering the com port output has helped.