Version 1.3.5 Beta Build 1210 is available now.
42. Implement Track Number scheme.
43. Correct minor ownship drawing errors near screen
44. Correct trans-Pacific GRIB wind
45. Correctly interpret GLL and VTG sentences which have NULL fields or invalid data.
46. Correct GRIB file sort logic
47. Correct crash on close Waypoint Properties dialog after deleting the displayed point.
48. Ditto for Routes and Tracks
49. Add ForceUpdate button to Toolbox->Charts.
50. Disable ToolBar on chart database update cycle.
51. On overzoomed CM93 charts
, when ShowChartOutlines is OFF, show available larger scale chart outlines with dashed line.
52. Correct position and vertical scaling of Tide/Current window
53. Correct default size of GRIB Dialog
54. Make GRIB Dialog tracking text controls READ_ONLY.
54. Make Options->Charts selected directory text control READ_ONLY.
55. Prepare for International message support using gnu gettext method...More to come...
56. Implement NOAA WW3 Significant Wave Height/Wave Direction GRIB display.
57. Convert RouteProperties Distance calculations to traditional Mercator Sailing algorithm.
58. Add NMEA
Toolbox with new tabs to provide more headroom
60. Preserve Track On/Off state in config file.
61. Add defaults for track parameters to config file
62. Convert MSW builds to use dll C runtime libraries vs. static linked C-RTL.
----Release Beta 1210----
49. Adding/deleting/changing of chart files will be detected automatically whenever you visit Toolbox->Charts, and the chart database will be updated as necessary. The "Force" button may go away as we gain more confidence in the auto-update methodology.
55. I will have more to say on this later. Sharpen up your translation skills....
56. New NOAA WW3 GRIB data type. Comments on UI welcome. Lots more GRIB data types in the world to decode, one by one....
59. Sorry, doc writers.... We needed a re-structuring here to allow space for more user options later.
62. In general, it is probably better policy to use a dll runtime model instead of a statically linked model.
Hopefully, MSW users will not notice any difference in installation
or run-time behavior. This is a test....
This Beta version does not appear to incorporate a lot of user visible changes.
However, there are a number of internal structural changes which will make life easier for the developers moving forward. In particular, the chart database structure has been revamped for better modularity and performance. As a result, I would not be surprised if there are some regression problems in this version, i.e. some things that used to work are no longer working.
Please keep this in mind as you test.
And, we welcome a new Developer/Coder to the project
. Much of the restructuring of the database code comes to us courtesy of
Mark Sikes (Psyches). Good stuff here, and more to come.
Thanks Mark, and welcome aboard.