Hello all testers...
Here is opencpn
Version 1.3.6 Release Candidate (RC) 1226.
Please download from here (new link)
77, Correct config file load of ownship position.
78. Modify linux
Makefile to create LC_MESSAGES dirs as necessary
79. Update GRIB data boxes on cursor navigation
of GRIB tree in dialog.
80. Improve Language dialog by allowing only those locales generally available on system
81. Correct Large GRIB window calculations.
82. Improve short distance panning of some RNCs which use Mercator georef estimator.
83. Change symbolization of UWTROC which is always dry
84. Correct Euro GRIB wind
85 Convert Windows installer to .MSI format.
86. Improve scaling of Tide and Current
----Release 1.3.6 RC1226----
This is a Release Candidate. What this means is that small changes for isolated problems which have workarounds will NOT be corrected in this version before release. Large killer problems affecting multiple users with no reasonable workaround will of course be fixed as necessary.
A side note, familiar to those with commercial software
development experience: We have reached the point in this project
where regression testing takes more time than code fixing. So, at this point, we should start to avoid gratuitous changes in the code base, and scrub carefully every interface modification, no matter how innocuous it looks. Sigh... Its a sign of getting large, I guess.
85. Potentially a big deal. We have converted to Microsoft MSI installer format. Reasons:
a. Eventually, we get the full benefit of MS version management, updates, rollbacks, etc.
b. Eventually, we can get "User Privilege" Vista install capabilities.
At this point, though, all we get is a larger download image, and still a need to install with Administrator Privilege
This MSI installer is a work in process, and I hope to expose any obvious install problems with this RC. Comments welcome.
Note: Do not un-install your existing opencpn 1.3.5 or earlier installation
. If you do so, you will lose your config files, SENCs, etc.
Simply install the new MSI as normal. In this transition, you may end up with some orphan shortcuts on the desktop
and start menu. Delete as found.
Plan: I want to make an official 1.3.6 Release on 30 December (next Wednesday). Fingers crossed....