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Old 04-01-2010, 13:45   #436
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Yes, thank you. OK now!
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Old 04-01-2010, 13:50   #437
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bd<tab> ... why doesn't inpu t fields in the browser work like the shell? :$

That is why you have testers, right?

Now I get this, the error less inforative this time:

Code:
mkdir -p /usr/share/opencpn/doc/images                                
cp -p ././data/doc/images/*  /usr/share/opencpn/doc/images            
cp: udelader katalog '././data/doc/images/CVS'                        
make[1]: *** [install-data-local] Fejl 1                              
make[1]: Forlader katalog '/home/anders/src/opencpn'                  
make: *** [install-am] Fejl 2
On the good side, I tried connecting my gps watch to OCPN, so my boat was immediately moved to my sofa, and turned red... :-)
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Old 04-01-2010, 14:07   #438
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Hi again Dave,

Now getting this one (unfortunately less informative):

Code:
mkdir -p /usr/share/opencpn/doc/images                                
cp -p ././data/doc/images/*  /usr/share/opencpn/doc/images            
cp: udelader katalog '././data/doc/images/CVS'                        
make[1]: *** [install-data-local] Fejl 1                              
make[1]: Forlader katalog '/home/anders/src/opencpn'                  
make: *** [install-am] Fejl 2
Nice help file, though it appears the styling got lost - maybe due to the above error?

Regarding help, may I suggest that instead of launching the browser when an empty tab is activated, a button or link is put in that tab? Maybe there could be links to the openCPN website and this forum there too.

(OT: Why doesn't my screenshots work like those cool javascrpit inpage displays like others?)
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Old 04-01-2010, 14:08   #439
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Makefiles

sredna....

Picky, picky.....

New Makefile in cvs now.

Good luck
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Thumbs up

Dave,
Yep, error free :-)
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Quick Fix to 1.3.6

Folks....

Due to a couple of special requests, I've uploaded a very slightly modified version of the 1.3.6 setup program for Windows. Download URL is the same as before. CVS has been updated.

Changelog:
93. Load and set S52 safety depth value from config file.
94. Implement UserIcons for waypoints.
95. Correct Waypoint hyperlink logic
96. Copy .mo files to proper destination
97. Correct Makefiles for Help file install.
----Re-Release 1.3.6----

This is it, I think... Test away

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Dave ,You are faster to improve that we are to test !

Thanks a lot

93 works fine
94,95 what is it ?

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Windows One Cylinder Mode

Dave,

I decided to have a look at the wxThread problem in Windows. So 24 hours ago I commented out the windows CPU restriction and let the program run in test mode with a good input of NMEA messages, from the NX2 software described previously. Until now, the program is still running and I'm beginning to think that maybe just maybe.. its selfhealed! Have you done any tests or changes recently in this area? or am I just lucky, so far.....

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Dave ,You are faster to improve that we are to test !

Thanks a lot

93 works fine
94,95 what is it ?

Jean Pierre
I'm curious about 94, 95 too?

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Pete...

We did find and fix a bug related to multi-core CPU operation. The fix clearly related to heap memory corruption during inter-thread message communication on multiprocessor systems. It was a wxWidgets gotcha, poorly documented, which the wxWidgets Forum helped track down.

I did not re-enable multicores in the release because:
a. The fix came very near the release time, and needed testing over a long period with lots of asynchronous input, and
b. it is a low performance impact in real life.

I'm glad you were able to patch and rebuild, so now you are the designated poster child for multi-core MSW testing. If it tests out OK, I'll add it back into the codebase.

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Usericons

Ptizef, sredna, and everyone else....

Thanks to Thomas Haller (see Toolbox->Help->Authors), we have user installable waypoint icons. Here is how it works:

1. create a directory under the executable directory called UserIcons. In MSW it looks like:

Program Files/OpenCPN/UserIcons

2. Add .xpm files to this directory. They can be any size. The name embedded within the xpm file becomes the name of the new waypoint icon. These new icons will appear on the Waypoint Properties dialog, and can be assigned to any waypoint. They can also be assigned in GPX Import files.

Thomas uses them to annotate charts of a lake where his friend manages a day-charter fleet. Lots of other uses are possible.

Large icons and icons with the same name as existing waypoint icons have not been tested....

Have Fun!

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Pete...

We did find and fix a bug related to multi-core CPU operation. The fix clearly related to heap memory corruption during inter-thread message communication on multiprocessor systems. It was a wxWidgets gotcha, poorly documented, which the wxWidgets Forum helped track down.

I did not re-enable multicores in the release because:
a. The fix came very near the release time, and needed testing over a long period with lots of asynchronous input, and
b. it is a low performance impact in real life.

I'm glad you were able to patch and rebuild, so now you are the designated poster child for multi-core MSW testing. If it tests out OK, I'll add it back into the codebase.

Thanks, and good luck
Dave
Dave,

Yes, it works well on my Dual Core XP and my Hyperthread XP. In fact the performance is much improved without the restriction, especially when panning, zooming and climbing up and down the chart stack, during a good input of NMEA data.

Thanks,
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Ptizef, sredna, and everyone else....

Thanks to Thomas Haller (see Toolbox->Help->Authors), we have user installable waypoint icons. Here is how it works:

1. create a directory under the executable directory called UserIcons. In MSW it looks like:

Program Files/OpenCPN/UserIcons

2. Add .xpm files to this directory. They can be any size. The name embedded within the xpm file becomes the name of the new waypoint icon. These new icons will appear on the Waypoint Properties dialog, and can be assigned to any waypoint. They can also be assigned in GPX Import files.

Thomas uses them to annotate charts of a lake where his friend manages a day-charter fleet. Lots of other uses are possible.

Large icons and icons with the same name as existing waypoint icons have not been tested....

Have Fun!

Dave
Cool. In linux, the default location is /usr/share/opencpn/UserIcons.

How about searching the personal directory, e.g. ~/.opencpn/UserIcons too? It would make it much easier to save files on safe OSes.

I solved that by linking for now, which is of course possible for those knowing the console

For anyone interrested, I enclose a small package containg some 24x24px icons that I find usable: red buoy, red flag, red flag buoy, yellow buoy, yellow flag, yellow buoy flag, blue flag, flag. To use the archieve, unpack to your UserIcons directory. WARNING: there is no folder in the zip file. Feel free to modify/copy/anything with the icons as you like. They were created using KolourPaint in case anyone wonders.

Additional thought: How about a way to set a hotspot coordinate inside the icon for the exact alignment with the waypoint? It could be put in a comment in the XPM file for example.
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Ooops - here is the file

Woops, here is that file.... Remove the .doc postfix after downloading
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Position Accuracy?

Dave,

I have been doing a little test to ascertain OpenCPN chart position accuracy compared to other comparable systems and found something interesting...

The test involves the NX2 software described previously with the recorded NMEA data for a Sandhamn race. I feed this data into a Franson GPSGATE 2.5 which then outputs all this data simultaneously on several com ports.

OpenCPN is then used with the 6144Sandhamn.kap chart. Simultaneously I have SeaClear on another com port using the same 6144Sandhamn.kap chart.
When following both programs boat progress, side by side, it can be seen that different positions are shown for the boat in each program. It is not a large difference, but nonetheless, a difference.

Have you tried similar tests with OpenCPN?
Is there any way to ascertain which program is the most accurate?

I am not wanting to start a war with SeaClear, but I think the observation is interesting. Is there any other way to check this?

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