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Old 24-06-2010, 14:38   #1036
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Bug in 623: call of html-help fails with firefox

On XP, Firefox is my default browser:

  • click on the question mark
  • select the tab "Help"
  • I get the following error message: "Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (c) isn't associated with any program."
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Old 24-06-2010, 20:44   #1037
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OpenCPN Version 2.1.0 was released on 24 June, 2010.

This Release is a major functional enhancement to OpenCPN.

Features of OpenCPN Version 2.1.0 include:

-BSBv3 raster and S57 ENC chart support.
-CM93 vector chart support.
-IHO S52 compliant display of S57 vector charts.
-Single-chart and Quilted display modes.
-North-up and Course-up display modes.
-Moving-map display mode.
-Route navigation with ship tracking functions.
-Waypoint navigation.
-NMEA 0183 GPS interface at selectable baud rate.
-gpsd library support.
-Autopilot output support.
-AIS input with full target tracking and collision alerting.
-Anchor watch/alarm functions.
-GRIB file input and display for weather forecasting.
-GPX Waypoint and Route input and output file support.
-Tide and Current prediction and display by location.
-Multi-language support.
-linux and Windows compatible.

OpenCPN is an Open Source project, developed by a team of
active sailors using real world conditions for program
testing and refinement.

OpenCPN may be freely downloaded without charge from

OpenCPN | Download OpenCPN software for free at


Ring the Bell! Sound the Horn. We did it!

I want to especially thank all of the testers and contributors to this Release.
It was a hard slog at times, but I think the result is well worth the effort.
Congratulations to you all. This is an exciting day.

Next steps:
1. I'll take a day off.
2. I'll ask the moderator to freeze this thread. We wore it out, I think.
3. We will start some new threads.
a. 2.1.0 Bug discussion.
b. 2.1.n Feature Request discussion.
c. General Development Process going forward.
d. Feel free to start these or other threads as you think useful.

Thank you all for your contributions in time, energy, and brain cells.


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Old 24-06-2010, 23:36   #1038
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Old 25-06-2010, 01:46   #1039
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Congratulations to the new release !
Thank you for all your hard and innovative work.
The feature set in this release is bound to attract many more users.
I have a feeling that the user base really took off, when support for CM93 became available, this release will probably have a similar effect. This is already apparent in the number of new users in this forum.

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I tried out the AIS target list yesterday, and it was nice, but not what I need. It needs to focus on the important data--MMSI, name, range, bearing, speed, course, TCPA, and CPA-- and be sorted by lowest CPA first. I'm near New York harbor, and am currently looking at 128 targets--I need the program to sort out the top 10 which could be a problem.
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Well Done Dave,

Thanx for the work
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Old 25-06-2010, 08:25   #1043
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I loaded the new version, (has the same name as the previous one?) 2.1.0 and the anchor icon at the top is gone. ??
Replaced with MOB icon instead. I'd like the "drop anchor here" choice back like it was. I looked all over to find it and couldn't. Am I just stupid and can't 'navigate' to it?
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Old 25-06-2010, 08:30   #1044
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Originally Posted by cdennyb View Post
I loaded the new version, (has the same name as the previous one?) 2.1.0 and the anchor icon at the top is gone. ??
Replaced with MOB icon instead. I'd like the "drop anchor here" choice back like it was. I looked all over to find it and couldn't. Am I just stupid and can't 'navigate' to it?
cagney has written some new documentation at Anchor Watch | Official OpenCPN Homepage

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Thank you Dave for a great program and for your exhausting and relentless work perfecting it. Have a well deserved rest...and welcome back!

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Originally Posted by jpiebrig View Post
And I have also a problem with opencpn-gribbrowse.diff which is a usefull addition. It was working fine before, without any error and now I get :

Sometimes, even with that, it is working. Sometimes I cannot apply make.

Hi Jean-Pierre,

CVS is always changing as Dave push new code, that's why sometime a former patch doesn't apply cleanly. I've just tested with current CVS: this reject is due to Dave patching a trivial compiler error I reported a few days ago. This part was also included in this gribbrowse patch that's why it cannot be applied again (this 1 chunk out of 8). It should compile fine and you may test this new code.

Not sure at all if it might get to OpenCPN someday (unique file instead of all files in folder)

We'll see soon as the presure from the release settle ;-) Dave'll probably say what can be done and what cannot. I may rewrite this patch to match his views of that feature.

Wait'n see!

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