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Old 20-07-2011, 09:59   #1
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OpenCPN Version 2.4 Release Candidate 720

Ahoy, OpenCPN'ers...

OpenCPN Version 2.4 Release Candidate 720 will soon be available for download from opencpn.org.

Monitor the opencpn.org Downloads page to find and download the latest Beta version.....

Source is available now on sourceforge git repo.

Changelog

234. Two small corrections for Fedora compiler errors.
235. Correct for occasional crash on cm93 zoomin.
246. Improve GRIB PlugIn to show isobars. Thanks rooiedirk
247. Correct Measure tool logic (FS#590)

Release RC 2.4.720

Well, folks, this is it. One more round of smoke testing, and we'll call it good.
The only change I plan to still make is upgrading the Version number from 2.4.720 to 2.5.0. That's it!


Here is a Preview of the "official" Release notes. Please feel free to edit, amplify, or comment as desired, and send me the results.


New or Enhanced features in OpenCPN Version 2.5

1. Per-Cell offset adjustment for cm93 charts
2. Transverse Mercator chart quilting.
3. Selectable full screen quilting option.
4. Configurable lat/lon gid lines.
5. Variable screen dimmer function.
6. Improved Tide/Current information window.
7. Configurable "Layers" function, enabling selectable display of fixed objects.
8. Improved and extended AIS functions, including
a. Euro Inland support
b. Base Stations and ATONs
9. Selectable FullScreen display mode.
10. Integrated Route Planner function, with Tide table support.
11. Enhanced GUI functions, with floating transparent Toolbar.
12. Several new language options.
13. Improved internal memory management.
14. Improved Autopilot output support.
15. New Multi-leg Measurement tool.
16. Improved Vector chart symbology.
17. Improved integrated Tide/Current data accuracy.
18. Greatly improved staility on all platforms, as a result of extended Beta testing.

PlugIns:
1. Enhanced Dashboard PlugIn with several new instruments.
2. Enhanced GRIB PlugIn with isobar graphic depiction.

Thanks Again
Dave
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Old 20-07-2011, 11:00   #2
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Re: OpenCPN Version 2.4 Release Candidate 720

The Ubuntu packages are now available on the OpenCPN.org download page.

Dave,
Thanks for all the work you have done in this beta cycle.
Looks like 2.5 will be a very good relase!

I think there are 2 things missing from your list.
*All the work done to bring Mac up to par with the other operating systems.
*The New Plugin interface (API) that has paved the way for many new and very useful plugins.

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Old 20-07-2011, 16:30   #3
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Re: OpenCPN Version 2.4 Release Candidate 720

The Windows version is now ready for download, too.

OpenCPN 2.4.720 RC Windows


Or visit the download page at opencpn.org!

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Re: OpenCPN Version 2.4 Release Candidate 720

Great work lads!
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Re: OpenCPN Version 2.4 Release Candidate 720

One more new feature: Selectable colors for routes


One bug in the grib plug-in:
I selected English in the opencpn setup but the grib plug-in shows some other language for weekdays and month:
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Old 21-07-2011, 02:24   #6
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Re: OpenCPN Version 2.4 Release Candidate 720

Thanks Dave,

compiles well on OpenSUSE and is available in my home project home:steffenp.

One small problem: The grib plugin didnt work.
Error: /usr/lib/opencpn/libgrib_pi.so: undefined symbol: BZ2_bzReadClose
PlugInManager: Cannot load library: /usr/lib/opencpn/libgrib_pi.so

The reason is that libgrib_pi isnt linked against libbz2.

If I add -lbz2 to Build/plugins/CMakeFiles/grib_pi.dir/link.txt it works.

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Old 21-07-2011, 13:13   #7
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Re: OpenCPN Version 2.4 Release Candidate 720

Hoi Dave,
Don't know if it matters, as OCPN seems to run fine, but if i start it from a terminal I do get the following error response.

(opencpn:3037): Gdk-CRITICAL **: IA__gdk_window_get_origin: assertion `GDK_IS_WINDOW (window)' failed

(opencpn:3037): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_label_set_markup: assertion `GTK_IS_LABEL (label)' failed

execvp(xcalib, -clear) failed with error 2!


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Re: OpenCPN Version 2.4 Release Candidate 720

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One more new feature: Selectable colors for routes
Good one! Now if we could just have selectable colors for tracking. Perhaps based on vessel speed, ala MaxSea?
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One bug in the grib plug-in:
I selected English in the opencpn setup but the grib plug-in shows some other language for weekdays and month:
It's not some other language as far as I can tell.

Appears to me that the letter 'j' is being translated as 'ly'.

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Re: OpenCPN Version 2.4 Release Candidate 720

Trying to install in Ubuntu 11.04 - the Natty Narwhal Iget a message that Says "The package is of bad quality" The installation of a package which violates the quality standards isn't allowed. This could cause serious problems on your computer. Please contact the person or organisation who provided this package file and include the details beneath.

The package doesn't provide a valid Installed-Size control field. See Debian Policy 5.6.20.
I select Ignore and then get the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/worker.py", line 961, in simulate
trans.unauthenticated = self._simulate_helper(trans)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/core.py", line 510, in _set_space
self._space = dbus.Int32(size)
OverflowError: Python int too large to convert to C long


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Re: OpenCPN Version 2.4 Release Candidate 720

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One bug in the grib plug-in:
I selected English in the opencpn setup but the grib plug-in shows some other language for weekdays and month:
The problem disappeared.... I have no idea what I did or didn't do, but the grib display is fine now....
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Trying to install in Ubuntu 11.04 - the Natty Narwhal Iget a message that Says "The package is of bad quality" The installation of a package which violates the quality standards isn't allowed. This could cause serious problems on your computer. Please contact the person or organisation who provided this package file and include the details beneath.

The package doesn't provide a valid Installed-Size control field. See Debian Policy 5.6.20.
I select Ignore and then get the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/worker.py", line 961, in simulate
trans.unauthenticated = self._simulate_helper(trans)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/core.py", line 510, in _set_space
self._space = dbus.Int32(size)
OverflowError: Python int too large to convert to C long


Help !!!
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The only thing that comes to mind is that you, for some reason, have a corrupted download. I have installed the packages, both 32 & 64 bits, on altogether 4 different Ubuntus from 10.04 to 11.04 without any problems.
Download again and try!

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The only thing that comes to mind is that you, for some reason, have a corrupted download. I have installed the packages, both 32 & 64 bits, on altogether 4 different Ubuntus from 10.04 to 11.04 without any problems.
Download again and try!

Thomas
Running md5sum on the packages before upload and posting them along with download links would be nice.
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Re: OpenCPN Version 2.4 Release Candidate 720

I have the same problem, I reload, uninstall, installe again, on different computer under Ubuntu 11.4, the package is uninstallable...
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The problem disappeared.... I have no idea what I did or didn't do, but the grib display is fine now....
Just checked mine and the problem disappeared as well

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.......
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