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Old 05-06-2012, 19:06   #1
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OpenCPN Version 3.0.0 Release

ANNOUNCEMENT:

OpenCPN Version 3.0 is released, and available for immediate download.
The version is a major feature upgrade and maintenance release of OpenCPN.

OpenCPN is a free and OpenSource navigation package running on Windows, linux, and Macintosh computers.

Some features of OpenCPN include:
- Quilted Raster(RNC) and Vector(ENC) digital chart display
- Industry standard GPS receiver interfacing, with "moving map" on-screen vessel tracking.
- AIS receiver interfacing with configurable target safety monitoring
- Integrated Route, Track, and Waypoint database, with industry standard Import/Export capabilities
- Tide and Current prediction, with on-screen overlay of predicted data.
- Broad International Language support

OpenCPN is designed to be easy to install, configure, and use daily.
OpenCPN may be freely downloaded and installed without cost, registration, or time limits.

New and Enhanced Features for OpenCPN Version 3.0

1. OpenGL support, for enhanced graphics performance and functionality.
2. Improved ENC object Query interface
3. Portable execution option, allowing easy migration to new systems.
4. Upgrade to wxWidgets 2.8.12.
5. Support ENC Overlay cells.
6. Upgrade gpsd support to Version 2.96
7. Implement enhanced PlugIn system, enabling a wide variety of PlugIn types.
8. Implement DSC and GPS_Gate Buddy tracking.
9. Implement user defined Chart Groups.
10. Implement AIS SART transponder display and tracking.
11. Improved ENC object rendering and display.
12. Implement user definable Tide/Current datasets.
13. Full conformance for all platforms, especially including Macintosh OS X.
14. Greatly improved stability on all platforms, as a result of extended Beta testing.
15. Many, many improvements in the basic User Interface, while maintaining the ease-of-use that
OpenCPN is widely known for.

Extended Release Notes for OpenCPN Version 3.0 may be found at
//http://opencpn.org/ocpn/node/189

We hope you enjoy the new features of OpenCPN Version 3.0, and look forward to your continued feedback.

Download OpenCPN Version 3.0 at
OpenCPN | Free Science & Engineering software downloads at SourceForge.net

For PlugIns and other useful information, visit our support website at
OpenCPN | Official OpenCPN Homepage

The OpenCPN Development Team
Dave Register, Lead Developer
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Old 05-06-2012, 19:29   #2
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Re: OpenCPN Version 3.0.0 Release

Beta Test and Developer Team....

I take this opportunity to congratulate and thank personally the OpenCPN Beta Test Team, one of the finest groups of this kind I have ever been associated with.

Without your continued and sometimes persistent attention to the details of OpenCPN functionality and performance, we would never have achieved our 3.0 Release with so much confidence in its quality and utility.

OpenCPN is much the better for all of your involvement.

So, grab a fresh copy of O "hot off the press", and take a well-deserved break to recharge your mental batteries.

Pretty soon we shall be on to the next Beta program,
because the OpenCPN story never ends....

Thanks
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Old 06-06-2012, 00:10   #3
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Dave

Congratulation to 3.0.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.

5 years go, a program like OpenCPN, only existed in my dreams.....

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Here is a working link to the Extended Release Notes for OpenCPN Version 3.0 may be found at
OpenCPN 3.0 Release Announcement | Official OpenCPN Homepage

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Old 06-06-2012, 01:08   #4
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Great work Dave!

Small problem: the Mac dmg won't open.

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Old 06-06-2012, 01:24   #5
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Dave,

great work, thanks a lot.


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Old 06-06-2012, 03:31   #6
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Re: OpenCPN Version 3.0.0 Release

G'Day Dave,

Heartfelt thanks to you and all the other OCPN workers. Each new version has some neat new features and smoother operations and we appreciate the efforts and the thoughtfulness of the development team.

WELL DONE!

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Nice, tank you. Impressive that also so much of the documentation is up to date.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:15   #8
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Thanks!!!
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:24   #9
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Got an automatic update on Linux even before the official announcement. Niiiiice :-)

So far, works great. Thanks to all involved.

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Re: OpenCPN Version 3.0.0 Release

Hello Dave

Bravo et merci.

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For information :

Here a french translation of the annoucement page :

OpenCPN 3.0, Les nouveauts attendues"
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Thank you for that fine piece of software!!!
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Thanks! Excellent product!

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Great work Dave and the rest of the devs! Thumbs up!
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A loud HURRAY for Dave an the team.. Great work!!

OpenCpn sails towards new and exciting horizons.

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Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Now I have to install SP3 on XP, ugh!
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