One thing I'd really like to see done is a complete re-working of how the chart quilting and displaying is handled.
Please reference this post of mine: RNC Chart Display Problems
I had tried many ways of solving this issue. It is the same in my Arch Linux
OS as well as my install of Windows 7 on the same machine (same hard drive.) I have deleted the .opencpn directory in my /home/"username" directory, built the thing from source via git, as well as a plain ol' cmake build process from the source file.
I just can't get my RNC charts
to display properly. The viewability of the overall chart quilt does not work, and only certain RNC's will display. I've tried only having RNC's as the charts
that are available, with no ENC's in the new database, at all.
ENC's display just fine, incidentally.
I thought it might be OpenGL, but since windows doesn't use it unless enabled within the application--OpenCPN-- (I've tried this, as well on the Linux
side, and it's the same in both OS's.
To me, this smacks of it either being my personal laptop
, or bad code interpretation of the chart quilting, bad image compression-to-display issues, etc. I wish I knew more about coding so I could offer a more pragmatic solution, but my knowledge base and skills are not there yet.
So, that's it. I would like to see seamless quilting between RNC (Mercator and Polyconic 'play-nice-together' functionality), and a better selection interface for charts, like a mousewheel scrolling size/zoom (selectable) feature.
Otherwise, nice software
. At least the ENC's work correctly.