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Old 17-03-2016, 11:38   #256
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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.2 Released

hello RGleason,

Some time ago I write this post #5:
14 Plugins - Writers Needed - User Manual

Please see also the next #6, same tread.

Have you read thse post?

Thank by advance. Gilletarom.
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Old 17-03-2016, 21:04   #257
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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.2 Released

About 1 of every 100 tide readings is illegible. This reading is probably 0.0ft. Notice that there is a 0.0 nearby that is legible. I checked another machine and it is very fuzzy too; but not as bad as this.

I tried 1. OpenGL on and off; 2. restarting OpenCPN; 3. switching from ENC to RNC chart groups; 4. moving the chart and changing scale; all with the same results.

However, I left it on the screen for approx 15 min (while I was writing this post) and it became clear (on both machines) The reading is 0.0, but it is getting closer to 0.1

For a while I thought that the problem might be near 0.0 readings; but I just found a fuzzy 0.4 reading.

This is not a dire problem as you can right click and get a clear tide picture.
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Old 18-03-2016, 07:11   #258
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RE Above tide marker issue: Some of the garbled legends are due to 2 very close markers. Zoom way out and they will resolve. That is not the case above
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Old 18-03-2016, 09:01   #259
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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.2 Released

I get the "Not Responding" problem in OpenCPN 4.2. I uninstalled the previous version, deleted the whole directory, and then reloaded everything. I haven't tested it to see if it's a specific plugin problem, but typically the problem is when OpenCPN is in the background, minimized, and I try to go back to it, it's locked up and I have to kill it and restart it.

I'm running Windows 8.1 (and in my past life I was an IT consultant), and currently cruising, although it's not my primary navigation aid.
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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.2 Released

hi Dave et al.

OK I seem to have a strange one here.

Linux mint 17.0, OpenCPN V4.2.

If I activate a route, the route data pane appears smack in the center of the screen. Deactivate, and re-activate and it appears on the right as usual, but the pinwheel (hourglass) keeps spinning forever, or until re-start. Problem is recurring and constant.

The same thing happens if I open the grib PI, it does its work fine, but the pinwheel spins forever after.

How do I install V4.0 again, Synaptic etc, only find the latest version.

Also had another anomaly today, probably not O, but the S6002 Autopilot went into standby mode silently and by itself. O is driving the autopilot. Will test this some more....
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Which Mint flavor? Cinnamon? Mate? There is a few desktop environments more than we can reasonably test

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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.2 Released

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sy_gilana...
Which Mint flavor? Cinnamon? Mate? There is a few desktop environments more than we can reasonably test

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Cinnamon see screenshot
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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.2 Released

I have just tried OpenCPN on Linux Mint 17.3 Mate.

Eeeeverything works and no problems.

I think I will upgrade my O/S on the navigation laptop. The small screen on the Eee PC is a problem, even though it runs Linux perfectly and much faster than Windblows.
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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.2 Released

I don't know if the error is in the documentation or the program. According to the manual

"Former Limitation Removed
With the introduction of OpenCPN 4.2; Raster Mercator charts, Raster Transverse Mercator charts, Raster Polyconic charts and Raster skewed charts, of these same projections, may exist in the same quilt. The transition from one type of projection to another is seamless."

I'm running OpenCPN 4.2.0 on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS. At 27 28.1543 N, 82 41.5240 W (the Cortez bridge) with raster charts on and quilting enabled I see no soundings no matter how much I zoom in. Only when I select 11425_3.KAP, a skewed raster chart, do the sounding appear. Selecting that chart turns off quilting. If I toggle quilting back on (Q) the 11425 chart is no longer displayed. That's the way it has always worked in the past--skewed raster charts aren't included in the quilt--but the manual says that restriction has been removed.

It is a case of wishful thinking when the manual was updated or is there a bug in the program that omits a skewed raster chart from the quilt?

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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.2 Released

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Screenshots? I would say it simply works as expected.


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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.2 Released

fgd3...
ammended:

"Former Limitation Removed
With the introduction of OpenCPN 4.2 using OpenGL display mode; Raster Mercator charts, Raster Transverse Mercator charts, Raster Polyconic charts and Raster skewed charts, of these same projections, may exist in the same quilt. The transition from one type of projection to another is seamless.



We need OpenGL here to give us adequate performance for the dynamic rotation and clipping of the skewed chart so that it fits into the quilt.

pix attached.

btw, I was just cruising through that area. Skinny water everywhere, and serious cross-channel tidal currents at Longboat Pass....

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With the introduction of OpenCPN 4.2 using OpenGL display mode; Raster Mercator charts, Raster Transverse Mercator charts, Raster Polyconic charts and Raster skewed charts, of these same projections, may exist in the same quilt.
That explains it. I've never had good luck with OpenGL. At its best it makes the display fuzzy. I remember catastrophic results trying it with Windows. When I tried it on Linux just now the display fuzzed up a bit and my mouse pointer changed to a spinning disk. I ran out of patience and switched OpenGL off again. I don't think OpenGL gives much of a performance boost on low end computers.

We don't consider Anna Maria Sound skinny water. The skinny water doesn't really start until you get a bit north, say around Homosassa. Of course, I used to have a deep draft boat, too, until I decided three feet was too much and moved to something better suited for Florida's west coast. The 18" draft I have now works pretty well around here.

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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.2 Released

Just because we all like pictures. My previous post refers.
Of course, as it is a screenshot, the cursor is suppressed, but it was a spinning pinwheel, which stays like that until shut-down.
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OpenCPN Version 4.2 Fedora 22 and 23 (alternative repos)

Some issue with Fedora installation
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As I have seen that some people had problem installing OpenCPN 4.2 on Fedora 23. So, I have decided to give a go to the multiple distro support of the Open Build System (I have needed an excuse for quite a while to test that feature).

I have created an alternative Fedora release which uses 'almost" the same configuration than I have for OpenSUSE, what make the maintenance cost negligible.

A single common build system for OpenSUSE and Fedora
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The main advantage versus the Fedora official distro pointed by OpenCPN web site is that my build system is in the Open and not only anyone can see how I build, but can also create its own fork and propose patches (service request) and raise bugs against the build (which is often very different from bug ins the code).

I use only tar file for the source, because many of the plugin requires some tweaking to work on Linux and direct git request would mostly fail to build.
But all my changes are either taken from nohal or my forks in git. In short the code which is compiled is always in the Open.

If you are interested, give it a go and provide feedback.
Would the model present interest for the people maintaining Fedora official repos I am happy to share with them the admin right on the OBS project.

What is provided
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Am I still in Beta test, but your feedback would be very welcome.
The status of my build is here (I was all green when I did that post but it may change as I still work on some details which can trigger rebuild).
https://build.opensuse.org/project/m...pencpn-sandbox

The Repos are available here:
Fedora 22
Index of /repositories/home:/dominig:/opencpn-sandbox/Fedora_22
Fedora 23
Index of /repositories/home:/dominig:/opencpn-sandbox/Fedora_23

The plugins list is the same than for OpenSUSE (see at the end)

Installing the package OpenCPN-4.x will trigger the download and installation of the Main OpenCPN package as well as all the plugins and associated data packages.
At the end of the download, OpenCPN 4.2 should be ready to go.
If you have already a version of OpenCPN installed, it is safer to remove it as it could create some conflict.

Note: my packaging includes a version of wxWidget which will work with OpenCPN but may create conflict with other code (Please, let me know if that is the case).

HowTo
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To install my OpenCPN 4.2 for Fedora, please follow these 2 command lines instructions.

1) remove any previously installed OpenCPN packages
note your local preferences will be kept.

2) add my repo
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo=http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/dominig:/opencpn-sandbox/Fedora_23/home:dominigpencpn-sandbox.repo

3) download and install OpenCPN and Plugins
sudo dnf install --assumeyes OpenCPN-4.x

In your desktop, search for OpenCPN.
Note the icon is not setup and I do not understand why. I run the prep and install commands in my spec file (Fedora expert help is welcome)
%if 0%{?fedora_version}
desktop-file-validate %{buildroot}/%{_prefix}/share/applications/opencpn.desktop
desktop-file-install %{buildroot}/%{_prefix}/share/applications/opencpn.desktop
%endif

But the good news is that on my VM the base OpenCPN and all the plugins seem to work.

Let me know if it has solved your Fedora install issue.

Enjoy

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Appendix
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Plugin list
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BR24radar_pi
calculator_pi
celestial_navigation_pi
climatology_pi
Debug
DR_pi
FindIt_pi
gradar_pi
iacfleet_pi
launcher_pi
LogbookKonni-1.2
objsearch_pi
ocpndebugger_pi
ocpn_draw_pi
otcurrent_pi
polar_pi
projections_pi
radar_pi
rotationctrl_pi
route_pi
rtlsdr_pi
s63_pi
SAR_pi
squiddio_pi
statusbar_pi
sweepplot_pi
tackandlay_pi (not installed by default)
tar.tmp
vdr_pi
watchdog_pi
weatherfax_pi
weather_routing_pi

Data files
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OpenCPN-CL-Data
OpenCPN-gshhs-Data
OpenCPN-TC-Data

Other
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wxWidgets-3_0
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OpenCPN Version 4.2 Stable for OpenSUSE and Fedora availble

I am pleased to announce that having completed my sanity tests positively and I have pushed OpenCPN 4.2 in the official repo for OpenCPN.

This new release also includes all the Linux compatible plugins listed on the OpenCPN website.

OpenSUSE
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One click install is still available (from Firefox). Please see the updated web page.
https://en.opensuse.org/OpenCPN (English)
https://fr.opensuse.org/OpenCPN (French)

Follow instructions.

Note: Any volunteer for a Spanish and a German translation ?

Fedora
--------
Sorry there is no 1 click install option but a 2 lines HowTo

To install my OpenCPN 4.2 for Fedora, please follow these 2 command lines instructions.

1) remove any previously installed OpenCPN packages
note your local preferences will be kept.

2) add my repo
# !! for Fedora 22 change _23 by _22 in the following line.
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo= http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...o:OpenCPN.repo

3) download and install OpenCPN and Plugins
sudo dnf install --assumeyes OpenCPN-4.x


If you find a bug
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Please raise packaging bugs directly with the OBS bug manager.
Thanks to note, the target OS details (detailled version) and provide a log by running the install in command line (zypper for OpenSUSE or dnf for Fedora)

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/enter_...OpenCPN:%20Bug
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