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Old 11-08-2017, 21:35   #1
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OpenCPN Version 4.8.0 Released

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11 August, 2017

OpenCPN Version 4.8.0 Released



The OpenCPN Development Team is proud to announce the release of OpenCPN Version 4.8.0

This version is a maintenance and feature enhancement release of OpenCPN.

OpenCPN is a cross platform electronic navigation system (ECS) supporting a variety of cartography standards and hardware interface protocols. Versions are available for Linux, Windows, Macintosh, and ARM computer architectures.
Since widespread introduction in 2008, OpenCPN has gained a solid reputation worldwide.

OpenCPN is running on hardware from tiny Raspberry Pis with 4" screens up to networked workstations. Specific user scenarios and needs are easily accommodated by using the Plug-in architecture and the wide scope of user settings.
A responsive international user and developer community together with integrated documentation help make installation and use of OpenCPN a pleasure.

Some of the features of OpenCPN include

Quilted Raster(RNC) and Vector(ENC) digital chart display
Full compliant support for official vector charts in S-57/S-63 format and InlandENCs
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
PlugIn architecture allowing on-going third-party functional enhancements


OpenCPN is released under the GPLV2 license. The executable program and its source code are available for immediate, free, and unlimited download from github.com, and several other public sources.

As a successor to OpenCPN Version 4.6.1, OpenCPN Version 4.8.0 contains several incremental corrections and improvements.

Among them are:

.. Expanded integrated vector graphics icon set for improved rendering of waypoints and routes.

We hope you enjoy OpenCPN Version 4.8.0, and look forward to your continued feedback and support.

More information is available at opencpn.org

The OpenCPN Development Team
Dave Register, Lead Developer
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Old 11-08-2017, 23:51   #2
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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.0 Released

Hello Dave, Hello All,

Congratulations and thank you. First test in navigation today.
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Dave..
For Win10 is the new WP icon "Empty" viewed as a black square. Both in my own built and the official download.
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... and still a color named "CHDRD" is used although it is not available in the system.

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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.0 Released

Just updated a previously immaculate system on my RPi 3 to 4.8.0. It starts to load, gets to the point where the dashboard is being rendered and then crashes.

The console error message is:
(opencpn:1423): Pango-CRITICAL **: pango_font_description_set_size: assertion 'size >= 0' failed
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Just updated a previously immaculate system on my RPi 3 to 4.8.0. It starts to load, gets to the point where the dashboard is being rendered and then crashes.

The console error message is:
(opencpn:1423): Pango-CRITICAL **: pango_font_description_set_size: assertion 'size >= 0' failed
Here also 4.8.0 update on my Pi 3. It works without any problem. Also with the Dashboard function to on.
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4.8 builds and run fine on RPi 2B as well.
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OK found the problem after much trial and error editing of opencpn.conf. I changed the setting:
ResponsiveGraphics=1
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ResponsiveGraphics=0
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OK found the problem after much trial and error editing of opencpn.conf. I changed the setting:
ResponsiveGraphics=1
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ResponsiveGraphics=0
and now all works fine.
Disabling the checkbox at "Enable Scaled Graphics interface" in Options is the same and much faster to find or to alter...

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Disabling the checkbox at "Enable Scaled Graphics interface" in Options is the same and much faster to find or to alter...
It is if you know what the problem is in the first place!

I may have found another problem now replaying old AIS data with VDR. To check I would like to regress back to 4.6.1. How on earth do I do that? Where is the previous install package to download?
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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.0 Released

All I see in the Downloads section is still 4.6! What up?
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All I see in the Downloads section is still 4.6! What up?
There is nothing in the Ubuntu PPA (as used for the RPi) other than the latest 4.8.0. I admit the text on this page https://opencpn.org/OpenCPN/info/downloads.html refers to 4.6.1 but the link actually takes you to 4.8.0.
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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.0 Released

Hakan...

In the "data/SVG/MarkIcons" folder, do you have the file:
"Symbol-Empty.svg"?

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I just tried to download the Win version after reading your post that it does go to the 4.8 download but is downloaded the 4.6.1 setup file.
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CrewRest....

Please refresh your browser pages. The pages are up-to-date.

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