Originally Posted by rgleason
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OpenCPN Beta File Thingie Login
Go to the 3.2.2 PI Win directory.
Sorry about that!
Two things are at stake:
- The installation
file and data
- The language file.
Here I will tell you, only, the installation
file of the windows version (".exe").
I work in the writing of opencpn.shoreline.fr website. it is one of two sites which explains OpenCPN users.
This website was far from complete in terms plugins.
I started yesterday a page about Climatology plugin windows version.
On Climatology, as with all plugins, I must imperatively explain to users that the plugin must be downloaded from the website "opencpn.org/plugins"
So, explanations that I provide, concerns only the plugin version that is downloaded to that page. And this, even if your "Thingie" server, there is another available and higher.
Currently the download page, official, includes a version of the installer of Climatology, which works, in part correctly.
It correctly installs the "dll" in the "plugins" folder.
Properly install the language file, in French, in the "share / locale / en / LC-MESSAGES".
It correctly creates a "climatology" folder in the "plugins" folder
It correctly creates a subfolder "data" in the "climatology" folder.
the data folder contains only 3 files instead of 43 files.
On the download page, a few lines above link to download the installer ".exe, it says:
The plugin does not come with data, you need to download it separately and unpack on your machine. The plugin will remind you when you run it, but anyway, the latest data files can be found at this link
So you have to download separately the data file.
But there is no explanation on what to do with this file.
Rather, by reading all the pages of 'climatology', one can understand, by mistake, at some point, using "climatology", we will be told what to do with this second file.
If we start O and if active "climatology" and if we launch "climatology", it does not work .... and an alpha user can not close the alert window that opens.
There are two ways to fix this:
By correcting the explanations in the download page. It should be explained to all users need to copy and paste the data file in the "plugins / climatology."
By integrating the data in the current installer file so that all files are required in the "data" folder.
(In this case, it will no longer need to be downloaded separately the data).
Both applications require no modification of the current installer. You just need to update the "data" folder in it.
I would add that the structure of the current data file is difficult to understand for some users. Indeed, one must unzip it twice to extract the "data" folder. I have to explain, detailed and long, very long in my web page.
Pavel will have plenty of time to develop a new installer .
Best regards, Gilletarom.