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Old 24-08-2011, 08:01   #1
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Waypoints Disappear when Route Eyeball Deselected ?

OpenCPN 2.5.0.

I have input racing mark LatLongs as waypoints. I would like these waypoints to stay visible.

When I create a route using "use the nearby waypoint" method using some of these waypoints, then unclick the eyeball for that route, the waypoints disappear.

I can click and unclick the item in the "Icon" column on the waypoint tab in the Route Manager pop-up with no effect.

How can I get the waypoints to persist, even if I make the route not visible?
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Old 24-08-2011, 08:49   #2
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Re: Waypoints disappear when route eyeball deselected?

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Currently you can't, either you use them in a route and they become a part of a route or not. Please report this issue in OpenCPN::Tracker All Projects: Tasklist - I'm not sure whether to consider this a bug or a feature request myself though...

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Old 24-08-2011, 09:05   #3
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Re: Waypoints disappear when route eyeball deselected?

Actually, I just sort of inadvertently/brute-force figured out how to do it. I have the waypoints and routes in a .gpx file. I deleted all the waypoints and routes from OpenCPN, then re-imported the .gpx file. Now I can de-select the route eyeball, and the waypoints on which that route are based remain visible. Problem solved, at least for me.
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Re: Waypoints disappear when route eyeball deselected?

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iduff...
Currently you can't, either you use them in a route and they become a part of a route or not. Please report this issue in OpenCPN::Tracker All Projects: Tasklist - I'm not sure whether to consider this a bug or a feature request myself though...

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It's a bug, definitely. When you delete the route instead of just not displaying it the waypoints remain. Why should hiding the route work differently?

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Old 25-08-2011, 07:32   #5
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Re: Waypoints Disappear when Route Eyeball Deselected ?

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Which part of it is a bug? That they disappear with the route when the user made them a part of it or that it's not possible to make them reappear?
The former I personally consider a valid behavior for a lot of use cases - and it implies the later would be the bug that we should fix. Or the former may be the bug we have to fix, and the later is irrelevant? It depends what the behavior you expect is, definitely... Some part of the behavior should be changed, that's pretty obvious, but which one?

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Old 25-08-2011, 08:19   #6
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Re: Waypoints Disappear when Route Eyeball Deselected ?

I solved my problem by brute force, but I'll chime in here on the underlying issue.

I think the display persistence behavior of routes and of waypoints should be independent of each other.

If I enter a series of standalone waypoints, then use them to define a route, I should be able to hide the route but leave the waypoints visible. This will let me re-use those waypoints for another, similar route.
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Re: Waypoints Disappear when Route Eyeball Deselected ?

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Which part of it is a bug? That they disappear with the route when the user made them a part of it or that it's not possible to make them reappear?
The former I personally consider a valid behavior for a lot of use cases - and it implies the later would be the bug that we should fix. Or the former may be the bug we have to fix, and the later is irrelevant? It depends what the behavior you expect is, definitely... Some part of the behavior should be changed, that's pretty obvious, but which one?

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Good question. That they disappear with the route is the bug. The waypoints existed before the route was created. They were visible before the route was created. Their existence and visibility should remain independent of any route which passes through them.

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