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Old 10-08-2014, 08:58   #16
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Re: We need a Long Heading Line

OpenCPNers,

Please use TRACKER/FLYSPRAY with no moderation; you will be sure that any bug, any remark, any suggestion... will be traced, analyzed and taken in account.

How to access TRACKER/FLYSPRAY:
Select the “tracker Button” (http://opencpn.org/ocpn/) in the upper right hand side of the menu.

How to register onto TRACKER/FLYSPRAY:
In the upper part of the screen; there is a place to register, and a place to login.
Nota: no registration gives a limited access to functionalities

How to select a category (project):
In the 2nd line of the screen (upper left Handside); a listbox with categories (project list) concerning OpenCPN and Plugins has been set.
So far, in the project list, you can select between :
All Projects
0 - OpenCPN Feature Requests [for Opencpn feature requests)
1 - OpenCPN 3.2.x Stable
2 - OpenCPN 3.3.x Beta
documentation

pi-AIS Radar
....
Plugin System
Short Cuts & Touchscreen

How to enter a request:
Browse through the tasklist to be sure that it is not already there; if not
>> Concerning OpenCPN :
- ask for a new functionality by address it via ‘new features’ project.
- report a bug by address it to the version of your running OpenCPN

>> Concerning Plugins:
- address by Plugin and identify "beta" or "release" and "bug" or "feature" and name (and version) of plugin.

How to close a request:
When a new version of OpenCPN and/or plugin has been released, check if your submitted requests have been taken into account, if Yes, thanks for asking for its closure.

How to vote for a request:
Select a task and click on the “vote button” on the Left handside
Use with no moderation, this is how to pinpoint what functionality is important to you.
Nota: by pressing “overview” you will get the list for the most wanted task of the category.

Thanks everyone

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Old 10-08-2014, 15:54   #17
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Re: We need a Long Heading Line

Serge...

Thanks for the tutorial.
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Old 15-08-2014, 15:14   #18
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Re: We need a Long Heading Line

Thumbs up for this an infinitely long heading line.

I would also like to see more flexible options to set the COG predictor length. For example on ocean passages whilst using MaxSea I often set COG to 50, 100 or 200 miles. This is really useful when looking at GRIB overlays, or and generally just a really good way visually show where you might be in say, 6,12, 24 hours (your mileage may vary of course ). The advantage of setting it in miles is that it doesn't jump around as boat speed varies.

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Old 16-08-2014, 01:20   #19
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Re: We need a Long Heading Line

Chris,

how do you handle the instantaneous variations in COG and HDG?

On a small vessel several degrees are common (and real) depending on the sea state.
Would we need some smoothing/averaging/filtering?

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Old 16-08-2014, 01:32   #20
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Re: We need a Long Heading Line

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Thumbs up for this an infinitely long heading line.
What he said....

What I would also like to see is a range and bearing marker all same as you have on a radar... oh and the ability to set a clearing line.
Maybe these are already there but I haven't found them.
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Old 16-08-2014, 06:34   #21
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On a small vessel several degrees are common (and real) depending on the sea state.
Would we need some smoothing/averaging/filtering?

Hubert
Data smoothing can usually be set on most instrument packages I have found this sufficient.

However an averaging/smoothing function in OCPN would be nice for those people using just a USB GPS puck or similar, or who don't want to smooth the heading output on their instruments for some reason (autopilot for example).

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Old 16-08-2014, 09:46   #22
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Re: We need a Long Heading Line

Yes, I agree with a long heading line can be usefull. I am forever making one manually by zooming right in, then control 4 tool, zoom out, and running the line out. Pain in the butt.

The other pain in the butt is Flyspray. Why do we have to join a new forum, new password etc to just put a post up like this?

For you developers working on OpenCpn a lot its fine to have another log in, but for me do you know how many internet logins I have?

And here on this forum theres other people, like in this thread, who can help with the idea


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Old 16-08-2014, 09:51   #23
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The other pain in the butt is Flyspray. Why do we have to join a new forum, new password etc to just put a post up like this?

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Mark,

the issue is that you can't make a follow-up here in the forum or close an issue. Or sort by categories etc.
The tracker allows for direct comments as well.
Things are getting lost in a standard thread.

Proposal: just use the same user/pw for the tracker as for the forum

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Proposal: just use the same user/pw for the tracker as for the forum
Proposal: Think who the customer is.
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Re: We need a Long Heading Line

If you are navigating in an area with significant shipping I suggest you should have and will enjoy having an AIS. Love my Watchmate 850.
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Proposal: Think who the customer is.

Hi Mark,

On this forum, we are not customers facing a commercial relation with a vendor, we (developers, testers, requesters...) are sharing a commun interest in a open & free navigation software.

I do agree with BCN, Tracker/Flyspray is the best (and only) place to store any new feature.

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Proposal: Think who the customer is.
Customer? MarkJ, I think that is inappropriate. You are not a customer and the developers are not service providers. This is "FREE" software, developed by people in, I suspect, their not so "free" time.

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Regarding separate login, just register with same user and pass to simplify.

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Re: We need a Long Heading Line

Regarding identifying COG and heading lines, perhaps a simple solution is to vary the line color and/or line type (solid line Vrs. Dashed, dot, etc). This works well in other cartographic programs.


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Regarding identifying COG and heading lines, perhaps a simple solution is to vary the line color and/or line type (solid line Vrs. Dashed, dot, etc). This works well in other cartographic programs.


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This is how hdg and cog lines are handled currently


Cog is the thicker line ending with a square.
Hdg is the thinner dashed line ending with a circle.
Note that the hdg line is equal in length to the cog line.

There is also an AIS CPA line in the picture, yellow around red dashes ending with a blue circle.

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