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Old 15-03-2013, 16:52   #271
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Re: WeatherFax...

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Here's the most recent weatherfax_pi.dll that compiled, if someone wants to test it.
Take the doc off.
Just gave the new version a quick go with OpenGL on using a polar UK surface analysis.
  • Scaling looked good in OpenCPN.
  • Zoomed in and out with no issues.
  • Both sliders worked well.
  • Superimposed a US mercator image for comparison of lat/lon - looked good

Great job
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Old 15-03-2013, 16:56   #272
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Re: WeatherFax...

New version works much better in a number of ways. Thankyou Sean.

The new "Apply" screen allows us a chance to relocate coords and solves the question of order of commands.
It functions well with the one Polar that I recently got to work.

The first screen still has some artifacts of transparency or something, other than that I haven't test it enough yet.

The zoom issue is more with my Opencpn 3.2 setup I think. With the plugin off, I cannot zoom out to see more than 1/2 of the globe (north or south hemisphere). I used to be able to do more. This is with OpenGL OFF. Will try later with it ON.
I think the zoom limit must be something to do with Opcn settings. Have forced rebbuild on charts.

Here's the most recent weatherfax dll release version. Take the doc off please.
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Old 16-03-2013, 04:12   #273
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Re: WeatherFax...

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New version works much better in a number of ways. Thankyou Sean.

The new "Apply" screen allows us a chance to relocate coords and solves the question of order of commands.
It functions well with the one Polar that I recently got to work.

The first screen still has some artifacts of transparency or something, other than that I haven't test it enough yet.

The zoom issue is more with my Opencpn 3.2 setup I think. With the plugin off, I cannot zoom out to see more than 1/2 of the globe (north or south hemisphere). I used to be able to do more. This is with OpenGL OFF. Will try later with it ON.
I think the zoom limit must be something to do with Opcn settings. Have forced rebbuild on charts.

Here's the most recent weatherfax dll release version. Take the doc off please.
Just tried this with OpenGL on.

The new "Apply" screen took a bit to get used to.

From a user point of view, it would have been better to switch the X and Y coords rather than the Lat Long. The convention for aviation and maritime charting and navigation is Lat-Long. As an old creature of habit, I entered incorrectly several times.

The instructions in the Information Window were much better for getting the polar image corrected.

Moving back and forth between the screens to refine the image correction worked very well.

No zooming issues with the weather faxes for me. Agree with your comment about zooming in OpenCPN. I cannot zoom to a scale smaller than 1:33,835,600 with GL on or off, with or without the plugin enabled. (That is about a half a hemisphere.)
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Old 16-03-2013, 05:45   #274
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Re: WeatherFax...

That is helpful. Thanks
Reducing Chart plotting load and max zoom out scale.
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Old 16-03-2013, 05:55   #275
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From a user point of view, it would have been better to switch the X and Y coords rather than the Lat Long. The convention for aviation and maritime charting and navigation is Lat-Long. As an old creature of habit, I entered incorrectly several times.
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But great work nevertheless.
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Re: WeatherFax...

mrm and ljh do you get some transparency effects on the first screen after you have opened a file, where the chart shows through in the lower area where the sliders are located? When I click in that area the transparency goes away and the sliders appear (sometimes it requires two clicks), and occasionally the clicking has moved one of the sliders so the chart is skewed or phased differently (this seems to work much faster now).

The transparency issue appears to be minor, but probably should be addressed.

It would be nice to have a reset button to put these sliders back where they were if possible.

Please confirm or not. Thanks. I'm using Win7 with OpenGL and not.
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Old 16-03-2013, 07:08   #277
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Re: WeatherFax...

I am using Win& 64 bit, NVIDIA GTX560M OpenGL on and making this post on the go.

When I open the file the area below the map is blank (attach 1&4). The drop down and the sliders are not visible, but there is some shading around them. I hadn't noticed that the sliders were missing because I had not done much on that screen before.

When I clicked the upper white area the phasing slide appeared, but no text label. When I clicked the lower white area the skew slider appeared, again without text label. If I click to the left of the sliders a drop down list sometimes appear. There are no buttons or text in this area (attach 3).

I tried again, but this time I re-sized the window and all of text, buttons and sliders appeared almost instantly (attach 2 and 5).

I have attached screen captures. Oddly enough after capturing the window for the third attachment the Image Correction panel went back to being shaded when I alt-tabbed away from the window.

I just went back to double check stuff and notice the following also happens to the plug in window. After pressing the Open button it becomes a gray rectangle (attach 4). As soon as I re-size the Weather Fax Image window or press the next button the "open" button on the plugin window reappears (attach 5).

Just found out that moving the Weather Fax Image window has the same effect as re-sizing it.

I don't think it is an issue with GL.

Hope this helps isolate the culprit!

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mrm and ljh do you get some transparency effects on the first screen after you have opened a file, where the chart shows through in the lower area where the sliders are located? When I click in that area the transparency goes away and the sliders appear (sometimes it requires two clicks), and occasionally the clicking has moved one of the sliders so the chart is skewed or phased differently (this seems to work much faster now).

The transparency issue appears to be minor, but probably should be addressed.

It would be nice to have a reset button to put these sliders back where they were if possible.

Please confirm or not. Thanks. I'm using Win7 with OpenGL and not.
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Re: WeatherFax...

The functionality is the same if you use the edit key to open the Weather Fax Image window. It goes to a gray rectangle initially then reappears again.
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Re: WeatherFax...

Could you try with a really small image which has a height so that it is not scrolled at all and see if the problem persists?
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Could you try with a really small image which has a height so that it is not scrolled at all and see if the problem persists?
I opened and image that was cropped so that the scroll bars did not appear. The problem was still there - nothing visible in the Image Correction panel.
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mrm and ljh do you get some transparency effects on the first screen after you have opened a file, where the chart shows through in the lower area where the sliders are located?...
Current WFax plugin source does not compile for me, so I can not test.
(Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS. Yes, ancient, but OpenCPN source compiles OK. Gotta upgrade that laptop someyear soon )
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Re: WeatherFax...

Sean, this morning while in git branch origin/master I git cloned wmm-pi, weatherfax_pi and celestial_pi and cmake'd 'em.
  • Celestial_navigation did not compile. (I will put those notes under the thread)
  • Weatherfax compiled, but ran with an instant error. (see image and call stack attached)
  • wmm_pi did not compile because of isnom identifer found
Grib_pi did compile, but perhaps that is the standard plugin compiling.
Weather_Routing did not compile, nor was it asked to by cmake (I believe), which would as expected, I believe.


I have included some build/plugin....tlogs for release and debug too.


Also the MSVC++ Output for Release and Debug builds.


Hope this isn't too much.


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Re: WeatherFax...

Here is another break screen shot, which I believe is from weather fax a little later, forgot to upload it.

image.cpp 91454) with call stack too
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Current WFax plugin source does not compile for me, so I can not test.
(Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS. Yes, ancient, but OpenCPN source compiles OK. Gotta upgrade that laptop someyear soon )
Please post the build errors
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Here is another break screen shot, which I believe is from weather fax a little later, forgot to upload it.

image.cpp 91454) with call stack too
Is this when loading a wav file?
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