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bdbcat 20-04-2018 22:20

OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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21 April, 2018

OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released


The OpenCPN Development Team is proud to announce the release of OpenCPN Version 4.8.4

This version is a maintenance 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 4.8.2, OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 contains several incremental corrections and improvements across all platforms.

We hope you enjoy OpenCPN Version 4.8.4, and look forward to your continued feedback and support.

More information is available at opencpn.org

The OpenCPN Development Team
Dave Register, Lead Developer

Moo 21-04-2018 00:23

Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released
 
On Windows 10 the chart downloader fails to update due to not finding the internet connection.

nohal 21-04-2018 04:53

Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Moo (Post 2619111)
On Windows 10 the chart downloader fails to update due to not finding the internet connection.

Confirmed, the list of the CA certificates slipped out of the Windows setup package and it will have to be rebuilt. Only https downloads are affected, stuff not using encryption, like NOAA charts, works fine.

Pavel

bdbcat 21-04-2018 08:08

Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released
 
All users...

There was an error uploading the Windows setup program for OpenCPN 4.8.4.

Error is now fixed. You may re-download the corrected setup program now.

Sorry for the mixup.

Dave

Moo 21-04-2018 15:26

Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bdbcat (Post 2619235)
All users...

There was an error uploading the Windows setup program for OpenCPN 4.8.4.

Error is now fixed. You may re-download the corrected setup program now.

Sorry for the mixup.

Dave

Thanks that was quick. No warning from windows on installation this time and charts download just fun.

J805 21-04-2018 20:13

Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released
 
Thank you Dave, much appreciated.

skipperearly 22-04-2018 00:49

Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released
 
when installing and Ocpn is open error with archive.dll occurs.
Did close ocpn then it installs ok.
would be better installprog would test / close ocpn first and then install.

AISEAG 22-04-2018 01:51

Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released
 
Everything is OK for me (W10).

Thanks everyone

Serge

Gilletarom 22-04-2018 02:33

Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released
 
Install Ok
Download GSHH with Chartdownloader : Ok

rgleason 22-04-2018 14:44

Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by skipperearly (Post 2619592)
when installing and Ocpn is open error with archive.dll occurs.
Did close ocpn then it installs ok.
would be better installprog would test / close ocpn first and then install.

SkipperEarly, do you really think this is needed? Don't most users instinctively shut down the program first?
If you really think this is necessary, enter it into Tracker as a "Feature Request" and vote for it and get enough votes so it has more than 7 votes to be moved to the "vetted feature requests" list.

skipperearly 22-04-2018 23:17

Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rgleason (Post 2619897)
SkipperEarly, do you really think this is needed? Don't most users instinctively shut down the program first?
If you really think this is necessary, enter it into Tracker as a "Feature Request" and vote for it and get enough votes so it has more than 7 votes to be moved to the "vetted feature requests" list.

:) - actually I did not make this a great issue but was just logging it, so that, whoever writes the install program is aware and may/or may not cater for it. Its usually standard behavior in install programs.

To "tracker it" seems overkill for me - I may be wrong :peace:

SVLydia 23-04-2018 20:18

Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released
 
I want to download the new version, but am a little confused. I see xenial, precise, trusty......which one should I download and whats the difference between them?

nohal 23-04-2018 20:26

Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SVLydia (Post 2620658)
I want to download the new version, but am a little confused. I see xenial, precise, trusty......which one should I download and whats the difference between them?

Xenial = Ubuntu 16.04
Trusty = Ubuntu 14.04
Precise = Ubuntu 12.04

They are different versions of the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

You provide zero information so nobody can tell you what you should download. So to start with: Do you know what operating system you are using?

Pavel

SVLydia 23-04-2018 20:48

Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nohal (Post 2620661)
Xenial = Ubuntu 16.04
Trusty = Ubuntu 14.04
Precise = Ubuntu 12.04

They are different versions of the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

You provide zero information so nobody can tell you what you should download. So to start with: Do you know what operating system you are using?

Pavel

Thanks for the quick reply!!
Sure, I am using Linux Mint 18.3 64 bit

nohal 23-04-2018 20:57

Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SVLydia (Post 2620671)
Thanks for the quick reply!!
Sure, I am using Linux Mint 18.3 64 bit

Mint 18.3 is based on Ubuntu Xenial (16.04).

You should not need to download anything manually, opening a terminal and running
Code:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:opencpn/opencpn
sudo apt-get update

will add the repository to your system and OpenCPN will become available for installation and later update as any other software.

Pavel


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