This thread is intended for questions and discussion about Dashboard-Tactics.
Manual: Dashboard-Tactics Manual
(Currently located under Logs
, may move.)
Repository: Github Repository
Download: First Release Dash-T Current Release on Top
Quote from Github Readme
"If you are using both the built-in Dashboard and the Tactics plug-ins in OpenCPN
v5 or greater, you may want to have but one plug-in instead of two to have all available instruments available in one place. Even if you are not interested in Tactics functions, it has also improved a few aspects of the plain Dashboard, like export/import functions and streaming. This version comes with more resources allowing it to be expandandable, to host even more (!) instruments talking NMEA-2000, such as engine
Tactics functions provide information to help you sail better - ranging from true wind
data to advanced functions which allows a selection of the best head
sail for the next tack. Please read further about it and other advanced features here:
Petri also has recently made it be known that:
"If the pull request [dashboard_pi: Accept malformed Navico
DPT NMEA0183 messages] gets accepted before the 30th of November, I will integrate it to keep v1.5.11 compatible with Dashboard_pi as I have announced. Not that I am particularly happy that one manufacturer's error is silently fixed down in the core
NMEA-parser (+20 years old) without informing the user. But that is the project's choice, not mine.'
"I am glad to see that Dashboard_pi is not dead. I wish it long life, in fact! After 30th November I will not support Dashboard_pi compatibility anymore in DashT next versions - most of the code has not been updated in ages and is a limiting factor to the new features I am planning. That's why I will drop dashboard_pi OpenCPN
version from my code base - I am grateful for the excellent starting point both the dashboard_pi and tactics_pi code have provided, of course! Time to move forward."
I will likely be using Dashboard-Tactics instead of Dashboard.