Originally Posted by GonzoF1
Is there a simple click-thru download site for them? Are most freeware?
I'm betting you will have at least two already in your version of OpenCPN
."Grib and Dashboard".Look for the wrench on the toolbar,click it and click the plugin tab.Click say,Dashboard,enable, and configure!
All the plugins I
am using are free and from this forum.But I don't get out much anymore.As I said,"anyone"could write one,but that presupposes they will have a cranium that needs it's own dinghy
As to a simple click-thru download site,
is just getting up and running...
OR Just look for "plugin" on the thread title and then go at it.Newest versions are nearer the end of the thread of course but always read at LEAST the first post!
It's harder to describe than to do....
The plugins themselves will often be called "docs" as a link
.I won't explain why.You can research
it. Right-click,"save as" (in Windows,that is) will download them,(I hope....you will have to shepherd them through as just a file without some zealous computer thing on your
machine leaping in and taking charge)...Having done that,they will need their "extension" changed as the author instructs and then just copy em into OpenCPN's Plugins folder.Finally,Start OpenCPN,click the wrench,the plugins tab...away ye go!
PS ...the AIS
is already aboard OpenCPN.Not a plugin.