For ten years I have used FileMaker (FM) for my onboard log system. I have recently re-worked it to log information directly from the NMEA
data stream. Processing the NMEA
data would have been hard work
Logbook plugin but have chosen to stay with my own approach so as to remain compatible with my past log history
I also use the BetterTouchTool app on my MacBook Pro to enhance the Touch Bar and provide Touch Bar controls for OpenCPN
, scripting routines to handle asynchronous OpenCPN events
, such as the receipt of a fix, arrival at a waypoint etc. could be handled elegantly.
developers for enhancements.
How to proceed?
I am not an OpenCPN plugin developer. I have got as far as having a look at the WatchDog plugin as a possible model but have decided the project
is beyond me. I am somewhat long in the tooth, being more at home programming in B (the Bell Labs language that was eventually succeeded by C) and the level of C++ required is rather a challenge for me. I am sure there are younger bloods around who would make lighter work
I am open to comments and suggestions for a way forward. I would certainly be interested in developing ideas, testing any prototypes and offering feedback.