For Immediate Release
23 January 2017
The OpenCPN Development Team is proud to announce the release of a major upgrade to the opencpn.org website.
The new OpenCPN website introduces an improved overall user experience.
- Simplified layout with a modern look and feel.
- Fully responsive design, optimized for mobile devices.
- New Dokuwiki interface for user-contributed documentation updates.
- Direct links to online Bug Tracker
- Increased internet security features.
The site migration to a new server, integration and upgrading was a huge task. For weeks, dedicated volunteers have been working behind the scenes to prepare for a seamless transition.
Kathleen Boswell designed, created, and now manages the opencpn.org website.
Rick Gleason took the Lead in upgrading the Manuals
and successfully migrated them into the new Dokuwiki format. Rick Manages Dokuwiki.
Hubert Klies, Håkan Svensson, Jon Gough, Peter Tulp, Mike Rossiter & Roel Smidt have helped in various ways, including heavy editing of the wiki pages, writing a Plugin document, updating layout aspects, etc. Roel Smidt updated his Plugin as soon as he noticed the changes. Mike Rossiter has spent a huge amount of time updating the Developer's Manual, and he has agreed to manage that document going forward.
Fabbian Dufoe and Rick Gleason migrated and edited the majority of the User Manual.
Drew Kerlee migrated a number of pages in the Supplementary Software
wiki, and made significant contributions to the Developers Manual. Mike finalized this wiki, with a little help from Rick.
Robert Gordenker reviewed all four books
in a marathon activity, correcting many errors and giving all links and formatting a thorough review.
Many others helped in various critical ways, including Thomas Hokne, George Dew, John Macrae, Gilletarom, Steven Bromley, Steve Mapleton, Jim Galbiati, and Teddy.
Last but not least, we thank Jerry McDonald of SouthBayNetworks for the website hosting generously provided gratis
since 2009. And to Will Kamp for hosting and maintaining the Flyspray bug tracker.
We hope you enjoy the new OpenCPN website experience, and look forward to your continued interest and support.
Dave Register Lead Developer