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Old 05-12-2021, 22:21   #1
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OpenCPN 5.6.0 Released

5 December, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The OpenCPN Development Team is proud to announce the release of OpenCPN Version 5.6.0.
OpenCPN Version 5.6.0 is available for immediate download.

This version is a feature upgrade and 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, Raspberry Pi, and MacOS computer architectures.

Some features of OpenCPN include:
- Quilted Raster(RNC) and Vector(ENC) digital chart display.
- Support for MBTiles photo and geographical chart overlays.
- 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.

As a successor to OpenCPN Version 5.2.4, OpenCPN Version 5.6.0 contains new features and enhanced functions.
Among them are:

- Incorporate extensive user feedback to resolve various UI flaws and functional errors.

- Support extended display resolutions and modes, including Dark Mode on supported platforms.

- Extend Plugin system program interface, enabling new new classes of Plugins with enhanced features.

- Increased performance in all areas, particularly when using OpenGL graphics acceleration.

- Improved reliability over all supported platforms.


We hope you enjoy the new features of OpenCPN Version 5.6.0, and look forward to your continued feedback.

Download OpenCPN Version 5.6.0 at
https://github.com/OpenCPN/OpenCPN/r.../Release_5.6.0

For Plugins, documentation, and other useful information, visit our support website at:
https://opencpn.org

The OpenCPN Development Team
Dave Register, Lead Developer
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Old 06-12-2021, 01:27   #2
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Re: OpenCPN 5.6.0 Released

Still not learned how to compile software for macOS? There are 25 symbolic links for libraries in the frameworks folder of the macOS version. A bad hack.
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Installed O 5.6 on Ubuntu 20.04.03 standard install on 2 computers PPA on standard ubuntu software updater.


1st computer no oeSENC charts and don't see any problems.


2nd computer has official charts from the O shop.
O starts with warning twice about old PI 4.0 and that I should proceed to update master cat.
Everything seems to work fine until I click on the plug in tab, at which point the tab headers all disappear and the mouse turns into a continuous circle of death. No windows respond to red x close and killall doesn't work in shutting O down.

At this point the plugins can be scrolled through and if I check the enable box of some of the plugins O crashes. (WMM and DRAW and GPS odometer each will achieve this individually)
Also if I click update master cat, master cat says it has updated but I can not shut this little window either.



Starting in plugin safe mode no different.



Only CM93 charts load.
Last nights log attached renamed.


cheers Dave
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Installed O 5.6 on Ubuntu 20.04.03 standard install on 2 computers PPA on standard ubuntu software updater.


1st computer no oeSENC charts and don't see any problems.


2nd computer has official charts from the O shop.
O starts with warning twice about old PI 4.0 and that I should proceed to update master cat.
Everything seems to work fine until I click on the plug in tab, at which point the tab headers all disappear and the mouse turns into a continuous circle of death. No windows respond to red x close and killall doesn't work in shutting O down.

At this point the plugins can be scrolled through and if I check the enable box of some of the plugins O crashes. (WMM and DRAW and GPS odometer each will achieve this individually)
Also if I click update master cat, master cat says it has updated but I can not shut this little window either.



Starting in plugin safe mode no different.



Only CM93 charts load.
Last nights log attached renamed.


cheers Dave



Update
"sudo apt install libusb-0.1-4"
Then "sudo apt autoremove" as resulting suggestion from above action.


Looks to be working now.


cheers Dave
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Re: OpenCPN 5.6.0 Released

Thanks for your hard work and congratulations on passing a new milestone!
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Old 06-12-2021, 20:06   #6
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Re: OpenCPN 5.6.0 Released

Installed over 5.2.4. Crashed on first startup, restarted in safe mode, all ok, but when I enabled the oeSenc plugin it crashed. No remedy found,

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Re: OpenCPN 5.6.0 Released

Jim...
What platform, what version of oeSENC?


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Re: OpenCPN 5.6.0 Released

Installed over 5.2.4 on WIN10 Pro (64bit) oeSENC plugin installed and enabled. No issues.
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The Tidal points work in flatpak version. But now with 5.6.0 I cannot load the idx tidal point file.


What is changed ?


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Re: OpenCPN 5.6.0 Released

Installed on MacOS 11.5. on a M1 MacBook. Works well. oeSenc does work, will test other plugins in the coming days.

Many thanks to Dave and the entire development team. Great job.

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Re: OpenCPN 5.6.0 Released

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Jim...
What platform, what version of oeSENC?


Thanks
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Windows 10 home, 64 bit, oeSENC 4.2.20

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Re: OpenCPN 5.6.0 Released

Jim..


please update the plug-in from within OpenCPN using the managed plug-in interface from Options|Plug-ins --> update catalog.
Plug-ins with updates will be marked with a green arrow-up.
Select and update.


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The Tidal points work in flatpak version. But now with 5.6.0 I cannot load the idx tidal point file.


What is changed ?


Bram

It was probably an error in my settings. Now it works again.


Sorry for my message.
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Alert sounds outdated

The alert sounds under User Interface are linked to RC version 5.5.920.
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Jim..


please update the plug-in from within OpenCPN using the managed plug-in interface from Options|Plug-ins --> update catalog.
Plug-ins with updates will be marked with a green arrow-up.
Select and update.


Hubert
Thanks, Hubert, that did indeed solve the problem.

Now to start using it!

And as always, thanks for all of your efforts in OCPN!

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