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Old 03-08-2018, 16:15   #1
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OpenCPN Version 4.8.6 Released

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03 August, 2018

OpenCPN Version 4.8.6 Released


The OpenCPN Development Team is proud to announce the release of OpenCPN Version 4.8.6

This version is a maintenance release of OpenCPN, improving reliability and compatibility for all supported platforms.

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, Macintosh, and ARM computer architectures.

OpenCPN is running on hardware from tiny Raspberry Pis with 4" screens up to networked workstations. Specific user scenarios and needs are easily accommodated by using the Plug-in architecture and the wide scope of user settings.
A responsive international user and developer community together with integrated documentation help make installation and use of OpenCPN a pleasure.

Some of the features of OpenCPN include

Quilted Raster(RNC) and Vector(ENC) digital chart display
Full compliant support for official vector charts in S-57/S-63 format and InlandENCs
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, and several other public sources.

As a successor to OpenCPN Version 4.8.4, OpenCPN Version 4.8.6 contains several incremental corrections and improvements across all platforms.

We hope you enjoy OpenCPN Version 4.8.6, and look forward to your continued feedback and support.

More information is available at opencpn.org

The OpenCPN Development Team
Dave Register, Lead Developer
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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.6 Released

Thank you Dave as always. Installed fine on Windows 7. I will put it through the tests.
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Thanks! Just updated on my Raspberry!
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Thanks you Dave for your effort!
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Many thanks, good job.
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Used at sea on W10. no problem.
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Would be great to see a changes list from previous release - even if most things is under the "hood"
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The main points are improvements and corrections when dealing with the different directory structures of S-57 update sets.
There are subtle differences and in the past we had sometimes issues when applying updates. Or ingesting cells containing several updates.


The Australian oeEVC chart extension (oeSENC in down-under dialect) had to be integrated.


Dave will know some other smaller changes..
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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.6 Released

petter5...

What bcn said, as well as:

1. Improved layout of route manager dialog waypoint tab. Smaller line heights to better match icon size.

2. Improved "eye" visibility icon in route manager dialog tables.

And that's it.

Key reason for release was addition of support underpinnings for oeEVC chart types.

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Thanks Auto follow now stay on when zoom in or out.
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Does not appear in Ubuntu 18 'Software' search.



And it should, as it is now the default method.


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Does not appear in Ubuntu 18 'Software' search.



And it should, as it is now the default method.


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Does not appear in Ubuntu 18 'Software' search.



And it should, as it is now the default method.


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Default method for exactly what???

OpenCPN has never been officially included in Ubuntu.

It may or may not help the search to add the OpenCPN PPA repository to your system, depending on how the Ubuntu search is set up.

Read the Linux installation bit in the manual.

https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=opencpnpencpn_user_manual:getting_st artedpencpn_installation:ubuntu_ppa

Lätt som en plätt.

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Default method for exactly what???

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Read the Linux installation bit in the manual.

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Dear Thomas,

Please do not give me any more Linux classes as I am somewhat allergic to Linux talk.

You have seen the picture attached, you should know what I am talking about.

I suggest you reach out to the web and find who said "Any product that needs a manual to work is broken."

Then come back and tell me you know better.

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Hi OpenCPN team and Dave,

Thanks for the updates. The 4.8.6 is working better in handling s57 correction files. Previous errors posted by earlier correction files have been resolved and SENC updated.

There is a new updating error with another cell now. It is C302W with the .013 correction file. I attached a compressed file that contains the chart and correction as well as opencpn log file for your reference.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AoJuAfaxiqkcgcgsOXpL5TGM5tmDAQ

Thanks, best regards,

Bruce

btw, the full screen mode is working fine, with your latest Android version, on Zonfone 5 now.
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