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Old 20-06-2020, 08:03   #1
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OpenCPN Version 5.1.620 RC1 Test

Hello all OpenCPN supporters !

Continuing our Beta test, here is RC1 v5.1.620

Here are the links for Windows and Mac installation packages.

The downloadable installers for Mac and Windows are here:
Windows

http://download.opencpn.org/beta/ope...c292_setup.exe

MacOS
http://download.opencpn.org/beta/Ope...+1.706c292.pkg


For linux users running a debian-derivative distribution, you may install the Beta using your distro's package management tools.
Packages for Trusty, Xenial, Bionic, and Focal are available from the OpenCPN Beta PPA.


Please note that above links are fixed, and will not reflect the ongoing daily build cycles.
If you need to test a feature that you know or suspect has been fixed or added by a daily build, you may find it here:
https://cloudsmith.io/~david-registe...able/packages/

Here is a list of some of the corrections and new features in this Beta release:

RC1 5.1.620
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1. Correct MBTile chart selector button rendering (Red X)
2. Improve Dashboard preferences font selector GUI feedback.
3. Correct MUIBar chart scale indicator on program startup.
4. Correct plugin chart scale startup persistence.
5. Correct persistence of Waypoint Properties dialog position.
6. Correct tide/current window event rendering on Ubuntu 20.04.


Plan:
The RC1 is a "Release Candidate". In theory, only the Version Indicator text shall be changed to create a formal Release. Only significant and reproducible bugs will be addressed in this test cycle. Minor bugs with workarounds available will be allowed to stand.
Of course, in practice, we will consider each bug reported on its own "merits".


Getting close now...
Thanks
Dave and the OCPN Team
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Re: OpenCPN Version 5.1.620 RC1 Test

The chart scale is OK upon re-opening. say if it was 1:15000 on closing it is also the same on re-opening. Windows 10 pro. Thanks for this new version update.
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This isn't really a 5.1.620 issue as I have just looked back in 5.0 and it was there too, hopefully it's just a setting option that I have not found yet.

The attached picture shows Cork Harbour in Ireland, CM93 charts. Is there a setting which will get some more detail in the upper charts? I have set CM93 detail to 5 in Options->Display->Advanced. There is a lot more detail in the upper charts that is visible if I zoom in a small amount.

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This isn't really a 5.1.620 issue as I have just looked back in 5.0 and it was there too, hopefully it's just a setting option that I have not found yet.

The attached picture shows Cork Harbour in Ireland, CM93 charts. Is there a setting which will get some more detail in the upper charts? I have set CM93 detail to 5 in Options->Display->Advanced. There is a lot more detail in the upper charts that is visible if I zoom in a small amount.

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You are zoomed in to a scale of 1:51,000. If I, with your quoted settings, change this to 1:50,000, I get a lot more details.
Use the new scale setting feature by clicking the scale in the MUIbar.
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You are zoomed in to a scale of 1:51,000. If I, with your quoted settings, change this to 1:50,000, I get a lot more details.
Use the new scale setting feature by clicking the scale in the MUIbar.
Thomas

Thanks Thomas, I was aware of that but I'm wondering is there any way to make the northern charts render with some more detail when they are zoomed out. If my memory is correct there used be to be a "show max detail here" or something like that on the right click menu.



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Old 21-06-2020, 02:35   #6
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Another vote of appreciation for the improved chart scale/zooming features in particular!

I have a slight rounding problem on CM93 chart scale zoom 75000->149000->299000
It's reversible and is no big deal, but it does not occur with oeSENC charts
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W7
screen 1 : before closing Ocpn
screen 2 : after re-start


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jean_pfoumf...


I have seen that else where, difficult to reproduce.
Do you see this consistently using split screen? Any difference with different charts shown, (e.g without MBTiles)?


Anyone else seeing this?


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The position pointer area to the right of the Play Back button in the Grib plugin's console is much narrower in 5.1.620 than it was in 5.0.0 and earlier versions. This screenshot shows 5.1.620 on the top half of the screen and 5.0.0 below that.

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When the Play Back is running, the play back pointer barely moves. I see that it moves from right to left--backwards compared to earlier OpenCPN releases (and compared to the progress pointers for videos). The Play Back pointer of 5.0.0 (bottom half of screenshot) moves from left to right. Also, the pointer in earlier versions could be "grabbed" and pulled left or right to quickly change the time and date of the grib display.

This is on a Win 10 computer.

Also, the menu "hamburger" in the top left corner of the screenshot has a few extra bars on top of the original three bars. I think it happens once in a while when the timer hides the menu. This happens in 5.0.0 and the 5.1.xxx
versions.

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Re: OpenCPN Version 5.1.620 RC1 Test

"Do you see this consistently using split screen" : yes, with and without MBTiles.
But after starting display becomes again always OK if I select another Chart group, and sometimes after moving chart. It's somewhat erratic.
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Hi,
I have downloaded and installed OpenCPN 5.1.620+706c292 without issue. I am running Windows 10 Version 1903.
On trying to test its ENC handling I find that my installed S63 plugin is not compatible - but appeared to be with the previous beta - 612?
An error message appears stating that the S63 plugin is not compatible with the version of OpenCPN being run, and to get an updated version.
Going then to the new plugin catalog system, I cannot get an extended list of plugins - either using the Master or Beta options.
Any suggestions? I cannot, of course, exclude incompetence on my part!
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Re: OpenCPN Version 5.1.620 RC1 Test

Ted...
Let's break this down, in reverse.
1. "Going then to the new plugin catalog system, I cannot get an extended list of plugins - either using the Master or Beta options."



What exactly happens when you try to update the master catalog?


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Hi Dave,
OpenCPN says it's been successful updating the list of available plugins - see attached screenshot. The list remains restricted to the 4 plugins only - Dashboard, WMM, Grib and Chartdownloader.

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I think somebody else mentioned this but I am seeing funny effects with right hand toolbar now. I have it set to auto minimise and now often have to click on it two or three times to get it to open. Often on the first click it just moves up the screen a little and 'docks' to the window title bar. When the menu opens it flickers.

When I set the chart objects slider to make the objects a fair size the tide stations are huge, they are huge even on default settings. I did mention this before in the soundings size debate.
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the NMEA converter plugin is not playing nice with the new managed plugins. I now have three versions of NMEA converter showing up .
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