Ahoy OpenCPN Users!
Here you will find a nearly complete list of the Feature additions and Bug fixes incorporated in OCPN 5.5.x Beta.
Most of these changes are the result of Flyspray issues, accumulated over some time. Since OCPN 5.5.x is an incremental update to the basic functionality of OCPN 5.2.4, critical developer resources were somewhat more available to address older outstanding problems and requests in this cycle. As a result, these outstanding Flyspray issues were able to receive direct attention in this release, with some success.
Speaking of Flyspray:
If you are the "owner" or OP of any of these listed Flyspray tasks, please check the associated functions in OCPN 5.5.x, and then clear the Flyspray task if able. We really do use the Flyspray task lists as active "work item lists", and our goal is to drive the list down in size. We would especially like to drive the Bug Report Task lists down to zero. We can only do this if the Tasks are closed by the OP as resolved.
OpenCPN 5.5.x Beta test content:
1. Additional platform support, now including flatpak-aarch64 (arm64).
2. All flatpak platforms updated to the flatpak 20.08 run-time package.
3. Improved Plugin Manager user interface.
4. Expanded Plugin Manager platform support.
5. Many Flyspray Feature Requests implemented, including the following list of either partially or fully implemented Requests.
FS#769 - ALARM
Sounds - Different warning sounds for different alerts.
FS#1722 - RM > WP/Rte/Track Tabs - Selective Highlight & All for Hide/Unhide
FS#2292 - Waypoint Icons - Additional Feature Request
FS#2556 - RM: option to show or hide all items in Routes, Tracks, Waypoints or Layers
FS#2558 - WP Way Point Names
FS#2559 - RM Track Additional Track Information with Hover Cursor
FS#2667 - Sound Choppy sound with Raspberry pi
FS#2672 - Layers Adding the layers and UserIcons-folder during installation
FS#2376 - RM Auto Rename WP names in Routes.
FS#2583 - Route
Add Cumulative distance totals column in route
FS#2736 - Charts ENC
Improving vectorcharts sector lights display
FS#2648 - Routes: Improve insertion of waypoint and allow reordering of waypoints
FS#2669 - Show Bearing line from current
position to active waypoint
FS#1940 - Time TIDE Graph - add UTC or computer time
FS#2149 - Time TIDE Allow USE of GPS
TIME for tides and currents
FS#2601 - Switch for mbTiles piano keys, & mbTiles wake up OFF
FS#2205 - Send Waypoints & Routes to Net type Dataports from Route & Mark Manager
- Add Rudder
Angle graphic display to Dashboard
- Update Tide/Current datasets.
- Add new Route partial merge options.
- Improve context menu color scheme, Windows only.
1. Many Flyspray Bug Reports investigated and corrected, including the following list of either partially or fully corrected bugs.
FS#2725 - Closed toolbar does not open by clicking the "hamburger" icon on a touchscreen on Raspberry Pi
FS#2782 - Dialogs unreadable in darkest colour scheme on Ubuntu 18
FS#2732 - Executing Route Properties with corrupt .gpx results in application hard hang
FS#2675 - Waypoint Range Rings With Half Radius in OCPN 5.2
FS#2678 - Chart Downloader freezes not only OpenCPN but whole operating system
FS#2701 - Bad numeric decimal point handling in some locales (comma) causes corruption in navobj.xml
FS#2695 - Repeated Plugins Icons Updated in the Toolbar Buttons and Plugins Options
FS#2711 - OpenCPN v5.2 for Mac lacks wxWidgets stc library
FS#2712 - Waypoint APIs bugs
FS#2720 - Deleting route through API with Route & Mark Manager displaying route causes OpenCPN to crash
FS#2733 - Waypoint properties ETD field does not offset the next waypoint departure time as expected.
FS#2674 - AIS
Target list docking
to lower part of window
FS#2691 - Minimum size allowed for own ship...too large.
FS#2693 - grib plugin scaling of numerical values for cloud cover different from opencpn 5.0.0
FS#2702 - AIS
sound CPA alarms only works if CPA alert dialogs is enabled
FS#2717 - Track API bugs and deficiencies
FS#2723 - NMEA
RMB wrong waypoint IDs
FS#2727 - OpenCPN runs in safe mode only
FS#2751 - Delete All is disabled in Route & Mark Manager
FS#2688 - OCPN_WPT_ARRIVED does not deliver arrived GUID if next waypoint exists
FS#2795 - Waypoint Visibility and related usage issues within routes
FS#2796 - Delete button deletes items from top of list in Sentence Filter dialog
FS#2726 - 5.2.0 crashes on all MAC Systems with Core2Duo CPU