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Old 15-06-2023, 08:28   #1
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OpenCPN Version 5.8.4 Released

15 June, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The OpenCPN Development Team is proud to announce the release of OpenCPN Version 5.8.4.
OpenCPN Version 5.8.4 is available for immediate download.

This version is a service/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.

OpenCPN Version 5.8. series contains many new features and enhanced functions.

New:

Integrated NMEA 2000 network capability, supporting a variety of popular bus interface adapters

Peer-to-peer networking functions, allow sharing of objects (routes/tracks/waypoints) between interconnected OpenCPN devices.

Redesigned navigational and environmental sensor prioritization feature, allowing multiple redundant fail-over safety modes.

Updated core wxWidgets support to wx3.2.

Full support for scaled display modes on Windows.

Full support for Flatpak on virtually all linux distributions, for both x86 and Arm architectures.

Improved native support for generic Debian linux distributions, particularly plugin system.

Full recognition as an official system for Information Mode on European Inland Waters.

Improved OpenGL graphics support and performance on all platforms.

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

We hope you enjoy the new features of OpenCPN Version 5.8.4, and look forward to your continued feedback.

For Download links, 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 15-06-2023, 09:00   #2
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Re: OpenCPN Version 5.8.4 Released

Dear Dave,



how wonderful.... Installed and runs AND most of th important Plugins are thee as well!!! Many thanks to you and many thanks to Rick and the team who look after the plugins. This is just great!!
However, mean as I am, my egoistic question: Any date for Pypilot plugin??



anyway - just THANK YOU ALL!11


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Old 15-06-2023, 13:55   #3
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Re: OpenCPN Version 5.8.4 Released

... sorry for not having been precise - as to the Pypilot plugin, I am strictly talking about raspberry pi 4, buster with flatpak.

Are there any news as to the templates, etc. ...? The advent of wheatherfax/wheatherrouting/climatology, etc.gives m some hope, that these issues have been fixed meantime.



Is there anybody, who can comment on that?


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Old 17-06-2023, 11:43   #4
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Re: OpenCPN Version 5.8.4 Released

Hello Dave,

On my android smartphone, in the "Boats" tab of "Options", the "MMSI" sub-tab is still missing. I assume this is true for all Android terminals.

It is therefore impossible to make our own boat disappear from the display of AIS targets in Android.

Is this an oversight or an inability to make it work on Android?
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Old 17-06-2023, 20:41   #5
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Re: OpenCPN Version 5.8.4 Released

Gilletarom...
We did not include the MMSI tab on Android since it seems a more advanced function not really appropriate for handheld devices with limited UserInterface capabilities.


Not quite understanding why you might need this function to avoid showing your ownship as AIS target. Can you explain that problem a little more?


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Old 17-06-2023, 21:18   #6
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I have been on several boats which, due to an odd or incorrect AIS installation, receive and plot their own AIS position. This tab lets you ignore your own ship.


Edit: for example, a ship that first installed an AIS receiver only (maybe part of a VHF) connected to the nmea bus, and then upgraded to a transmitter but left the receiver installed as well
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We did not include the MMSI tab on Android ......

Not quite understanding why you might need this function to avoid showing your ownship as AIS target. Can you explain that problem a little more?
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Dave, I see you angry. Sorry. I asked the question here on CR because this was requested on the French website "hisse-et-oh.com".
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Gilletarom...


No, not angry at all. Just curious.
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Old 18-06-2023, 07:31   #9
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I have been on several boats which, due to an odd or incorrect AIS installation, receive and plot their own AIS position. This tab lets you ignore your own ship.


Edit: for example, a ship that first installed an AIS receiver only (maybe part of a VHF) connected to the nmea bus, and then upgraded to a transmitter but left the receiver installed as well
Wouldn't it be easier for all users to simply disconnect the old AIS connection? Also would receiving most AIS targets two times for every update not increase the performance of the PC running OCPN.
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Re: OpenCPN Version 5.8.4 Released

The mbtiles handling seems to work much better now, has that been improved?

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Re: OpenCPN Version 5.8.4 Released

Hi Dave,


version 5.8.4 works very well on my RPI's with several OS's. Also tested this version from the Debian repository for the Riscv systems. And now it works in the Gnome setup, A bit slow because there is no OpenGL available in Riscv.


Amazing that this new version is at the same date available for RiscV Starfive systems for Debian 11.



Now waiting for a Riscv flatpak version.


Thanks for all the improvement.


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Gilletarom...
We did not include the MMSI tab on Android since it seems a more advanced function not really appropriate for handheld devices with limited UserInterface capabilities.


Not quite understanding why you might need this function to avoid showing your ownship as AIS target. Can you explain that problem a little more?


Thanks
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hello Dave this year i have a wifi mutiplexor NMEA and i receive the data AIS on my android tablet.

I receive the AIS targets and I find it very practical to see them on the tablet. The tablet is located near the helm, it avoids going down into the cabin to see on the PC
The problem i receive my MMSI it was better to hide my MMSI on the android tablet
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Re: OpenCPN Version 5.8.4 Released

Just upgraded to this latest version and for some reason is crashing. I tried in safe mode and it crashes still. Are there instructions on how to run diagnostics to see where the crash occurs?
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I don't think is related to OpenGL because I changed on opencpn.ini:
OpenGL=0
DisableOpenGL=1

And still crashes in both safe and regular mode.
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Re: OpenCPN Version 5.8.4 Released

Awesome! I was just about to start a thread asking about P2P sharing!
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