I'm stuck trying to workout how I'm meant to install plugins in opencpn 5.2.4 running on ubuntu impish. I gather from the doco that there has been some changes, but I can't find the magic combination needed.
Even though opencpn was included in the ubuntu distro, I also installed the ppa (deb Index of /opencpn/opencpn/ubuntu
impish main), but it gives me no more packages to install. I can't find any plugin modules and the detailed info for opencpn deb says that it breaks/replaces opencpn-plugins. So I guess that means debian packages are no longer used.
So read NEW plugin doco at: https://opencpn-manuals.github.io/ma...0.1/index.html
and it says: "Download the plugin for your operating system the official OpenCPN download page"
Which I assume is https://opencpn.org/OpenCPN/info/downloadopencpn.html
, but it just says: "For Ubuntu Linux and it's derivatives (Linux Mint) and Debian Jessie based distributions, OpenCPN is distributed from a PPA", and I've been down that path and there are no plugins available from that PPA.
So I click around a bit more and find https://opencpn.org/OpenCPN/info/downloadplugins.html
, which suggests that plugins are available from a plugin manager from v5.2+, which is my version.
So I try one of the plugins listed there: https://opencpn.org/OpenCPN/plugins/ocharts.html
and it has a button labelled "How to Install and Enable Plugins", which I click to get to https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...all_and_enable
I now learn there is a Plugin Manager (PIM) and Plugin Installer (PI), which PIM being the more modern approach!!
So I open Options>Plugins. I see a list of the 4 included plugins, but I see no "+" button? (you can see a screen
shot here https://photos.app.goo.gl/g5DnnoiWgTEbKHkE7
I've tried updating the plugin catalog(s), which is says it does OK, but nothing changes on the screen
I tried the import
plugin, but that wants a local file and I can't find anywhere to download plugins... I just end back in the documentation loops above???