One of the strength of OpenCPN
is that it manages very fine the sleep mode, deconnexions, and so on, to recover the position as soon as the computer is waken up.
For a friend having lost
his cat in Brazil
, with this counting for one reason, I find it important.
Yesterday, demonstrating the robustness of OCPN on a customer's AirMac, I was surprised to see that if I deconnect the USB GPS
mouse, and connect it again, OCPN does not find the position any more. More precisely, the bargraph stays dead and the boat
is grey, but in the "setting/connection" panel, using "open NMEA
window", the NMEA
frames are there as soon as the mouse is reconnected (with the 3" cold start delay).
mouse with CP2102 USB to UART Bridge VCP Drivers - Silicon Labs
No problem on my PC Win7 with a chinese uBlox interface.
Someone can make the test on his/her MacBook ?