BR24radar_pi - Navico Broadband Radar Plugin for OpenCPN
The latest binary version for Microsoft Windows and OS X can be downloaded at https://github.com/canboat/BR24radar_pi/releases . Ubuntu/Debian can install the standard opencpn PPA and install 'opencpn-plugin-br24radar'.
There is now a manual on this site, see https://github.com/canboat/BR24radar_pi/wiki .
You can compile just this plugin without having to compile the entire OpenCPN source. If you check out the plugin source into the plugins subdirectory of your OpenCPN source tree, you can build it as part of it (exactly as with the versions prior to 1.0).
You will need the general preconditions for building OpenCPN from http://opencpn.org/ocpn/developers_manual .
The following command line snippets show how to build the entire package separately from the OpenCPN source.
In order to build multiple platforms you can build in separate
Obtain the source code
git clone https://github.com/canboat/BR24radar_pi.git
Build on Microsoft Windows
mkdir BR24radar_pi/build-win32 cd BR24radar_pi/build-win32 cmake .. cmake --build .
Windows note: You must place opencpn.lib into your build directory to be able to link the plugin DLL. You can get this file from your local OpenCPN build, or alternatively download from http://sourceforge.net/projects/opencpnplugins/files/opencpn_lib/
Creating a package on Microsoft Windows
cmake --build . --config release --target package
Build on Linux
Example on 64 bit Intel/AMD64 system:
mkdir BR24radar_pi/build-linux-x86_64 cd BR24radar_pi/build-linux-x86_64 cmake .. make
Creating a package on Linux
Build on Mac OS X:
XCode can be downloaded from the App Store.
Tools: Can be installed either manually or from Homebrew (http://brew.sh). Homebrew is highly recommended.
brew install cmake brew install gettext ln -s /usr/local/Cellar/gettext/0.19.2/bin/msgmerge /usr/local/bin/msgmerge ln -s /usr/local/Cellar/gettext/0.19.2/bin/msgfmt /usr/local/bin/msgfmt
To target older OS X versions than the one you are running, you need the respective SDKs installed. Official releases target 10.7. The easiest way to achieve that is using https://github.com/devernay/xcodelegacy
(do not use wxmac from Homebrew, it is not compatible with OpenCPN) Get wxWidgets 3.0.x source from http://wxwidgets.org Configure, build and install
cd wxWidgets-3.0.2 ./configure --enable-unicode --with-osx-cocoa --with-macosx-sdk=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.7 make sudo make install
Building the plugin
Before running cmake, you must set the deployment target to OS X 10.7 to be compatible with the libraries used by core OpenCPN
export MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.7 mkdir build-mac cd build-mac cmake .. make
Packaging on OS X
Get and install the Packages application from http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/Packages/about.html
The plugin code is licensed under the terms of the GPL v2.
This would be a pretty useless plugin if OpenCPN did not exist. Hurrah for @bdbcat!
The plugin was started by @cowelld, who took @bdbcat's Garmin radar plugin and the reverse engineered data from http://www.roboat.at/technologie/radar/ and created the first working version in 2012.
@canboat started helping Dave. Soon he implemented most of the 4G specific functionality, refactored the code, rewrote the control dialogs, implemented the guard zones, target trails, PPI windows, EBL/VRM and mouse cursor functionality.
@nohal contributed the packaging installers, without which this would still be a set of sources instead of deliverable packages for various platforms.
@Hakansv did a lot of testing and contributed the idle timer, and contributed work on the translations.
@douwefokkema also tested a lot and implemented the heading on radar functionality, optimised the OpenGL drawing, implemented the refresh rate code and optimised the target trails code.
@seandepagnier shader support and some optimizations.