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@keesverruijt keesverruijt released this Sep 24, 2017 · 1 commit to master since this release

Navico broadband radar plugin

The v3.0 release is now complete.

The following functional changes have been implemented compared to v2.1:

  • Radar antenna offset relative to GPS can be set, for better overlay at a very short range.
  • Revert range zooming to be "+" for longer range (zoom out) and "-" for shorter range (zoom in).
  • PPI head up mode is stabilized by the compass when a compass is available.
  • PPI course up mode is synchronized to OpenCPN course up mode and uses the same algorithm.
  • AIS and ARPA targets are (optionally) shown on the PPI windows.
  • Radar targets can be selected with the mouse and then added as a MARPA target.
  • Guard zones can generate ARPA targets.

Note that for all releases we recommend using OpenCPN 4.8.2 which was released on Feb 7, 2018.

Downloads

See below for Microsoft Windows and macOS. Ubuntu downloads are available in the OpenCPN PPA at https://launchpad.net/~opencpn/+archive/ubuntu/opencpn .

Assets 4
Sep 24, 2017
Production version 3.0
Pre-release

@keesverruijt keesverruijt released this Sep 11, 2017 · 40 commits to master since this release

This is the 4th beta release, and the only difference to the projected production version is that we are going to add some more translations for production, unless people report urgent bugs (which is what happened with the previous 'final beta', unfortunately.)

The following functional changes have been implemented compared to v2.1:

  • Radar antenna offset relative to GPS can be set, for better overlay at very short range.
  • Revert range zooming to be "+" for longer range (zoom out) and "-" for shorter range (zoom in).
  • PPI head up mode is stabilized by the compass when a compass is available.
  • PPI course up mode is synchronized to OpenCPN course up mode and uses the same algorithm.
  • AIS and ARPA targets are (optionally) shown on the PPI windows.
  • Radar targets can be selected with the mouse and then added as a MARPA target.
  • Guard zones can generate ARPA targets.
Assets 4
Pre-release

@keesverruijt keesverruijt released this Sep 7, 2017 · 57 commits to master since this release

This is the final beta release, and the only difference to the projected production version is that we are going to add some more translations for production.

The following functional changes have been implemented compared to v2.1:

  • Radar antenna offset relative to GPS can be set, for better overlay at very short range.
  • Revert range zooming to be "+" for longer range (zoom out) and "-" for shorter range (zoom in).
  • PPI head up mode is stabilized by the compass when a compass is available.
  • PPI course up mode is synchronized to OpenCPN course up mode and uses the same algorithm.
  • AIS targets are shown on the PPI windows.
  • Radar targets can be selected with the mouse and then added as a MARPA target.
  • Guard zones can generate ARPA targets.
Assets 4
Pre-release

@keesverruijt keesverruijt released this Aug 17, 2017 · 82 commits to master since this release

The BR24 plugin team is happy to announce the second beta for the 3.0 release, hot on the heels of the OpenCPN 4.8.0 release. On Microsoft Windows it requires 4.8.0 -- older versions will not work.

The primary feature for this release is the capability to convert radar targets into MARPA (Mini Automatic Radar Plotting Aid) and ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aid) targets which are then shown as OpenCPN AIS like targets both on the chart and on the PPI radar windows.

To make this function we had to add AIS targets to the PPI radar windows, a useful feature in itself.

The menu structure has been improved and stability increased, in particular on shutdown.

Compared to beta 1 we fixed an issue that caused a hang when hiding/showing the radar windows.

Assets 4
Pre-release

@keesverruijt keesverruijt released this Aug 16, 2017 · 84 commits to master since this release

This release has been superceded by beta 2 - https://github.com/canboat/BR24radar_pi/releases/tag/v3.0-beta2

The BR24 plugin team is happy to announce the first beta for the 3.0 release, hot on the heels of the OpenCPN 4.8.0 release. On Microsoft Windows it requires 4.8.0 -- older versions will not work.

The primary feature for this release is the capability to convert radar targets into MARPA (Mini Automatic Radar Plotting Aid) and ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aid) targets which are then shown as OpenCPN AIS like targets both on the chart and on the PPI radar windows.

To make this function we had to add AIS targets to the PPI radar windows, a useful feature in itself.

The menu structure has been improved and stability increased, in particular on shutdown.

Assets 2

@keesverruijt keesverruijt released this Aug 25, 2016 · 396 commits to master since this release

A small bug fix and minor functionality tweaks release.

The changes over 2.0 are:

  • Terminology changes so that it uses as much as possible that of professional radars.
  • Heading input priority has been fixed. A GPS compass providing only true heading is now handled correctly.
  • Radar type (BR24/3G/4G) detection has been improved.
  • Width of menu is now calculated correctly.
  • Non-ASCII characters are now drawn correctly on PPI window (useful when using translations.)
  • Radar startup and shutdown phases are shown quicker and correctly.
  • Mono color mode has been removed. Multi color mode can choose all colors (3 strengths of radar echo, and a start and finish color for target trails.)
  • The options dialog has been re-formatted.
  • The options dialog is now accessible via Menu -> Advanced -> Preferences.
  • A heading line, if available, is now drawn on the PPI window.
  • Translations.
  • Bug fixes.
Assets 4

@keesverruijt keesverruijt released this Aug 8, 2016 · 434 commits to master since this release

This is the initial release for v2 that is meant for the general public.

New since the last beta:

  • New functionality: radar trails in both true and relative motion form. Very cool.
  • Shutdown stability has been fixed. wxWidgets was messing up on Windows. Now we use our own mechanism to stop threads.
  • Radar heading is now available with BR24 and 3G, not just 4G.
  • Easy switch between overlay of radar A and B (4G) when not using any PPI radar windows.
  • SVG icons.
  • Friendly girl's voice announcing a guard alarm.
  • Many smaller usability things.
Assets 10
Pre-release

@keesverruijt keesverruijt released this Jun 26, 2016 · 111 commits to radarwindow since this release

The third and possibly last Beta release. The number of loose ends is rapidly dwindling.

New features:

  • The radar window has been finetuned.
  • The control and menu location is now much more refined.
  • The View sub menu has been introduced. This contains all view oriented items that are not controlled by the radar, like head up/north up, multi sweep filter, etc.
  • Two EBLs and VRMs per radar.
  • Target trails for 15/30/60/180s/indefinite.
Assets 10
May 22, 2016
first beta 1.330
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