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.