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FindIt Plugin for OpenCPN

This is FindIt originally developed by Konnibe. I have forked this from his git repository and I am continuing development. Konnibe has been unable to continue development on this logbook due to ill health.

This plugin can work together with the LogbookKonni plugin. If there are items ready for buying and the Buy It button is pushed, the item(s) will be transferred to the Maintenance/BuyParts page on the Logbook plugin.


Binary Distribution

Stand by, we're working on it.


This plugin now builds out of the OpenCPN source tree. You do not need to build the entire of OpenCPN or even clone it from git just to build this plugin. It should, however, also successfully build from inside the OpenCPN source tree along with the rest of OpenCPN if you clone it into the OpenCPN/plugins directory.

If you need instructions as to how to build OpenCPN then see the developers manual at http://opencpn.org/ocpn/developers_manual

You need to have all of the dependencies required to compile OpenCPN installed in order to be able to build this plugin. Those might vary depending on your system.

Clone this repository from github

You might choose to fork this repository on github so you might use your own git: URL instead of the one below.

git clone https://github.com/ptulp/FindIt_pi

or, from your own fork, a command similar to this (replace ptulp with your own git user name):

git clone git@github.com:ptulp/FindIt_pi.git FindIt_pi

Build on Linux

Note that you will need to have all of the development tools installed that are required to build OpenCPN. If you have any doubts then run the cmake .. command and it will complain about missing dependencies. At the very least you will need the g++ compiler and development libraries, cmake, gettext, so install those first and see how far you get.

mkdir FindIt_pi/build
cd FindIt_pi/build
cmake ..
cmake --build .

Build on Mac OS X

Tools: Can be installed either manually or from Homebrew (http://brew.sh)

#brew install git #If I remember well, it is already available on the system
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. The easiest way to achieve that is using https://github.com/devernay/xcodelegacy

Building wxWidgets

(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.sdk/ --with-macosx-version-min=10.7 --enable-aui --disable-debug --enable-opengl
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


mkdir FindIt_pi/build
cd FindIt_pi/build
cmake ..
cmake --build .


Packaging on Linux

From inside the build directory, the following command will make packages for your current platform against the as-built code:

make package

Note that you will need to have the packaging tools installed for your platform and any other platforms that you build packages for. e.g. on Ubuntu you will need the development tools required to build deb file as well as the rpm package required to build RPM files.

To check the contents of the Debian/Ubuntu package, use this command:

dpkg -c FindIt_pi_1.01-1_amd64.deb

Packaging on OS X

Get and install the Packages application from http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/Packages/about.html After installing Packages create the Plugin package.

make create-pkg

This will create the FindIt-Plugin_1.XXXX.pkg file in the build directory. Executing this file will install the plugin.

Enable the Plugin

  • Start OpenCPN
  • Select Options from the toolbar (spanner icon) and go to the Plugins tab.
  • Select the FindIt plugin and click Enable to enable the plugin.


The plugin code is licensed under the terms of the GPL v2 or, at your will, later.