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post #11 of 27 Old 10-12-2009
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I had trouble with configure. If you are on ubuntu it needs libwxbase,libwxbasedev and libwx common, and libwxheaders installed along with libglu1mesadev and a package that went along with it.!
If you are using Ubuntu, why not just use the .deb package?
Took me 30 secs to install.
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If you are using Ubuntu, why not just use the .deb package?
Took me 30 secs to install.
That was a few months ago. There is a deb package now.

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I use The Capn but I wanted to try this product on my Win XP machine. I only used it on one trip across the bay at the end of the season. It seemed to work just fine.
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Lightbulb Opencpn Version 1.3.6 released!

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Opencpn Version 1.3.6 was released on 05 January, 2010.

This is a maintenance release containing the following enhancements:

1. Add basic GRIB file decoding and chart overlay display.
2. Improve and expand NMEA message type support.
3. Improved documentation.
4. Add modular international language support.
5. Assorted usability and reliability improvements.

See the Changelog for full details.
You can get the newest version at sourceforge or at the new, dedicated openCPN website.


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Installed the latest on two Linux platforms, Ubuntu and Fedora. The Ubuntu install was painless and took just a few mins. The Fedora install had troubles. Had to install wxWidgets and make is still giving me compile errors. Havent tried windows yet, but plan to this weekend as I have one of those laptops on the boat.

Just today got some charts loaded, working on the GPS interface, and more to do. So far, it seems to work well but I have just scratched the surface.

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I installed it on my laptop last week it's cool! But I can't figure out how to get it to open charts that I've downloaded from noaa. I'm sure it's a no brainer for most of you but I'm stumped.

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I installed it on my laptop last week it's cool! But I can't figure out how to get it to open charts that I've downloaded from noaa. I'm sure it's a no brainer for most of you but I'm stumped.
Click the Wrench icon and then the Charts tab.

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The built in charts work Chuck, it's the one's I got from Noaa .. don't know what file to copy them to for CPN to open them.

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The built in charts work Chuck, it's the one's I got from Noaa .. don't know what file to copy them to for CPN to open them.
I simply used the Charts tab and added the directory where I saved the charts that I downloaded from NOAA. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your question.

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Denise - Chuck's got the right method.

Step 1) Download the charts from NOAA. I like downloading by state best. Make a note of which folder the charts are saved to on your harddrive.

Step 2) Open said folder and unzip the files from NOAA. They should by default get unzipped into the same folder used for the original download.

Step 3) Click the "Wrench" tool on OpenCPN and then click the "Charts" tab.

Step 4) Within the charts tab, navigate to the folder on your harddrive where the charts were unzipped.

Step 5) Click "Add Selection"

Step 6) Click "Ok"

You should then see OpenCPN loading the charts.

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