OpenSkipper 1.6B

Timo has just released a new version of OpenSkipper (OpenSkipper 1.6B) for testing with better support for data formats. LatitudeDDMM and LongitudeDDDMM formats did not work with south and west value; they do now, plus you can also customise them. Download, as usual, is from our SourceForge site. All feedback welcome. Andrew

11 comments to OpenSkipper 1.6B

  • Henning Joergensen

    Hi
    Please give me a hint, how to change the com port.
    I get this message when i open OpenSkipper: An error occurred when opening
    the com port “Com27” The com27 don’t exist.
    Best regards
    Henning

  • Timo Lappalainen

    Hi,

    COM27 has been set as default for testing with com0com “null modem cable” bys using NEMA Simulator. You can set com port by going on menu View-“Data streams…” and select “NMEA 2000 (Actisense NGT-1-USB)” page. Then change on “Main NMEA2000” stream port to one, where you have Actisense connected. Then press “Connect” to open stream.

  • Henning

    Sorry, I just have to read some more about settings.

  • admin

    COM27 has been set as default for testing with com0com “null modem cable” bys using NEMA Simulator. You can set com port by going on menu View-“Data streams…” and select “NMEA 2000 (Actisense NGT-1-USB)” page. Then change on “Main NMEA2000” stream port to one, where you have Actisense connected. Then press “Connect” to open stream.

  • admin

    No problem! Andrew

  • Michael

    Hi All,

    I’m working on adding a new Frame Reader for the Yacht Device NMEA 2000 WiFi gateway (http://www.yachtd.com/products/wifi_gateway.html). It outputs the NMEA 2000 frames in RAW format. Is this something you would like to publish the code for? Would it be worth putting the source on GitHub?

    Thanks,
    Michael

  • admin

    We are definitely interested in your work so please share it with us. And yes source on Github would be great. Andrew

  • Michael

    Ok, great. I will get the code setup on GitHub with the OpenSkipper-1.6-src_20161217.zip version. I will create a tag for 1.6 and then put my changes in for NMEA 2000 Raw at 1.7.

    I will let you know when the source is up on GitHub. If you (and the other originators) create GitHub accounts, I can add you as admins or contributors so you can also update the code.

    Does that work for you?

    Thanks,
    Michael

  • admin

    Sounds great. Andrew

  • Michael

    Sure. I’ve got the code up on GitHub here: https://github.com/OpenSkipper

    I made a few tweaks to the readme and change.html files to make them display nicely in GitHub.

    I created a tag “1.6.2016.1217” based on the changes.html version history.

    We can merge any changes Timo is working on and give that a new version number.

    I can always wipe the repo and start it again.

    Thanks,
    Michael

  • admin

    Michael. Thanks for setting up OpenSolver on GitHub; it was well overdue! Andrew

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