OpenSkipper is updated whenever new features are added or bugs fixed. Please check out the blog page for release details.
You can download the OpenSkipper executable and run it directly on any Windows system that already has .Net already installed. OpenSkipper will also run on Linux under the Mono environment (although we test this less frequently).
To download OpenSkipper:
Make sure you have a recent version of the .Net framework installed (which you almost certainly will do on any recent Windows version).
1/ The latest version of OpenSkipper can be found on Timo Lappelainen’s site. (You can download earlier versions from our OpenSkipper Source Forge site). Download the .zip file, and save it to a suitable temporary location.
2/ Right click on the downloaded .zip file, choose Properties, and click the Unblock button (if there is one) to mark the file as ‘safe’.
3/ Extract the files from the .zip file
4/ For testing, you probably want to download some sample log files and extract these to a folder, or install NMEA Simulator (see below)
5/ Double click on the executable OpenSkipper.exe to run OpenSkipper. (There is no need to install OpenSkipper; it can just be run directly.)
The C# .Net source code can also be downloaded from the OpenSkipper Source Forge site.
Note: Versions 1.3 and 1.4, dated from 20140511, include improvements made by Timo Lappalainen.
You may also like to download NMEA Simulator developed by Timo Lappalainen as part of his creation of OpenSkipper v1.3. He has provided detailed instructions on using NMEA Simulator with OpenSkipper.