version and it will upgrade OpenCPN, saving all your existing configuration and preferences.If this is a new installation, click on the Toolbox icon and configure your GPS source, chart directories, and other settings.If your installation goes well, but OpenCPN don't start as expected, try to download and installthese runtime components.
up to version 2.1.0 (from beta version2.2.1026, Windows 98 and Windows ME are no longer supported)
32/64 bit Ubuntu/Debian Distributions32 bit Fedora / Cent OS
If you are installing OpenCPN for the first time on a computer with Ubuntu, or any other Linux flavour, you have to go through afew steps to make sure that all dependencies are met. Ubuntu uses "deb" packages and Fedora uses the "rpm" packages.On Ubuntu, start "System->Administration->Synaptic". In Synaptic go to "Settings->Repositories" and tick the box"Community-maintained Open Source software (universe)". Close Synaptic.Download the correct .deb or .rpm fromopencpn.org/download.Use the stable release for navigation en route, or if you just started using OpenCPN.Click on the downloaded package. An installation manager will guide you on most Linux distributions. All dependencies shouldautomatically be installed. If you have problems with dependencies, run the recommended command line in the next paragraph.sudo gdebi <downloaded_opencpn_file.deb>. The command "gdebi" will automatically install the dependecies for you.It is also possible to install the package via dpkg or rpm, on the condition that all dependencies are met.To make sure that this isthe case on Ubuntu, open a terminal window to get a command line, (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and copy and pastethe following line:
sudo apt-get install libwxgtk2.8-0 libwxbase2.8-0 wx-common libglu1-mesa libgl1-mesa-glx zlib1g bzip2 gpsd gpsd-clients
. Then proceed with the commands below
For Ubuntu: $ sudo dpkg -i <downloaded_file.deb>For Fedora: # sudo yum install --nogpgcheck <downloaded_file.rpm>
The binary will be installed to
.If this is a new installation, click on the Toolbox icon and configure your GPS source, chart directories, and other settings.
Other 32 and 64bit Linux Distributions and the BSD operating systems.
Currently other distributions requires compiling the source. This will involve resolving various dependencies and is for folkscomfortable with developing on Linux.Download the source from fromopencpn.org/downloador directly from the Git server. The SourceForge link for this projectissourceforge.net/projects/opencpn/.Interested in maintaining a package for your favorite Linux distribution? Follow the SourceForge link above.This also includes the different BSD distributions. Report your experiences back to the forum.
A beta version of the 2.3.1 release for Mac OS X can be download fromhere. Unzip the download and drag it to your Appications folder.
Different versions of OpenCPN
Use a "stable", official release for actual navigation. The latest stable release is always available at the top of the download pageor from Source Forge.Beta releases are snapshots of the development process, and may contain errors or temporarily be unstable. Show stoppers arenormally fixed very quickly however. This is where the latest features first are seen. Most of the time the beta releases are quitestable and the OpenCPN team appreciate it if more experienced users test the releases and report back. The place to report bugsand suggest features isthe Tracker . To reachthe Tracker from the OpenCPN Web pages click on the "Tracker" tab at the upper
right (above the blue bar).To see what version you are using either look in ?->about or at the top of your display. A lot of information is also available inthe log file. See below.
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