Facebook

Login

Lost password?

Support Sailonline

If you haven't already - join the SAILONLINE YACHT CLUB!

Please also consider making a donation - all amounts are greatly appreciated!

Profile for kroppyer



Name kroppyer
Email Address info@kroppyer.nl
Website URLhttp://sol.kroppyer.nl
AvatarUsers avatar
Posts335
  • Re: Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    I don't think double (or triple) clicking has been implemented to go to max zoom immediately. But something very useful you may not be aware of is that you can shift-click and drag. This selects a region on the map, and when you release the mouse button, it zooms to that region of the map. Does that work for you, or would you still really like a way to go to max zoom immediately?

    In general, there multiple differences with the Flash client. Some things work slightly different, other things are simply not copied from the old client. If you find some feature in the Flash client useful, let us know what you use it for (like Rod did). This really helps. Maybe there is an alternative to achieve the same (or better), and if not. Who knows ij wants to implement it (for this it really helps to know how people are using features, and why they want them).

    --- Last Edited by kroppyer at 2020-01-27 20:43:58 ---
  • Re: Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    I have just noticed: if you have not yet registered in the race, to button to go to the new HTML client does not work properly, it will send you to the registration page, which will have forgotten that you wanted to see the new client and send you to the old Flash client. After registration, you can close the page/go back, and click the "New HTML5 client" button again.

    I will try and think of a fix for this.
  • Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    Blog post "New HTML5 client"

    Today a button appeared above the usual "GO TO RACE" button. This new button reads "New HTML5 client" and clicking it brings you to the new HTML5 client. You may have heard the rumours that this new client was under development and will eventually replace the Flash client we are used to. As Flash is being phased out it is becoming increasingly difficult to use sailonline in new browsers, so it is vital to have an alternative. Let me take this opportunity to thank our SOLer ij, who has been responsible for the existence of this new client, brightening the future of sailonline.

    We are now making this new HTML5 client available for everyone to use. Be aware that the client is still in a testing phase and that there may still be some bugs and problems with it. The user interface and general functionality are mostly the same as in the Flash client, but you may notice some differences, for example:
    - There are no contour lines indicating wind strength. The client is not completely finished yet and this is one aspect where work is still being done.
    - The TWA input field for steering requires a + or - sign. This should prevent some of the accidental tacks we have probably all experienced when we forgot the - sign.
    - You can monitor multiple chatrooms at the same time. You can now use the chatrooms English and the one for your native language at the same time!
    A longer list of changes can be found here. Use that chat and forum to talk with each other about using the new client and its new features. Some SOLers already have some experience with it and may be able to give you some tips and tricks.

    --- Last Edited by kroppyer at 2020-01-11 18:35:57 ---
  • WANTED: Testers new client
    Board » General Discussion
    Hello all,

    First let me bring you the good news that a SOLer has stepped up a while ago and started work on a new HTML5 client. We hope this client will ultimately replace the current Flash client, as Flash support gets removed from browsers over the next years.

    This new HTML5 client is now ready for some testing. We would like to select a handful of people that want to (1) test the new client and (2) be a guide to the new client once everyone else starts using it.

    As someone in this group
    (1) you will communicate with each other about their findings and maintain a list of bugs and feedback together, and
    (2) Once we believe the most important issues are all resolved, we will open the new client to the public and we would like you to answer questions in chat/forum when you are online and generally help people get started. If new problems are discovered, you can add them to the list.

    For (1) it would be nice if some of the people in the group have some affection/knowledge of web technologies or software testing.

    For (2) it would be nice if you are an active SOLer that is available in chat relatively frequently. It would be good to have some people from the non-English communities, like for example French, Italian and Spanish. But communication within the group and with us will be in English. Also SOLers from the Americas and Australasia are most welcome to join in order to have our "guides" spread over all time zones.

    If you are interested to be part of this group of "early adopters", please send an e-mail to my @sailonline.org address: huib@
    And if you know of people that may be interested, but sure to point them to this post.
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Regarding the converter on sol.kroppyer.nl:
    1) I have updated the autodetection for columns. It should now automatically detect the COG (T) column instead of defaulting to the 8th column.

    2) The default is still to use AWA for the sign of TWA. The recent example csv file I have shows negative AWA values where TWA values are positive, leading me to believe that the TWA values still do not distinguish between port and starboard tack while AWA values do.

    --- Last Edited by kroppyer at 2019-05-07 11:47:48 ---
  • Re: RIP psail - Joao Malafaia
    Board » General Discussion
    I'll miss the positive energy and enthusiasm you spread, João. Let it remain spreading.

    A Big Hug



    --- Last Edited by kroppyer at 2019-04-08 23:12:57 ---
  • Re: API
    Board » Technical Discussion
    There is an API, but it is not publicly documented (actually, it is not documented at all). Many people (including myself) have used this to create third party tools. There is an android client that uses this API. I believe only the process of registering in a race was a problem, otherwise a complete client can be built.

    Significant work has been done with relation to a non-flash client (HTLM5). If you are interested in working on such a client (as sol volunteer or as a private project) then please do get in touch (via the admin@ e-mail address, or contact me directly via huib@). We would love to get you started. Also for other 3rd party tools I offer my help in working with the API. I always do this with one condition: the tool should be publicly available to everyone for free. I have helped Kipper for example when he was getting started with his DC checker and/or auto grib downloader tool(s).
  • Re: Help with polars ( with help of brainaid toolbox)
    Board » Technical Discussion
    I started developing SPINNACER exactly with this in mind: I needed a way to accurately determine SOG at a given windspeed and angle and use this in calculations.

    SPINNACER offers both a graphical as a numerical way to do this. It may be a bit cumbersome at the start, but it sounds like this is the tool you're looking for.
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    I will once again put up the SOTP flag in flagpole for everyone who had _SOTP added to their name by RC. If you're not familiar with the concept of flagpole: it gives a number of unofficial rankings per race, for example a ranking with only people who declared to sail SOTP. In order to declare this using flagpole, you hoist a flag. You can hoist multiple flags in order to appear in multiple rankings (I believe there's even a 60+ flag for "senior citizens").

    The continuous scale of SOTP'ing

    The SOTP flag is traditionally for those who do not use routing software. Other tools are allowed, like WxInspector.

    From what I understand, in this particular race if you declare to sail SOTP via this thread, you declare note to use any external tools, so no WxInspector or brainaid DC editor. This is a little bit more strict that what the SOTP flag has been used for in the past, but if you declared to sail SOTP in this thread, you are definitely qualified to fly the SOTP flag on flagpole.

    I have now also added the RETRO flag. If you hoist this flag you declare not to use any modern help. You only use the official sailonline clients and the options within, but nothing else. You won't even use spreadsheets or calculators. I will not hoist this flag on behalf of you when you declared you are sailing SOTP in this thread, but feel free to hoist the flag yourself over on sol.kroppyer.nl/flagpole/ if you are the die-hard SOTP'er.

    ______________
    While you're logged in at flagpole, you can also hoist a couple of other flags. I personally like the sleepy pennant, which you can hoist in order to be ranked together with other people who don't get up in the middle of the night for a wx update.
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Flagpole news: I have set the SOTP flag for everyone who had _SOTP added to their boatname by RainbowChaser after posting in this thread. You can manually hoist and lower flags for your boat. Have a look at the "RETRO" flag for the die hard SOTP'ers.

    Anyway, now you can find an (unofficial) SOTP ranking here: http://sol.kroppyer.nl/flagpole/index.php?view=ranking&raceid=1135&flagid=5

Races

Next Race: 00d 00h 00m


Current Races:

BA-Rio 2020
Bemvindo/Bienvenidos to BA-Rio Race 2020, designed by SOL'er zero in 2013. This is a replica of a classic triennial race of 1,118nm between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, first run in 1947.
Race #1323
Infofrom brainaid.de
Riptide 50 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
SYCCH-SYCQ1-SUPSERSOL-SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic

Race starts: Feb 01st 18:00 Registration will open soon
New HTML5 Client GO TO RACE

Up Helly Aa 2020
A-OI!!! The dark of winter is beginning to lift and across the Shetland Islands the light of fire festivals hastens the arrival of spring. The Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick is the biggest of them all and so, as is Sailonline's tradition, we shall be racing to Lerwick to (virtually) take part in the Up Helly Aa festivities there which take place this year on Tuesday, 28 January. SAILING NOTE: Gruney may be approached from any direction but must be passed for rounding purposes as indicated on the chart.
Race #1321
INFO from brainaid.de
Elan 410 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING: SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Jan 27th 11:00 Registration Open!
New HTML5 Client GO TO RACE

Martinique Sprint 2020
One of the surprising things about France is that you find nice little departments of it everywhere; here, par example, in the Caribbean Sea's Windward Isles. Yes, Martinique is part of the European Union, and for a few Euro coin you can charter an F18 catamaran to explore the beaches along its eastern coast. There's an online race on here as well on Saturday, January 25; just 21.5nm from Île Cabrits to Le Robert. Why not join in?
Race #1313
INFO by brainaid.de
F18 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
SPRCH - SUPSOL - SRQ1 - SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic

RACE CLOSE: Sunday,
February 2 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Jan 25th 18:00 Registration Closed
New HTML5 Client GO TO RACE

3CR - Caen Channel Craic 2020
This 975 NM course first run in 2011 mixes challenging coastal sailing through the Solent with a tricky triangular course across the Celtic Sea before finishing in Normandy.
You are provided with our excellent "Club Swan 50" to do it!
Race #1320
INFO from brainaid.de
Club Swan 50 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
RACE CLOSE: Wednesday,
January 29 at 23:00 UTC.
Race starts: Jan 19th 16:00 Registration Closed
New HTML5 Client GO TO RACE

Go to race archive

SYC Ranking

  1. Sailonline Yacht Club Member bonknhoot
  2. Sailonline Yacht Club Member WRmirekd
  3. Sailonline Yacht Club Member calmxy
  4. Sailonline Yacht Club Member rafa
  5. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Mouthansar
  6. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Beliberda
  7. Sailonline Yacht Club Member knockando60
  8. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Kipper1258
  9. Sailonline Yacht Club Member HappyHour
  10. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Wolff

View full list

Series

Mobile Client

SYC members have the benefit of access to our mobile/lightweight web client!

The mobile client