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 Dingo



Name Dingo
Email Address johnhockings@outlook.com
AvatarUsers avatar
Posts61
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Many thanks matai, we very much appreciate your contribution to SOL and also for dealing with ongoing isuues. I wonder of you remember me..I helped you with an English version of the QtVlm manual a few years ago, before you had any real connection to SOL. It's been quite a journey! :)
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    I routed and saved the routing. But after that, it was still working. Then I moved the QT window below other windows I was using, mainly Chrome browser windows.

    When the time came to do the next routing, I clicked on the QT window to bring it to the top, and the drop tabs weren't working.

    The qt window would have been beneath other windows for around six hours (time between WXs) though occasionally I return and check progress during that 6 hour period. Somewhere in that time frame, it suddenly stops working properly.

    --- Last Edited by Dingo at 2017-09-19 10:44:03 ---

    --- Last Edited by Dingo at 2017-09-19 10:44:36 ---

    --- Last Edited by Dingo at 2017-09-19 10:45:17 ---
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Sorry this is so elusive matai. The drop down menus for grib, routings and routes are the ones which cease to drop down. Left clicking on then lights them up purple okay, but no drop down menu appears. Right clicking on them still works giving a drop down menu. Everything else in QT appears to keep functioning..nmea instruments, tracking, etc etc. I did try resizing the window last time it happened but it didn't help. cheers.
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Sorry to report, the beta is exhibiting the same behaviour for me as did the previous issues.

  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    So far so good but I have been moving locations and needing to reboot QT quite a few times. I'm now back at home and will keep testing the beta..
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Thanks, I will try.
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Hi again. To answer you perhaps I can try to describe it this way. Firstly, I am doing exactly the same as I have done for years: open QT, load correct polar, load grib, start NMEA, loads marks, create a routing, convert to route, and export the csv file. Then I let QT sit open behind my browser screen. When the new grib arrives, I go back to QT to load it, and now often find that when I return to QT, and mouse over the grib tab, it is unresponsive (ie, won't drop down a menu) though it lights up a kind of purple.

    So actually I am not doing anything immediately before this freeze occurs. It does either occur at some time while the QT window is open in the background, or it occurs immediately I bring it to the foreground and place the mouse over the grib button.

    Hope that helps explain it a bit better, and thanks so much for investigating.
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Hi Matai, for me, the problem used to occur perhaps 6 to 18 hours after a restart, with NMEA instruments running continuously. Eventually, when returning to QT and getting ready to load a new grib, or to do a new routing, I would notice the frozen tabs for grib, routes and routings. I tried decreasing the detail of the displayed grib and it seemed to hold off the problem a bit longer. However, for the last week, I have been shutting down once a day (actually every 14 hours) and so I have not had the issue. Going back 2-3 months or so (I can't remember when this problem first appeared) to when I didn't have any issues, I could leave QT running for days without any issues at all. cheers John
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Thanks Oxygen. For me, two Lenovo desktops, and one Toshiba laptop, and all exhibit the same QtVlm problem I describe in my post above. All are running Windows 10 64 bit, and a check on all computers when QT problem is happening shows there is still spare computer memory.

    I am running nmea, but I recently have reduced the detail of my grib display (see my post above), which so far has helped I think.

    Please note that this issue began perhaps 2 months ago at the most, and before that with previous issues of QtVlm I did not have this problem. When the problem started, it began on all three computers at the same time.

    See also my post above, when problem occurs, it only affects the grib, routing and routes tab. Other functions of QT continue as normal. The performance of the rest of the computer is not affected.

    cheers
    John





    --- Last Edited by Dingo at 2017-09-08 11:54:56 ---

    --- Last Edited by Dingo at 2017-09-08 11:56:12 ---
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    So far, my grib reduction strategy has stopped the freezing.....

Races

Next Race: 00d 00h 00m


Current Races:

Silverrudder - "Challenge of the Sea" 2017
Sailonline welcomes you to the second "buddy-up" with "Silverrudder - Challenge of the Sea" in the 2017 edition race around the Danish Island of Funen.
With shallow waters and a strong current this close inshore race is truly a challenge. One of three regattas around Funen each year, this race is the only one for single handed racing. Will our new X-99'er be a match for the real fleet, including the seventeen X-99'ers?
Time will tell!

It is highly recommended that you read these special circumstances for the start of Silverrudder 2017
Starting Circumstances


Race #1082
INFO from brainaid.de
X-99 Singlehanded Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT Classic
Race starts: Sep 22nd 10:00 Registration Open!
GO TO RACE

Hauraki TIMED Race 2017
This TIMED race completes SOL’s Q3 sojourn on the waters of New Zealand’s capital-of-sail. This time we are switching our trusty Young 88s for the more muscular Young11s which on previous occasions have managed to lap the selected 35nm circuit borrowed from SSANZ in less than 4 hours and 35 minutes. Good luck!
RE-REGISTER HERE to race again after finishing a run
Race #1071
INFO by brainaid.de
Young11 POLAR
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING:
TRCH-SUPSOL-TRQ3-SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
RACE CLOSE: Sunday, 1 October at 2300utc
Race starts: Sep 21st 10:00 Registration will open soon
GO TO RACE

CANY-LANEX Offshore Cup 2017
Welcome to the southern shores of the Baltic Sea and the 2017 running of the annual race from Kühlungsborn to/round the lighthouse on the island of Christiansö east of Bornholm and back. Are you up to this challenge? There is a real fleet to beat!
Race #1078
INTRO BLOGPOST
INFO by brainaid.de
X-35 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING: SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Sep 18th 07:00 Registration Open!
GO TO RACE

Caribbean Rum Run 2017
Welcome to the 2017 running of Sailonline’s annual Pirate PRIZE race run close to International Talk Like a Pirate Day on 19 September. This is a 1759nm slalom through the rum islands of the Caribbean, collecting barrels to bring to the rum-parched beaches of Mexico. If ye scurvy swabs are up ter it, then don a piratical disguise by becoming an SYC Member and requesting to change your boat name for this race only!
Race #1076
INTRO BLOGPOST
INFO from brainaid.de
Open 60 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
PRIZE: SMPF
Race starts: Sep 13th 10:00 Registration Open!
GO TO RACE

Victoria to Maui 2017
The Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race, first contested in 1968, is the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest ocean racing running every two years and the real race organisers are gearing up for the 2018 event. This year, however, Sailonline invites the SOL fleet to run ahead of schedule with this race of 2308nm from Victoria, British Columbia to Hawaii, finishing off Lahaina Maui.
Race #1075
INFOfrom brainaid.de
Riptide 50 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: OCCH–OCQ3-SUPSOL-SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
RACE CLOSE: Thursday, 21 September at 2300utc
Race starts: Sep 05th 18:00 Registration Closed
GO TO RACE

Go to race archive

SYC Ranking

  1. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Alexandria
  2. Sailonline Yacht Club Member rumskib
  3. Sailonline Yacht Club Member bonknhoot
  4. Sailonline Yacht Club Member longreacher
  5. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Kipper1258
  6. Sailonline Yacht Club Member rafa
  7. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Billy
  8. Sailonline Yacht Club Member knockando60
  9. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Bimmer
  10. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Zoe

View full list

Series

Mobile Client

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

The mobile client