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  • DC Checker Release 3.1.1
    Board » Technical Discussion
    Version 3.1.1 is now available which fixes the rendering and some other issues with Golden Globe leg 2.

    If you have set up AGL correctly in the past according to the install instructions, you should only have to download put AutoGribLoader 3 1 1.jar in the same folder as the old version (e.g. AutoGribLoader 3 1 0.jar), and then download and run AGVersion.bat. This will cause AG.bat to now use the correct version.

    Both these files are in the root of the OneDrive folder link.


    --- Last Edited by Kipper1258 at 2018-09-20 01:44:20 ---
  • Changes to DC Checker batch files for Mac and Linux
    Board » Technical Discussion
    I'm not sure why, but underscores are being stripped out. The spaces in autoGribLoader 3 1 1.jar are underscores.

    Also, if these instructions are not quite correct, please update. I don't have a Mac or Linux.

    If someone does get these working, please add to a zip file and upload and I will add to future releases.

    --- Last Edited by Kipper1258 at 2018-09-20 01:38:07 ---

    --- Last Edited by Kipper1258 at 2018-09-20 02:02:24 ---
  • Changes to DC Checker batch files for Mac and Linux
    Board » Technical Discussion
    I think that this is what you need to do.

    Firstly, I think you need to install bash, the command line equivalent to windows.
    Then,
    1. Make a folder for placing the .jar file. Suggest you make a root folder sol, and under that, java.
    2. Make the maplibrary folder under sol
    3. Unzip the maps there
    4. Make a race folder (eg, race1), copy the .ini file into there.
    5. Make sure you have java installed
    6. Make a file called agl.sh and add these lines to it

    #!/bin/bash
    setenv AGVersion autoGribLoader 3 1 1.jar
    setenv AGInstallDir /sol/java/
    java -jar $AGInstallDir$AGVersion autoGribLoader.ini $AGVersion
    read -p Press any key to continue....
    exit

    Note: autoGribLoader 3 1 .jar must match the latest jar file version that is in the folder /sol/java/ . Edit these two lines as necessary.

    7. Start a bash shell (use your terminal window) and cd to /sol/race1, where the agl.sh resides. Enter the command

    chmod +x agl.sh

    8. You should now be able to run agl.sh which should launch AGL. You can now configure as per manual.
    9. You can now make more race folders for your different races, and copy agl.sh and the autoGribLoader.ini across into those folders.

    Remember to change to port number for each AGL instance. If a port number is already in use, it cannot be used by AGL.
  • Problem with GG Leg 2 Map rendering
    Board » Technical Discussion
    There is a problem with the OpenGL map rendering with the Golden Globe leg 2. I'm trying to work out how to fix it and it could take a while. A temporary work around which will work for the next few weeks is to do the following.
    1.In the folder SOLGribXml, open the file auth_raceinfo_1181.xml.
    2. On line 9 change <maxlon>360.0</maxlon> to <maxlon>359.9</maxlon>
    3. Save the file and restart AGL.

    This will fix the southern hemisphere.

    There is also an issue that the IRL boats are outside the grib area and is causing the AIS engine to repor errors. This is not serious and I will fix that at the same time.
  • Re: Carib Rum Run 2018
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Saltheart Ripper will be back with rum soaked kipper.

    ye salthearted ripper... yer moniker shall be seen by all
    __________________

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2018-09-12 09:45:22 ---
  • DC Checker Releases - 3.1.0 - Additional Feature
    Board » Technical Discussion
    I forgot to include this in the User Guide.

    If the first DC time falls inside the haulback period (one hour before the race start), the trace is modified to reflect the result in the real race. No changes are made to the actual DC’s. This works in the following way.
    A scan of the DC’s is made and the last DC before the race start is determined. Any DC’s earlier than that one are ignored ( the last DC to fire in the haulback period sets the boat’s course, the others are redundant). The time of that DC is adjusted to the race start time and the remaining DC’s are then computed. This prevents the drift in the trace caused by the boat having velocity, but not actually moving in the haul back period.

    A new copy of the user guide is now available.


    --- Last Edited by Kipper1258 at 2018-04-17 02:18:36 ---
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    I presume you are on windows 10. More applications or sub-processes of applications show this crash .....

    Not sure who posted this, be good to add who you are.

    Yes, I am on Windows 10, and a "bit of patience" is not the issue. I discovered this by accidentally clicking Start NMEA, not deliberately.

    The steps I detailed are to allow debugging - reproducible bugs are fixable.

    The way I would solve the problem is to disable the icon until it the process is complete so it is not possible to try and start/stop whilst it is starting. That should prevent the crash.

    It's still there in 5.8.0.



    --- Last Edited by Kipper1258 at 2018-04-16 09:59:54 ---
  • 40ft Polars for AGL 3.1.0
    Board » Technical Discussion
    I've included a copy of all the 40ft polars, both here and with the new release. These will need to reside in the polar library for the Boat Data Table to work correctly in the 40ft Series.
  • Upgrading from a previous version
    Board » Technical Discussion
    I should also mention that if you have set AGL correctly in the past according to the install instructions, you should only have to put AutoGribLoader 3 1 0.jar in the same folder as the old version (e.g. AutoGribLoader 3 0 9.jar), and then run AGVersion.bat included in the zip file. This will cause AG.bat to now use the correct version.
  • DC Checker Releases - 3.1.0
    Board » Technical Discussion
    Version 3.1.0 is now available and has the following enhancements:

    1. SOL radio button on parameters tab logs the boat in as SOL. No need to change ID and password.
    2. Features for the 40 ft Series
    i. Added polar library for qtVlm boat polars. Polars automatically copied to the library if the polar does not already exist in that folder.
    ii. Support for an alternative polar to be used
    iii. Boat speeds in the Boat Data table will use the correct polar, provided it exists in the polar library
    3. Added GPX export for waypoint files
    4. Added editing commands (move, insert, delete, edit) for waypoints (OpenGL editor only)
    5. Optional clean up of the polar directory. Deletes all polar files not applicable to the current race (Does not affect the polar library)
    6. Automatic clean up of other files no longer applicable to the current active races.
    7. Ability to graphically subset a grib. (OpenGL editor only)

    Bug fixes – 3.1.0

    1. Maps have been cleaned up to fix errors caused with the Longitude 180 E.
    2. Import and export of GPX files now works.

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Race #1181
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To reflect the challenge being undertaken by the real racers, as announced previously, SOL invites all who feel so inclined to add their boat name to the post in FORUM declaring you will race by the proverbial "Seat Of The Pants" (SOTP) with no outside assistance from routing software or other external aids, BEFORE THE STARTING GUN IS FIRED.
To simulate the real race which features a 90 minute minimum stopover in Storm Bay, SOL’s online version has been divided into two legs. This first leg then is from Les Sables-d’Olonne to Storm Bay. When the leaders approach Storm Bay, Leg 2 from thence back to Les Sables via Cape Horn, will open. YOU MAY NOT START LEG 2 UNTIL AT LEAST 90 MINUTES AFTER FINISHING LEG 1. The penalty for starting Leg 2 before finishing Leg 1 is NO RANKING. The penalty for starting Leg 2 within 90 minutes of finishing Leg 1 is 5x the time you started too early.
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Race #1154
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Rustler 36 PARTICULARS
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