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Name Dingo
Email Address johnhockings@outlook.com
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  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Cheers, understood! :)
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Solved on my computers too.

    I have a request. I really like the feature where the loaded grib is displayed on the QtVlm window header. It's a great easy check to make sure you are routing with the correct grib.

    I wonder if it is possible to also include up here the boat polar which is loaded? This would mean that is very easy to double check both current grib and polar before routing.

    Perhaps though the real estate in the header is too limited if a number of gribs are loaded at once?

    The reason I ask is because a number of us old-timers have been known to route with the wrong polar if we are sailing a couple of races at the same time. ;)

    --- Last Edited by Dingo at 2017-12-15 00:31:41 ---
  • Re: Start times
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    I think Simemali has made some good points. :)
  • Re: Start times
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    Thanks Richard.
  • Start times
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    Hi, I am seeking your thoughts on start times. Whilst I understand that some start times are set by a buddy-up, and perhaps logistically with the Timed Races, I am wondering why some other races start some 30 minutes before a WX update (eg The Valetta race).

    Given that we have SOLers spread across many many time zones, this practice almost certainly ensures quite a few SOLers need to not only get up at two or three in the morning, but further, have to stay awake for another half an hour and re-do all their DCs to cope with the new WX.

    If however the race started 30 minutes after the WX, the problem would disappear. Maybe there is some other reason for races to start 30 minutes before a WX and I have missed it.

    cheers
    Dingo
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    5.6-1 loaded, let's see how she goes.
  • 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.

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