01 Feature Request Android

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FS#2202 - OpenCPN crashes each time at "Add Connection"

Attached to Project: 01 Feature Request Android
Opened by Ernst Niebur (MastUSchotbruch) - Monday, 13 February 2017, 00:52 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Backend / Core
Status Unconfirmed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version 1.0
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Two preliminaries:

1. This is about the current Android version but I don't know where to find the version number. Google Play store says it is Version 1.0.12 so I suppose that is what I have.

2. I posted this request pretty much verbatim on the cruisersforum OpenCPN Android forum tonight. I have so far not received a reply.

So, here we go:

I have an IRULU 9" Android tablet on which I installed OpenCPN about a year ago (when it was just released). I paid for it, on the Google Play store. Originally it worked great.

However, during one of the automatic updates, a few months ago, OpenCPN stopped having any use for me. The problem is that I cannot connect to wifi any more. As soon as I click on 'Add a connection' it crashes ("Unfortunately OpenCPN has stopped"). This seems entirely independent on what I enter as parameters, it happens every time. It also happens both on my boat's Wifi network (provided by the Vespermarine AIS transponder) and any other Wifi network I tried elsewhere, at home and at work.

I "reported' the problem many times but nothing was ever fixed. I did include system logs in all cases.

Why is wifi essential? Because it gets all the information from my AIS transponder, both location information and, obviously, AIS. Without it, it is a nice book reader but not an (Open) Chartplotter any more.

The free version (Maison automatique), which I installed at the same time when I bought this one and kept as a backup, does not have the problem. It has other issues (related to chart access) which makes it not really usable either. But I did not pay for it so I cannot really complain. A gifted horse and all that...

Please help. I bought the tablet only to use for OpenCPN and now it is worthless for me
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Comment by Ernst Niebur (MastUSchotbruch) - Monday, 13 February 2017, 22:27 GMT
Looks not much is happening in this place. I will re-post this at http://bigdumboat.com/aocpn/forum/portal.php