Developer Manual

Developer Guide, Plugins, Compiling, API, Troubleshooting, Bug and Feature Tracking, Trouble shooting, etc. This section is the playground of the thriving OpenCPN Development Community. Programmers please become an Editor and PM Mike to communicate with other programmers and play in this area, join Opencpn github.com the programming community and its many Plugins on Github!

Thank you Dave!

Dave and Kathi

Dave Register, a programmer, and Kathi began full time cruising in 2000 aboard m/v Dyad. Dave wasn't satisfied with the commercial chart plotters available. He began to develop his own and named it OpenCPN. For years, OpenCPN was their own personal chart plotter. It reliably got them to wherever they were headed; from Newfoundland to the Bahamas. The public wasn't even aware of it at the time.

Dave began sharing the program with other cruisers here and there, which planted the idea to put it out publicly for anyone to download as open source. It's first online presence was on Dave's website, bigdumboat.com. OpenCPN.org was created in 2009.

The program now has a worldwide following, and a team of brilliant volunteer developers.

The OpenCPN Community Thanks Dave for OpenCPN.
Cruiser's Forum Search:Thank Dave which includes Dave's Thankyou's too..it's a polite Community.

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