Right on the heels of Open CPN 5.0 I'm happy to report that the MultiRadarPlugin team has just released the first production release of the super-duper new plugin with multi-brand radar support.
Here is what they worked on over the past 18 months:
New major features in this release:
Support for Open CPN V 5.0 and multi canvas with simultaneous overlay of two different radars
Revised multi radar type architecture. Adding a new radar only requires radar knowledge and can reuse the existing display technology.
Support for four simultaneously active radars. Multiple brands can be mixed.
Display and UI:
Real time true motion image
Multi canvas support with simultaneous overlay of two different radars
Look forward and look aft in radar windows
Dragging and zooming in radar windows
Performance and stability improvements
Garmin HD and xHD radar support
Navico “new” 3G support. Older 3G radars are still supported via the BR24 type
Navico HALO-3, HALO-4, HALO-6 and HALO24 support
The Ubuntu PPA should update in the following days.
This release means that as of now, it is highly recommend that you use this plugin. Not only is it the only released radar plugin that works with O5, it is also much improved over the existing Garmin and Navicoplugins.
Let me know what you guys think,