A new version of Henry is now available.
The new version has a number of improvements and bug fixes. Most notably Henry now uses the same S-57 drawing engine as Nuno Navigator so it is more responsive — you can zoom in or out or scroll the chart without waiting for the drawing to complete. Plus the new “declutter” option and the ability to use up to 8 colours for depths makes the S-57 data look much better and clearer than before.
Henry of course still offers a huge depth of functionality and the ability to handle multiple chart types in a high quality, easy to use application. For more details see the Henry product page. or have a look at the release notes.
The 2nd S-100 stakeholders’ workshop was held at the UKHO in March 2010. CherSoft were included in the 15 invited industry volunteers representing mariners, ship operators, ECDIS manufacturers and chart software developers. The purpose of the workshop was to gain first hand information from stakeholders on the impact, requirements and any constraints involved in the introduction of the new developments. In 3 days of discussion a wide variety of topics were tackled. Simon commented “We have been developing S-57 based systems for many years, and are pleased to be able to contribute towards the developing new standards”.
Four members of the CherSoft development team went to the Association of C and C++ User's Conference in Oxford. This year's emphasis on testing techniques has given us some new ideas. It's always interesting to meet other people working in different fields, and get new perspectives on the challenges we face.