Just a quick announcement. After a month of continued testing and use aboard the R/V Falkor and most recently the R/V Endeavor OpenVDMv2.1 has been cleared for official release into the wild. Data rats rejoice!
The short trip out on the R/V Endeavor was a huge success. After leaving the dock and going to the VSAT internet connection I was able to quickly identify and squash a long-standing yet elusive bug in the ship-to-shore transfer code. I also discovered (and promptly squashed) quite a few minor bugs within OpenVDMv2, none of which had appeared in my development environment.
Up until now almost all developments on the new user-interface and under-the-hood improvements with OpenVDMv2 have been centered around software and a web-interface installed shipboard. And while OpenVDMv2 provides mechanism for getting data off the vessel, not as much effort has been made to provide a slick portal for accessing that data on shore… until now.