Am Wednesday 20 July 2005 10:46 schrieb Vivian Meazza: > Oliver Schroeder > > I *think* that the flightgear client is kind of to big and this kind of > > program (lets call it "injector") does not need all of its functions. Eg. > > there is no rendering, ATC(?), Autopilot, Audio and others needed. Maybe > > a stripped down version of the flightgear client would be just what we > > need. > > Yes FG is big, and would have unused functions. Against this has to be > balanced the time and risk in developing and maintaining a stripped down > version. I don't have a handle on the size of that task or the risks > involved.
I didn't mean to develop or maintain another version of FG, i guess an appropriate configure can do the trick. Something like "configure --without-opengl --without-ATC ..." > I suggested some time ago that the first player's system might handle all > the admin tasks - that way you get the AI traffic, carrier movements etc. > virtually free. However, there are significant questions surrounding that > idea: in particular what happens when the first player leaves. It ought to > be possible for the 2nd player to take up the task, because both systems > should be aligned. There is also the load on the individual client to be > taken into account. I guess this will raise more problems then it will solve. That's why I thought of "injectors". They are (read: would be) player independent. > I'm not sure exactly what you mean by a scriptable client. Does this mean > that it has pre-scripted AI traffic, carrier movements, weather etc.? Something like that, yes. > If you are saying that the server should have as little "knowledge" as > possible, then I would go along with that. I think the server probably > needs to coordinate the network time but beyond that ... there is a case > for the server to filter by range, but this could also be done by the > client. The idea is to disburden the clients as they will already have enough work to do with rendering etc, especially with a gowing number of additional clients at the scene. > I have no strong view on how this should be achieved. We should build on > what we already have in order to achieve a fully coordinated environment. > We should not be re-inventing wheels, flaps or anything else :-) Dacor, I'm always a friend of recycling ;) Oliver _______________________________________________ Flightgear-devel mailing list Flightgearfirstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.flightgear.org/mailman/listinfo/flightgear-devel 2f585eeea02e2c79d7b1d8c4963bae2d