Hi all, I'll explain what brings me here: I'm a member of the IVAO network (http://www.ivao.aero), which provides a background for flight simmers and virtual controllers. Perhaps many of you already know about what I'm going to explain.
Virtual pilots connect to the network either as virtual ATC or virtual pilot. In this last case (pilot), the user needs in the first place, a flight simulation software (Micro$oft Flight $imulator, X-Plane, Fly!,...). In the second place, a connection software that links the simulator to the IVAO network. Usually this client software is displayed as a kinda FMS-like gauge. The IVAO pilot client for M$ FS is called Ivap. A notorious existing client for other simulators is Squawkbox. In the third place, an account in the IVAO network, which is 100% free of charge (IVAO is a free network). Thus, you can use your favourite simulator in an environment with hundreds of other pilots and controllers who are using either other flight simulators (and so other pilot clients) or ATC clients. So far, most of the people who fly online in IVAO is unfortunately using M$ FS. Some of them use X-Plane, Fly! or other simulators. So far there's no possibility to fly in IVAO with a free software simulator like Flightgear, because there's no client software for them. And that's what I intend to fix. I've had a few conversations with the software development team of IVAO and it's very likely that they'll offer me their help and support for the development of a pilot client flor Flightgear. This way, FG users will be able to fly online with thousands of pilots who actually fly other simulators. It's a few months since I moved to the Linux environment. I'm a software developer but I've always developed under (sorry! :( ) the M$ environment. What I'm asking to you is some help regarding communication between Flightgear and the client, which will have to produce an information flow between the simulator and the server, regarding weather, planes position, and so on. An optionally (as this will be my first Linux project) I'll be more than happy if someone offered to be my "mentor" in these my first steps in the path of the light side of the force. However I'll try not to be a burden: I have been studying a lot these last months and I learn fast. Thanks all! Pep Ribal. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Take Surveys. Earn Cash. Influence the Future of IT Join SourceForge.net's Techsay panel and you'll get the chance to share your opinions on IT & business topics through brief surveys - and earn cash http://www.techsay.com/default.php?page=join.php&p=sourceforge&CID=DEVDEV _______________________________________________ Flightgear-devel mailing list Flightgearemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-devel