Hi, it's been a while since I posted in this list asking for some help with the development of a client application to connect Flightgear to IVAO servers.
Since then some important steps have been taken. One of them has been the trust and support to the project shown by the board of governors of the IVAO network. Thus, I've been given a position in the IVAO software development staff, so that they will give all support to the project (including their SVN server). Additionally I've been given a copy of their shared library that encapsulates everything related to connection to their servers, along with includes and documentation. Though the ivao library is not open source, it will be distributed as freeware. However the client application I'm developing will be GPL. Since my first post I got the support of Flightgear developer John Wojnaroski, who has helped me a lot, specially in communications stuff. He has developed an additional module in Flightgear that enables communication with my IVAO client, via the command-line option "--ivao=<parms>" (I think it's not in the CVS). So far, the client has been successful in logging in IVAO test server, and sending airplane position updated. However, the hardest part is to be developed. As soon as the IVAO client sends back other packets to Flightgear, all this stuff will have to be processed inside the simulator: weather conditions, other pilots' positions, etc. The way I've thought it, I'd rather go myself for all the aspects of the IVAO client development, and leave the Flightgear tuning to a volunteer team of Flightgear developers, so that I can focus on the client. I think you guys will do a better job than me here, as I am not familiar with the Flightgear architecture. John has agreed to take the communications part between Flightgear and my client, but it would be really appreciated if some of you wanted to go for the development of the IVAO packets processing. If someone is interested in joining the project just let me know. Thanks a lot, Pep. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- This SF.net email is sponsored by DB2 Express Download DB2 Express C - the FREE version of DB2 express and take control of your XML. No limits. Just data. Click to get it now. http://sourceforge.net/powerbar/db2/ _______________________________________________ Flightgear-devel mailing list Flightgearemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-devel