Tapping out of my thoughts >>> I'm new to flight gear, and am rejoicing in the pleasure. However I do have some serious reservations about the project towards global world domination that need to be addressed.
For a start without my coders/web/brief hat on, what must be reorganized is that FlightGear is a "platform". 1) X multi platform- windows and a *nix with a mac ?beos? as exe's (issues is daily deb and daily exe) 2) Aircraft - ie an enviroment one can fly and lots of them international (these need to be updated asap) 3) its got Runways - taken from another project (legal problem) 4) roads and water lights and built in not yet is a tide (osg problem) 5) U can see yourself on the map with others with MP (bandwidth Mp problem - mpserver05 is overloaded) 6) Terra Gear failed beacause of bandwidth 7) Laptop does not connect to internat.. simulation fail.. it was good earlier.. what happened... So in above we are comparible with the likes of x-pane and micro-box, vatsim and ivao and ivoa.org! ++Changes hat to marketing hat== With my marketing helmet on and trying and giving away Cd's and recycling hardware to the community... The FS system is there, and tools and stuff is there, but its all dispirate and squeky in some area as a platform. MOST NOTABLE in presentation. So I think really is has to look like a platform, ie a logo and brand we can all go along with. it also needs the clean line of communication. ie whether a pilot, a child, an oder child. or a developer or scenery designer or a school teacher, or bus driver at the airport.. or a bug in various developer areas such as sound, animation and that complicated stuff... There will be a HUGE issue when FlightGear takes off.. big time, then crashes.. Lets say we get reviwed by the BBC and one out of 10 million try to download scenario ? have we prepared for that.? Whats the server scenario. ?? A "pilot" user will then argue about why its NOT cool, cos it crashed. And that is the area of concern for me at the moment. So I forsee that problem pretty soon unless we can either * have as LAN system for download and local server interop * A live server on a farm * a proxy forwarding system.. * VOIP is in? * Can asterix help us ? << end of thoughts? pete ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Come build with us! The BlackBerry® Developer Conference in SF, CA is the only developer event you need to attend this year. Jumpstart your developing skills, take BlackBerry mobile applications to market and stay ahead of the curve. Join us from November 9-12, 2009. Register now! http://p.sf.net/sfu/devconf _______________________________________________ Flightgear-devel mailing list Flightgearfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-devel