After 10 years with no updates, I have finally updated VAT-Spy. It now downloads the data files from the VAT-Spy Data Project web site on GitHub. It will automatically download any new files posted to that site.
Here's the full change log:
VAT-Spy now pulls data from new VATSIM JSON data feed
Added automatic updating of the VAT-Spy application
Added automatic updating of the VAT-Spy data files from the VAT-Spy Data Project on GitHub
Zooming using the mouse wheel now zooms towards or away from the mouse cursor
Removed broken Simroutes.com links
Set data refresh rate at 1 minute
Removed the option to change the data refresh rate
Note that if you have customized your data files to have anything that is not present in the data files found on the VAT-Spy Data Project web site, then those files will get overwritten with the official data files from that site when you first run v1.1.0-beta.3. If you don't want to use the official files, you can go into the VAT-Spy settings and disable downloading of the official data files. You can then restore the backup of your customized files, and they won't get overwritten by VAT-Spy when new versions are posted to the GitHub site.
Please remember that this version is still considered to be in the beta testing phase. There will likely be bugs and crashes. Please post here any feedback or bug reports here in this forum.
As previously announced, VATSIM is completing a major change to its governance structure with a primary goal of simplifying the organization’s hierarchy, thus bringing the membership even closer to the Board of Governors and ensuring better collaboration and alignment throughout the organizational structure.