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Pierre Ferran

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  1. Congrats Alessandro, looking to working with our italians neighbors !
  2. Thanks Nick! We've got some great things that we're planning to bring to the Network. It's my pleasure to announce the new staff of the French vACC: François-Xavier Obert as ATC Training Director, an experienced C1 who has been active in the community for years Peter Pare as the Head of Digital Services, who has already brought us a great new website and associated discord server Fabrice R. as the Head of Marketing, who is already fired up thinking about our next big event This is only the start of the new structure, and we are actively looking for new members to join our
  3. Also what I have noticed, just hit test URL and check the "automatic update" checkbox, the ATIS will auto update push the letter to all controllers.
  4. Hey there, I've just released a new version of vSMR addressing a crash to desktop issue with EuroScope's latest beta. Find it here: https://github.com/pierr3/vSMR/releases/tag/1.5.102 This version provides for quite a lot changes, but is backward compatible (meaning you do not have to update your config file, although you might want to in order to enjoy the latest of features): General stability fixes and lots of polishing Fixed crash on close issue with latest EuroScope beta Added the possibility to receive telex messages via PDC (Thanks @DrFreas !) Incom
  5. Although there still seems to be some issues with the plugin handling, I may have pushed an update to vSMR would seems to be fix some of the crashes, I encourage you to have a try, it's the nightly build available on Github
  6. @Gergely Csernak 904331 Any updates on this? Seems like this is still not fixed in the last two betas and still causes a hang on close
  7. Hey Claus, Great plugin, thank you for the contribution! You're doing me a favour as I was still regularly receiving emails about making the RDF part of my MUAC plugin independent One thing you might consider is threading the function that calls the web server. In the current way you have your plugin implemented, you risk blocking the main Euroscope thread while you make your HTTP reuquest, which would essentially freeze Euroscope, especially since GetActivePilotCallsign gets called quite often when controlling a busy frequency. My code does this if you need inspiration but my impleme
  8. Hi all, Martin, the link is broken, my bad, I'll try and get it back up asap. EDIT: The link is back up.
  9. Are you sure this is legit? There is no Clipperton Government, as the island is under direct control of the French Ministry of Overseas department. Moreover, the island has been uninhabited since 1945 but the website lists the address of "DCA H.Q Building, Clipperton International Airport, Clipperton 11021, Clipperton" (there is no Clipperton International Airport). If you go to any non existent page of the site, you'll see it redirects to opsfox.net, which again, does not seem very legit. I couldn't find any information on the websites of the French DGAC, Government, or the Government of
  10. Hi everyone, I am slowly getting to writing "vSMR v2". It will contain the following main features, but the list is not fixed: New, simpler, C++17 codebase to encourage more participation New TOML format configuration file, a more human readable format than the current JSON Better testing and exception handling to increase stability Dropped MFC dependency (We'll see how long that last), as well as other old libraries Dropped Windows XP support Dropped vStrips support (at least initially) Faster, smarter rendering Better UI with more interactivity Better approach window functionalit
  11. Quite a nice find! I had started building a while ago a plugin to simulate AMAN, but I had no idea any form of an arrival manager was already present, at least in 3.1.
  12. I cannot express how much I agree with this. Regarding frequencies above 135MHz, If I remember correctly, Squawkbox for FS9 was the culprit there. This frequency range was introduced in 1990, similarly, IVAO already uses 8.33Khz frequency spacing, which in the real world has been used by Eurocontrol since 1999, is now mandatory above FL195, and soon to be mandatory below FL195 starting this year in Europe. Manufacturers have not been allowed to sell non 8.33 radios for years now. It's incredible that in 2018, despite many attempts by the community to change the standards, we still run
  13. Also interested in seeing this back up.
  14. Watching this with concern as well considering the amount of identifiable information VATSIM holds on its European Users, as well as old, insecure logging/data storing systems.
  15. I strongly second this, if not a map at least an open API connected to a database of all positions, so that third party developers are free to render the data however they want. It wouldn't even require that much technical effort.
  16. I have to agree with Jonas here, Craig, "doing it on your free time" does not excuse you from any form of responsibility, and your plugin has been causing a nuisance for as long as I've been controlling, yet I've seen little effort on your part to help. When my plugin kept [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igning squawks all over the place, it was a shame for me, and I tried to react as fast as I can to fix the problem. By creating a plugin, your know you are making something that's unmanaged, on a broken protocol using a broken api of a wobbly controller client, you must do as much as you can to prevent
  17. Marc, The "Eurocontrol" positions we have now are completely fake, and do not match any real world sectors, so I don't see a reason why our fake position would change. Moreover, legally speaking, while the UK will be leaving the EU in 2 years, it will not be leaving the Eurocontrol convention. Eurocontrol is an intergovernmental organisation, completely dissociated from the EU. While the EU is a party to the convention, and has delegated lots of its airspace regulation competence to the organisation, the two are separate. I don't think the UK will be leaving the convention, unless it d
  18. I also strongly believe this is an excellent opportunity to break off the old and outdated fight sim community way of developing software. We should have a free, open source, cross platform, centralised system that uses modern technology. In itself, a CPDLC server is not a hard task to accomplish. We could make a simple system using websockets, and quick front end platform. A single server could exchange thousands of messages a second using very little resources. I also think it would be better to have a system independent from the VATSIM FSD servers, as they are outdated technologies, fu
  19. Seems like the problem has not stopped, I suspect even the new version of VCA [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igns squawks and altitudes outside the controller's range.
  20. I planned only to keep using the Hoppie network, as I have already done with vSMR. I'm following the Swift project, but from the little communication that was given, I understood CPDLC was still a secondary feature to be added after release, and not confirmed as of yet?
  21. Hello everyone, There is a lot of talk concerning CPDLC on those forums, but it remains hard to get a clear picture of how popular it is. I am considering coding some more controller plugins to support CPDLC with the Hoppie network in the near future, but I would like to know if this is actually desired by the community as whole, for both pilots and controllers. I've decided to do a small survey, it is anonymous, and the results will be openly shared. It will ask you about your thoughts on CPDLC from a pilot's perspective, and a controller's perspective if you are one. It would be grea
  22. That's the goal Although I'm pretty sure it's not named that anymore. It's used at MUAC, and Rhein Radar if i'm not wrong.
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