Air Traffic Controller Discussion With a Global Perspective
By William Lewis 957392
#440479 I am not an official source, but from what I have heard through the grape vine is that the developer has stepped down from his staff position at ZMP and is no longer active on the network or developing the IDS.

Like I said this is just third party so don't let me crush your hopes, but i would not expect to see it any time soon.
By Andrew Doubleday 844751
#440564 It's sitting in about three pieces right now as the developer (who happens to be one of my roommates in college) had found a new way to program the coding and fix some of the issues we were having. Unfortunately, he has run out of any free time to dedicate towards it between work and classes. I'll ask about it again when I return this weekend, I'm afraid that it's pretty much dead as Awol stated, however.
By Andrew Wolcott 814793
#440765
Richard Jenkins 800012 wrote:Any chance Brandon might want to turn it into a community project? We have already started vasFMC. We could certainly add this in.

RJ


The developer, Logan, is most likely not willing to release the source.
By Richard Jenkins 800012
#440771
Andrew Wolcott 814793 wrote:
Richard Jenkins 800012 wrote:Any chance Brandon might want to turn it into a community project? We have already started vasFMC. We could certainly add this in.

RJ


The developer, Logan, is most likely not willing to release the source.


Ok..fair enough. We asked...
By Daniel Hawton 876594
#440781 For ARTCCs/FIRs interested, I have been working on an IDS for ZJX that is pretty similar to this but has a few other features. It has a modular authentication system to allow easy modifications to adapt it to any authentication methods. It will be open source. Previews are at http://www.zjxartcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=86.0 I will post more information when it becomes available, which could be within the next month. Right now I am finishing the pilot tracking (for approach gate estimation, and PIREP information by call sign [automatically calculates a bearing and distance versus doing so manually]) and polishing the interface.

Charts are integrated with Leroy from AirCharts, so if you're in a supported area you don't have to worry about maintaining the charts for the IDS.

The exact conditions of the open source license, a variant of the BSD license, is available at the ZJX forum link above.
By Andrew Wolcott 814793
#440789
Richard Jenkins 800012 wrote:
Andrew Wolcott 814793 wrote:
Richard Jenkins 800012 wrote:Any chance Brandon might want to turn it into a community project? We have already started vasFMC. We could certainly add this in.

RJ


The developer, Logan, is most likely not willing to release the source.


Ok..fair enough. We asked...


Now I can't say that 100%. However, when I asked him directly in mid October about sharing the source, or at least turning the old system back on, the question was not answered. I could understand his reasons for not wanting to release it.

However, with that said, as AJ stated Logan is in the midst of continuing school and working his butt off to make ends meet. That is quite respectable in my book and while it is unfortunate that, for the moment, and possibly into the future, that Logan's IDS project may not reach completion, the effort put into it and the brief utilization we gained from it do not go without appreciation or recognition. Sometimes real life just gets in the way, people become burned out, or lose interest in general.

So, while I would not count on it, you are of course more than welcome to ask Logan directly. His email is available through VATSIM and VATUSA membership databases.
By Andrew Wolcott 814793
#440790
Daniel Hawton 876594 wrote:For ARTCCs/FIRs interested, I have been working on an IDS for ZJX that is pretty similar to this but has a few other features. It has a modular authentication system to allow easy modifications to adapt it to any authentication methods. It will be open source. Previews are at http://www.zjxartcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=86.0 I will post more information when it becomes available, which could be within the next month. Right now I am finishing the pilot tracking (for approach gate estimation, and PIREP information by call sign [automatically calculates a bearing and distance versus doing so manually]) and polishing the interface.

Charts are integrated with Leroy from AirCharts, so if you're in a supported area you don't have to worry about maintaining the charts for the IDS.

The exact conditions of the open source license, a variant of the BSD license, is available at the ZJX forum link above.


:shock: :shock: :shock:

First AirCharts, Traffic and WX displays, AWTS/AWTS2, Leroy, and now THIS

You guys are awesome.
By Daniel Hawton 876594
#440794
Andrew Wolcott 814793 wrote: :shock: :shock: :shock:

First AirCharts, Traffic and WX displays, AWTS/AWTS2, Leroy, and now THIS

You guys are awesome.


Well the IDS isn't an AirCharts project, rather one I built for ZJX. What can I say, I sometimes get a lot of free time accompanied with boredom? :D
By Rahul Parkar 1105594
#440987 Yeah, Doodie up there seems to get very bored...

A few things that we come up with, and a few left to finish xD

Cheers!
Rahul