Breaking news: New VATSIM client

Weeeell,

Finally, after the simple vpilot client, here comes a full sized new client for VATSIM.
So as the presentation goes on, I made couple of simple pictures to show you what is coming on.

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It is called swift. And it is not vpilot šŸ™‚

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It is going to be system independent and will even work with xplane!

Some of the design goals are:
– model matching via database
– open source, except for the VATSIM code which is NDA

so why open source?

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It will also be a cross platform program, so by theory you can run it on windows, Mac, Linux… Any that supports Qt and dbus.

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Write a plugin and you can use the client! Basically, as simple as that!

Modules:

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The dbus system will allow you to run it in many environments and in different setups, and you will have freedom what you run where.
Dbus will allow it easily connect any external programs to it, for example position updates for maps.

Risks:

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Screenshots seen may or may not be the final version!!

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Linking call signs with names is really nice, so you see who you are talking to or flying with!

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Model matching:

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What goes from here?

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So, they do need help!!
They need people who know what they are doing, and are ready to dive in.

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As you can see, no release date. Only guesstimates depending how many people help as it is a joint venture…
It’s gonna be this decade šŸ˜‰

Credits:

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4 Responses to Breaking news: New VATSIM client

  1. Richard says:

    Very interesting, thanks a lot for sharing Kosta and boy do I look forward to this client! Feels so good to read all this stuff where people clearly gave some of the most important stuff such as the model matching a serious though.

    • Kosta says:

      Richard,
      Exactly, they are really doing a great job and giving it a lots of thought! Until they are done, we do have vpilot, but it’s just a simple client.

      What they really need is a lots of help from the community, and anyone reading the above post, check out the lower section for those slides. It is basically depending on us how fast it’s going to be released!

  2. jbcarey says:

    I was wondering, do these guys have a website/github page?

    • Kosta says:

      JB,
      None that I could see. Just contact any of the via VATSIM forums if you wish to. The names are in the end.

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