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.
It is called swift. And it is not vpilot 🙂
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?
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.
Write a plugin and you can use the client! Basically, as simple as that!
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.
Screenshots seen may or may not be the final version!!
Linking call signs with names is really nice, so you see who you are talking to or flying with!
What goes from here?
So, they do need help!!
They need people who know what they are doing, and are ready to dive in.
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 😉