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Author Topic: Simfest Dispatch and BACARS V6.1.1  (Read 18619 times)

Will

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Re: Simfest Dispatch and BACARS V6.0.7
« Reply #120 on: Mon, 21 Feb 2022 03:05 »
Thanks, that's helpful!
Will /Chicago /USA

Gary Oliver

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Re: Simfest Dispatch and BACARS V6.0.9
« Reply #121 on: Fri, 8 Apr 2022 20:28 »
BACARS has been updated..

Grab it here - https://www.dropbox.com/s/y0w95g1ogaltsnj/PSX%20BACARS-6.0.9.msi?dl=1

Change Log
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V6.0.9
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-Fixed bug where performance data is not generated when at extremes of performance charts
-MACTOW Either comes from PSX or the MACTOW Entry if entered on Perf Print Out
-If Single Digit Assumed Temp Returned the Text is padded to display in the correct column
-Added Config File Entry DownloadVatsimATIS to allow disabling of VATSIM Data Download

V6.0.8
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-More stablity fixes
-Changed INIT DATA REQ Behaviour, can now uplink without entering a flight number.
« Last edit: Sun, 17 Apr 2022 17:52 by Gary Oliver »

Gary Oliver

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Re: Simfest Dispatch and BACARS V6.1.0
« Reply #122 on: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 17:32 »
V6.1.0 is available at https://www.dropbox.com/s/pk5hesckiz43x1z/PSX%20BACARS-6.1.0.msi?dl=1

Change Log

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V6.1.0
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-Resolved compatability issues with PSX 10.151/2 - Requires 10.152 or later.
-All Dates and Times are now relative to PSX Time and not real time.
« Last edit: Sun, 17 Apr 2022 17:52 by Gary Oliver »

G-CIVA

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Re: Simfest Dispatch and BACARS V6.1.0
« Reply #123 on: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 23:11 »
Thanks Gary ... working perfectly here over a network with Hardys latest update.
Steve Bell
aka The CC

Markus Vitzethum

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Re: Simfest Dispatch and BACARS V6.1.0
« Reply #124 on: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 11:16 »
Hi Gary,

agree, works perfectly again.

While playing around (about to implement Hoppie ACARS network functions in my own ACARS), I notice a small issue with FREETEXT message across the Hoppie ACARS network.

When I leave the TO field empty (just boxes) and send the message (--> Summary --> Accept), BACARS is happily using the blank entry as the TO field for the Hoppie ACARS message. Even worse, it uses the PSX internal string of BBBBB (that is, "show 5 boxes on the CDU") as a valid TO address on the network.

I reckon there should be some check that prohibits sending messages with blank TO entries in BACARS and inhibit BBBBB as a TO entry for a Hoppie ACARS message.

Markus

Gary Oliver

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Re: Simfest Dispatch and BACARS V6.1.0
« Reply #125 on: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 14:28 »
Agreed Markus,

There’s quite a bit of bbbb validation required across several bits of BACARS.  A nice Sunday afternoon activity :)

Cheers
G

Markus Vitzethum

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Re: Simfest Dispatch and BACARS V6.1.0
« Reply #126 on: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 18:57 »
> There’s quite a bit of bbbb validation required across several bits of BACARS.

Agreed. Frequently, my CDU ACARS subsystem code looks like this...  :-)

Code: [Select]
 
  Alternate := MCDUdataExchange.ICAO_Alternate;
  If (Alternate <> EditAlternate.Text) then
  begin
    If Alternate = 'bbbb' then Alternate := '';
    EditAlternate.Text := Alternate;
  end;

Gary Oliver

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Re: Simfest Dispatch and BACARS V6.1.0
« Reply #127 on: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 20:14 »
Is that Delphi?

Markus Vitzethum

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Re: Simfest Dispatch and BACARS V6.1.0
« Reply #128 on: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 21:45 »
Yes, Object Pascal / Delphi - the programming language which works best for me.

Strictly speaking, FreePascal with the (open source) Lazarus IDE (hardly any difference to earlier Delphi IDEs)


Gary Oliver

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Re: Simfest Dispatch and BACARS V6.1.1
« Reply #129 on: Sun, 17 Apr 2022 17:50 »
BACARS V6.1.1 (M&M Edition) is now available fixing some issues found by Markus and Mariano.

Download from: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4nzkir5sdn5hcci/PSX%20BACARS-6.1.1.msi?dl=1

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V6.1.1
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-Message now displayed if Hoppie Send Fails
-Error checking on Hoppie Destination Field
-Fixed error where card would display the incorrect time on a Performance request
-Fixed issue with Arrival message time format



Markus Vitzethum

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Re: Simfest Dispatch and BACARS V6.1.1
« Reply #130 on: Wed, 20 Apr 2022 13:43 »
> (M&M Edition)

Marvelous, thank you. I owe you a bag of M&M's chocoloate when we meet next time.  :D

Just another thought ... if I'm not wrong, the .msi installer overrides the config on every run of the update installation. So I usually save that file while updating. Can you possibly add an option to not install the config file? (The installer of vpilot is doing this.)

Thanks,
  Markus



Gary Oliver

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Re: Simfest Dispatch and BACARS V6.1.1
« Reply #131 on: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 00:10 »
Markus,

Correct the MSI is something I really need to fix so it doesn't override the config!

Cheers
G

GodAtum

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Re: Simfest Dispatch and BACARS V6.1.1
« Reply #132 on: Sun, 26 Jun 2022 10:18 »
Hi Gary, I just tried entering VOGO to VOMM on https://planning.simfest.co.uk/ but got an error "An error has occurred. This application may no longer respond until reloaded."