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Re: Simple FG GUI front-end for Linux

Postby erobo » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:33 pm

Hi all, thank you for your input. I am terribly sorry I did not answer your questions. :oops: Unfortunately I overlooked (or did not received) mail notification about new posts in this thread. For the future, if you write here important message or bug report, and I am not responding, just mail me directly. You can find my mail in FGo! "About" window, or at the bottom of the download site.

Sorry to hear you have problems running FGo!, the good news however, is that the work to address all reported problems is on the way, and new release will be available very soon.

Thank you for your patience.
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Re: Simple FG GUI front-end for Linux

Postby chris_blues » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:16 pm

That's good to know! I've gotten tired of manipulating .fgfsrc by hand, searching for aircraft through the CLI... :) Can't wait to get the new FGo!

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Don't hesitate to let me know if I'm incorrect or just annoying! As long as you do it gently! :)
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Re: Simple FG GUI front-end for Linux

Postby sa7k » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:27 pm

Many thanks erobo for your work. Sorry for not thinking about directly emailing. And agreeing with chris about eagerly waiting for new FGo!
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Re: Simple FG GUI front-end for Linux

Postby erobo » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:15 pm

Please be patient for a few more days, the program is virtually ready. The thing is, it contains someone else's code for parsing new apt.dat data format (btw, big thanks to him for the patch) and I'm trying to contact him to discuss some important issues before publishing it, but to no avail so far. Apparently this version of FGo! is haunted by some strange communication problems. Regardless, I will publish it not later than this weekend.
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Re: Simple FG GUI front-end for Linux

Postby chris_blues » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:24 am

Your effort is very much appreciated, by a lot of folks, I would guess... :)
Don't hesitate to let me know if I'm incorrect or just annoying! As long as you do it gently! :)
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Re: Simple FG GUI front-end for Linux

Postby erobo » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:56 pm

I'm happy to inform that new FGo! is (at last) ready for download.

Most important changes are:
    * FGo! now supports the new apt.dat format - big thanks to Robert for his help.
    * Seahawk aircraft is now visible on the list.
    * New icons. Their names and location also have been changed.
Important note:
I f you are upgrading from one of the previous versions, you need to rebuild airport database in order to see all runways available at airport. To do this go to Menu=>Settings=>Preferences, open Miscellaneous tab and use Rebuild Airport Database button.

Hope this version will fix problems you had with FGo! lately. Unfortunately, as I don't have any working copy of FG on my computer right now, I have no way to test it properly. So please let me know if it works for you as it should.
I already know about a small problem with two runways when using new apt.dat. Runway 13 at KPAO, and runway 34 at EPML are shown as xxx on the list. This is exactly how these runways are named in apt.dat. I'm investigating the issue and hope to fix it soon. But for now, if you like to start from runway 13 at KPAO, you need to add --runway=13 option to command line options window. It will override the GUI selection.

BTW, there are some new messages in locale folder that needs translation. It would be greatly appreciated if some friendly souls would like to take care of this. :roll:
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Re: Simple FG GUI front-end for Linux

Postby Philosopher » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:13 pm

Thanks so much! I will try it out right now :D.
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Re: Simple FG GUI front-end for Linux

Postby sa7k » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:54 am

Thanks a lot! Works great so far for the airports I use.
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Re: Simple FG GUI front-end for Linux

Postby masnormen » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:39 pm

I'd like to see if FGo switches to GTK+. Tk interface is just.... well.... ugly on most system.
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Re: Simple FG GUI front-end for Linux

Postby erobo » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:41 pm

masnormen wrote in Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:39 pm:I'd like to see if FGo switches to GTK+. Tk interface is just.... well.... ugly on most system.


Thanks for your opinion, but It is rather unlikely for me to switch GUI toolkit. In other hand I agree that the default Tk appearance is kind of outdated, so I may think of providing Tk themes to give the current interface more modern look for those who want it, but it is not high at my priority list right now.
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Re: Simple FG GUI front-end for Linux

Postby sa7k » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:25 pm

If it matters I love the "ugly" look.
Masnormen, you could try to make a version with gtk if you want that, even if you never programmed it could be a nice learning project.
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Re: Simple FG GUI front-end for Linux

Postby landersohn » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:29 pm

+1
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Re: Simple FG GUI front-end for Linux

Postby erobo » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:14 pm

FGo! 1.5.1 is available. It updates German (chris_blues), as well as French and Italian (Philip Lacroix) translation. Big thanks for both contributors!
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Re: Simple FG GUI front-end for Linux

Postby erobo » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:03 pm

FGo! 1.5.2 is available.

It introduces the Japanese localization (AOKI Kiyohito) and adds an information about installation process in Slackware GNU/Linux to the help files (Philip Lacroix). Again, many thanks to both contributors!
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Re: Simple FG GUI front-end for Linux

Postby sambar » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:21 pm

I was put FGo! 1.5.2 on PPA for Trusty!

#Possibly, it works under other distro/version, but I will not fix any trouble.
Regarts.
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