Monday, January 27, 2014

beta 0.8 WIP [3]

Just a couple of tiny changes...

As per Scott Gray's requests I've added one more export format to the program, the CSV, so CO/LSOs will have another option when parsing pilots' logbooks and filling their greenieboard DBs.

A sample of output CSV file would be like this:

Busy B;2014-01-05;D;WO;1;SLO(H)X FIM F(H)IC ;
Busy B;2014-01-05;D;OK;4;F(LO)AR ;
Busy B;2014-01-07;D;(OK);3;(LO)X (LO)IM (H)AR ;
Busy B;2014-01-07;D; OK ;5;;
Busy B;2014-01-07;D;(OK);3;;
Busy B;2014-01-11;D;OK;4;(LO)X FIM (LO)AR ;

Also, the number two column now displays the AC model instead of the AC number. It seems to be more reasonable when tracking pilot's currency...

Friday, January 24, 2014

beta 0.8 WIP [2]

Ok guys, this time I'd like to show you my latest changes to the GUI.

Honestly, I was never happy with that cluttered 'Date, CASE' column and finally I decided to move all CASE info into a separate column and switch to graphical CASE presentation. I believe, that graphic form is far better and easier to read, than the old text one. A 'blue sky with a number' represents Day CASE approach, a 'dark sky with a moon' represents Night approach respectively:

Perhaps the only thing to discuss here is those icons ;-) And I'm open for that...

Guys from the FSDT forums are suggesting a more consistent form of CASE presentation. Got rid of graphic, only numbers now, also added different backgrounds for all possible CASE day approaches (the more severe the conditions the darker background):

Also, note that another new column has been added to the Stat board - currency of a pilot . This one shows all the necessary information concerning pilot's qualification and practice state and follows (in general) LSO NATOPS. This feature is under your control and if you are a casual pilot and all you want to do is fly a couple of passes around the boat, just turn it off.

And finally, two new buttons appeared below the Stat board - the Export and Import buttons - in place of that dummy Greenieboard button, hanging there for a long, long time... The two corresponding functions will allow pilots to exchange their logbooks with each other, as well as with their CO/LSO (or other person in charge with their squadron's greenieboard).

Saturday, January 18, 2014

beta 0.8 WIP

This video demonstrates a roll back feature of the vLSO new version:

What's more?
  • Export/import of logbook records in vLSO binary format, so you will be able to show your passes to your friends and vice versa.
  • Export logbook records to a XML file.
  • Qualification procedures and field practice support, however the original NATOPS requirements were slightly adopted to FSX and programming limitations.
  •  GPA stat board now shows your currency as well.
  • More LSO logbook comments - TWA, TCA, LIG
  • and other minor changes...