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AirNav Development

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V3.0 Official Countdown has Started
« on: June 15, 2009, 02:36:20 AM »
The date everyone was waiting for is finally arriving.

After hundreds of programming hours V3.0 final compilation is being sent today to our beta testing team. This marks one more milestone on the successful RadarBox project which has been, just one month ago, the first ADS-B receiver is space.

Upgrade to V3.0 is totally free.

RadarBox is the only receiver with an integrated worldwide ADS-B network and with a huge set of features inside a single application without the need of installing 3rd party addons. AirNav RadarBox 2009 - V3.00 is by far the most complete, sophisticated, reliable and accurate ADS-B decoding software ever released.

As usual work never stops at AirNav Systems. We are already developing the brand new "AirNav FlightWatch" application to be released later this year. This will be focused on the professional market but with an enthusiast version also available. It is the only software able to track flights using an worldwide data source network: FAA Radar System, ADS-B, RadarBox Unit, ACARS and Flight Plan information.

Note: AirNav Systems renamed this new version to V3.00 to reflect the considerable amount of changes being released.

Official full list of suggestions/improvements:
- 20% more flight IDs received: decoding of more mode-s protocol frames;
- Tracking of aircraft sending ADS-B information on ground;
- Possibility of writing custom labels on map;
- Optional retrieval of flight information data from online database;
- Flights without callsign information added to MyLog;
- New/Updated AIRAC cycle: more than 100 thousand updated aviation database (airport, runway, VOR, NDB);
- Ability to zoom in closer. Hi-Res airport outlines / track aircraft in taxiways;
- Possibility of auto populating aircraft information without downloading photos;
- Improved Algorithm for the transition of network flights to live (and live to network);
- Corrected problem with Slow Menus on certain machines;
- 1698 Airline Logos (many of them reviewed);
- 404 Country/Military Flags;
- UK/Ireland Time on status bar now shown correctly;
- Choose to show/hide Home position on map;
- Alerts/Reports email reports now sent from central server;
- Improve user awareness of incompatibility with AVG Anti-Virus (easy to add exception);
- More application data being worked inside threads: application runs faster;
- Preferences box now fits different screen resolutions;
- FTP Upload status information on status panel;
- "Purple rain/invalid positions" problem corrected;
- Improved Logo decoding routine: fully compatible with ICAO, IATA, Military and private jet flight codes;
- Option to show/hide Home Legend
- Registration/multiple alerts now working correctly;
- Weather List clearing problem corrected;
- Aviation Signs in Menu status updated;
- Email Alerts at consecutive days problem corrected;
- Duplicates in the Reporter bug corrected;
- Remember of Last Color Used;
- Up/Down arrows to show Vertical Rate on maps;

Unlike our previous versions, V3.00 will be released as a public beta, where users will be able to test and report to us any suggestion/problem.

To all the team involved, especially the dedicated beta-testers a huge thank you!
« Last Edit: June 15, 2009, 03:48:41 AM by AirNav Development »

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Re: V3.00 Official Countdown has Started
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 02:50:38 AM »
What has happen to public version 2.10.....
I guess we wont get 2.10 public version after all now.... 
Some users been waiting for 2.10 public version for a long time.  Now they wont get to try the 2.10 public version :-(
I would think the changing version numbers "2.10" to "3.0" didn't come up over night.

I guess they have to go straight to public version 3.0 now.... :-)

-Brian
« Last Edit: June 15, 2009, 09:56:52 AM by AirNav Support »

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Re: V3.00 Official Countdown has Started
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 03:00:56 AM »
I don't see if this issue been fixed in the above list.

1.) Reporter e-mail issue
It's been since February and no word from AirNav Support about this bug.  If it will be fixed or not on that topic.
Where you don't have to restart the software/computer to have it sent the 2nd day and after.....
http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=1720.30
Edit: After Reading the reply.. Thanks for fixing this bug!



2.) Another thing I don't see fixed in the above list.
Having the SHARING STAY TURNED OFF (UnClicked) After the AirNav RadarBox software restarts(No reason to have sharing 'on' when on a cruiseship or ships/boats.)


But all the other stuff/Improvements is very neat!  Keep up the great work AirNav. <:-)

-Brian
« Last Edit: June 15, 2009, 09:57:02 AM by AirNav Support »

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Re: V3.00 Official Countdown has Started
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009, 03:14:38 AM »
Straight to V3.00 now.
Regarding the email issue mentioned it is corrected (just added it to the list above).

Note that we are releasing V3.00 as a public beta so we have plenty of time for further improvements (not major ones) before a final released.

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Re: V3.0 Official Countdown has Started
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 04:54:12 AM »
Thanks to all! Good work airnav!!

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Re: V3.0 Official Countdown has Started
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 05:12:19 AM »
Straight to V3.00 now.
So ... instead of a countdown to 2.10 *release* we now have a countdown to when the beta for 3.0 comes out?

Hmmm.

Ok, whatever.  What I really want to know is when can I reliably stop running 2.0?

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Re: V3.0 Official Countdown has Started
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 06:13:04 AM »
You can't please some people :-)

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Re: V3.0 Official Countdown has Started
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2009, 06:23:53 AM »
Methinks some may have misunderstood the AirNav post...

V2.10 has become v3.0 (similar to last time when v1.6 was released as v2.0 - just a name change) but will still be available as a Public Beta so you will all be able to stop running v2.0 and use v3 very soon now.

This means the long awaited update that we have been patiently (and not so patiently) waiting for will be coming to a PC near you very soon - albeit in Public Beta - but that's what we want isn't it?

Simple really...or have I misunderstood?

Although the update list has lots of fixes & optimisations (important) there are not a huge number of ground-breaking features (not so important) by the looks of it.

Guess I will have to wait longer for those undockable windows then AirNav? ;^)

<ducking>

Regards,
-=Glyn=-

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Re: V3.0 Official Countdown has Started
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2009, 06:24:36 AM »
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You can't please some people :-)

Just like on this blog.  Change the story and be like taking a cruise ship to a port. and said you visited that country :-) Then get back on the ship fast in the nice room/food!
http://gatochy.blogspot.com/2005/08/you-cant-please-some-people.html

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Re: V3.0 Official Countdown has Started
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2009, 06:32:49 AM »
Sorry, lost on me Brian.

Maybe I misunderstood you post here and one on another thread on this forum.  Are you disappointed that V3 is about to be released, or are you just having a bit of fun.

Free upgrade, problems experienced by SOME users fixed, additional features as requested by users etc etc

Looks like a no brainer to me!

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Re: V3.0 Official Countdown has Started
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2009, 06:36:47 AM »
In support of Airnav they have been listening to users in the forum and working hard to ensure a stable platform. As a programmer myself I know a simple change seems easy but what effect does that have on everything else? Then everything has to be retested again.......

Thank you for listening Airnav!

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Re: V3.0 Official Countdown has Started
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2009, 06:49:10 AM »

Just like on this blog.  Change the story and be like taking a cruise ship to a port. and said you visited that country :-) Then get back on the ship fast in the nice room/food!
http://gatochy.blogspot.com/2005/08/you-cant-please-some-people.html
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Are you on crack Brian? ;^)

ShipTrax has not been released yet has it? :-)

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Regards,
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Re: V3.0 Official Countdown has Started
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2009, 07:10:15 AM »
Allocator:
Just having fun :)
but I be glad when I don't have to restart the computer everyday to get the email reports sent from the software.


GlynH:
But RadarBox unit is always welcome on cruise ships :-)
I just love antennas on the balcony. GPS puck, RB antenna.
Just nice to see planes on the laptop out at sea on the cruise ship :)

(Just get cruise ship neighbors asking what those antennas you have!)
(For 2009 year.  My RadarBox unit will have 3 cruises for this year.)

And yes... Sometime I visit come countrys and I feel like getting back to the ship ASAP in some ports :)
« Last Edit: June 15, 2009, 10:07:48 AM by AirNav Support »

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Re: V3.0 Official Countdown has Started
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2009, 07:20:21 AM »
One thing for sure is when V3.0 is released we can expect a thread asking when V4.0 will be available ;-)

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Re: V3.0 Official Countdown has Started
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2009, 07:26:21 AM »
Why wait till the 3.0 is release....
AirNav Dev, You want to start a 4.0 topic When it's going be release within the next 5 years or so  ;)

Just put a big date on it :)
« Last Edit: June 15, 2009, 07:29:43 AM by Brian »