As many of you know, AccuMap is a great program with a lot of potentials, however, it's held back by a massive flaw in the way the map component works, resulting in the application having very poor performance across all operating systems.
As we enter the new year, AccuMap v2 has started development as a web-based application, or web app. Version 2 will provide a 250% performance increase, better memory management, and server-side data processing.
Version 2 will also offer a desktop application for Windows, MacOS, and Linux (Debian) distributions. As a result of this, the current AccuMap desktop application will not receive any updates until we have finished the public beta stage.
We apologize for all inconvenience, we wish you a happy new year, and hope you're excited about AccuMap v2, making AccuMap great again!
If you wish to follow the progress of the development, take a look at our Facebook page, or lurk around on our Discord server.
The latest hotfix it out and ready for release!
So what's changed?
This will be the last update for the next few weeks as I (Eoin) am visiting family in my home country and I'm away from my main programming rig.
Many new features are in your hands with AccuMap v1.4.0! We've got:
We also have some more features such as VATBOOK maps and flight plan route decoding, but due to some time constraints, you can expect to see those features in a later hotfix.
With Cross The Pond Eastbound 2017 only hours away, it makes me sad that we can not release this update just yet (http://prntscr.com/gx9fg3).
We have many new features including an over the top performance boost that may just solve all of your performance issues, lined up and ready for takeoff, but some small issues are stopping us from pushing an update. Please keep in mind that the current version of AccuMap is still an early release. Any issues regarding sectors, aircraft, and so on, found tonight during CTP are being monitored and worked on.
AccuMap is not perfect just yet, but we're almost there! Enjoy the cross!
AccuMap version 1.3.0 is now available for download! New features include:
If anybody has any issues, please use our bug reporting system!
We are constantly on the lookout for ways we can increase AccuMap's performance. In the meantime, whilst we find out what the major cause of the performance issues are, we have found that increasing your refresh rate to 5 minutes or more greatly increases the time you can use the program. This will be an ongoing effort, so stay tuned for more updates.
I'm pleased to announce that our new website is now up and running!
Now with VATSIM SSO Integration, it's easy for all developers to access and manage bug reports as well as contributions such as sectors, airports and suggestions!