There have been many bug fixes in the 1.0.8 if I am not mistaken right? - So I would imagine you guys did not have the time to add new features correct?
So my question is: When will we "estimated" see those features added that were lefte out of version 1 as described in this thread
Are you guys shooting for version 2 or implementing these in future updates one by one?
Parsing data should be easy enough to do if you have an server hosted somewhere. Perhaps you @Ben Russell could elaborate on the posibility of such with in GIZMO, is it possible or is this out of the scope of what GIZMO can do? In any case I would imagine (without have seen the code) think that if you do parse data back and forth, it should be able to work within the gui of the FMS CDU.
For example for the weather?
Parsing raw Metar Data from X-Plane's Metar.rwx file - is it possible to have that then redirected to the CDU screen upon request
For example for the ATIS data?
Parsing data via the VATSIM statistic api - It should returns an XML file which you may or may not be able to use in the plane. Read more about this in the api here http://api.vateud.net/
For example for the ACARS data?
This can be parsed via an third party client. I do believe this is a feature most suited for i.e. Virtual Airlines and such, groups that can host an server based solution which i.e. the plane can benefit from, pull data from. Not sure if the 737 have ACARS, perhaps you can answer that @Litjan - Anyway, read somthing about that there http://www.hoppie.nl/acars/
I do belive many of these features are hard to harder to implement and would serve more as eyecandy for horny equipment and feature addics in X-Plane. Nice to have but not essential. But if I would pick as an semi-addicted x-planer for soon to be implemented new features it would for sure be (excuse me if this is alredy in, been away for a while)
Pilot entered HOLDS
IRS last position in the FMC CDU
Different TEST features like i.e. the Comm TEST
This is just top of my head, but in retrospect we need those minor things working if possible to make it more realistic (kinda like getting A+ instead of A's he he).
I am extremely happy with the plane so far, it works and it works good. So basically it can only get better, but I would not want a better plane if it boils down to the fact that such
new features will impact the performance. Performance is allways the no.uno feature to have!!!
Last but at least, thank you to all the team from GIZMO to IXEG to X-Pilot for every dedicated hour of your time