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Fun With Servers

Just an FYI: when it rains it pours. Normally betas increase load on our set of update servers. To compound this, one of them is suffering a midlife crisis^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hhard drive failure.* We’re working on it now; hopefully it will be … Continue reading

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Updater Design Decisions

My blog postings have been a little thin – but not because nothing is going on. Rather it’s a combination of working on next-gen stuff that is still in heavy development, travel, and (perhaps due to the travel, perhaps due … Continue reading

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1,2,3,4,5…6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Surely I’m not the only one with that song embedded in some deep part of my psyche, right? One thing we seem to have down with 940 is counting upward…945 is in testing now. There are two things driving the … Continue reading

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Scalability and apt.dat

Beta users, see the bottom of this post for how scalability turns into possible bugs. In computer science, a program or architecture is scalable if it doesn’t totally vomit up a lung as its constituent parts become bigger. For a … Continue reading

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New Installers

The 2.05 installer is now released – this is a multi-language update that fixes a few bugs and makes the map interface more usable. If you have existing DVDs, you may want to use the new 2.05 DVD installer because … Continue reading

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Releases, Bugs, and the iphone

Sometimes I have one of those weeks where all I do is look at crashes and weird behavior.  This is turning into one of those weeks.  So here’s some status on the various bugs floating around. I should say: you’ll … Continue reading

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Bad Alloc, New Patch, New Installers

The 921 patch is now available. This fixes the bad-alloc problems relating to complex airports. Please note: if you have a bad-alloc crash, it could be because you are out of memory. Make sure you have virtual memory turned on, … Continue reading

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Why Is Installer Scanning Slow?

When you update X-Plane, it scans about 10,000 files before it runs the update. This scan checks every single byte of every file. As a result, it’s a little bit slow – it takes a few minutes. With the new … Continue reading

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Installer Chaos

I spent part of the morning tracking down installer issues.  Here are some things I have learned: If you have Windows Vista and User Access Control, there’s a good chance that the installer may get caught on permissions problems.  I … Continue reading

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901 – Stealth Release

901 is out now…basically it’s just 900 + French and German localizations. Also a few minor tweaks: We added a few datarefs and commands by request – check DataRefs.txt. The plugin font size is back to 6 pixels, like v8. … Continue reading

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