XSquawkBox 2.0beta5 Released

hotfix 1 has been released to address the AVX dependency bug creeping back in again due to my slipping up with merging the hotfix from the last release.

This release incorporates a number of bugfixes for new bugs discovered late in the beta4 cycle. XSquawkBox 2.0 beta 5 expires on 1 March 2020.

Please refer to the README file in the download as well as the manual (linked from navigation bar on this site) for more details.

As the beta is quite stable now, I’ve withdrawn 1.3.3 from the website to eliminate confusion over XSquawkBox’s support for AFV arising from this old version still being in distribution.

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About the XSquawkBox/VATSIM X-Plane Simulation Rate Enforcement

Introduction 

I’ve written this article to explain a bit about the simulation rate enforcement decision, how it came to be, and the goals and theory of operation of the actual mechanism as implemented in XSquawkBox and other clients that use the XSquawkBox detection algorithm. 

I’m also going to briefly touch on the alternate plans I considered, and where possible, why I didn’t follow through with them.

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XSquawkBox 2.0beta4 Released

XSquawkBox 2.0 beta 4 hotfix 2 is up on the Downloads page.

(hotfix 1 has been released to address a build issue with portaudio that resulted in the macos 10.15 dependency creeping back in – it contains no other changes and should work on older macOS releases now).

(hotfix 2 has been released to address a build issue with opus that resulted in AVX optimisations always being present on macOS and possibly Linux as well)

This release incorporates a number of bugfixes as well as a reversion to the older portaudio sound driver. More importantly, macOS 10.14 and newer are supported again when used with X-Plane 11.41 (or newer).

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