As many LiveFlight Connect users may have noticed, there are issues involving disconnections and crashes when updating Infinite Flight to the latest December update (MD11/DC10s).
Just wanted to give a quick update and an explanation as to what’s happening:
What’s causing the crash?
The latest update added support for Infinite Flight to broadcast multiple IP addresses for an app like LiveFlight Connect to connect to - it’s basically like giving your postman a few variations of your home address for him to deliver your post.
Up until now, LiveFlight Connect was designed to only be given and connect to one address - this is the same for other Connect-based apps, with the exception of John’s In-Flight Assistant which runs on the same device.
What’s being done about it?
This is the bit people are probably most interested in :)
In theory, the Windows version of LiveFlight Connect should already support this, although some people are telling me they are experiencing crashes. I’m about to take a look at this issue as soon as I post this.
When solved, an automatic update will be pushed to all existing LiveFlight Connect users on Windows (you can uninstall the app and reinstall it when the update is out to be sure you have received it - I’ll post when it’s out in this thread).
Just finished adding support for this and I’ve just sent the update off to the App Store - it has to go through Apple’s infamous review, but the good news is review times for macOS are said to be roughly a day (could be less!).
This update may also fix a crash a lot of people have made me aware of - I spent a fair bit of time going over the existing codebase and making updates.
Thanks so much for your patience with this! Just a quick reminder to all that LiveFlight Connect is completely free and open-source - if you’re a fan of what I do, I’d really appreciate it if you subscribed to LiveFlight Horizon on the web or on iOS, I have a cool update in the works and I couldn’t continue to work on it without your valuable support :)
Happy landings and enjoy the new Infinite Flight update!