Airlog extracts useful information from a glider logbook. Here is a list of the planned features. Airlog is primarily developed in Denmark and therefore with an emphasis on Danish regulations. It should be very useful for gliderpilots from other places too.
Airlog has been in a state of sleepwalking, but
things are moving forward again. Frederik has
produced some information on the data access
method we are using. Click on the "Data access"
link in the menu bar to see whats going on.
The latest version of Airlog is alpha-0.53-2, released
25th. of November 2000.
A new release is expected before the end of May.
Click here to download.
Java Runtime Enviroment 1.2.2 (JRE) or 1.3 (preferably) must be installed in order to execute Airlog, get it here, it is a rather large download approx. 14MB.
- Oracle is now supported by Airlog :-)
- PostgreSQL is a solid Open Source database server
is a small Java based Open Source SQL database engine. Is is supplied as a jar file and is a mere ½MB
PostgreSQL is available on Unix in precompiled binary
packages. Most Linux distributions install
PostgreSQL by default. PostgreSQL takes some initial setup
and administration, but in return provides a very
solid database server backend. PostgreSQL consumes 1
MB of memory when idle.
PostgreSQL is also available on Win NT or better, at
least in source code form. Specific instructions is
given in the PostgreSQL documentation on how to
build it on the Windows platform.
InstantDB is simple to use, but does not allow
multiple concurrent clients to connect, at least not
the way we use it. InstantDB is delivered together
with Airlog and is a breeze to setup, because there
is no setup! It works behind the scene as an
imbedded database engine for Airlog.
Is multiple concurrent user logins a
must, for instance on a server in a club, PostgreSQL or Oracle must be used.
AirLog is copyrighted © software and licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) terms.
The program can be used entirely free of charge. You are
allowed to copy and distribute it as much as you
want to, as long as the GPL terms are adhered
Airlog is written in Java for several reasons.
First of all platform independence, the developers can use the enviroment they prefer.
Linux and Windows are the choices at the moment, but Solaris/HP-UX would also make fine programming
- It is easy to join in - we don't use a special IDE, although Forte is under consideration.
At the moment InfoDock, Ultra Edit, CVS, Jikes et. al. is used.
Help is much needed. You absolute does *not* have to be a programmer to contribute. We are in need of help
in several key areas. Feel free to mail me if you are interested in some
specific part of the program. Listed below are some areas which need a caretaker.
Translations are very welcome, especially an english one as we have a problem with the correct
Documentation; we have none at the moment. FAQs, documentation in DocBook format and this website
shall be written.
A Java programmer with GPS experience. We want to take specific flight information from a GPS logger and
store it in the Airlog database for later automatic creation of "hotspot" maps.
A Java programmer with experience in the Java Media Framework as Ken has made a nice .avi intro :-)
Who we are
Many persons have contributed bugreports and feature requests in the first version of Airlog.
Two of them need special mentioning
Jan Wintherskov, has forced Airlog to its knees many times, please try once again in the new year !.
Ole Refsgård has pinpointed many quirks, thanks Ole.
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E-mail: Per Jensen or Frederik Hansen
$Date: 2001/05/06 22:22:06 $ (UTC)
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