tomorrow we have our weekly navdata dev meeting and we will discuss the PSX data request. Not sure, if we find immediately a decision but that you and all other PSX user know that the discussion starts …
This point could be a show-stopper, because we can´t support “black-boxes” as 3rd party converter, without the technical specifications, without to know about the structure. When we offer data, we are the first level support and our customer expect a direct answer because they pay for it. That doesn´t mean, that we don´t relay questions to the addon-devs (or forward the customer to the addon-forums/discords/ticketsystems/…) but thats in a second step, like a second level support.
A current typical example is the new MSFS - they offer us a external converter, but also the exact specification that we can look deeper into it and that we can re-parse it back to the original format. That´s a necessary point of us and without such specification, we can´t and we won´t support any addon.
But on the other hand, when a converter exists, we can use it in parallel till the specifications are added and tested in our parser. That makes our life also a little bit easier, because the customer can use the data immediately and we switch to our parser as soon as the data are equal to the data from NavBuro.
We will start the discussion tomorrow and will keep you informed about the process here. I also guess, that Stephen or Magnus should contact Hardy again according the new regulations/legal situation to find out if we can really now offer the monthly Jeppesen data.
In the meantime, thanks to you and all here for the support of PSX … We will look what we can do in the future/near future.