Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Where Do I Find the 930 Datarefs

The dataref documentation on the X-Plane SDK website is updated for each release of X-Plane 9.

X-Plane 930 has not yet been released. It is a "release candidate" but since we haven't signed off on it yet, 922r1 is still the most current real release of X-Plane, and it's what users get when they update without asking for a beta. So the website has 922 datarefs.

Since version 9, every release of X-Plane (including betas and RCs) has a copy of datarefs.txt in the plugins folder that is correct for that release. In other words, the docs that ship with X-Plane and the sim itself are always in sync.

So for now use datarefs.txt in the 930 RC 2 plugins folder! When 930 goes final, the website will be updated.

4 comments:

rhaselbacher said...

And not to forget: "when the HTML comes out, you'll be able to search (new datarefs) on 930 as an initial version."

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if the extra spaces and missing/extra tabs were cleaned up in the text version. It would be even nicer if new datarefs were documented when created/modified in a beta html version. The changes are often trivial in number between beta releases. Drop the text file on Excel, export to buggy Microsoft html and upload should take about a minute.

rhaselbacher said...

"It would be even nicer if new datarefs were documented when created/modified in a beta html version"

I second that.

Benjamin Supnik said...

The file is text and machine-readable and very consistent.

The SDK page is a wiki.

Don't wait for me - grab "diff" and a net connection and go do it! There are a number of SDK-related tasks that only Sandy and I can do. This is not one of them.