Hello fellow industrialists! It’s been about a year since I’ve been in the EVE Universe but I didn’t go far. In June last year I became a dad and it’s eaten up a lot of my time (and money!) so not much time for games and the like.
However, I’ve been slowly working on IPH when I found time and have always planned to get back to supporting it more when I get more free time opening up. I see that there is still demand for it and I didn’t want it to die in the CREST/API dustbin with the other tools (plus I still plan on playing a bit too). I wanted to give you all a quick status on where I am and what my plans are coming up.
First, ESI is fully implemented. It was quite a bit of work getting it transitioned over but it works well and I can continue to tweak it over time. The ESI switch has been done very well. I’m incredibly impressed with the work CCP did on it and it should be something much easier to use in the future. For those of you wondering, the way I’ve implemented the access tokens is to have users register the app under your account. Then you upload your key information to the program, which I save locally on your computer for use. That way if you ever want to nix access, you have total control.
Second, while ESI is implemented, my main bit of work that isn’t is the new facility work. I see that Upwell Structures are the new norm and I’ve been working on something to be much more dynamic and useful to you all. Here’s a quick screen shot of how the new fitting window looks: https://i.imgur.com/FsGYPar.png You’ll be able to set up a structure fitting with rigs and it will update the calculations and save it for the common categories of manufacturing, invention, etc.
The main hold up is that I basically deleted all the old facility code to implement the new stuff (trust me this is way better). Most of the work is done but now I’m updating all the old code to use the new facility system I created. This should allow me to make changes, fix bugs, etc. with facilities much quicker than before as well.
So right now, I’m working on getting the facilities up and running. Then I have some other maintenance issues with the other supporting code to clean up before we should all be back to using IPH again. Hope to have something to you soon!