2012-11-24 MV to All:
I've only just joined the ArduPilot-Mega Opensource Project, and am only just beginning to dig into the codebase.
My goal is to implement a host of enhancements to our beloved APM Mission Planner application.
My cloned repository is named "markevogt-pcl-experimenting".
My first enhancements have now been coded, tested and pushed up to my repo:
1. Flight Data Panel: each of the (6) quickView panels now has black text on a colored background - far easier to see when outside than thin, colored text against a black background;
2. Flight Data Panel: each of teh (6) quickView panels now has UNITS dynamically queried from the MainV2.config array, which in turn is dynamicall populated from the APM > Configuration screen. This too is handy when you wish to switch from feet to meters, or from fps to mph !...
Again, this is just a newbie way to start contributing swiftly - work on simple stuff to learn the overall codebase, then progressively tackle more complex enhancements.
Next up: adding the Mission Planner Screen's lovely (large) Zoom Slider control to the Flight Data Screen, so the act of zooming is consistent across The Application...
Feedback is welcome!