I am stopping work on DCS-BIOS for the foreseeable future in Home Cockpits Posted March 22, 2020 The short version: I have come to realize that I am not able to work on DCS-BIOS while working a full time job that requires a similar skillset. That means I will not work on expanding or supporting DCS-BIOS until circumstances change, and that will probably not happen. The long version: I started getting into DCS and later building DCS-BIOS because I am fascinated by complex systems. This worked out well while I was still studying computer science; it provided me an outlet to do some programming close to the hardware while the curriculum developed more and more towards the theoretical side of things. About three years ago I decided to stop pursuing a masters degree and get a job with the bachelors degree that I had. Starting to work full time stopped almost all progress on DCS-BIOS, but I always kept telling myself that the day job would get less stressful and tiring over time. That did not happen. I have since changed jobs four times, hoping to find one that would not drive me crazy. Well, I found one. For the last three months, none of the stress in my life has been job related. I am now working for a company that makes PC-based automation technology, working on the team that customizes the BIOS for the PC mainboards they design and build in-house (the guys who do the PCB layout sit just one office away). Unfortunately, I am still unable to continue work on DCS-BIOS, and this time, there is nothing I can expect to change about the situation. I have to accept (and admit to myself and to you guys) that after I get home from work, I have had my fill of debugging software and lack any desire or energy to do more of the same. I still don't know exactly what this means for the future of the project. I could do some work on it during a vacation, but that won't be enough to get significantly closer to the goals I had in mind, so I probably won't start working on new features. I will try to fix any regressions (i.e. if a new DCS: World version breaks something that was working before), although the API that DCS-BIOS is using has been pretty stable (I think I had to change something once when ED added the different export options on MP servers).