Elite Dangerous Market Connector 5.1.1

What Is Elite Dangerous Market Connector?

Elite Dangerous Market Connector ("EDMC") is a third-party application for use with Frontier Developments' game "Elite Dangerous". Its purpose is to facilitate supplying certain game data to, and in some cases retrieving it from, a number of websites and other tools.

To do this it utilises the Journal Files written by the game when played on a PC. It also makes use of Frontier's Companion API ("Frontier's CAPI"), accessible once you've authorised this application.

EDMC has a plugin system which many other developers have made use of to extend its functionality.

Find out more on the EDMC Wiki.

NB: This application is of no use with a Console game account, nor will it run on Windows 7.

Release 5.1.1

The big change in this is adjustments to be in line with Journal changes in Elite Dangerous Odyssey, released 2021-06-10, with respect to the Odyssey materials Inventory.

This update is mandatory if you want EDMarketConnector to update Inara.cz with your Odyssey inventory.

  • ShipLockerMaterials is dead, long live ShipLocker. Along with other changes to how backpack inventory is handled we should now actually be able to fully track all Odyssey on-foot materials and consumables without errors.

  • Inara plugin adjusted to send the new ShipLocker inventory to Inara.cz. This is still only your ship inventory of Odyssey materials, not anything currently in your backpack whilst on foot.
    See this issue for some quotes from Artie (Inara.cz developer) about not including backpack contents in the Inara inventory.

  • Errors related to sending data to EDDN are now more specific to aid in diagnoising issues.

  • Quietened some log output if we encounter connection errors trying to utilise the Frontier CAPI service.


We believe that nothing should be worse in this version compared to 5.1.1, although a small tweak or two might have leaked through.

We'll be fully addressing translations in a near-future release after we've conclude the necessary code level work for the new system. Nothing should change for those of you helping on OneSky, other than at most the 'comments' on each translation. They should be more useful!

Pending that work we've specifically chosen not to update any translations in this release, so they'll be the same as released in 5.1.0.

Bug Fixes

  • Handle where the Backpack.json file for a Backpack event is a zero length
    file. Closes #1138.

  • Fixed case of 'Selection' in 'Override Beta/Normal Selection' text on Settings > Configuration. This allows translations to work.

Plugin Developers

  • We've updated [Contributing.md](./Contributing.md) including:
  1. Re-ordered the sections to be in a more logcial and helpful order.
  2. Added a section about choosing an appropriate log level for messages.
  3. fstrings now mandatory, other than some use of .format() with respect to translated strings.
  • [docs/Translations.md](./docs/Translations.md) updated about a forthcoming change to how we can programmatically check that all translation strings have a proper comment in 'L10n/en.template' to aid translators.

  • state passed to journal_entry() now has ShipLockerJSON which contains the json.load()-ed data from the new 'ShipLocker.json' file. We do attempt to always load from this file, even when the ShipLocker Journal event itself contains all of the data (which it does on startup, embark and disembark), so it should always be populated when plugins see any event related to Odyssey inventory.

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/nwvze3/elite_dangerous_market_connector_511/

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