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Re: Release Progress (2.4.0)

Postby ThorstenB » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:55 pm

Thanks Curt!

So, open call to everyone on the forum: please help us testing the new FlightGear release candidate!

We want to release the final 2.4.0 build on August 17th. We only have about 2 weeks left for fixing any potential issues. If you want the next FlightGear release to be as good as it gets, then download the latest release candidate now (currently ftp://ftp.goflyflightgear.com/flightgea ... 4.0rc3.exe) and test if that's working well on your system. And please report any issues. We can only improve the release candidate, when problems are reported. Otherwise the final release will be identical to the installer above.

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Re: Release Progress (2.4.0)

Postby truthsolo » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:07 pm

Torrent available here. Remember to seed.

(40Mbps+ link, go nuts people.. if the torrent is down, you can blame lightning)
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Re: Release Progress (2.4.0)

Postby eekpo » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:23 am

curt wrote in Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:22 pm:For now, this is a good link (it's the first mirror to be updated with new stuff.)

ftp://ftp.goflyflightgear.com/flightgear/Win32/

[ caution: I'm currently uploading rc3 so make sure it's size is ~ 414 - 415Mb before you try to download it. ]


Thanks, that's right.

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Re: Release Progress (2.4.0)

Postby D-79 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:34 pm

ThorstenB wrote in Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:44 am:The issue is being worked on and there will be working runway lights for ATI graphics cards with the FG2.4.0 release.

That is a great promise, pleeeease keep it.

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Re: Release Progress (2.4.0)

Postby Trez » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:01 pm

hey i have one more suggestion for you make more features for instant replay like : actualy showing reverse trust and tire smoke
a landing doesn't look real without them :)

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Re: Release Progress (2.4.0)

Postby ThorstenB » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:08 pm

D-79 wrote in Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:34 pm:That is a great promise, pleeeease keep it.

Runway lights are already fixed. The latest release canidate already provides a new option in the menu: "View" => "Rendering" dialog. Disable "point-sprites" in the dialog, if runway lights aren't working for you, then restart fgfs. According to reports so far, it's working for everyone who had issues earlier.
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Re: Release Progress (2.4.0)

Postby Torsten » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:39 pm

And here is the latest and greatest, the best FlightGear 2.4.0 release candidate that has ever been in cyberspace:

http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/pub/mirrors/ ... 4.0rc4.exe

Please download, install, run and test.
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Re: Release Progress (2.4.0)

Postby Trez » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:42 pm

And my Question? :wink:

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Re: Release Progress (2.4.0)

Postby skyop » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:12 pm

Several problems with that:

  • FG lacks standardized properties for reverse thrusters and speedbrakes. Most planes use /engine/engine[n]/reverser-pos-norm (which I presume is more proper), but I have seen some use /surface-positions/{left|right}-reverser-pos-norm. And some planes (like mine) have nonstandard separate inboard/outboard speedbrake properties.
  • We need to add those properties to the replay system. The best way to do that is to make them aircraft-definable - which can't be done yet, and requires changes to the source code.
  • After making those changes in master, they have to be cherry-picked to the releases/2.4.0 branch, and the patch may not apply cleanly.

You are welcome to work on this yourself. :)
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Re: Release Progress (2.4.0)

Postby Trez » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:27 pm

LOL i am not that good at these stuff [:(

thx anyway Tristar

P.S. i'm looking forward to 2.4.0 or 2.5.0
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Re: Release Progress (2.4.0)

Postby truthsolo » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:54 pm

Torsten wrote in Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:39 pm:And here is the latest and greatest, the best FlightGear 2.4.0 release candidate that has ever been in cyberspace:

http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/pub/mirrors/ ... 4.0rc4.exe

Please download, install, run and test.

Torrent here.
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Re: Release Progress (2.4.0)

Postby ThorstenB » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:31 pm

Yes, Tristar, the replay system needs improvements. That's larger task which has been discussed several times already. But that's not going to happen for FG2.4.0, sorry. :roll:
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Re: Release Progress (2.4.0)

Postby Trez » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:30 am

ThorstenB wrote in Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:31 pm:Yes, Tristar, the replay system needs improvements. That's larger task which has been discussed several times already. But that's not going to happen for FG2.4.0, sorry. :roll:


well to bad :(

i have another suggestion: some better water effects would be good

check this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNilmjrFOJ4&feature=related and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHLRdyNjgXY&feature=BFa&list=ULowXdSOUC1lw&index=42 alsohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4IQABhI7o0&feature=BFa&list=ULowXdSOUC1lw&index=35

nice tropical water would make flightgear look much more realistic

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Re: Release Progress (2.4.0)

Postby Figaro » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:14 am

would it be possible to add water customisability into FlightGear. As the Great Barrier Reef really is NOT done justice in FG.
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Re: Release Progress (2.4.0)

Postby f-ojac » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:23 am

Thanks all for the nice work in the release process.

For those who are asking for new features, the time is now to release and fix major bugs, not to implement new features, those are to be developed for the future, not... for August ! Else the release will never be released !
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