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FlightGear v2.0 Now Available

Postby stuart » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:04 am

Hi All,

FlightGear v2.0 has been released and is available from http://www.flightgear.org and mirrors.

A list of the major new features can be found here: http://www.flightgear.org/version.html

Congratulations to the many developers who have worked hard over the last year to make this possible.

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Re: FlightGear v2.0 Now Available

Postby flak » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:43 pm

Graphics are much better, the dynamic water works too..

FG 2.0 has AWESOME clouds. The 3d clouds are unbelievably real and perfect.. no more room for improvement in that area I guess..
The 3d lighting has been improved too.. Graphics and scenery overall look much better

The air carriers have plenty of new options.. However I still haven't managed to spawn on the carrier during startup like in 1.9.
The ATC didn't work too (the ' key give me 'no transmission available')

However stuff that didn't work for me in 1.91, like the pushback for the A340, some of the cockpit buttons in the 777-200, all WORK in FG 2.0..
I don't know if it's just me but the cockpit buttons too seem more responsive and easily- clickable in 2.0

GREAT WORK everyone who's been involved in creating FG.. :D :D :D
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Re: FlightGear v2.0 Now Available

Postby Thorsten » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:03 am

Sadly, no Linux binary available :( Is there a conceptual difficulty with someone compiling the whole thing with a --static option and placing it online?
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Re: FlightGear v2.0 Now Available

Postby brisa » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:54 pm

I will be more than happy provide deb packages for Debian / Ubuntu meanwhile, but How to download the exact v2.0.0 code ?
I mean If I download and compile from cvs tomorrow, it could not be the 2.0.0 but something different.....
Can't wait to run it !!!
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Re: FlightGear v2.0 Now Available

Postby AndersG » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:07 pm

brisa wrote:I will be more than happy provide deb packages for Debian / Ubuntu meanwhile, but How to download the exact v2.0.0 code ?
I mean If I download and compile from cvs tomorrow, it could not be the 2.0.0 but something different.....
Can't wait to run it !!!


You can find the 2.0.0 source tar ball on the main website.
http://www.flightgear.org/Downloads/source.shtml

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Re: FlightGear v2.0 Now Available

Postby toshi » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:40 pm

And, those who want to get 64-bit binary for windows, go to http://www.flightgear.org/Downloads/binary.shtml and follow the instruction.
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Re: FlightGear v2.0 Now Available

Postby Thorsten » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:13 am

Thanks to Jon Stockill's work, things appear to be up and running - many thanks!
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Re: FlightGear v2.0 Now Available

Postby brisa » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:01 pm

I have created a modified version of the download_and_compile.shscript to build using simgear/osg/flightgear specified for the 2.0.0 version (And data too of course).
http://brisa.homelinux.net/fgfs/download_and_compile-2.0.0.sh
Anybody wants to test it ?
I tested it on a 9.10, and it worked for me.
next step is my deb packages.....
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Re: FlightGear v2.0 Now Available

Postby bnex10 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:19 pm

brisa wrote:I have created a modified version of the download_and_compile.shscript to build using simgear/osg/flightgear specified for the 2.0.0 version (And data too of course).
http://brisa.homelinux.net/fgfs/download_and_compile-2.0.0.sh
Anybody wants to test it ?
I tested it on a 9.10, and it worked for me.
next step is my deb packages.....

I will test it tonight.
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Re: FlightGear v2.0 Now Available

Postby Liam » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:38 pm

Is it just me or are the downloads from the aircraft downloads page simply not working? it gives me errors saying web page can't be found, not authorised to view, etc. It happens on all browsers for me, 3 days in a row without working.

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Re: FlightGear v2.0 Now Available

Postby Rew Boors » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:26 pm

No its not just you Liam. I have had exactly the same problem as you described.
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Re: FlightGear v2.0 Now Available

Postby Gijs » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:35 pm

Liam wrote:Is it just me or are the downloads from the aircraft downloads page simply not working?

Has been reported at the mailinglist. Al we can do is wait ;)
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Re: FlightGear v2.0 Now Available

Postby Liam » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:37 pm

Gijs wrote:
Liam wrote:Is it just me or are the downloads from the aircraft downloads page simply not working?

Has been reported at the mailinglist. Al we can do is wait ;)


Ok great, cheers! :)
This has been happening to me for ages.
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Re: FlightGear v2.0 Now Available

Postby brisa » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:24 am

I have created deb packages for ubuntu 9.10, the should work on last debian too.
Before releasing them I would like to have someone else that can test these packages too.
anybody interested ? Send me a private message by forum if you wish.
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Re: FlightGear v2.0 Now Available

Postby toshi » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:56 pm

Hi all,

Gijs wrote:
Liam wrote:Is it just me or are the downloads from the aircraft downloads page simply not working?

Has been reported at the mailinglist. Al we can do is wait ;)

I noticed that Aircraft directory in ftp mirrors has wrong symbolic link.
I just posted this issue to devel mailing list.

Until after this problem is fixed, try to access directly to Aircraft-2.0.0 directory from one of the following ftp mirrors:
- ftp://mirrors.ibiblio.org/pub/mirrors/f ... aft-2.0.0/
- ftp://ftp.kingmont.com/flightsims/fligh ... aft-2.0.0/
- ftp://ftp.goflyflightgear.com/flightgea ... aft-2.0.0/

Edit:
Now the problem is fixed.
We can download aircraft files correctly from http://www.flightgear.org/Downloads/aircraft-2.0.0/.
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