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2018.3 Release

Postby stuart » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:06 pm

Hi All,

The FlightGear Release Team* have decided to delay the 2018.3 release until early October. We want to make it a "big" release with fewer bugs and more polish than usual so that we can showcase the new release at FSWeekend in The Netherlands on 3rd November.

The tentative schedule is for a "feature freeze" around 8th September, with release branches being cut around 6th October.

To make it the best release possible, we need your help.

Firstly, please submit bugs to the bugtracker https://sourceforge.net/p/flightgear/codetickets/.

Secondly, to make the most of the new launcher, we need help adding meta-data to all the aircraft. This includes

If you have a particular favourite aircraft (or indeed just choose one at random) without meta-data, please take the time to create it. You should submit it in the first instance to the maintainer of the aircraft, but if they are unavailable, then please submit it to me or Thorsten Renk and we'll get it checked in.

Thanks in advance to everyone for their help in making 2018.3 the best FlightGear release yet!

-Stuart

* This is a name I've just made up for the people who are usually involved in preparing the release. See the -devel list archive for the discussion.
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Re: 2018.3 Release

Postby Thorsten » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:48 pm

If you have a particular favourite aircraft (or indeed just choose one at random) without meta-data, please take the time to create it.


Or just post it in the forum, and I'll review and commit it as we've done before :mrgreen: Same holds for splash screens.
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Re: 2018.3 Release

Postby Clive2670 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:55 pm

I say any flightgear is well worth waiting for whether "on-time" or "delayed" IMHO I think 2 releases a year is fine, why struggle to meet sometimes un-obtainable deadlines and put out a "less than polished" example! Keep up the stirling work ALL that make this fantastic simulator possible
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Re: 2018.3 Release

Postby bugman » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:00 pm

The release schedule and frequency will remain about the same, but there will be a special stable release with each *.3 release number. So there will still be 4 releases per year which are triggered semi-automatically. One major change will be the default airport which will remain the same for one entire year. That will allow that airport to be highly developed by the time of the *.3 release.

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Re: 2018.3 Release

Postby legoboyvdlp » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:57 pm

stuart wrote in Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:06 pm:Secondly, to make the most of the new launcher, we need help adding meta-data to all the aircraft. This includes


Hi Stuart,
is there any way to find a list of aircraft missing this?
Also, what resolution for the previews do you want?
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Re: 2018.3 Release

Postby wkitty42 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:20 pm

legoboyvdlp wrote in Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:57 pm:Also, what resolution for the previews do you want?

according to the given wiki link, http://wiki.flightgear.org/Aircraft-set.xml#Previews...
Images should be 1024x768 with no text (as that is added dynamically) and minimal post-processing.

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Re: 2018.3 Release

Postby Thorsten » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:50 am

is there any way to find a list of aircraft missing this?


If you have Linux and a repository checkout, grep for the tags, take all aircraft that don't appear on that list. Otherwise I don't know.
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Re: 2018.3 Release

Postby enrogue » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:42 am

I did this within fgaddon/Aircraft:

for i in * ; do echo $i ; grep -ir "<tag>" $i ; done > ~/taglist.txt

It gives you a list of all the tags for each aircraft and shows you which ones have no tags

as of a few minutes ago the output of his looks like the file here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yu02cyvr9piwq ... t.txt?dl=0

There's undoubtably a way to make it prettier, but it has the info
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Re: 2018.3 Release

Postby D-ECHO » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:41 am

I found there are some aircraft I maintain in this list without tags, I'll add them for:
ASW28 (done)
LS4 (done)
EV55 (done)
Bergfalke (done)
SG38 (done)
Arcus (done)
G103 (done)
Ka8B (done)
Ka6 (done)
L13 (done)
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Re: 2018.3 Release

Postby legoboyvdlp » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:22 am

enrogue wrote in Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:42 am:I did this within fgaddon/Aircraft:

for i in * ; do echo $i ; grep -ir "<tag>" $i ; done > ~/taglist.txt



Hi,
Would it be possible for you to run this for <previews> as well? The relevant tag is <previews>.

Many thanks,
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Re: 2018.3 Release

Postby enrogue » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:46 am

Preview list is here

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8zkkqp8npqp5x ... t.txt?dl=0

I've just updated the tag list as well
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Re: 2018.3 Release

Postby legoboyvdlp » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:03 pm

Edit -
My screen resolution is far too low - even I can see that the previews are very blurry.
Last edited by legoboyvdlp on Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:46 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: 2018.3 Release

Postby bugman » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:05 pm

For some nicely formatted output, I have updated my aircraft validation script to include checks for <tags> and <previews> XML tags. See:

The script will automatically create tables of aircraft with the tags missing. Additionally the --previews and --tags arguments can be used to list the current XML content.

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Sound good!

Postby GreatPilot8 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:07 pm

:Sound great!:
Good luck & thanks for the continuous update
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Re: 2018.3 Release

Postby KhalidHalimFG » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:08 pm

Tell me if any planes or something big change.
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