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Flightgear 2.8

Postby Oakview » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:10 am

I have seen a video on youtube about the latest version of 2.8. When I go to the flightgear website it still shows 2.6 as the latest version. When will the 2.8 version be available for download?

I here that it has 3D buildings, is this correct?

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Re: Flightgear 2.8

Postby Harald » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:47 am

FG 2.8 should be out after august 18th I think (http://wiki.flightgear.org/Release_plan)

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Re: Flightgear 2.8

Postby Johan G » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:53 pm

Oakview wrote in Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:10 am:I here that it has 3D buildings, is this correct?

Even the older releases has 3D buildings, though only at a few airports. San Francisco International Airport (KSFO), included in the base package is one of them. :)
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Re: Flightgear 2.8

Postby stuart » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:19 pm

I suspect he's talking about the new Random Buildings feature that auto-generates buildings in Urban areas. In which case, the answer is Yes - they will be in 2.8.0.

As a general rule, any feature mentioned as being "available in git" will be present in the next release (in this case v2.8.0).

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Re: Flightgear 2.8

Postby Figaro » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:34 pm

And the video he's talking about is by planetacancun, but, I believe, current releases of GIT are dubbed "2.8" but I may be wrong on that.


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Re: Flightgear 2.8

Postby curt » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:47 pm

I am working on uploading the first v2.8.0 release candidate right now, so stay tuned for the link. Currently packaged for Windows 32bit / 64bit. I will need to lean on Tat to roll out a Mac release candidate soon. Even though the official release isn't until Aug 17, internally we've bumped up the version number to 2.8.0 and so the "developer snapshot" releases are now technically "release candidates."
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Re: Flightgear 2.8

Postby Figaro » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:06 am

hmmm, Curt, from what I can see, there hasn't been a development snapshot since v2.6?

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Re: Flightgear 2.8

Postby DutchPilotMitchell » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:37 am

So the development snapshot that is at the bottom of the download page is a 2.8 version for mac?
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Re: Flightgear 2.8

Postby Gijs » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:45 am

No. The Mac snapshots are not yet available.

Download FlightGear v20110602 Dev Snapshot (for MacOS) here: FlightGear-git-20110602.dmg

That one is dated June 2011, so that's 2.4.0 ;-)
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Re: Flightgear 2.8

Postby DutchPilotMitchell » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:58 pm

curt wrote in Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:47 pm: internally we've bumped up the version number to 2.8.0 and so the "developer snapshot" releases are now technically "release candidates."



Ok, thanks Gijs, I saw the date yes, but because of what curt said, I thought it was true :roll:
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Re: Flightgear 2.8

Postby curt » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:31 pm

I've pinged Tat and kindly requested a release candidate for the Mac at his convenience, but I haven't heard back from him yet. I haven't done any development/packaging fro MacOSX myself, so I'm pretty lost in that world to try to do something myself.

If anyone out there wants to hold my hand and help me get setup to do packaging on the Mac, I do have access to an iMac -- pretty old and just barely runs FlightGear, but it is a Mac. But that said, I know that Tat does a whole lot of custom work on the launcher and user interface so the process is probably more complicated than I imagine.
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