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Status of FG 2.12.1 and Scenery 1.01

Postby shoner » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:44 pm

Please advise if there is going to be any more future developements and or updates to FG 2.12.1 and Scenery 1.01 between now (January 21/14) and the projected or estimated future release date of February 17/14 for release of FG 3.0 ? Also, are all (future) scenery updates to apply to only Scenery version 2.0 and not 1.01 ? Please excuse me for asking these questions, but I am a brand new guy to FlightGear, and have never used or tried it p to now and this is my first post, although I have been "into" flight siming as my only hobby for over 23 years. My flight sim software collection fills a small room completely and numbers 200+++ Thankyou and have a great flight sim day. - JR (Shoner)
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Re: Status of FG 2.12.1 and Scenery 1.01

Postby Thorsten » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:13 pm

Please advise if there is going to be any more future developements and or updates to FG 2.12.1 and Scenery 1.01 between now (January 21/14) and the projected or estimated future release date of February 17/14 for release of FG 3.0 ?


No, usually the even-numbered (release) versions aren't tinkered with once they are out - the current branches on GIT to tinker with are the 3.0 release in preparation and the 3.1 devel version. 2.12.1 was sort of an exception, gathering a few important bugfixes after the release.

The scenery on server is now 2.0, and current efforts are directed at fixing bugs in this.

Also, are all (future) scenery updates to apply to only Scenery version 2.0 and not 1.01 ?


This is my understanding, but perhaps someone from the scenery team might give a more definite statement?
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Re: Status of FG 2.12.1 and Scenery 1.01

Postby curt » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:52 pm

As I understand it, version 1.0.1 of the world scenery will not have any future updates. All the new model contributions and terrain skin updates are going into 2.0.1 and beyond.

The 2.0 scenery is significantly larger than the 1.0 scenery (by a factor of 7) so the 1.0 scenery is still available for those who are concerned about frame rates or disk footprint. The 2.0 scenery is large enough that it really stresses our distribution channels, so right now it is really only available through terrasync, torrent, or through the flightgear store. We continue to work on 2.0 distribution issues, but moving 85Gb around over the internet and making it available for mass download is a challenge.
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Re: Status of FG 2.12.1 and Scenery 1.01

Postby f-ojac » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:35 am

Confirmed. Changes (eg objects, Models) are applied to 2.0.1 because applying it to 2.0.1 and 1.01 would be a real pain.
Concerning the size of the new terrain, definitely is has grown, which is quite logical since there are many more details. Note that there the overall 2.0.1 size should be slightly reduced in the time to come, due to bug fixing and enhancement which should reduce the number of vertices used, noticeably for OSM roads.
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