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When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby seb2222 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:09 pm

Does anyone know when v3.6 will be released. Apparently it was supposed to be released today (18th august) but that hasn't been the case. I read something about an outage and release candidates but I didn't understand much. Any help is much appreciated.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby legoboyvdlp » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:27 pm

Hi Seb2222!
Unfortunately the server that FlightGear uses to store their data went down for a while. Therefore the release has been delayed so we can have the proper amount of bugfixing.
Thanks!
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby seb2222 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:03 pm

Dear Jonathan

Thank you for the news. Would you know when the servers will be back up and running or an approximate date of release.

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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby legoboyvdlp » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:38 pm

They were up ages ago but the release was delayed so we have the whole month of bug finding! That is what I am told anyway! ;)
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby seb2222 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:56 pm

So release wont be this month? How come you see some people already using 3.6? Are they testing it?
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby massima » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:28 pm

It is the release candidate.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby Müller » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:55 pm

I believe massima is talking about it (http://sourceforge.net/projects/flightgear/files/)
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:57 pm

Or rather download.flightgear.org/builds/nightly
Andy massima it is not just release candidates - anyone can get one of those every day if they dont mind a bug or two! Every day there is a new build. However the official ones come twice a year. Shouldnt be more than a couple of days till 3.6
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby massima » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:39 am

The FG release plan is similar to the release of a linux distro. There is a alpha release (like 3.5) in this phase you can add new features, solve bugs etc.. After that a beta version, the project is still open to new features. But before the final release the project is frozen (it is used to calling it release candidate), in this phase you can only fix bugs. In the FG wiki site there is a pretty semaphore that explain the current FG status.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby seb2222 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:09 am

The project is still open so I guess there is still a long way to go because people are still adding features.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby Hooray » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:25 am

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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby Thefan630 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:59 pm

What a bummer, I really wanted to download 3.6 to start playing today before school starts again.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby MIG29pilot » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:23 pm

Funny that, we've got both ends of the spectrum: students getting back to school after flying, and professors getting back to teaching after developing!
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby Jabberwocky » Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:54 pm

I so wait that the one of my current outside of FG projects ends and I have more time to tinker on planes ;-)
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby Hooray » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:39 pm

last I checked, the build server provided nightly snapshots for Windows users, built automatically each night - so it should be straightforward for people on Windows to test the latest FG stuff
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