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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby seb2222 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:53 pm

Getting really impatient now for 3.6!! The wiki page doesn't help because it says the project is still open and the frozen stage is over 63 overdue!
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby elgaton » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:47 pm

You should look at the "Next release" date, not at the "frozen stage" date - 3.6 is only a few (five) days overdue.

Let me allow to explain the release plan in more detail first:
  • Development happens in a shared location called a repository. Inside this repository, the most recent (and potentially unstable) version of the code is called next.
  • On the 17th of December/June the repository enters the "frozen" state - no new features are accepted for a month, only bug fixes (to weed out bugs).
  • On the 17th of January/July the repository enters the "open" (normal) state again; moreover, the team creates "release branches" (essentially, copies of the code/data). At this point, the team has two parallel locations to work on:
    1. next (for new features/breaking changes), and
    2. the release branch for the new FlightGear version (to clean up the code, fix bugs, etc.)
    Note that, even though there is a release branch now, the new FlightGear version has not come out - this allows interested people to try it out and report bugs before the new version is released officially.
  • The actual release happens only around the 17th of February/August (unless critical bugs are discovered at the last minute); moreover, it takes some days to package and distribute the files (due to their size and the fact that the core development team is small - a hitch could easily delay the process a bit). This time, the only potentially critical issue I've seen is a change in the Mac build which makes FG crash on launch (a Mac developer is working on it).

That said, if you're on Windows, you can test the latest 3.6 "nightly" build - it's what will be released if no further fixes are needed.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby elgaton » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:00 pm

Just a quick update for those of you who are not following the flightgear-devel mailing list - the team has decided to postpone the release:
As many people have noticed, the v3.6 release has been slightly delayed.
The main reason is that too many key developers have been out of town for
work or holiday this month. We are currently hoping for a mid-September
release. We will post further updates once our release manager returns and
we can regroup from all the end of the summer (northern hemisphere)
activities.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby patstan » Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:18 pm

Any news yet? Its already mid september!
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby bugman » Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:36 pm

patstan wrote in Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:18 pm:Any news yet? Its already mid september!


There are a number of critical bugs being fixed and packaged into the release. So it is in progress and will happen soon.

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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby onox » Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:38 pm

Or just get 3.7 from here.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby Hooray » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:08 pm

anybody urgently waiting to get 3.6 (or any future release) is encouraged to help test RCs/nightly builds and get involved in bug testing/fixing via the issue tracker
Please don't send support requests by PM, instead post your questions on the forum so that all users can contribute and benefit
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby seb2222 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:55 pm

Any news?
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby massima » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:18 am

Today could be the the right day! :?:
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby seb2222 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:57 pm

you sure? Please be today.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby massima » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:09 pm

seb2222 wrote in Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:57 pm:you sure? Please be today.


No, but every version is released on 17th :wink: .
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby elgaton » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:44 pm

Maybe not today, but the development team is writing the 3.6 release notes as I type, so it should be really a matter of a few days.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby seb2222 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:09 am

ok. thanks
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby massima » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:21 am

Today i read in the "3.6 changelog":

The FlightGear development team is delighted to announce the v3.6 release of FlightGear.......Download FlightGear v3.6 for free from FlightGear.org


But it is not available yet, i wait!
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby elgaton » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:26 am

Yes - as mentioned in the changelog itself, that is a draft for now - it is being currently written and finalized. Just wait for the announcement to appear on the main Web site.
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