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Idea: use aviation pioneers' name as code name

Postby tonghuix » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:21 am

== Why Change code name? ==

1. Now every 3 month change a new default airport, I believe it was a great idea. However, developers have to working on related project every 3 month, costs a lot of manpower. And the default airport not such perfect as expect, and needing a lot update still.

2. Tutorial and some documents related default airport have to updated too, such The Manual of FllightGear. Some VFR/IFR cross country courses needs rework every 3 month.

3. Honor aviation pioneers will also promote aviation culture and let more developer involves in aircraft developing.

== Default Airport ==

I suggest annual major release change default airport. such us FG 2019.x and FG 2020.x. That mean we could use the whole year to develop a perfect default airport and update aircraft tutorial, documents, airplane flying courses and all the others which related to default airport.

== Code Name ==

But we still need a code name for every quarterly release, so let's pick one from aviation pioneers. and propose a related aircraft for the pioneer if available.

List of aviation pioneers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aviation_pioneers

List of firsts in aviation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_f ... n_aviation
FG Manual Chinese Translation https://github.com/tonghuix/getstart-zh
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Re: Idea: use aviation pioneers' name as code name

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:37 pm

AFAIR, one of the main points of changing the default airport with each release was to try to drive scenery development so the up-coming default airport would be more developed and cleaned up by the time the release came out...
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"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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