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Interim solutions while waiting for final 3.6 release

Postby swampthing » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:55 pm

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Hooray wrote in Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:49 pm:anybody eagerly waiting for a fully release cycles, could just as well download RCs and get involved in testing, and/or get involved in building FG itself.
These days, it is not overly complicated to set up a working build environment on most systems, and the degree of feedback that people can provide would also ensure that future versions may become much better.
We really need more people involved in testing, and ideally also in building the source code on different platforms.

In fact, most of us got involved in FG at a point when there were not regular releases at all, so that building the whole thing was the main motivation


Could you point me in the direction of instructions to build from the source file? I don't see a .config file. In the readme.txt it says read the install.txt but I did not find that file included. I would love to give feedback but I am running Linux mint. Is there a place to find it on a repository maybe like the 3.7 nightly?
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby gsagostinho » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:57 pm

You can use this PPA if you want to use FG 3.7: https://launchpad.net/~saiarcot895/+arc ... tgear-edge
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby swampthing » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:19 am

gsagostinho wrote in Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:57 pm:You can use this PPA if you want to use FG 3.7: https://launchpad.net/~saiarcot895/+arc ... tgear-edge


I've tried that twice in the last couple weeks but it keeps crashing. I was hoping 3.6 RC would be more stable. Maybe I'll just fly and wait.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby gsagostinho » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:16 am

I am also on Linux Mint and I never had a crash with 3.7 from that PPA. Which kind of crash are you experiencing and under which circumstances?
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby swampthing » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:07 pm

gsagostinho wrote in Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:16 am:I am also on Linux Mint and I never had a crash with 3.7 from that PPA. Which kind of crash are you experiencing and under which circumstances?


It will freeze the entire system. I am running 3.4 currently with no problems. I think I got to fly for a few seconds one time but that was it. If I knew how to install it without overwriting my current version I would install it again and try and give more details. I was not able to use FGrun either. I am running Mint 17.2 I have tried it with KDE, Cinnamon and Mate.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby swampthing » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:10 pm

Perhaps there is a comparability issue with my on-board Intel graphics.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby wkitty42 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:21 pm

is your OS 32bit or 64bit?
do you have a ~/.fgfs/fgfs.log file you can share?
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"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby swampthing » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:46 am

wkitty42 wrote in Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:21 pm:is your OS 32bit or 64bit?
do you have a ~/.fgfs/fgfs.log file you can share?


I am running 32 bit. Is there a way to run 3.7 along side 3.4? I don't have a log file to share since as I removed 3.7 and re-installed 3.4.

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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby FlugHund » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:05 am

swampthing wrote in Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:46 am:Is there a way to run 3.7 along side 3.4?

Yes.
Option A: Compile it yourself with prefix set to not the default directory, as shown in this guide. Instructions there should be compatible except for the package names of the dependency packages.

Option B: I've never done this and it might not work as expected but it might be worth a trial. Download the package from the ppa and install it using the command
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dpkg --root=$HOME/fg37 -i package_name.deb

FG 3.7 should be found in $HOME/fg37/bin then.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby legoboyvdlp » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:20 pm

3.7 is actually much more stable than 3.2 and 3.4. I have not had one crash for at least a couple of months, and that is with pretty heavy planes and scenery and effects.
Personally, I used to crawl along wih eyecandy off at 1FPS, in the 3.2 777, at WSSS, but now, I can go to even the complex EGKK or EHAM with TerraSync scenery and see 5 fps with even the heavy airliners.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby MIG29pilot » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:13 pm

Me too.
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Re: When will 3.6 be released!!

Postby SHM » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:25 pm

Installed FG 3.7 Nightly.
No crashes or bugs whatsoever.
And I can confirm that FGRun runs fine (make sure you've deleted flightgear.org from appdata folder if you're on windows).
No drop in frame rate.

The effects are pretty awesome too (upgraded from FG 3.4).

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Re: Interim solutions while waiting for final 3.6 release

Postby MIG29pilot » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:00 pm

Have you seen the new runways?
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Re: Interim solutions while waiting for final 3.6 release

Postby SHM » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:57 pm

Yes I saw the new runways and they do look nice.
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