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What to expect from FlightGear 3.2?

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Re: What to expect from FlightGear 3.2?

Postby Jabberwocky » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:57 pm

That is what I try to find out, whether it's maintained. Since I caught me now sudden problems with the sound in 3.0, I try to figure whether I can just wait for 3.2 and install fresh or whether I have to solve the ound problem because 3.2 as package is still some time away.
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Re: What to expect from FlightGear 3.2?

Postby Hooray » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:22 pm

it is maintained, that particular contributor is very active WRT to ubuntu/debian packages - and he's also helped us created SG/TG packages for the build server idea.
And as you can in the devel list archives, he's just made a posting asking when the release will be available so that he can create the corresponding packages.
Most of us were/are primarily volunteers, so things like deadlines/dates are not set in stone, and frankly, it's always a major turn-off for most of to make a major commitment when it comes to concrete features and deadlines. Imagine this like a huge herd of volunteers who all have a RL and a ton of obligations unrelated to FlightGear - so please just consider the "date" a timespan that should be interpreted +/- 5-8 weeks ideally, which would remove a lot of pressure for all the peopled involved in making this happen (no, I am not at all involved here).

Besides, JW: are a Linux/ubuntu user, I suggest to consider using the superbuild or the debian build script to set up a git environment with SG/FG and FGDATA - it is mostly scripted, so can be kept running over night, and you'll end up with a full FG checkout next morning, which makes you no longer depend on any release cycles. And no, it's not just a developers thing: we have many non-developers, especially aircraft maintainers, who are using this method without ever having written a single line of code.

Linux users are much better off here than Windows users, because the steps are straightforward and can even be automated - the number of people with a *nix background is fairly high for a reason, and most of them consider using git/gitorious at least once - and once they actually do so, they're really close to becoming actual contributors, because the barrier to entry is almost non existant.
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Re: What to expect from FlightGear 3.2?

Postby Jabberwocky » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:21 pm

I interpret that as a "yes" ... and since he is already very busy, I go out on a limp and assume, it is not worth to perform any stunts for my sound problem because the change to 3.2 comes soon.
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Re: What to expect from FlightGear 3.2?

Postby Hooray » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:28 pm

For updates, I'd suggest to refer to: http://sourceforge.net/p/flightgear/mai ... ear-devel/
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