Board index FlightGear Release candidates

2016.2.0

Release candidate testers are encouraged to post their feedback here. Please read the introduction topic for details.
Forum rules
Please read the introduction topic for details.

2016.2.0

Postby someguy » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:04 am

First impressions, 2016.2.0 dated 1 March:

1. The Chase view is broken: it's too close, and does not center to a position behind the aircraft, but apparently to a fixed compass direction.

2. On the Mac version, at least, fgfs freezes on exit, requiring a force-quit.

3. It will not find the C172P in an Aircraft folder on the same level (i.e., not inside) the Data folder. It does find other aircraft there.
User avatar
someguy
 
Posts: 1653
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:54 am
Location: USA
Version: 2016.2.1
OS: Mac OS X 10.11

Re: 2016.2.0

Postby someguy » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:36 pm

#3 is trivial to me and I haven't bothered to test for it, but FWIW the other two problems still exist in the March 8 build.
User avatar
someguy
 
Posts: 1653
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:54 am
Location: USA
Version: 2016.2.1
OS: Mac OS X 10.11

Re: 2016.2.0

Postby sanhozay » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:24 pm

Regarding #2: Are you able to view the console when you have to force-quit? Does it have a message about pthread_cond_destroy?

If it's the same problem (as I am seeing on Linux), I've tracked down the offending commit and reported it on the mailing list.
sanhozay
 
Posts: 1207
Joined: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:57 am
Location: EGNM
Callsign: G-SHOZ
Version: Git
OS: Ubuntu 16.04

Re: 2016.2.0

Postby someguy » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:21 pm

The Mac OS console? FG is frozen with a spinning beachball cursor. If there's a FG console on Mac, I have no idea where to find it.
User avatar
someguy
 
Posts: 1653
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:54 am
Location: USA
Version: 2016.2.1
OS: Mac OS X 10.11

Re: 2016.2.0

Postby sanhozay » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:07 pm

Try a spotlight search for "console" (cmd-space, then type console). Or you can try Launchpad, in the Others group.

If you open the Console app, it might list Flightgear console messages under "SYSTEM LOG QUERIES" - "All Messages". Or it might not.
sanhozay
 
Posts: 1207
Joined: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:57 am
Location: EGNM
Callsign: G-SHOZ
Version: Git
OS: Ubuntu 16.04

Re: 2016.2.0

Postby someguy » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:47 pm

Console only shows the force-quit, nothing at all about the crash on exit.
User avatar
someguy
 
Posts: 1653
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:54 am
Location: USA
Version: 2016.2.1
OS: Mac OS X 10.11

Re: 2016.2.0

Postby someguy » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:17 pm

Is anyone else seeing the annoying Chase View problem? I downloaded the latest full package, and it's still there.
User avatar
someguy
 
Posts: 1653
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:54 am
Location: USA
Version: 2016.2.1
OS: Mac OS X 10.11

Re: 2016.2.0

Postby sanhozay » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:47 pm

I've noticed the model view isn't quite how it used to be either. The first time I use it, it seems to rotate around the wrong point when moving position with the mouse.

What's your best estimate of when your view issues started?
sanhozay
 
Posts: 1207
Joined: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:57 am
Location: EGNM
Callsign: G-SHOZ
Version: Git
OS: Ubuntu 16.04

Re: 2016.2.0

Postby wkitty42 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:01 pm

i think i saw this back when the UFO default view was changed from 60 degrees to 133 degrees (which has now been returned to 60 degrees)...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
User avatar
wkitty42
 
Posts: 5693
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:46 pm
Location: central NC, USA
Callsign: wk42
Version: git next
OS: Kubuntu 14.04.5

Re: 2016.2.0

Postby someguy » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:24 am

It started with 2016.2.0. Centering the chase view points it toward a fixed compass heading, instead of following the aircraft from behind. Also, it's either too close, or the zoom level is wrong. The horizon is always not-quite-level, instead of the view banking with the plane. I don't see any changes in the chase view code in preferences.xml, so I presume thenproblem is in the executable.

This is way more annoying than having to force-quit every time.
User avatar
someguy
 
Posts: 1653
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:54 am
Location: USA
Version: 2016.2.1
OS: Mac OS X 10.11

Re: 2016.2.0

Postby sanhozay » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:38 am

I believe the commit that introduces the chase view problem is Flightgear 65d503.

Have you raised a bug in the tracker or mentioned this issue on the mailing list? I can do so, if you like.
sanhozay
 
Posts: 1207
Joined: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:57 am
Location: EGNM
Callsign: G-SHOZ
Version: Git
OS: Ubuntu 16.04

Re: 2016.2.0

Postby someguy » Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:00 pm

Please do.
User avatar
someguy
 
Posts: 1653
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:54 am
Location: USA
Version: 2016.2.1
OS: Mac OS X 10.11

Re: 2016.2.0

Postby someguy » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:18 pm

In today's 2016.2.0 build, the chase view bug is fixed Thanks!

However, I can't seem to find anywhere to put the C172P where the launcher can find it. Even if I specify its own folder, I get this error: "No aircraft found in the folder '/Users/xxxxxx/FlightGear/data/Aircraft/c172p'." All my other aircraft are found, in fact each appears in the list twice (three times, if you count the catalog copy FG doesn't think has been downloaded yet). This is using today's C172P build.

I know it's a work in progress, I'm just reporting my experiences.
User avatar
someguy
 
Posts: 1653
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:54 am
Location: USA
Version: 2016.2.1
OS: Mac OS X 10.11

Re: 2016.2.0

Postby jaxsin » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:40 am

someguy wrote in Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:18 pm:In today's 2016.2.0 build, the chase view bug is fixed Thanks!

However, I can't seem to find anywhere to put the C172P where the launcher can find it. Even if I specify its own folder, I get this error: "No aircraft found in the folder '/Users/xxxxxx/FlightGear/data/Aircraft/c172p'." All my other aircraft are found, in fact each appears in the list twice (three times, if you count the catalog copy FG doesn't think has been downloaded yet). This is using today's C172P build.

I know it's a work in progress, I'm just reporting my experiences.



seeing as how James doesn't read the forums and he is the one behind the launcher integration etc, posting it here is not very helpful to James. In fact, a recent discussion on the development mailing list talked specifically about your problem. The two way communication you two have decided on is probably why it has taken this long to get fixed. 8)
jaxsin
 
Posts: 396
Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:54 pm

Re: 2016.2.0

Postby wkitty42 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:06 am

i have two c172p craft in my installation... the default one in fgdata and then the one from the c172p development repo which i have in myflightgear/Aircraft... this directory is pointed to by adding an entry to the launcher's "configure add-on aircraft and scenery" button... it is the last box at the bottom and on my setup contains "/home/myuser/myflightgear/Aircraft" and "/home/myuser/flightgear-dev/fgaddon-ng/Aircraft"... the first one being where i keep my custom craft and the second being my repo of FGADDON... the order they are listed in is important, too... i forget the details but some things take precedence over others...

oh yeah... if you are specifying this from the command line instead of within the launcher, the option is --fg-aircraft=dir1:dir2 in the same order as above... note that you have to use the proper path separator for your OS, too... on *nix it is a colon ":" but on winwhatever it is a semi-colon ";" (IIRC)...

also, another hint, is to hover your mouse over the craft in the launcher and a tooltip will popup with the directory where the craft is located... this is how i can tell if i'm using the development c172p or the default one in fgdata...

hope this helps...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
User avatar
wkitty42
 
Posts: 5693
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:46 pm
Location: central NC, USA
Callsign: wk42
Version: git next
OS: Kubuntu 14.04.5

Next

Return to Release candidates

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests