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Confused about version ...

Postby Oswald » Thu May 07, 2020 9:20 pm

Hello pilots and developers,

after several years with FG I am still and again a bit confused about FG version.

My last (and well working) version is 2019.1.1

The website and sourceforge say that the latest version is 2018.3.5

In download.flightgear.org there is a 2020.1.1 rc version, rc = release candidate I guess.

Does this mean 2020.1.1.rc is the stable version for current download? For testing in real life and bug reporting or just for flying?

Regards, Oswald
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Re: Confused about version ...

Postby vanosten » Fri May 08, 2020 5:22 am

2018.3.5 is the latest sable version with long term support.
2019.1.1 is the current release, but not with long term support. I.e. some severe bugs might be corrected in a minor version, but most bugs will just be fixed in an upcoming version.
2020.1.1 is the next release (currently a release candidate, and therefore for testing). Like 2019.1.1 it is not a long term support release. It is probably the last release before the next long term release, which means it has a lot of new features, but they are not battle proofed.
2020.2 is the planned next long term release, which will get bug fixes over a long period.
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Re: Confused about version ...

Postby Oswald » Sat May 09, 2020 7:39 am

Thank you! That is to say, if I am happy with 2019.1.1 I stick with it, if I want to try and test new features (I am very much interested in Swift), I get 2020.1.1 and possibly report any real life bugs. Is that the idea?
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Re: Confused about version ...

Postby Isaak » Sat May 09, 2020 8:06 am

Correct. You have to be aware that the occasional crash might occur. Bummers when flying on Vatsim, but most of the time it works good ;-)
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