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Changelog 2017.1

653 bytes added, 21:50, 18 February 2017
Update after trawl through git logs and svn logs
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<!--The FlightGear development team is delighted to announce the v2017.1 release of FlightGear, the free, open-source flight simulator. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bugfixes. Highlights in this release include : Accurate buildings from OpenStreetMap, voice synthesis of tutorial instructions, improved rendering of the earth from orbit, and a more realistic black-out/red-out system...
Founded in 1997, FlightGear is developed by a worldwide group of volunteers, brought together by a shared ambition to create the most realistic flight simulator possible that is free to use, modify and distribute. FlightGear is used all over the world by desktop flight simulator enthusiasts, for research in universities and for interactive exhibits in museums.
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== Major enhancements in this release ==
=== Core ===
* Support for additional layers of scenery, initially for use by OpenStreetMap buildings.
=== Aircraft Modeling ===
* More realistic blackout/redout system ({{fgdata commit|52e559}})
=== JSBSim ===
=== Atmospheric Light Scattering ===
=== Environment Rendering ===
* Thorsten fixed the hard Earthview 2.0 is now available, with support for normal maps, better upper atmosphere line in Earthviewedge, cloud relief shader, improved dawn zone, horizon estimation and improved resource management.
=== Performance ===
* Erik made Canvas perform fasterperformance has been improved=== Misc/Uncategorized ===* Support for SIMD operations added, improving performance on some architectures
=== Usability ===
* ENBR, Bergen, Norway is now the default airportfor this release=== Internationalization ===* Tutorial instructions are now played through the built-in voice synthesis system, making them easier to follow.
=== Scenery ===
* Stuart has created osm Accurate buildings generated through OpenStreetMap are now available via Terrasync. Buildings for the UK , Switzerland and added support for getting them via terrasynclarge parts of Scandinavia are available already, this can with more to be accessed from generated in the rendering dialogfuture.* Improved scenery and terrain for the Azores
=== Canvas System ===
* James made remote Canvasperformance has been improved. === Nasal Scripting === === Documentation ===* Remove Canvas is now available
=== Highlighted new and improved aircraft ===
* J3Cub === Other ===* Saab 37 Viggen* ASK21* Space Shuttle
=== Bug fixes ===
* Richard fixed some bugs Various bug fixes that would cause crashes in multiplayer.
* See [*%5D our bugtracker] for a list, albeit incomplete, of the bugs fixed in this release.

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