== Development news ==
=== Preparing a new release ===
In preperation for the next FlightGear release, repositories will be frozen as of June 17. This means that no new features or major changes shall be pushed onto the development streams (neither source nor data). The repository remains open for aircraft developments till the day of the release, with the exception of base package aircraft that should not receive major changes from June 17 onwards.
See our [[release plan]] for more details.
Support ===For a long time, FlightGear's multi-language support for the menus was broken. The language feature has been restored now, so it is again possible to translate the menu into different languages. Currently, only plain [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=American_Standard_Code_for_Information_Interchange§ion=5#ASCII_printable_characters ASCII] characters and its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin1 Latin1/ISO-8859-1] extension are supported though, which covers Western European languages only (Portuguese to German, Italian to Norwegian).
Please see [[Howto:Translate FlightGear]] if you are interested in helping to translate FlightGear. We're currently looking for someone volunteering to update the existing, but incomplete '''Spanish'''
, '''French''' and '''Italian''' language resources. Also, you're welcome to add support for additional languages (e.g. Portuguese, Swedish, ...).
If your language isn't supported by FlightGear's limited character set yet (i.e. Japanese, Chinese, Russian, ...) then please be patient - a rework of the GUI library, which will also improve support for arbitrary fonts and character sets, is already in progress.
== Interview with a contributor (Jon Berndt) ==
I enjoy playing acoustic guitar (fingerstyle), photography, hiking along the Colorado Front Range, playing catch/fetch with my dogs, tending to a 150 gallon saltwater aquarium, and doing various home remodeling projects. But what I really need is more sleep!
'''[http://www.flightgear.org/contributors/ Read previous interviews at our website's archive].'''
== Snapshot releases ==
Every now and then, easy-to-install development snapshots are created (usually, twice montlhy). These snapshos depict a recent state of the development version of FlightGear. By using them users can test out features that will be included in the upcoming release. Testers are encouraged to file bugs at [http://code.google.com/p/flightgear-bugs/ the issue tracker].
The snapshot can be download via the links at the bottom of this page: http://www.flightgear.org/download/. Updates and feedback can be found [http://flightgear.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=10488&p=144233&hilit=snapshot#p144233 at the forum].
== Nasal for newbies ==
== New software tools and projects ==
== FlightGear addons and mods ==
== In the hangar == All the way back in May 2011, we addopted a new status-rating system for aircraft. So far, only a few have actually been rated, as can be seen in the list 'hockenberry' set up at [ https:// docs. google.com/ spreadsheet/ccc? key= 0ApzphjA4w05ndF94Y2F0bzJTbHQ5QTJXZXJRcUVRbWc&hl=en_US Google Docs]. If you're an aircraft developer and your aircraft is/are not on the list, please consider rating their status. All you'll need to know/do is described at [[Formalizing Aircraft Status] ]. If you'd just like to get started contributing to FlightGear, this would also seem like an excellent way to get started.
=== New aircraft ===
Updated aircraft ===
=== Liveries ===
== Scenery corner ==
== Aircraft of the month == == Airport of the month == The airport of the month may is the V.C. Bird Intl Airport (TAPA) on the island of Antigua. More can be found [http://www.flightgear.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=16413 here in the forum].[[File:TAPA 1.jpg| thumb| Add caption here]][[File:TAPA 4.png| thumb| Add caption here]] [[File:TAPA 3.png| thumb| Add captionhere][[File:TAPA 10.jpg| thumb| Add caption here]] == Screenshot of the month ==
== Suggested flights ==
Aircraft reviews ==
Wiki updates === ==New articles=== <DynamicArticleList> type=new count=10 </ DynamicArticleList> === New aircraft articles=== <DynamicArticleList> type= new count=10 categoryRoot=Aircraft </DynamicArticleList>=== Most popular newsletters=== <DynamicArticleList> type= hot count= 5 categoryRoot= FlightGear Newsletter </DynamicArticleList>
== Community news ==
=== FlightGear on YouTube ===
=== New tutorials and screencasts ===
=== Forum news ===
=== Multiplayer ===
=== Virtual airlines ===
=== FlightGear events ===
== Useful links ==
== And finally ... ==
=== Contributing ===
* The [[OpenRadar]] project is looking for a new maintainer.
* The [[FGFSPM]] (FlightGear Package Manager) is looking for a new maintainer.
=== Did you know ===
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