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Changelog 3.6

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Remove sun effects, which are post-3.6, add tree shadows which were post-3.4
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The FlightGear development team is delighted to announce the v3.6 release of FlightGear, the free, open-source flight simulator. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bug fixes. Highlights in this release include a reduced base installation size, integrated Qt launcher, improvements to the built-in web UI, cockpit shadows without Rembrandt, and massive improvements to the aircraft — the Cessna 172P.
Founded in 1997, FlightGear is developed by a worldwide group of volunteers, brought together by a shared ambition to create
[[File:Qt launcher for FlightGear 3.5 on Windows 7.jpg|thumb|The aircraft page of the Qt launcher for FlightGear 3.5 as rendered on Windows 7.]]
The [[Integrated Qt5 Launcher|built-in Qt launcher]], developed by James Turner and shipped by default with the Mac version of FlightGear 3.4, will be is available for all of FlightGear's supported operating systems.<ref>{{cite web|url = http://sourceforge.net/p/flightgear/codetickets/1591/#4cb7|title = Issue #1591|author = Gijs|authorlink-wiki = User:Gijs|date = April 8th, 2015}}</ref>. In addition, [[FGRun]] will be dropped in favor of this. {{inote|In future FlightGear releases, there will be an additional HTML5-based version (Phi, developed by Torsten D), and the Qt launcher, based on well-supported libraries, will be used as the main launcher (replacing [[FGRun]]). This parallel development is intentional<ref>http://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?p=229445#p229445</ref>, and it is likely that both will use a common system to integrate with FlightGear<ref>http://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?p=229303#p229303</ref>.}} To learn more, see [[Integrated Qt5 Launcher]].
'''Aircraft Modeling'''
'''Atmospheric Light Scattering'''
* The addition of 3D grass to the random vegetation system.
* Tree shadows
* Interior cockpit shadows.
* Interior glass reflections, frosting and fogging.
* Interior panel backlighting.
* New thruster effect (can be used for afterburners flames, rockets, etc.).
 
'''Environment Rendering'''
* Improved rendering of the sun, particularly in space.
'''Usability'''

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