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Talk:FlightGear Newsletter December 2013

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Hello, I'm translating the newsletter and I have a doubt with the concepts "stub" and "skeleton" used in "Wizard-based Aircraft Creation" section, are these used as C++ concepts?. Thanks.


Mmmm, I think "Usability Improvements" subtitle must be deleted or this is not in the right place.

This unsigned comment was added by Wallkon (Talk | contribs) 07:03, 5 January 2014‎ (UTC)

Hi,
you were correct about "Usability Improvements". I've removed that heading.
I don't know about the concepts, best to ask Hooray, the author of that section. In general, "stub" refers to a (short) example/draft that needs to be further extended before it can be used. "Skeleton" probably refers to a simple (file/folder) structure, consisting of the essential parts to make an aircraft fly in FlightGear.
Cheers, Gijs (talk) 13:47, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
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Hi Wallkon, first of thank you -once again- for doing this, translating the newsletter is really appreciated, and we really need more contributors like you !
Regarding the terms you mentioned, Gijs is actually right. A skeleton is basically a "template" that can be filled in and parameterized, a stub is a placeholder that waits to be adopted and extended by others. So this is not really about C++ or Nasal, these are just words to indicate that something only just got started and needs to be extended to be useful (stubs) or that something is just a generic template that is not specific to a particular use-case, i.e. needs to be customized. HTH & Thanks again for all your contributions here! --Hooray (talk) 16:42, 5 January 2014 (UTC)


Hello, could you tell me what is the meaning of cc: in the following sentence "Just cc: me if you do". I guess this is related to "carbon copy" used in e-mails, but I am not sure.

Thanks in advance. Wallkon (talk) 18:45, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Small headline issue

May I humbly request that the level-2 headline

== Wizard-based Aircraft Creation ==

Is changed to a level-3 headline

=== Wizard-based Aircraft Creation ===

At least on mobile it currently seems like Wizard-based Aircraft Creation is a whole separate category, which doesn't reside under Development news at all and that the following level-3 headlines actually reside under Wizard-based Aircraft Creation not Development news as they really are.

Confusing on mobile.

Kind regards Jarl Arntzen (talk) 21:38, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Good one, fixed now.
Gijs (talk) 18:14, 7 January 2014 (UTC)