FlightGear Newsletter December 2009
This is the draft of the next edition of the FlightGear Newsletter. Please feel free to edit and add your contribution.
What's new in CVS
In the hangar
A small group of people is improving the FlightGear scenery, by creating detaild shapefiles. These shapefiles are used to generate the terrain for our scenery. The (current) terrain is largely generated from inaccurate (vmap0) data, which results in wrong coastlines, missing forests, missing lakes etc.
As you can see on the pictures, the difference is huge. Correct terrain enhances especially the VFR (Visual Flight Rules) flying experience a lot, as you are able to follow the terrain more closely. With OSM line date (roads, railroad and rivers) this will be even further enhanced, but we are still awaitening a license switch, in order to release the scenery under GNU GPL.
Your help is extremely welcome, as always. Take a look at Howto: Create custom scenery to learn how you can help.
Virtual Airline News
What has happened in the year 2009?
- January: Microsoft reportes that the ACES Game Studio, the design team responsible for the MSFS series, will be shut down.
- January: A bug release for FlightGear version 1.9.0 is released.
Happy New Year everyone!