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There are three easy steps to keep up with the actual development of FlightGear:
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#REDIRECT [[FlightGear Git on Windows]]
 
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==First step:==
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You can find the latest FlightGear development branch already compiled as a Windows(TM)
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executable file (fgfs.exe) at [ftp://ftp.ihg.uni-duisburg.de/FlightGear/Win32  ftp://ftp.ihg.uni-duisburg.de/FlightGear/Win32]by Frederic Bouvier. There a lot of precompiled binaries, the newest one together with the latest FGRun. There are irregular updates, sometimes even nearly weekly. So check the filename for the latest
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version.
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fgfs-win32-20060710.zip tells you that it is the version of July 10, 2006. The download size will be
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about then 5 MB.
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==Second step:==
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It is obligatory to combine a new FlightGear binary mainprogram with the matching FlightGear data
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not only to get the newest developments but as configuration files or dataformats might have got
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changed.
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You have to download the newest data from
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[http://cvs.flightgear.org/cgi-bin/viewvc/viewvc.cgi/data/ http://cvs.flightgear.org/cgi-bin/viewvc/viewvc.cgi/data/]
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At the bottom of the page you will find the link "Download tarball".
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This is a pretty big amount of bytes (about 1 Gb!) so you should have a fast internet
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connection.
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You have to unzip the download before copying it into [YourFlightGearFolder].
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==Using WinCVS to hold the content of the [data] folder actual:==
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If you don't want to download all that stuff again and again it is more practical to download
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information and data about what has changed since the last upgrade, this means using the CVS
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system.
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==Using WinCVS to hold the content of the [data] folder actual:==
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- WinCVS isn't dead- the page is up again and you will find it on the main page
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- [[Using TortoiseCVS with FlightGear]]
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==Last Words==
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Frederic Bouvier and Martin Spott are the provider of the Windows fgfs.exe and fgrun compilations
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and server space. Frederic is also the author of fgrun. A big “thank you” to them for this service.
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Keep up with the ongoing development of FlightGear. All the steps described above are very easy to
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handle if you have read this document carefully.
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Have much fun with FlightGear!
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Latest revision as of 18:32, 16 June 2010