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! <h2 style="margin:0; background:#0f7a71; font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #d9e2e2; text-align:left; color:white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">The Developer Portal</h2>
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[[Howto: Understand the FlightGear development process|The development process]] · [[Release plan]]<br/>
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[[Building FlightGear]] · [[FlightGear and Git|Git]] · [[FlightGear Build Server|Build server]]<br/>
This portal is for developers contributing to FlightGear. If you wanna help with FlightGears development, it's a good idea to subscribe yourself to the [http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-devel FlightGear devel] mailing list. The [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-devel list archive] is also available and should be searched before posting the same question.<br><br>
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[[Property tree]] · [[File formats]] · [[Tools of the Trade]]</span>
'''The FlightGear project is looking for organizations/individuals who would be willing to help sponsor a fulltime project coordinator/manager to help oversee the overall development process If you are interested in helping or have anything else to contribute to this issue, please subscribe to the the [http://www.mail-archive.com/flightgear-devel@lists.sourceforge.net/msg11813.html FlightGear Devel mailing list] to discuss details.'''
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[[Long Term Goals|Long term goals]] · [[:Category:Popular Community Requests|Popular Ideas]] · [[Google Summer of Code]]<br/>
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[[Project Infrastructure Enhancements|Project infrastructure enhancements]]<br/>
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[[Improving Glider Realism|Improving glider realism]] / [[Improving Helicopter Realism|helicopter realism]]<br/>
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[[Howto:Set up a multiplayer server|Setting up a multiplayer server]] · [[FlightGear Expo Checklist|Expo checklist]]</span>
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* [http://www.flightgear.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1378 Efforts to create photo realistic scenery for FlightGear] (Images: [http://www.brest-metropole-oceane.fr/vueduciel/images/101_106.jpg] [http://blaniel.free.fr/pub/flightgear/brest/brest1.png] [http://helijah.free.fr/LFRB/fgfs-screen-001.jpg] [http://helijah.free.fr/LFRB/fgfs-screen-003.jpg]
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* [http://www.flightgear.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=755 New aircraft model under development: Bede BD-5J]
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* [http://www.flightgear.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=542 F14-Tomcat aircraft model under development]
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* [http://www.flightgear.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1001 787 being revamped]
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* [http://www.flightgear.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1436 LFLJ enhancements]
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* [http://www.mail-archive.com/flightgear-devel@lists.sourceforge.net/msg16176.html Free Walking mode for FlightGear using the Jeep vehicle in CVS]
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* [http://www.mail-archive.com/flightgear-devel@lists.sourceforge.net/msg15388.html Random Trees for FlightGear]
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'''[[Work in progress|More...]]'''
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<span style="font-size:105%; font-weight:bold">[[Portal:Developer/Aircraft|Aircraft]]</span><br />
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[[Howto:Troubleshooting Aircraft Performance Issues]]·
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[[Howto: Make an aircraft|Making an aircraft]] · [[Flight Dynamics Model|Flight dynamics model]]<br/>
* [[ Building Flightgear ]]
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[[Howto: 3D Aircraft Models|3D aircraft models]] · [[Howto: Edit a livery|Liveries]] · [[:Category:Aircraft Resources|Resources]]<br/>
* [[ Building Flightgear - Windows]]
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[[Soaring instrumentation sdk]] · [[Creating instruments for FG|Creating instruments]] · [[System dependent instruments|System dependent instruments]]<br/>
* [[ Building FlightGear Launch Control ]]
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[[Howto: Design an autopilot|Designing an autopilot]]</span>
* [[ Building Terragear ]]
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* [[ Keeping FlightGear (win32) up to date without compiling]]
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* [[ OpenSceneGraph ]]
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* [[ Tools of the Trade ]]
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* [[ Using TortoiseCVS with FlightGear ]]
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* [[ Code Cleanup ]]  
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* [[ Contributor Repositories ]] mirrors, branches and forks privately maintained by contributors
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* [[ Development Resources ]]
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* [[ Extension Support ]]
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* [[ Submitting Patches ]]  
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* [[ Technical Reports ]]
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* [[ Commands ]]  
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* [[ FDM API ]]
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* [[ File Formats ]]
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* [[ Initialization Sequence ]]
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* [[ Nasal scripting language ]]
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* [[ Property Tree ]]
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* [[ Subsystems ]]
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* [[ UML Diagrams ]]
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* [[ YASim ]]
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[[Howto: Animate models|Animate models]] · [[Howto: Illuminate faces|Illuminate objects]]<br/>
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[[Howto: Animate gear scissors|Gear scissors]] · [[Tracking animation]]<br/>
* [[ Bugs ]]
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[[Howto: Make a clickable panel|Clickable panels]] · [[Knob / slider animation]]</span>
* [[ Feature Requests / Proposals / Ideas ]]
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* [[ FGFS Todo ]]
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* [[ FlightGear Expo Checklist ]]
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* [[ Long Term Goals ]]
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* [[Howto: Add smooth ("Ambient Occlusion") shadows in Blender|Add smooth shadows in Blender]]
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* [[Howto: 3D Aircraft Models|3D Aircraft Models]]
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* [[Howto: Add aircraft lights|Add aircraft lights]]
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* [[Howto: Edit a livery|Edit a livery]]
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* [[Howto: Illuminate faces|Illuminate faces]]
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* [[Howto: Make a helicopter|Make a helicopter]]
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* [[Howto: Set up a multiplayer server|Set up a multiplayer server]]
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'''[[:Category:Howto|More...]]'''
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* [http://www.flightgear.org/Docs/XMLAutopilot/ FlightGear Autopilot] (Theory, Configuration, and Tuning)
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* [[ Autopilot Tuning Resources ]]
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* [[ Howto: 3D Aircraft Models|3D Aircraft Models]] (howto)
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* [[ Aircraft Information Resources ]]
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* [[ Model Import and Export ]]
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* [[ Modeling - FAQ ]]
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* [[ Modeling - Getting Started ]]
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* [[ Modeling Resources ]]
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* [[ Modeling - SketchUp]]
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* [[ Normals and Transparency Tutorial ]]
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* [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro Blender3D Modeling]
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<span style="font-size:105%; font-weight:bold">Core</span><br />
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[[:Category:FlightGear Core developers|List of Core Developers]] · [[:Category:Developer Plans|Developer Plans]] · [[:Category:Core development projects|Projects]] <br/>
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[[Howto: Start core development|Getting started]] · [[Programming resources]] · [[Nasal/CppBind|Adding scripting bindings]]<br/>
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[[Howto:Add new fgcommands to FlightGear|Adding fgcommands]] · [[Howto:Create new subsystems|Creating subsystems]] <br/>
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[[Built-in Profiler]] · [[Howto:Extend Nasal]] · [[Howto:Using Ada in FlightGear]] <small>(<font color="red">updated!</font>)</small><br/>
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[[Howto:Use Property Tree Objects]] · [[Code cleanup]] <br/>
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[[FlightGear-Points of Interest]] · [[Request for comments]] <br/>
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[[OpenSceneGraph]] · [[Rendering system improvements]]</span>
  
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=== RFC Topics ===
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'''Clarification:'''In its current form, the RFC section is exclusively based on and covered by previous mailing list and forum discussions (as well as various wiki entries), as such it is not supposed to reflect work in progress (RFC="Request For Comments" and not WIP), but is rather to be seen as an attempt to provide comprehensive analyses and summaries of key issues identified in various FlightGear related discussions and feature requests (which are to be linked to in the corresponding resource sections, if that didn't yet take place, it's because of most of these RFCs being indeed WIP).
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[[Howto: Convert objects from X-Plane|Converting from X-Plane/MSFS]]<br/>
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[[Howto: Make an airport|Making an airport]] · [[Using TerraGear|Generating terrain]]<br/>
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[[AI Traffic]]</span>
  
* [[Next Generation Scenery ]] - revamping the FG scenery engine
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* [[Keyboard function priority list]] - reorganizing FlightGear keybindings
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<span style="font-size:105%; font-weight:bold">[[Nasal|Scripting]]</span><br />
* [[FlightGear Sessions]] - discussing possible steps to finally allow aircraft to be reliably switched at runtime
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* [[Formalizing Aircraft Status]] - discussing suggestions about how to more properly describe aircraft development status
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[[Nasal FAQ|Frequently asked questions]] · [[Howto:Write simple scripts in Nasal|Writing simple scripts]] <br />
* [[Simplifying Aircraft Deployment]] - identifying potential steps to simplify deployment of FlightGear aircraft
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[[Nasal for C++ programmers]] · [[Nasal Variables|Variables and their types]] <br />
* [[FDM engine feature standardization]] - discussing possible steps to standardize feature support of mainstream FlightGear FDM engines
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[[Nasal Conditionals|Conditionals]] · [[Nasal Loops|Loops]] · [[Nasal Operators|Operators]] · [[Nasal Console|In-sim console]]</span>
* [[FlightGear Glass Cockpits]] - discussing required infrastructure changes to enable non-developers to easily access FlightGear-internals in order to enable them to model complex glass cockpit-type aircraft instrumentation systems
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* [[Recommended Property Tree Enhancements]] - discussing possible property tree enhancements to help ensure integrity of crucial runtime state
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* [[Backwards Compatibility Initiative]] - discussing possible ways to improve FlightGear's backwards compatibility
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* [[Recommended Project Policies]] - discussing recommended policies for future contributions to the project
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* [[Distributed Interactive Simulation]] - discussing possible steps to prepare FlightGear for HLA
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* [[Property Tree Reorganization]] - reorganizing the property tree (i.e. implementing and enforcing existing property/node naming conventions)
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* [[ Glass Cockpit Projects ]]
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<span style="font-size:105%; font-weight:bold">Effects and shaders</span><br />
* [[ Copyright Inquiry ]]
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* [http://www.cafepress.com/fgfs_gear FlightGear - Gear]  
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[[Shaders]] · [[Project Rembrandt]]<br/>
* [[ Sign Specification Proposal ]]
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[[Howto:Shader Programming in FlightGear|Shader programming in FlightGear]]<br/>
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[[Shader Coding - Best Practices|Best Practices]] · [[GLSL Shader Programming Resources|GLSL resources]]</span>
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== Middleware & Base Package Development ==
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{{Main page/Leftbox|title=Put a piece of yourself into FlightGear!
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  |contents=In FlightGear, "development" is [[Howto:Understand the FlightGear development process|anything that improves the project]]. So, it's not just code-related [[Howto:Start core development|core development]]. There's also [[Portal:Developer/Scenery|scenery development]], [[Portal:Developer/Aircraft|aircraft development]] and all the stuff you can see in the column here on the left. If you want an extended overview, check out the [[Volunteer]] page.
  
* [[:Category:Aircraft TODO]]
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Actually that's not all you can contribute. There's also documentation, with the [[FlightGear Manual]]... and this wiki of course! To contribute to the wiki, head off to the [[Portal:Wiki|Wiki Portal]]. There's a lot to do there too.
  
=== Misc ===
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If you want to get in touch with other developers, register an account at the [http://forum.flightgear.org/viewforum.php?f=18 forum], and for core development subscribe to the [[mailing list]] too and consider visiting the {{tickets|issue tracker}}.
* [[FGSD- How to make a airport]]
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{{cquote|There are some pending merge requests[http://sourceforge.net/p/flightgear/mailman/flightgear-devel/thread/533DBD01.9040802%40sol2500.net/#msg32183541] to add some YASim features, but we have an issue that since none of the current C++ developers own, or are experts in YASim, we're reluctant to be the person who merges such changes, and potentially introduces subtle regressions.
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{{cquote|I am still broadly happy to answer questions if posed (as long as I remember enough to come up with a meaningful answer).  Just cc: me if you do, because my latencies here are measured in weeks.Bugs can always be fixed.  What YASim needs is a maintainer, not really expertise per se.  The latter comes from the former.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.mail-archive.com/flightgear-devel@lists.sourceforge.net/msg23986.html
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* {{Progressbar|70}} [[Compositor#TODO|Compositor roadmap]]
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* {{Progressbar|40}} [[Deboosting FlightGear|Replacing boost]]
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* {{Pending}} [[CompositeViewer Support|Switching to osgViewer::CompositeViewer]] (multiple scenery cameras and moving maps)
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* {{Pending}} [[World Scenery 3.0 roadmap]]
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* {{Pending}} [[Reset & re-init]]
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* {{Pending}} [[Canvas Development]] - discusses possible future Canvas additions
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* {{Pending}} [[Canvas Properties#Planned Features|Canvas Project (Planned Features)]] (fully scriptable 2D rendering API)
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* {{Pending}} [[Canvas Widgets#Missing_.2F_Todo|Canvas Widgets (Missing Features)]] (Canvas GUI layer for scriptable widgets)
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Latest revision as of 02:12, 1 June 2020

Welcome to the developer portal

Please visit our forum if you cannot find what you're looking for.
 
 

Put a piece of yourself into FlightGear!

In FlightGear, "development" is anything that improves the project. So, it's not just code-related core development. There's also scenery development, aircraft development and all the stuff you can see in the column here on the left. If you want an extended overview, check out the Volunteer page.

Actually that's not all you can contribute. There's also documentation, with the FlightGear Manual... and this wiki of course! To contribute to the wiki, head off to the Wiki Portal. There's a lot to do there too.

If you want to get in touch with other developers, register an account at the forum, and for core development subscribe to the mailing list too and consider visiting the issue tracker.

Remember: we might call it volunteering, but what should drive you is the fun of doing something.
 
 

For core developers

Visit Category:Core development projects to see a list of currently ongoing projects! See Category:Developer Plans to see a list of developer plans for the upcoming release. See request for comments for a list of long-standing issues and challenges affecting FlightGear's evolution and overall development progress (admittedly a little outdated meanwhile).

Help needed:

The YASim FDM is looking for a new maintainer:

Cquote1.png There are some pending merge requests[1] to add some YASim features, but we have an issue that since none of the current C++ developers own, or are experts in YASim, we're reluctant to be the person who merges such changes, and potentially introduces subtle regressions.

Obviously this is chicken-and-egg, since no one can become expert enough in the code to become a maintainer :)

So, I'm more than happy to apply patches *providing* I can be convinced they are sane+reasonable from a pure code perspective (happy to help with that, too, if people are new to C++), and providing we have some assurance that a representative sample of YASim aircraft are unchanged or improved by the patch. Suggestions for that means in practice, are most welcome!

Otherwise I worry, given the nature of the solver, we'll keep optimising the solver for some aircraft, and making other existing aircraft worse - until someone tests them, and announced that they're no longer working.[1]
— James Turner
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Cquote1.png I am still broadly happy to answer questions if posed (as long as I remember enough to come up with a meaningful answer). Just cc: me if you do, because my latencies here are measured in weeks.Bugs can always be fixed. What YASim needs is a maintainer, not really expertise per se. The latter comes from the former.[2]
— Andy Ross
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  1. James Turner (Fri, 05 Oct 2012 03:54:43 -0700). YASim and documentation.
  2. Andy Ross (Fri, 05 Oct 2012 03:54:43 -0700). YASim and documentation.
 
 

Coding Help Needed! (Updated 06/2020)


 
 

Wanted: interview candidates

Every month we try to include an interview with a contributor in the FlightGear Newsletter. Anyone contributing to FlightGear, in whatever way, is welcome to answer a few questions and write his/her own interview.

More info at FlightGear Newsletter: Interview.

Development repository status

Current release: 2020.1 (11 May 2020)
Next release: 2020.2 (150 days from now)
See release plan for details.

Getting started
How the FlightGear project works
The development process · Release plan
Building FlightGear · Git · Build server
Property tree · File formats · Tools of the Trade

General
Long term goals · Popular Ideas · Google Summer of Code
Project infrastructure enhancements
Improving glider realism / helicopter realism
Setting up a multiplayer server · Expo checklist

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Aircraft
Howto:Troubleshooting Aircraft Performance Issues· Making an aircraft · Flight dynamics model
3D aircraft models · Liveries · Resources
Soaring instrumentation sdk · Creating instruments · System dependent instruments
Designing an autopilot

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Animations
Animate models · Illuminate objects
Gear scissors · Tracking animation
Clickable panels · Knob / slider animation

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Core
List of Core Developers · Developer Plans · Projects
Getting started · Programming resources · Adding scripting bindings
Adding fgcommands · Creating subsystems
Built-in Profiler · Howto:Extend Nasal · Howto:Using Ada in FlightGear (updated!)
Howto:Use Property Tree Objects · Code cleanup
FlightGear-Points of Interest · Request for comments
OpenSceneGraph · Rendering system improvements

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Scenery
Procedural Texturing
Placing objects · Airport signs
Converting from X-Plane/MSFS
Making an airport · Generating terrain
AI Traffic

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Scripting
Frequently asked questions · Writing simple scripts
Nasal for C++ programmers · Variables and their types
Conditionals · Loops · Operators · In-sim console

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Effects and shaders
Shaders · Project Rembrandt
Shader programming in FlightGear
Best Practices · GLSL resources