Difference between revisions of "FlightGear Newsletter March 2015"
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|This Newsletter is a draft.
Please feel free to add content you think will be of interest to the community.
New ATC-pie release and OpenRadar interoperability
Announced as beta in January and released as stable early February, ATC-pie has happily served a few ATC sessions in its first month of existance. In particular, it seems to have found comfortable homes for adoption in EKCH and LFOK already. Meanwhile, progress was made on its development to reach the important milestone of general and continuous ATC coordination on Flightgear with the handover feature, released this month.
Beginning to populate the network with a new program without dividing the MP network (esp. controllers) was challenge as interesting as necessary. Collaborative work made this possible, enabling both OpenRadar and ATC-pie users to exchange strips in a transparent way, regardless of their software preference.
Variant-of tag added
Aircraft developers can make use of a new tag in the Aircraft-set.xml file. Added to the
<variant-of> tag states to the launcher the aircraft type that your aircraft is a variant of. For example, the BAe Sea Harrier FA2 is a variant of the BAe Sea Harrier, and the Cessna 172P - Canvas Demo is a variant of the C172P.
|Note At the moment, only the Mac Qt launcher (which comes with FlightGear for Mac v3.4+) will read this tag.|
<sim> ... <variant-of>[aircraft]</variant-of> ... </sim>
In the hangar
FG Space Program
Now is your time to become official cosmonaut of The FlightGear Space Program. Just downloading the famous Space Shuttle that has been largely reworked, and select any of the available missions. Report your succesfull orbit flight tracker screenie and you'll receive a custom badge of The FlightGear Space Program.
The Space Shuttle can be downloaded from the GitHub repository in either a ZIP file or by cloning.
Find out more about space flight in FlightGear at FlightGear space program …
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