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{{See also|User:Skybike/Template:This months newsletter}}
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'''This''' is the right place for permanent changes to the newsletter structure and default segments. Don't hesitate to make your changes or even shorten it.
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Due to the [[User:Skybike/Template:This months newsletter|<nowiki>{{This months newsletter}}</nowiki>]] template it is no longer necessary to copy-paste an old newsletter and change the dates manually. The newsletter header supports to (pre)load '''this draft page''' automatically during creation of a new newsletter. Next to the newsleter header you can use one of these "Create Newsletter..." links below.
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Links to create newsletters: {{User:Skybike/Template:This months newsletter|date=now}}, {{User:Skybike/Template:This months newsletter|date=next month}}, {{User:Skybike/Template:This months newsletter|date=+2 months}},
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* '''$2''' for Year (like {{#time: Y | now}}).
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* '''$3''' for current release ({{current release|cr}}) based on {{tl|current release|cr}}.
  
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The [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:ParserFunctions##time time function] supports more precise dates, like  
 
*<code><nowiki>{{#time: form |date |lang=xx}}</nowiki></code> form is like F=FullMonthname and Y=Year, see below
 
*<code><nowiki>{{#time: form |date |lang=xx}}</nowiki></code> form is like F=FullMonthname and Y=Year, see below
 
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*<code><nowiki>{{#time: F Y |$2-$1}}</nowiki></code> for "''{{#time: F Y |{{CURRENTYEAR}}-{{CURRENTMONTH}}}}''"
 
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*Use <nowiki><noin</nowiki>clude<nowiki>> </noin</nowiki>clude> for notes to get ignored when preloading this draft into new newsletters (this template description).
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<B><big>Note to Translators</big></B>{{-}}
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The newsletter system fully supports translations. Currently there is only German but feel free to to add your language here.
Translations:
 
 
* [[User:Skybike/Template:This months newsletter/De/Newslettervorlage|German]]
 
* [[User:Skybike/Template:This months newsletter/De/Newslettervorlage|German]]
 
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You would need to add your translation into [[User:Skybike/Template:This months newsletter|This months newsletter]], [[User:Skybike/Template:Newsletter-header-translate|Newsletter-header-translate]] and create new versions of this draft as well as [[FlightGear Newsletter]].
 
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   * Current headings and their order is merely a suggestion based on what have been used earlier
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   * Changes made to headings or structure should also be copied the Newsletter template http://wiki.flightgear.org/User:Skybike/Template:This_months_newsletter/Newsletter_example
 
 
* Discussion, issues and suggestions
 
  * Regarding this newsletter issue, please use the discussion page
 
  * Regarding the newsletter in general, primarily use the FlightGear Newsletter discussion page (Talk:FlightGear Newsletter)
 
  * Regarding this Newsletter template, please use FIXME
 
  
 
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* Discussion, issues and suggestions
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  * Regarding this newsletter issue, please use the discussion page
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''We would like to emphasize that the monthly newsletter can not live without the contributions of FlightGear users and developers. Everyone with a wiki account (free to register) is welcome to contribute to the newsletter.  If you know about any FlightGear related news or projects such as for example updated scenery or aircraft, please do feel invited to add such news to the newsletter.''
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''We would like to emphasize that the monthly newsletter cannot live without the contributions of FlightGear users and developers. Everyone with a wiki account (free to register) is welcome to contribute to the newsletter.  If you know about any FlightGear related news or projects such as for example updated scenery or aircraft, please do feel invited to add such news to the newsletter.''
  
 
== Development news ==
 
== Development news ==
 
<!-- News about FlightGear itself.  The FlightGear mailing list and/or core developers are a good source. -->
 
<!-- News about FlightGear itself.  The FlightGear mailing list and/or core developers are a good source. -->
  
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<!-- Those not being part of FlightGear itself, like for example OpenRadar, TerreMaster or flightgear-atc.alwaysdata.net. -->
 
<!-- Those not being part of FlightGear itself, like for example OpenRadar, TerreMaster or flightgear-atc.alwaysdata.net. -->
  
 
== In the hangar ==
 
== In the hangar ==
 
<!-- News about new and upgraded aircraft and related stuff.  The official forum and other ones usually are a good source for this. -->
 
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== AI ==
 
<!--Looking at "In the hangar" or "Scenery corner" we really need a slogan for "AI"-->
 
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The AI team makes FlightGear more realistic, colorful and lively every month. You can support the important development of ''Interactive Traffic'' and contribute at the FlightGear [https://forum.flightgear.org/viewforum.php?f=23 AI forums].
 
 
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=== FlightGear on Facebook ===
 
=== FlightGear on Facebook ===
Since early December 2010, FlightGear has an [http://www.facebook.com/FlightGear official Facebook page].  If you have a Facebook account please feel free to join the page.
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Since early December 2010, FlightGear has an [https://www.facebook.com/FlightGear official Facebook page].  If you have a Facebook account please feel free to join the page.
  
 
=== FlightGear on Instagram ===
 
=== FlightGear on Instagram ===
In January 2018 the [https://www.instagram.com/flightgear_sim/ @flightgear_sim Instagram account] was brought back to life. If you've got nice screenshots to be featured, feel free to [https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?t=33636 contact the maintainer].
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In January 2018 the [https://www.instagram.com/flightgear_sim/ @flightgear_sim Instagram account] was brought back to life. If you've got nice screenshots to be featured, feel free to {{forum link|text=contact the maintainer|t=33636}}.
  
 
=== FlightGear on FlightSim.com ===
 
=== FlightGear on FlightSim.com ===
Flightgear has also a [https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/forumdisplay.php?102-FlightGear sub-forum] on flightsim.com - just like the commercial flightsims. It is an opportunity to showcase what FG can do, get people curious and answer any questions they may have with regard to the software or the project.
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FlightGear has also a [https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/forumdisplay.php?102-FlightGear sub-forum] on flightsim.com - just like the commercial flight sims. It is an opportunity to showcase what FG can do, get people curious and answer any questions they may have with regard to the software or the project.
  
 
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Revision as of 21:06, 19 November 2020

The following template description is not displayed when the template is inserted in an article.

This is the right place for permanent changes to the newsletter structure and default segments. Don't hesitate to make your changes or even shorten it.

Due to the {{This months newsletter}} template it is no longer necessary to copy-paste an old newsletter and change the dates manually. The newsletter header supports to (pre)load this draft page automatically during creation of a new newsletter. Next to the newsleter header you can use one of these "Create Newsletter..." links below.

Links to create newsletters: FlightGear Newsletter March 2021, FlightGear Newsletter April 2021, FlightGear Newsletter May 2021,

Parameters for this draft
The following $-parameters will be replaced during preload process:

  • $1 for month (01,02,...12)
  • $2 for Year (like 2021).
  • $3 for current release (2020.3) based on {{current release}}.

The time function supports more precise dates, like

  • {{#time: form |date |lang=xx}} form is like F=FullMonthname and Y=Year, see below
  • {{#time: F Y |$2-$1}} for "March 2021"


  • Use <noinclude> </noinclude> for notes to get ignored when preloading this draft into new newsletters (this template description).
  • Use <includeonly> <includeonly> for elements to not show up here but in a newsletter. (like Categories)


Note to Translators
The newsletter system fully supports translations. Currently there is only German but feel free to to add your language here.

You would need to add your translation into This months newsletter, Newsletter-header-translate and create new versions of this draft as well as FlightGear Newsletter.


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Enjoy reading the latest edition!
Please help us write the coming edition!
March 2021

We would like to emphasize that the monthly newsletter cannot live without the contributions of FlightGear users and developers. Everyone with a wiki account (free to register) is welcome to contribute to the newsletter. If you know about any FlightGear related news or projects such as for example updated scenery or aircraft, please do feel invited to add such news to the newsletter.

Development news

In the hangar

Scenery corner

Help wanted

Post LTS work

After the 2020.2 release, some work lies ahead to improve the LTS and to help us pave the way for adopting OSG 3.6 - any help would be greatly appreciated.

This may for example include:

Please get in touch via the developers mailing list to learn more. See Post FlightGear 2020.2 LTS changes and 2022.X Release Plan for more details.

World Scenery 3.0

The FlightGear project is in the process of exploring how Virtual Planet Builder can be adopted. For details, see: World Scenery 3.0 roadmap

Aerial (drone) photos for Terrain textures

Wanted: good top-down aerial photos to create textures from to use with the procedural Regional Texturing system. Drones This is a link to a Wikipedia article with cameras are ideal. People with access to drones are in a good position to take high-quality photographs.

A particular need as of 2020 is photos of agriculture (farm lands) from different parts of the world.

Good GPLv2 compatible photos suitable for textures are hard to find, and an easy way is for people to take photos of their region. Flightgear's procedural systems can do a lot with less art content, so photo contributions can strongly improve visuals.

See: How to: take photos of terrain for textures. For examples of final textures: see /data/Textures/Terrain. e.g. UK countryside.

You can get in touch via the Scenery forum or the flightgear-devel mailing list

Photos of trees for textures

Wanted: good quality photos of different trees and vegetation from various parts of the world. Flightgear's vegetation system can handle multiple layers of trees and bushes.

Strong shadows should be avoided. Each tree should be against a background of a different colour: sky (preferably) , clouds , or buildings. This allows the tree to be separated from the background in a photo-editor like GIMP.

See: How to: take photos of vegetation. For examples of final textures: see /data/Textures/Trees. e.g. Coniferous.

You can get in touch via the Scenery forum or the flightgear-devel mailing list.

Submissions of labels for craft

Wanted: Submissions of labels (tags) giving a rough description of aircraft - Metadata tags. A quick read of a craft's Wikipedia page will normally be enough to set labels. This info will be searchable from the launcher GUI. For example, filtering craft by propulsion like single-propeller or 4-engine jet craft, or by a manufacturer like Airbus or Grumman, or by speed like supersonic craft, or craft by era like WW2. A list of tags is here - more can be added if needed. To add tags to craft yourself, the tags are stored in the set-xml file.

A list of FGAddon craft needing tags is here. See this forum thread to submit tags. The flightgear-devel mailing list or the craft's maintainer can also be contacted.

Windows Package Maintainer

The core team needs help from Windows users able to maintain a good working Window build. This process already exists to support our Nightly and Release builds, but we are seeking additional help to keep it in good working order. The ability to compile FG from source and some Windows batch scripting is a required skill. If you are willing and able to take up this role, please reach out to James Turner (mailing list), or get in touch via the forum [1]

AI

Looking at "In the hangar" or "Scenery corner" we really need a slogan for "AI" The AI team makes FlightGear more realistic, colorful and lively every month. You can support the development of Interactive Traffic and contribute at the FlightGear AI subforum This is a link to the FlightGear forum..


Community news

FlightGear on Facebook

Since early December 2010, FlightGear has an official Facebook page. If you have a Facebook account please feel free to join the page.

FlightGear on Instagram

In January 2018 the @flightgear_sim Instagram account was brought back to life. If you've got nice screenshots to be featured, feel free to contact the maintainer This is a link to the FlightGear forum..

FlightGear on FlightSim.com

FlightGear has also a sub-forum on flightsim.com - just like the commercial flight sims. It is an opportunity to showcase what FG can do, get people curious and answer any questions they may have with regard to the software or the project.

Multiplayer events

Contributing

Translators needed

En.gif The FlightGear Wiki still needs help for translating it into various languages. If you are interested in making the FlightGear Wiki multilingual, you can start by looking at Help:Translate.
Fr.gif Le wiki de FlightGear a toujours besoin d'aide pour être traduit en différentes langues. Si vous êtes intéressé par le rendre multilingue, commencez par lire Help:Traduire.
De.gif Das FlightGear Wiki benötigt immer noch Hilfe bei der Übersetzung in verschiedene Sprachen. Wenn Du Interesse daran hast, das FlightGear Wiki mehrsprachig zu machen, dann fang mit dem Help:Übersetzen an.
Nl.gif De FlightGear Wiki kan nog steed hulp gebruiken bij het vertalen van artikelen. Als je interesse hebt om de wiki meertalig te maken, raden we je aan om een kijkje te nemen bij Help:Vertalen.
Es.gif La wiki de FlightGear todavía necesita ayuda para traducirla a varios lenguajes. Si estás interesado en hacer la FlightGear wiki multilingüe, entonces comienza en Help:Traducir.
Cat.gif La wiki de FlightGear encara necessita ajuda per traduir-la a diverses llengües. Si esteu interessat en fer la wiki de FlightGear multilingüe, llavors comenceu a Help:Traduir.
Pt.gif A wiki de FlightGear ainda necessita de ajuda para traduzi-la em vários idiomas. Se estás interessado em tornar a wiki de FlightGear multi-lingual, por favor começa em Help:Traduzir.
Zh.gif FlightGear 百科仍然需要志愿者将其翻译为各种语言。如果你有兴趣让FlightGear百科支持更多语言, 你可以查看 Help:Translate.

FlightGear logos

If you want some graphic elements for your FlightGear-related site (such as a hangar or YouTube channel), please feel free to visit FlightGear logos for a repository of logos. And if you have some art skills, please don't hesitate to contribute with your own design creations.

Screenshots

The FlightGear project always needs screenshots, which show features that were added since the last release. These should be of good quality, especially in content and technical image properties. It is therefore recommended to use the best viable filter settings (anti-aliasing, texture sharpening, etc.). More info at Howto:Make nice screenshots.

Screenshot of the Month

If you want to participate in the screenshot contest, you can submit your candidate to the this subforum This is a link to the FlightGear forum.. Be sure to see the first post for participation rules. For purposes of convenience and organization, at the end of the month or after 20 entries have been submitted, a new forum topic will be started containing all shots in an easy-to-view layout. The voting will then take place there.

Thanks for reading Skybike/Template:This months newsletter/Newsletter example!

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