WED went public beta yesterday. You can find it under the tools section of the X-Plane scenery web page.
I want to say thanks to the users who helped me with the alpha testing of WED. These users tested new builds quickly, wrote up great bug reports, and put a lot of effort into using WED at a time when it was really no fun to use.* Thanks guys!!
To reiterate a few points about WED:
- WED 1.0 edits only apt.dat files, not DSFs or DSF overlays. WED will be the platform for additional editing features, but for now it only edits apt.dat files, and it will be like this for a while.
- WED is still in beta, so use caution! Save backups, save often! Save earth.wed files and export to apt.dat for extra safety.
- WED is free and open-source. It is not distributed with X-Plane, and you don’t need to buy X-Plane to use WED.
* Remember, “alpha” software means “we can test all functions, but they could all be broken”, while beta means “we think there are no bugs that would cause data loss or crashes”. So…while WED was alpha, it tended to crash or trash files, so the alpha testers couldn’t get any real work done.