I have blogged before about the importance of not shipping products that target beta builds of X-Plane, and the importance of waiting to the end of beta for file formats to settle down.
This also applies to the library! While we are in beta, objects in the library may be renamed or disappear in ways that could break your scenery.
So if you are making custom scenery that uses our library, you have two options:
- Ignore the beta; develop against the last stable release (10.11) and use that library, which we will continue to support.
- Use the beta, but don’t release yet, and be prepared for objects to come and go.
In other words, if your custom scenery works in 10.11 but fails in 10.20, please file a bug – we screwed up.
But if your custom scenery works in one 10.20 beta but not another 10.20 beta, don’t use 10.20 beta objects yet – they’re not fully cooked!