I’m a little slow at blogging this, but 10.30 beta 2 is out – beta 1 users received an auto-update notice.
Please report bugs here. Starting now I am going to delete comments that are bug reports. I really can’t be any more clear about this: please report bugs in the bug report form and not on the blog post.*
The release notes are here. I broke up the bug fix section by beta so you can see what is new in beta 2.
I have already received reports that the “fix” to the slow local map is not actually a fix at all. Unfortunately my C drive lost sectors (again) so I am behind in investigating both this and general performance complaints. I’ll need to rebuild the machine before I can get to these things.
* Why am I being such a jerk about this? Two reasons:
- I don’t want bug reports to get lost. Sending me a private email, posting on a blog, etc. — these are all recipes for bugs to get lost.
- Efficiency. I just spent an hour triaging X-Plane 10.30 bug reports and that was only bugs that actually went into the bug reporter. Those are the fastest bugs to triage because we have an efficient system to deal with them. Every bug that is in the wrong place takes twice as long for me to deal with.
So bugs posted to forums, blogs, email, these are at best slowing down the beta process and at worst getting lost. (Especially forums – since I don’t read them, they are by definition lost.)
And as a final rant: emailing with “should I file a bug about X” is inefficient for everyone. It takes as long for you to write the email as to file the bug. It takes us time to read the email, answer, then get the bug. Just file the bug!