X-Plane 10.40 beta 1 is here now…you can download it by checking “get betas” and running an update.
This is an early beta and I strongly recommend running it on a copy of the sim, not your main setup.
Update: release notes are here!
Release notes are coming soon; I’m posting this now because I want to find out if we have new OpenGL driver incompatibilities to fix. I’ll be in Hartford all weekend, but I’m hoping that if there is a broken graphics card, I can get a patch before I have to go.
So: please try it – on a copy. If you hit a graphics card problem, please file a bug!!
Update 2: there’s a hard crash on startup that appears to be affecting perhaps all Linux users, as well as what I’m guessing is a tiny handful of Windows users. I’ll try to get this fixed for beta 2. If you have this crash, please do report it with log files so we can catch all cases. You’ll have to use the updater to update to beta 2 when you see the announcement because the crash is happening before the auto-update check.
Update 3: beta 2 is out and fixes both the Linux startup crash and the Windows startup crash, which turns out to be specific to AMD processors. You’ll have to manually run the updater to get beta 2 if you were having crashes. Thanks to the several users who ran a ton of custom builds for me last night to isolate this.