Our original plan for adding more X-Plane scenery gateway airports to 10.50 was to add two batches: one at the beginning of beta and one at the end.
We are changing that plan – I think our new plan is going to be an X-Plane 10.51, a week or two after 10.50 goes final, with new airports.
The reason to wait is that X-Plane 10.50 is further along than WED 1.5 – we have an RC for X-Plane but we’re still on beta 1 for WED.
New airports uploaded for X-Plane need to come from WED 1.5 (for both new features and much stronger validation checks) but they also need to come from a better tested WED 1.5. So we’ll wait for WED to be a little bit more mature.
I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again: don’t panic if your airport isn’t going to be ready; X-Plane 10.51 will not be the last time we add more airports to X-Plane.
For now if you are working on an X-Plane 10.50-compatible airport my suggestion is:
- Use WED 1.5 beta 1 and X-Plane 10.50 rc 1.
- Don’t upload to the gateway yet.
- Do test your airport and report bugs against WED and X-Plane – especially X-Plane.
I will post here when we have a WED that we think is solid enough to upload airports with.