Flightgear is constantly under development, and the current development version (2.11) contains already a number of interesting features beyond what 2.10 could do – so here is some (incomplete) list of what to expect from the next release:
Novel water effects
As part of the Atmospheric Light Scattering rendering scheme, some novel features have been added to the water shader:
Subtle variations in sea color and surface reflectivity are rendered at high quality, which together with slighly patchy fog improves the visual impression significantly. In addition, an experimental effect generating surf at some coastlines is under active development (coast of …
New Hardwareinfo Utility for Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/Linux Mint/Debian Hardwareinfo is an new utility to show detail information of your system hardware and software. It is only compatible with Linux and available in deb(Debian Package). It can display Hardware information like: Ram, CPU, Graphics adapter, HDD, CD/DVD, USB Devices, Ethernet/Wireless, Sensors, Motherboard and List of other hardware [...]
Last year, Oscar (youtube user: osjcag) created a series of short “howto” movies called the 12 Days of FlightGear Tips. This year he is producing Season #2! Each day he releases a new tip in honor of the twelve days of Christmas. Make sure you check back each day for the new tip! Even “seasoned” FlightGear pilots may pick up a new trick or two. Enjoy!