Openrocket 16.03

samb

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This guy would know:

The main developer of OpenRocket is Sampo Niskanen. His contact information can be found below.

Support requests should be sent to the support forums.
Email: [email protected]

WWW: https://www.iki.fi/sampo.niskanen/


Support forums

The official support forum for OpenRocket is the Rocketry Electronics and Software forum at The Rocketry Forum.

Please ask any questions on using OpenRocket on that forum, where others can answer as well and gain knowledge from the answers.


https://openrocket.sourceforge.net/contact.html
 

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I find it hard to be critical of people writing open source stuff, they really are doing us all a service!

Plus, I won't be able to run it until neil_w is kind enough to wrap it up as a stand-alone app, anyway :)
 

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Couple of thoughts:

- Mods, please move this thread to the Rocketry Electronics and Software forum. [edit] Woops! Already a duplicate put there by the OP. :blush:

- Not sure what the tipping point is to get a new release but we haven't reached it yet ?!?

Release Notes
OpenRocket 15.03 (2015-03-28)
OpenRocket now requires Java 1.7 for execution.

New Features

Experimental support for tube fins
Updated thrustcurves
Scriptable simulation extensions
Fin fillet mass
Better icons for different kinds of masses - altimeters, computers, etc.
Configurable default mach number
Improved preferences UI
Bug Fixes

Always use the correct filename extension when saving


https://openrocket.info/release_notes.html
 

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I find it hard to be critical of people writing open source stuff, they really are doing us all a service!
Indeed. It's natural to be impatient and to grumble, but the fact it that there is a rather small group of folks working on this in their spare time. If anyone out there can code Java I'm sure they'd appreciate some additional help. Sadly I am mostly Java-clueless but I'm hoping to learn a bit and get on board in the future. There are some UI bits that I'd like to work on. :)

My best estimate for the new version would be "sometime in 2018". I have a hope that it'll be the first half. But that is just a guess, could be sooner or later. There is no committed schedule.
Plus, I won't be able to run it until neil_w is kind enough to wrap it up as a stand-alone app, anyway :)
It is likely that the new version will be distributed that way, so I won't need to. Oracle is actually recommending this route for distribution of Java apps going forward.
 
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