Hello, everyone. Happy Thorium Thursday!
And what a happy day it is. As I promised in the live chat last week, here is the latest alpha of Thorium Nova.
Just scroll down on that page to find downloads for both macOS and Windows. Or you can download the code and compile it yourself.
Notable features include:
And all of the backend processes to make it all work. It's been really fun to work on these features, and while I've felt over my head pretty much the whole time, I've loved to see some of my vision for Thorium Nova begin to unfold.
There isn't really an instruction manual yet, so hopefully you can figure out how all of these features work by playing around with it. I recommend starting a flight, choosing "Earth" as your starting point, and then making sure you press the "Resume" button before choosing a station.
And if that's a little too daunting, I'll be streaming the new features and taking questions on Discord. That will happen on December 14 at 7:00PM ET. Mark your calendar, you don't want to miss it. The link to the Discord event is here: https://discord.gg/sHxPDxNs?event=1050114691298500709
Last week we discussed the future of Thorium, which boils down to three simple things.
Anyone is welcome to contribute to both projects, and I'll be providing regular updates about development. If you want to contribute but don't know where to start, read the blog post about contributing. You can also get up to speed by reading the issues and discussions on the Thorium Nova repo.
That's about it for this update. I hope you all are doing well and getting ready for a warm and festive holiday season.