... the open-source glide computer

XCSoar is a tactical glide computer originally developed for the Pocket PC platform. In 2005, the originally commercial software was given to the open-source community for further development and has constantly been improved since. It is now a multi-platform application that currently runs on Windows, Windows Mobile, Unix and even Android devices.

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XCSoar 6.8_alpha9 released
(24. Jul 2015 by max)

The ninth alpha release of the upcoming XCSoar version 6.8 has been released.

Changes since 6.8_alpha8:

  • store user-edited waypoints and markers in “user.cup”
  • markers can be used in tasks and for “goto”
  • obey the maximum start speed
  • fix bogus value in “Nearest Airspace H” InfoBox
  • add “Next arrow” InfoBox
  • allow UI scale up to 200%
  • allow mass in lb, wing loading in lb/ft^2
  • fix SkyLines traffic display on southern hemisphere
  • freeze bug with LiveTrack24 fixed
  • faster triangle score calculation
  • CAI302 sink tone configuration
  • remove drivers for LX1600 and Westerboer VW921
  • full support for LXNAV V7 pass-through
  • detect Kobo model, warn if OTG kernel doesn’t match





3. Jul 2015: XCSoar 6.7.9 released


Highlights of XCSoar's interface

Moving Map

Moving Map
The primary display, easily configurable to provide the desired level of detail.

Terrain Display

Terrain Display
Terrain and Topology data from all over the world can be displayed on the moving map.

FLARM Integration

FLARM Integration
All received FLARM traffic is displayed on the map and on the inset radar screen. (including climb speed)