... 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 6.8.2 released
(19. Sep 2015 by max)

The second maintenance release of XCSoar 6.8 fixes various bugs:

  • one crash bug
  • save settings after copy&pasting an InfoBox set
  • task progress display after finish achieved
  • wrong baud rate after task declaration
  • fix wrong IP address display on Kobo
  • fix all RS232 permissions on Android

Feature changes:

  • Rubik R-26S polar
  • support the “escape” key on Android
  • support digit and letter keys on Raspberry Pi / Cubieboard





27. Aug 2015: XCSoar 6.8.1 released

18. Aug 2015: XCSoar 6.8 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)