XCSoar auf dem Segelfliegertag 2013
(31. Oct 2013 by max)
Am kommenden Samstag, 2. November, findet in Hagen der Segelfliegertag 2013 statt. XCSoar und SkyLines werden auf Stand 7 mit drei Entwicklern vertreten sein. Die Firma 8F Computer (StrePla) hat uns freundlicherweise eingeladen, wie schon im April auf der AERO.
XCSoar 6.7.1 released
(11. Oct 2013 by max)
The first maintenance release of XCSoar 6.7 fixes the following bugs:
- fix crash replaying an IGC file with no B record extensions
- new translation: Lithuanian
- CAI302: work around transmission errors during IGC file download
- fix crash in “credits” dialog on Android 4
- work around Vivante GPU texture bugs
XCSoar 6.7 released
(30. Sep 2013 by max)
We are proud to announce the new major version 6.7! We have been working for five months on this release. There were 1,715 individual changes by 40 contributors since version 6.6. More than 7,000 people have installed the pre-releases on Android via Google Play (we don’t know how many people...
XCSoar 6.7_beta3 released
(25. Sep 2013 by max)
The third beta of the upcoming XCSoar version 6.7 fixes more bugs, all of which were reported long ago:
- render finish point as achieved when task is finished
- subtract start/finish cylinder radius from task distance
- enable circling wind calculation in IGC replay
- fix name truncation when saving a waypoint...
XCSoar 6.7_beta2 released
(21. Sep 2013 by max)
The second beta of the upcoming XCSoar version 6.7 contains a bunch of bug fixes:
- fix double-width InfoBoxes at the vario column
- don’t keep showing vanished FLARM traffic
- fix circling zoom with distinct page zoom
- fix scrolling list dialogs on the Kobo
- optimise airspace renderer on the Kobo
XCSoar 6.7_beta1 released
(14. Sep 2013 by max)
The upcoming XCSoar version 6.7 is feature complete, and this is the first beta version. From now on, we’ll concentrate on fixing the remaining bugs.
Some of the changes since 6.7_alpha2:
- the Kobo shows a flight log while powered off
- flight logger no longer records simulated/replayed flights
- improved user...
XCSoar 6.7_alpha2 released
(31. Aug 2013 by max)
The second alpha of the upcoming XCSoar version 6.7 fixes various problems and adds a few new features:
- several fixes for broken fonts on Altair
- improved form layout
- merge redundant InfoBox layouts
- new global “no airspace fill” setting
- fix for midnight wraparound bug during NMEA replay
- fix for freezing...
XCSoar 6.7_alpha1 released
(23. Aug 2013 by max)
Development of the upcoming XCSoar version 6.7 has reached a milestone: today, the first alpha version goes public.
- XCSoar now runs on the Kobo Mini e-book reader
- show “arm advance” button when manual arming is necessary
- improved MAT task support
- support the OLC/DMSt 500km triangle threshold
- “retrospective task”...
XCSoar 6.6.5 released
(21. Aug 2013 by max)
The fifth maintenance release of XCSoar 6.6 fixes various minor bugs:
- fix for home waypoints longitudes bigger than 90 degrees (New Zealand)
- enable Nook’s internal GPS for mock locations
- remove keyhole from the BGA start sector zone
XCSoar 6.6.4 released
(11. Jul 2013 by max)
The fourth maintenance release of XCSoar 6.6 fixes various minor bugs:
- fix multi-touch pan gesture on Android
- improve robustness of the zig-zag wind algorithm
- work around a Garrecht TRX-1090 firmware bug
- faster LXNAV Nano detection over Bluetooth
- larger Volkslogger timeout for downloading long flights
XCSoar 6.6.3 released
( 2. Jul 2013 by max)
The third maintenance release of XCSoar 6.6 addresses a few device related problems:
- improve FLARM task declaration reliability
- support Nano firmware 2.10
- detect when Android internal GPS is lost on Android 2.3 and older
- fix for the FAI triangle area renderer on Windows
XCSoar 6.6.2 released
(12. Jun 2013 by max)
The second maintenance release of XCSoar 6.6 fixes a few important bugs:
- IOIO reconnect
- Volkslogger IGC download on Windows
- EWmicroRecorder task declaration was corrupt on Windows
- G record was not generated when device has no GPS
- crash on Raspberry Pi fixed
- misplaced topography labels fixed
- panning with track up...
XCSoar 6.6.1 released
( 8. May 2013 by max)
The first maintenance release of XCSoar 6.6 fixes the following bugs:
- various timing problems with IOIO
- K6Bt baud rate bug fixed
- polar configuration fixed
- and a few minor bugs
XCSoar 6.6 released
(23. Apr 2013 by max)
We are proud to announce the new major version 6.6! We have been working for two months on this release. There were 519 individual changes by 27 contributors since version 6.5. More than 6,000 people have installed the pre-releases on Android via Google Play (we don’t know how many people...
XCSoar 6.6_beta2 released
(19. Apr 2013 by max)
The second beta of XCSoar 6.6 brings major improvements to the circling wind algorithm. The algorithm is now faster and more reliable. Support for non-metric units has been improved, and a few old bugs were fixed.
The final release has been delayed by a few more days, and will be...
XCSoar on the Aero Expo 2013
(15. Apr 2013 by max)
The XCSoar project will be present on the Aero Expo 2013 in Friedrichshafen (April 24th-27th). We have been kindly invited by 8F Computer (Strepla) to join their booth. Visit us at A1-124!
XCSoar 6.6_beta1 released
(13. Apr 2013 by max)
The beta test of XCSoar 6.6 begins today. This release is feature-complete, and the final version 6.6 will be released very soon.
XCSoar 6.5.4 released
(10. Apr 2013 by max)
The fourth maintenance release of XCSoar 6.5 fixes a serious bug in the IGC logger.
XCSoar 6.6_alpha2 released
( 5. Apr 2013 by max)
The development of 6.6 has been delayed a bit. Some of the new features needed some more consideration and polish. This is the second alpha with many bug fixes and a few new features. The beta test will begin next week.
This is the first release to support the
XCSoar 6.5.3 released
(26. Mar 2013 by max)
The third maintenance release of XCSoar 6.5 fixes the following bugs:
- IGC file download from FLARM
- radial display in target dialog
- start/finish line rounding error
- crash on Mac OS X
- improved serial port support for Mac OS X
XCSoar 6.6_alpha1 released
(21. Mar 2013 by max)
During a short development cycle lasting only two weeks, XCSoar 6.6 has gained a lot of new features, many of which have been requested a long time ago on our bug tracker. It will be ready in about two weeks. Meanwhile, you may test the first alpha version.
XCSoar 6.5.2 released
(15. Mar 2013 by max)
The second maintenance release of XCSoar 6.5 fixes the following bugs:
- two freeze bugs
- one crash bug after connecting FLARM
- a bug in the wind setup dialog
XCSoar 6.5.1 released!
(12. Mar 2013 by max)
The first maintenance release of XCSoar 6.5 fixes the following bugs:
- G records were broken in 6.5
- MacCready adjustments for non-metric units
- cross section rendering problem
- crashes in the Android Bluetooth code
XCSoar 6.5 released!
( 8. Mar 2013 by max)
We are proud to announce the new major version 6.5! This effort took 6 months. There were 2,519 individual changes by 58 contributors since version 6.4. More than 5,400 people have installed the pre-releases on Android via Google Play (we don’t know how many people downloaded directly from our web...
XCSoar 6.5_beta3 released!
( 5. Mar 2013 by max)
The third beta fixes the following bugs:
- a crash in the terrain renderer
- an InfoBox dialog problem on Windows
- page switching has been improved
- two bugs regarding the K6Bt and its baud rate switching
- flight download from LX7000 (and probably LX5000) works
- bail out on Android if external storage...
XCSoar 6.5_beta2 released!
(28. Feb 2013 by Turbo)
Not much to say, Max has released another beta version for XCSoar 6.5. This version includes a few bugfixes compared to beta1 and it should run a bit more stable. We are close to releasing the final XCSoar 6.5 and if you encounter anymore bugs or problems with...
XCSoar 6.5_beta1 released!
(23. Feb 2013 by max)
The development of XCSoar 6.5 is finished, and the beta test begins today. We will now concentrate on fixing the last remaining bugs, and the final 6.5 release will be ready soon.
List of changes since alpha2:
- new page editor
- pages with cross section below the map
- pages with...
XCSoar 6.5_alpha2 released!
( 7. Feb 2013 by Turbo)
Another week, another release. We have just uploaded the second alpha-testing version of XCSoar 6.5 to the server. This release fixed a few bugs that you had found in the last alpha version and improved a few other things. Here is a short list of changes compared to...
XCSoarÂ is world champion!
( 5. Feb 2013 by Helmut)
Congratulations to XCSoar user and contributor Santiago Berca for winning the 32nd FAI World Gliding Championship in the club class!! The XCSoar community really had a close eye on what happened in Argentina those days. We are pleased to see XCSoar...
XCSoar 6.5_alpha1 released!
(28. Jan 2013 by Turbo)
About half a year ago we released XCSoar 6.4 and now it is time for the next chapter: XCSoar 6.5. This is not the real deal yet, but with this release we would like to give you a preview of the things that are coming in the near...
XCSoar 6.4.6 released!
(23. Jan 2013 by Turbo)
Merry christmas and a happy new year!
This is the first new release of XCSoar this year and it fixes a few minor bugs in all different places:
- Several device drivers were updated, including Leonardo, C-Probe and the Glidertools Altimeter
- On some WinCE devices the serial port caused a...
XCSoar 6.4.5 released!
(14. Dec 2012 by Turbo)
One month after the last release we’ve fixed a few more minor bugs and are ready to release the next (and hopefully last) maintenance release for XCSoar 6.4.
Triadis customers might be happy to hear that the MacCready setting of the Vega vario is handled properly now and...
XCSoar 6.4.4 released!
(15. Nov 2012 by Turbo)
A few bugs have been fixed in the last two weeks and we felt that it was time for another maintenance release. Feel free to update your devices to XCSoar 6.4.4 if these fixes are important to you.
Some Android devices had problems with the font rendering, and...
XCSoar 6.4.3 released!
( 1. Nov 2012 by Turbo)
Here comes the third maintenance release for the XCSoar 6.4 series. This release fixes a few minor bugs mostly related to device connectivity and the LX driver specifically. The download manager has also been fixed to work properly on Samsung devices.
You can read about all the fixes...
XCSoar 6.4.2 released!
(17. Oct 2012 by Turbo)
Quite a lot of time has passed again since the last maintenance release of XCSoar was published and only a few new bugs have been reported since then. This makes us very confident that our efforts to make XCSoar 6.4 a very stable application are paying off.
20.000 XCSoar Users on Android!
(16. Oct 2012 by Turbo)
in January we announced that almost 10.000 pilots were using XCSoar on Android, in June that number was already up to over 15.000 pilots. We are now proud to announce that we just hit the mark of 20.000 pilots using XCSoar on their Android devices.
XCSoar 6.4.1 released!
(30. Aug 2012 by Turbo)
One month after we’ve given you XCSoar 6.4, we’ve just release the first maintenance version for the 6.4 branch. I’ve used 6.4 myself on two competitions last month and I was very happy with it. There were however a few minor things that were bugging me, so we’ve...
XCSoar 6.4 released!
(31. Jul 2012 by Turbo)
Just before the month of August starts we finally release XCSoar 6.4. In case you haven’t read it in any previous news posts yet, here is a summary of all the new things that made it into this release:
- FLARM setup dialog
- new GliderTools Altimeter and Compass...
XCSoar 6.4_beta2 released!
(28. Jul 2012 by Turbo)
here comes the second beta version of XCSoar 6.4. This version includes the bugfixes introduced by XCSoar 6.3.11 from earlier today and also some other fixes and improvements.
I’ve been flying at the german junior nationals with the first 6.4 beta version for over 24 hours now and...
XCSoar 6.3.11 released!
(28. Jul 2012 by Turbo)
since there were still a number of unfixed bugs in the stable branch of XCSoar, we’ve decided to publish yet another maintenance release before the launch of the new XCSoar 6.4.
There were some issues when keyhole sectors were used in racing tasks resulting in XCSoar not switching...
XCSoar 6.3.10 and 6.4_beta1 released!
(21. Jul 2012 by Max)
Due to a task calculation bug, it was necessary to publish another maintenance release of XCSoar 6.3. Up to 6.3.9, the orientation of observation zones could be slightly wrong. Not much, but enough for a pilot to miss the finish line by a hundred metres.
XCSoar 6.3.9 released!
(18. Jul 2012 by Turbo)
Here comes one last maintenance release of the XCSoar 6.3 branch before we enter the beta-testing phase of the upcoming XCSoar 6.4. A small number of bugs were fixed in this release including one potential crash, when using custom “status files”. The airspeed parsing of the VW921 is...
Bug tracker and forum status
(13. Jul 2012 by Max)
as many of you may have noticed, our bug tracker and the forum are both still down. The server that has been hosting both has been riddled by hardware failures many times in the past months, and proved to be very unreliable.
This strikes us at a very inconvenient...
XCSoar 6.4_alpha2 released!
( 6. Jul 2012 by Turbo)
Dear Sir or Madam,
we hereby present you: XCSoar 6.4… well… actually just the second alpha version, sorry! ;)
We have however added a few small new features that you can test now. Several people have been complaining that a simple “GoTo” takes too many clicks since the “Map Items”...
SkyLines Live Tracking
(30. Jun 2012 by Max)
One major feature of XCSoar 6.4 will be SkyLines Live Tracking. I would like to introduce you to it.
SkyLines implements a very light-weight tracking protocol that transmits only 48 bytes for each fix, opposed to hundreds of bytes for other protocols. It works better when the connection is...
XCSoar 6.4_alpha1 released!
(28. Jun 2012 by Turbo)
Here comes the first preview version of XCSoar 6.4. While the Android users have had the chance to watch our progress for some time now, this first alpha release is also for the other platforms.
Here is a short overview of what has changed compared to XCSoar...
XCSoar 6.4 Translations
(27. Jun 2012 by Max)
Alpha testing of XCSoar 6.4 will begin very soon. Please help update the user interface translations:
More than 15,000 XCSoar users!
(24. Jun 2012 by Max)
According to Google Play, there are now 15,023 XCSoar users on Android!
The first 10k users took about a year, and it took only 4 months to add 50% more (my old announcement).
Note that Google Play counts only people using Android, without duplicates (if you have more than one...
XCSoar 6.3.8 released!
(23. Jun 2012 by Turbo)
Sorry to bother you again, but it seems that our last release had a small problem. On some of the Windows based platforms the bitmaps weren’t drawn properly due to an updated tool in our build process that included an undocumented change of behaviour. We have made sure that this...
XCSoar 6.3.7 released!
(22. Jun 2012 by Turbo)
Here comes yet another maintenance release for XCSoar 6.3. There are no major changes this time, but a few minor ones. Due to some hardware donations by LX Nav we were able to improve the support for the LX V7 vario and Nano logger.
The automatic crash detection...
XCSoar 6.3.6 released!
( 6. Jun 2012 by Turbo)
Today we give you the sixth maintenance release for XCSoar 6.3. This release is all about the stability under the hood. There are almost no directly visible changes, but a lot has happend below the surface. IOIO users can once again take advantage of a few bugfixes that...
XCSoar 6.3.5 released!
(31. May 2012 by Turbo)
This is an important maintenance release for all Android users. From now on XCSoar will automatically save some debug information when it crashes. Aside from that, a few bugs were fixed:
- Horizontal stripes in the terrain
- Rounding errors in finish line optimization
- Possible crashes during flight download ...
XCSoar 6.4_preview5 released!
(24. May 2012 by Turbo)
We have just uploaded another preview version for all Android users. This version includes a first attempt of an audio vario. It works with pure GPS too but you will get the best results if you have a device with a built-in barometric sensor. Since not everyone needs...
XCSoar 6.3.4 released!
(24. May 2012 by Turbo)
Here comes the XCSoar 6.3.4 maintenance release. This version fixes a few minor but sometimes annoying bugs. Owners of the CAI302 will be glad to hear the the 30 second timeout problem is fixed again and owners of certain Samsung devices that don’t use an external SD card...
XCSoar 6.3.3 released!
( 5. May 2012 by Turbo)
Another week, another release. This new version fixes a few bugs that came up lately and tries to improve two known problems.
First of all we hopefully reduced the risk of XCSoar getting killed by the Android Activity Manager. And the new vario filtering that was introduced in...
XCSoar 6.3.2 released!
(26. Apr 2012 by Turbo)
Just one week and we have yet another maintenance release for you. This release fixes a regression that got introduced in XCSoar 6.3.1. It should now be possible again to download IGC files from the Flarm and hopefully it will be even a bit more stable than before....
XCSoar 6.3.1 released!
(19. Apr 2012 by Turbo)
Three weeks ago we released the first stable version of XCSoar 6.3 and today we uploaded the first maintenance release that fixes quite a few bugs. This is also the first release with a dedicated version for 64 bit Windows computers.
Good news for users of the IOIO...
XCSoar 6.3 released!
(29. Mar 2012 by Turbo)
There it is: XCSoar 6.3, the final version.
Compared to the last beta3 release we have fixed two major bugs that prevented the K6BT option and the Flarm driver from working properly and also a few other minor bugs.
Just to give you a quick overview of what...
XCSoar 6.3 beta3 released!
(23. Mar 2012 by Turbo)
We are getting closer and closer to the final release of XCSoar 6.3 and this will probably be the last beta version before we go final!
This version includes an important bugfix that caused freezes when using Bluetooth on Android. Some other things are also fixed like for...
XCSoar 6.3_beta2 released!
(15. Mar 2012 by Turbo)
Well, good thing that we do these beta-testing phases. You have found quite a few bugs in the short time that beta1 was released and we would like to thank you for that. We have fixed those bugs and are now releasing the second beta version of XCSoar...
XCSoar 6.3_beta1 released!
(14. Mar 2012 by Turbo)
Today we start the beta-testing phase of XCSoar 6.3. This means that the feature list for XCSoar 6.3 is now complete and we will focus on fixing the remaining bugs. You can expect the final version very soon. If you find any remaining bugs please write a
XCSoar 6.3_alpha3 released!
(25. Feb 2012 by Turbo)
Seems we are on a run today… This is the third alpha version of XCSoar 6.3. We are getting closer to the beta phase with every day and the stable version should be here by the start of the season. Please test this version as much as you...
XCSoar 6.2.6 released!
(25. Feb 2012 by Turbo)
once again another maintenance release for XCSoar 6.2. This will probably be the last release of the XCSoar 6.2 product line. We will soon begin with the beta testing phase of XCSoar 6.3.
In this release we have fixed a number of mostly smaller bugs. Problems with manual...
XCSoar 6.3_alpha2 released!
(19. Feb 2012 by Turbo)
Here comes the second preview version of XCSoar 6.3. There have been a few rendering problems on Android and other problems on other platforms too, but we have fixed most of them.
In addition to that we have improved support for the LX devices lately with the...
XCSoar 6.3_alpha1 released!
(10. Feb 2012 by Turbo)
We have just released the first preview version of XCSoar 6.3 to show you what we’ve been working on lately. We are now concentrating on fixing the remaining bugs and will release the final version of XCSoar 6.3 very soon.
Here is a short overview of what...
XCSoar on Android #2
(31. Jan 2012 by Turbo)
We’re proud to announce that by now over 9.400 people have downloaded and installed XCSoar on their Android devices!
That number counts only the installs via the Google Market though. Since we don’t track our users we have no idea how many people still...
XCSoar 6.2.5 released!
(27. Jan 2012 by Turbo)
here comes another maintenance release for XCSoar 6.2. Once again we have fixed several bugs in this release. On some Windows Mobile PDAs the start bar was not disappearing correctly when installed from a CAB file. This problem should be fixed now. If you still experience this (or...
XCSoar 6.2.4 released!
(24. Dec 2011 by Turbo)
Merry christmas everyone,
we’ve got a present for you. XCSoar 6.3 is still under development but today we release XCSoar 6.2.4. This release has a lot of old bugs fixed and it might just be the most stable version of XCSoar ever. If you still experience any crashes or think...
XCSoar 6.2.3 released!
(21. Nov 2011 by Turbo)
over the weekend we’ve finished the third bugfix release of XCSoar 6.2. We fixed many of your bug reports and also fixed a few bugs that we had found along the way. Most importantly though: This is the first release that includes a version for Mac OSX! Some...
Altair Firmware Update
( 9. Nov 2011 by Scott)
Good news for Altair users:
Triadis have released their 07 Altair Firmware
This allows you to run XCSoar.exe from the root of a USB Stick - making it easier to run XCSoar 6.x and try new versions.
Download XCSoarAltair.zip, uncompress and move/rename the file from ToAltair/XCSoarAltair-600-CRC3E.exe to the...
XCSoar 6.2.2 released!
( 4. Nov 2011 by Turbo)
the second bugfix release of XCSoar 6.2 is ready for delivery! We have fixed a number of minor and some major bugs. Just to name a few: automatic QNH calculation was slighlty off in the past, Reach/Route calculation returned wrong numbers on strong wind conditions, instant L/D showed...
Maps for Iceland
( 6. Oct 2011 by Turbo)
Hi everyone (and our nordic friends in particular),
we have just updated our MapGenerator and from now on you should be able to create maps for Iceland including terrain!
Unfortunatly I noticed that our waypoint database for Iceland is essentially empty. We are using the Welt2000 database for waypoint information....
XCSoar 6.2.1 released!
(26. Sep 2011 by Turbo)
today we have released the first maintenance release of XCSoar 6.2. It fixes a few minor bugs and a bigger one on the Altair platform which made 6.2 unusable. All Altair owners with 6.2 should update to 6.2.1 to enable the rotary button again.
The other changes include...
XCSoar 6.2 released!
( 8. Sep 2011 by Max)
the XCSoar developers are proud to announce the release 6.2!
- flight download from CAI302 and IMI ERIXX
- Android IOIO driver
- new fast and accurate wind algorithm (requires airspeed)
- better airspace warnings (horizontal and vertical distance)
- better profile support
- many optimisations, for increased battery runtime
XCSoar 6.2 beta2 released!
( 2. Sep 2011 by Turbo)
in the last days we have eliminated a good number of bugs that we (and you!) have found in the last beta and alpha versions of XCSoar 6.2. Just to give examples: AAT time calculation is working again, clipping problems and crashes in the task editor and target...
XCSoar 6.2 beta1 released!
(27. Aug 2011 by Max)
we are nearly finished with the development of XCSoar 6.2. Since version 6.1, three months have passed, and 30 people have contributed more than 2,200 changes.
This is the first beta version, and we will concentrate on bug fixing now.
XCSoar on Android
(25. Aug 2011 by Turbo)
We’re proud to announce that by now over 5.200 people have downloaded and installed XCSoar to their Android devices!
XCSoar 6.1.5 released!
(20. Aug 2011 by Turbo)
this evening we have released the fifth maintenance version of XCSoar 6.1. We had noticed some minor bugs and felt that another stable release would be necessary before releasing XCSoar 6.2 next month.
This release fixes some problems with TNP airspace file parsing, temperature readings from certain devices,...
XCSoar 6.2_alpha3 released!
(13. Aug 2011 by Turbo)
today we’ve released the third preview version of XCSoar 6.2. This version includes several smaller bugfixes including one miscalculation of airspace distances. The circling wind calculator that was broken in 6.2_alpha2 is working again. In addition to that John have developed a new wind algorithm that replaces the...
XCSoar 6.2_alpha2 released!
( 1. Aug 2011 by Max Kellermann)
here’s another preview version of XCSoar 6.2. There are dozens of major changes and optimisations since the first alpha. Perhaps the most important new feature is the new Android IOIO device driver some of you have been waiting for.
The CPU usage of the Android version has been reduced:...
XCSoar 6.1.4 released!
(30. Jul 2011)
the fourth maintenance release of XCSoar 6.1 might be the last one before the 6.2 release, we hope.
Again, it reduces the memory usage, for smoother operation on PPC2000. The biggest change is an optimisation of the airspace renderer, which now runs twice as fast (on Windows). Altair...
XCSoar 6.2_alpha1 released!
(16. Jul 2011 by Max Kellermann)
this is a preview for those who are curious what we’ve been doing behind the scenes. This is the first public pre-release of the upcoming XCSoar version 6.2.
My favorite new feature is the ability to download validated IGC files from external loggers (IMI ERIXX, CAI302 and LX/Colibri so...
XCSoar 6.1.3 released!
(14. Jul 2011)
the third maintenance release of XCSoar 6.1 has a lot of Android specific rendering fixes. Terrain display on the Samsung Galaxy S II and other modern chips works now. Triadis has sponsored a Galaxy S II for debugging - big thanks for the support!
Memory usage was reduced...
XCSoar Map Generator updated (again)
( 4. Jul 2011 by Turbo)
Once again we have updated our Map Generator with three new features:
If you activate this option, your map file will contain all the waypoint from the Welt2000 waypoint database of the chosen area. The algorithm to determine the type of waypoint isn’t entirely perfected yet,...
XCSoar 6.1.2 released!
(29. Jun 2011)
the second maintenance release of XCSoar 6.1 fixes a few minor (but annoying) bugs. The NMEA parser is more reliable, memory usage was reduced, UTC offsets were fixed, coast lines are displayed correctly now, and more.
If you see land now where water should be you will need...
XCSoar Map Generator Update
(26. Jun 2011 by Turbo)
We have updated our Map Generator server today and that means some new features for everyone. Next to a few minor bugfixes there are three new major features:
Previously you have been able to pass a Cambridge/WinPilot DAT file to the Map Generator and it would...
XCSoar 6.1.1 released!
( 3. Jun 2011)
Today we have released the first maintenance release of XCSoar 6.1.
It contains numerous fixes, most of them for the Altair and old PDAs (PPC2000).
Increased memory usage was responsible for crashes on both Altair and PPC2000. These devices have very small main memory, and new 6.1 features were too...
XCSoar 6.1 released!
(19. May 2011)
The XCSoar developers are proud to announce the release of XCSoar 6.1!
- route suggestions to avoid airspaces and mountains
- the terrain reach line/shade now considers turning around mountains
- runway directions can be displayed on the map
- new task manager
- new task types
- multiple start points are back ...
XCSoar 6.0 finally released!
(20. Dec 2010)
After nearly 2 years of development, including major rewrites of the task engine and many other features, we have finally released the sixth version of the XCSoar glide computer software. If you want to have a quick look on what the major changes are take a look at our