... 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 6.8.6 released
(22. Jul 2016 by max)

The sixth maintenance release of XCSoar 6.8 fixes various bugs:

  • a good number of crash bug fixes
  • support LXNAV Nano 3
  • support USB-OTG for Kobo Glo HD and Kobo Touch 2.0
  • show takeoff time after landing
  • use task speed unit for OLC speed InfoBox





Update July 29th: the Kobo build has been updated, because the Glo HD kernel did not work. Download KoboRoot.tgz again and reinstall it.

12. Jun 2016: XCSoar 6.8.5 released

18. May 2016: XCSoar 6.8.4 released

9. Mar 2016: XCSoar 6.8.3 released

19. Sep 2015: XCSoar 6.8.2 released

27. Aug 2015: XCSoar 6.8.1 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)