SkyLines is a web platform where pilots can share their flights with others after, or even during flight via live tracking. SkyLines is a sort of social network for pilots including rankings, statistics and other interesting features. Most of all SkyLines is truly open in all regards compared to other similar platforms.
SkyLines has started development in 2012 as a spin-off from the popular XCSoar glide computer. Internally SkyLines is still sharing some code with XCSoar in the algorithmic areas and is providing the base for XCSoar's live tracking functionalities.
SkyLines is far from finished yet, but it has been running in production for quite some time now. You can reach the official server at http://www.skylines.aero.
Getting the source
The SkyLines source code is managed with git. It can be downloaded with the following command:
$ git clone git://github.com/skylines-project/skylines.git
For more information, please refer to the git documentation.
Installation and Setup
SkyLines is based on Python and depends on the following major components:
- PostgreSQL database with PostGIS 2.x extension
- Flask web application microframework for Python
- SQLAlchemy ORM framework with GeoAlchemy 2 extension
- gevent coroutine-based network library for Python (used for the live tracking server)
The process of installing these components and setting up a server for local development is described in the INSTALL.md file.
Contact and Contributing
Here are a few guidelines for creating patches:
- patches should be self-contained
- patches should be self-documenting
(add a good description on what is changed, and why you are changing it)
- write one patch for one change
SkyLines - the free internet platform for sharing flights Copyright (C) 2012-2013 The SkyLines Team (see AUTHORS.md) This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
You can find the full license text in the LICENSE file.