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... the open-source glide computer


XCSoar is a tactical glide computer for the Pocket PC operating

This file is aimed at developers.  Users should read the manual which
can be found on the XCSoar home page (

Getting the source

The XCSoar source code is managed with git (  It
can be downloaded with the following command:

 git clone git://

To update your repository, type:

 git pull

For more information, please refer to the git documentation.

Compiling from source

To compile from source, you need:

- GNU make
- GNU compiler collection (gcc)
- rsvg (
- ImageMagick (
- xsltproc (

To cross-compile to (desktop) Windows, you need the mingw32 version of

For Pocket PC / Windows CE / Windows Mobile, you need mingw32ce:

To compile, run:


Supported targets:

 PC: desktop Windows

 PPC2000, PPC2002, PPC2003: Pocket PC

 WM5: Windows Mobile 5.0 and later

 PPC2003X: Pocket PC 2003 with XScale CPU

 PNA: PNAs running Windows CE without hardware buttons

 ALTAIR: Triadis Altair (unmaintained)

 WINE: WineLib (experimental)

 UNIX: Linux and others (work in progress)

Submitting patches

Submit patches to the XCSoar developer mailing list

- 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
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