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Old November 1st 04, 05:01 AM
jorgie
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Hi,

Has anubody got any experience with XCSoar?
On the face of it it appears to be a good package.

Trouble is the site is currently down, anubody got any ideas why?

Anybody know what will happen in 2005, according to the site, when it
was working, it will be free until 2005.

Since my budget does not stretch to $250 U.S I would hate to see it
priced at the same level, as I would then simply not use it.

Regards

Sean (Or for Steve- Jorgie )




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Old November 1st 04, 05:17 AM
Marc Ramsey
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jorgie wrote:
Trouble is the site is currently down, anubody got any ideas why?


Mike Roberts (the author) announced that he was going to release it as
open source (GPL) software. There is a Yahoo group at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/XCSoar/

But, no activity as of yet...

Marc
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Old November 2nd 04, 01:05 AM
Alastair Harrison
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Hi,

Mike Roberts no longer has time to develop XCSoar, so has kindly made it
open source. You can download the source code and the final executables
from the 'Files' section of the Yahoo group that he's set up.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/XCSoar/

Very few people seem to have registered so far, which is a little
disappointing. Mike has given us a fantastic opportunity here, to continue
the development of an already impressive program. With enough people
helping out, and a good development infrastructure from the outset, there is
no reason why XCSoar shouldn't thrive for years to come.

All the development tools you need are freely available, so there's really
no excuse not to get involved :-) For those that are interested, I've posted
a message on the XCSoar group that tells you where to get hold of the
various tools you need.

Regards,

Alastair


"jorgie" wrote in message
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Hi,

Has anubody got any experience with XCSoar?
On the face of it it appears to be a good package.

Trouble is the site is currently down, anubody got any ideas why?

Anybody know what will happen in 2005, according to the site, when it
was working, it will be free until 2005.

Since my budget does not stretch to $250 U.S I would hate to see it
priced at the same level, as I would then simply not use it.

Regards

Sean (Or for Steve- Jorgie )




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