I'm working on an aircraft project and I need XFLR5 to decide on a suitable airfoil. However, I can see that it is only available in Ubuntu 18.04. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04. What can I do about this? Is there a way to get around it or an alternative solution?

  • $\begingroup$ Most programs don't rely so heavily on version-specific features that they need to be used only with that version. I'd be surprised if it didn't run (maybe with a few package changes) on U20.04. Have you tried? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 18, 2021 at 15:28
  • $\begingroup$ I tried looking for the package but I couldn't find it $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 19, 2021 at 17:57
  • $\begingroup$ The xflr5 download page provides build instructions - they recommend downloading an IDE but command line may be suitable with enough experience. The instructions appear straightforward enough, and you can build for whichever ubuntu version you'd like. xflr5.tech/xflr5.htm $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 20, 2021 at 13:18


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