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Move “Selecting the components to build” inside “Task-specific instructions” (not an option per se, and so important that it deserves to come very early)
{{Note|In this section, we assume you've read and followed the advice given in [[#getting-started-with-download-and-compile-sh|Getting started with <tt>download_and_compile.sh</tt>]].}}
 
=== <span id="selecting-the-components-to-work-on"></span> Selecting the components to build ===
 
By default, <tt>download_and_compile.sh</tt> downloads or updates, then compiles, [[SimGear]] and FlightGear, and downloads or updates [[FGData]] (by nature, FGData can't be compiled). This is what happens when running:
$ download_and_compile.sh
To make it download or update and compile something else, you may pass non-option arguments naming the ''components'' you want, for instance:
$ download_and_compile.sh SIMGEAR FGFS DATA OSG
SIMGEAR, FGFS, DATA and OSG are the component names respectively corresponding to [[SimGear]], FlightGear, [[FGData]] and [[OpenSceneGraph]] in <tt>download_and_compile.sh</tt>'s terminology.
 
A [[#list-of-available-components|list of available components]] is provided on this page, but the fully up-to-date list can always be obtained by running <code>download_and_compile.sh --help</code>.
 
=== Choosing between stable and development versions ===
For the FGFS component (FlightGear), there are two main options:
}} branch of the FlightGear repository.
==== Building the latest stable FlightGear release ====
When executing <tt>download_and_compile.sh</tt>, use the <code>-s</code> option to build the latest stable release:
{{Note|If you decide to use the <code>-s</code> option in a given directory tree, you should use it for all components in that directory tree (SIMGEAR, FGFS, DATA, etc.). Running <tt>download_and_compile.sh</tt> in a given directory with the <code>-s</code> option for some components and not for others is not supported.}}
==== Building the current FlightGear development version ====
When executing <tt>download_and_compile.sh</tt> without any option, the development version of every selected component is built:
== Options ==
 
=== <span id="selecting-the-components-to-work-on"></span> Selecting the components to build ===
 
By default, <tt>download_and_compile.sh</tt> downloads or updates, then compiles, [[SimGear]] and FlightGear, and downloads or updates [[FGData]] (by nature, FGData can't be compiled). This is what happens when running:
$ download_and_compile.sh
To make it download or update and compile something else, you may pass non-option arguments naming the ''components'' you want, for instance:
$ download_and_compile.sh SIMGEAR FGFS DATA OSG
SIMGEAR, FGFS, DATA and OSG are the component names respectively corresponding to [[SimGear]], FlightGear, [[FGData]] and [[OpenSceneGraph]] in <tt>download_and_compile.sh</tt>'s terminology.
 
A [[#list-of-available-components|list of available components]] is provided on this page, but the fully up-to-date list can always be obtained by running <code>download_and_compile.sh --help</code>.
=== Compiling the last known-stable versions ===
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