FGMeta is a Git repository maintained by the FlightGear developers. It contains various files that are useful for FlightGear development and deployment in the large sense, but not for running FlightGear. Examples are:
- the download_and_compile.sh script (see Scripted Compilation on Linux Debian/Ubuntu) that can be used to build FlightGear on Debian-derived systems;
- the fg-from-scratch script which can build FlightGear on Windows (see its README.md file);
- Python catalog scripts for the maintainance of aircraft catalogs;
- small patches that have been applied to (an old version of) X-Plane's apt.dat file in order to obtain what we have in flightgear/fgdata/next/Airports (but the process for these updates is not very satisfactory, so is not used anymore);
- alternative FlightGear build scripts;
- the Nasa2FGearthview/convert.sh script written by chris_blues to convert NASA satellite images to ready-to-use textures for FlightGear's Earthview using ImageMagick and normalmap;
- the FlightGear.iss file used to create the Windows “setup wizard“ (from Inno Setup);
- scripts used for Mac builds of FlightGear, or more generally for parts of the release process of a new FlightGear version;
- the create_metar_dat.py script used to create flightgear/fgdata/next/Airports/metar.dat.gz by checking tgftp.nws.noaa.gov for stations that have reported recently;
- Python 3 scripts used for some tasks related to FlightGear (for instance, the scripts used to maintain the FlightGear XLIFF translation files in the new infrastructure are documented in python3-flightgear/README-l10n.txt).
The FGMeta repository is hosted on the SourceForge open source infrastructure used by FlightGear.