debian and tangogps
marcus.bauer at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 12:20:26 CEST 2008
On Sun, 2008-08-17 at 07:34 +0200, Michael Münch wrote:
> The tangogps.deb in the repository tries to read the gps data from
> gpsd. Is there a updated .deb somewhere available, that works with FSO?
You best do:
apt-get remove gypsy (or whatever is running there)
apt-get install gpsd
It is a feature of tangoGPS that you can simply connect to any other gps
in the config tab.
This is useful if:
* you have tangoGPS running on your laptop and you want to use
your Neo or your Nokia N810 as GPS device. Whether you are
connected via USB, wifi or bluetooth, you simply have to go to
the config tab and put in the IP address of the Neo. That's it.
You can try it yourself right now with 188.8.131.52.
* you want to follow another Neo in real time "James Bond"-style:
just put in the IP of the other Neo. With GPRS prices dropping
this is just cool fun. In case you are behind a firewall, you
just need a one-liner to set up the tunneling.
* you want to run other gps applications in parallel (gpsdrive,
Most gps software currently available uses gpsd. The way that FSO has
patched tangoGPS breaks part of its functionality and causes lots of
additional support work for tangoGPS.
The right thing to do instead of patching tangoGPS is to patch gypsy.
This would allow backward compatibility with any other gps application
out there and fix at least some of the design flaws of gypsy.
- Marcus Bauer
-- Lead Architect & Developer of tangoGPS
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