Newer Navit [was: geocaching with tangoGPS on FR]

KaZeR kazer at
Sat Dec 13 11:20:46 CET 2008

Hi Treviño, and thanks for your feedback

Marco Trevisan (Treviño) a écrit :
> I've to say that the newer package you made is really faster when 
> loading my maps on launch, also if it doesn't seem to include the fix
> posted months ago here (to redraw the map only after each drag as
> TangoGPS does)
In fact it does (since rev 1569), but it's not enabled by default.
Try adding  drag_bitmap="1" to the navit tag (like recent_dest).
I agree that it should get more advertising, because it's a very useful 
patch (thanks again Florian for that).
It's not enabled by default because it's not yet supported by every 
graphics drivers (e.g. : on wince).
I'll add a comment in the xml file for that, and we'll probably enable 
it by default on the opkg build.
>  and it doesn't include a wrapper script with:
>  echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory
Yes, indeed. i ran into the same issue, and without it you can't load 
streets files.
> Finally I've seen this screenshot [1] in scap, is this an EFL
> implementation of Navit? It seems to use the enlightenment toolkit both
> for the buttons and for the map rendering (better than the GPS from what
> I can see there). Have you some informations about this shot? :P
Yes, it's a work in progress by 'quickdev'. But there is still a lot of 
work to be done :)
> Anyway thanks for the work done in Navit, it's really a great project!
Thank you!

I'll have a deeper look at the other points of your mail.


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