Newer Navit [was: geocaching with tangoGPS on FR]

Dan Staley dlstal2 at
Sat Dec 13 19:35:34 CET 2008

Where could we find this new package?  Is it the one linked to on the
wiki?  I'd like to try it out on my debian install.

-Dan Staley

On Sat, 2008-12-13 at 05:20 -0500, KaZeR wrote:
> Hi Trevio, and thanks for your feedback
> Marco Trevisan (Trevio) a crit :
> > 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.
> K-

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