Reason for GPS problems found!

Jonathan Spooner jonathan at
Tue Jul 15 23:17:37 CEST 2008

With the greatest respect I think people have good reason to 
*complain*.  Looking at these lists I'd bet there are more system 
engineers and developers than *ordinary* users.... why? because we saw a 
device that was open and accepted the fact that the software was in its 
infancy and perhaps relished the chance to be involved to bringing it up 
to spec..... but one thing that was not expected was that people would 
be spending money on a device that could have potential hardware 
issues.  Perhaps those complaining are those who can least afford to 
blow $399.



Joerg Reisenweber wrote:
> Am Di  15. Juli 2008 schrieb Travis Tabbal:
>> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 9:19 AM, smurfy - phil <openmoko at> wrote:
>>> not the best but a better (than reinserting the sd card on the fly) is
>>> using a external antenna.
>> Not really an acceptable option for many. External GPS antennas are
>> cumbersome beasts when used on a mobile device like the FR. I use one on my
>> handheld GPS unit for geocaching, and it's really kind of annoying.
> I *really* don't like very much those people who start whining and complaining 
> when the problem is dissected and solution is near.
> Just let me crawl thru the ~150 posts regarding GPS from today, and then we'll 
> come up with some statement that will stop that whining :-)
> cheers
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