GPS application (was: Request for help: Would like community applications to show anddiscuss at LinuxWorld)
tilman at baumann.name
Tue Jul 29 16:47:40 CEST 2008
rakshat hooja wrote:
> Moreover the '800 pound gorilla' OM is developing its own
> gps software and I'm not spending my energy competing with it.
> OM2007.2 is there, it works and I recommend everybody to develop for it.
> Best regards,
> Not to start a flame war but even I would like to know why Openmoko
> with its scarce resources is developing its own gps software instead of
> supporting something like Tango GPS that seems to be working so well?
Well, i like tangoGPS very much. But it is hardly a comprehensive solution.
First it's only a tile viewer for online maps. No routing, no offline
maps. (no, caching tiles for the world is not a solution)
And if gpsd is so great, ever wondered why tangoGPS has a button to
restart and reconnect gpsd? And why i (gta01 user) have to launch gllin
tangoGPS and OM2007.2 is hardly a comprehensive solution either.
(Yes, it's called being polemic and it is the essence of all good
I too think the OM2007.2 stack is great.
And i like to stick with it, at least until ASU matured much much more.
And here a sack full of my 2 cents:
gypsy - yes
gpsd - no (at least not as it is, maybe as compat interface)
gsmd - no
fso - yes
eds - yes
efl - yes
Illume - maybe
OM2007.2 apps - yes
Qtopia - no
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