GPS application (was: Request for help: Would like community applications to show anddiscuss at LinuxWorld)

Tilman Baumann tilman at
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,
>     Marcus
> 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 
via tangoGPS?
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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