GPS application (was: Request for help: Would like communityapplications to show anddiscuss at LinuxWorld)
steve at openmoko.com
Thu Jul 31 17:00:07 CEST 2008
TANGO GPS was one of the first teams I decided to give a Free FreeRunner
I'm glad to hear that it will be in milestone2.
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[mailto:community-bounces at lists.openmoko.org] On Behalf Of Michael 'Mickey'
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 6:46 AM
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Subject: Re: GPS application (was: Request for help: Would like
communityapplications to show anddiscuss at LinuxWorld)
Am Dienstag 29 Juli 2008 15:28:56 schrieb rakshat hooja:
> > 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?
Dear Rakshat, please don't let yourself be fooled by polemics, I know it's
hard to resist, but we should lean on to the facts.
Fact is: Openmoko is NOT developing its own gps software, in fact we all
like Tango GPS a lot. It talks nicely to our opgsd implementation and will
be included by default in the FSO milestone2.
What we did though was to write a framework subsystem implementing the
org.freedesktop.Gypso dbus protcol, enhancing it to support the great U-Blox
chip found in the Neo Freerunner devices, enhancing it to hook into the
systemwide peripheral resource control, enhancing it to prepare for
automatic downloading/uploading almanac and ephemeris to improve warmstart.
So, in a
nutshell: We provided the necessary middleware (as is the rest of FSO) to
make things run better. Of course we will also discuss with upstream about
how to improve the gypsy implementation of org.freedesktop.Gypsy.
Please see Daniel Willmann's announcement for more details.
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