[QtMoko] GPS navigation apps for QtMoko

Hans Zimmerman hans at everlasting.be
Thu Dec 17 18:43:02 CET 2009

Could it be it's not in de debian repository's?

Tony McKeehan wrote:
> Yeah, NeronGPS is in the QtMoko feeds and all you need to install it is 
> a recent version of QtMoko and an internet connection. It's native to 
> the Qt framework that QtMoko uses and doesn't need an X server. It has a 
> slightly different interface from Navit and tango, but it's pretty easy 
> to get used to.
> -Tonym
> Brolin Empey wrote:
>> Hello list,
>> Are there any GPS navigation apps for QtMoko, i.e., any usable without 
>> an X server? I cannot use QX because every time I try, I end up having 
>> to remove the battery from my FreeRunner because my FreeRunner locks 
>> up and is unusable. I wanted to use Navit, but it requires a working X 
>> server.
>> Alternately, is there any way to get a working (non-QX) X server on 
>> QtMoko, or use QtMoko with an X server (maybe on plain Debian)?
>> Months ago, I asked for recommendations of MicroSDHC cards to buy to 
>> install plain Debian on. I still have not even found a place to buy 
>> any of the recommended cards because I have not made doing so a 
>> sufficiently high priority for it to ever be done.
>> My parents gave me a Garmin nûvi GPS navigator (I do not remember 
>> which model, but I can find out if you want) as an early Christmas 
>> gift, so I at least have a working GPS navigation solution, but it 
>> would be better if I could use my FreeRunner as a GPS navigator. I 
>> never use cell phones while driving because doing so is a recipe for 
>> disaster for me: I always pull over and stop before using a cell 
>> phone. I am mentioning this because I wonder if it simplifies finding 
>> a GPS navigation app because I do not use cell phones while driving, 
>> so I do not have to answer nor make calls while the GPS navigation app 
>> is running. I still need to log missed calls and receive SMS messages, 
>> though. I also do not want messages about missed calls or received SMS 
>> messages blocking my view of the GPS navigation app on the screen 
>> while I am driving because I may not even be able to safely pull over 
>> to use my FreeRunner.
>> I am using QtMoko v14, but will see if v15 looks like it is worth 
>> upgrading to.
>> Thanks,
>> Brolin
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