QNavitCtl - Navit Bookmarks via dbus

Ed Kapitein ed at kapitein.org
Wed Dec 30 12:47:35 CET 2009

Hi Christian,

i am trying to use navit and dbus, but so far i haven't find out how to
do it.
I did download your source, but how do i build it?
( real noob here...)
Could you explain how to build it from source?
I am used to ./configure, make, make install

Can you give an example of dbus-send to set a destination in navit?
i want, like you, to have a list of waypoints and i want to set waypoint
2 as destination, as soon as i am near waypoint 1.

Thanks a lot in advance.

Kind regards,

Christian Rüb wrote:
> I wrote a little Qt app to send destination or position to Navit via dbus (needs to be activated in navit.xml first) or center the map.
> package [1]
> source [2]
> screenshot [3]
> How to use it:
> create a file with name;lat;lon per line and start the program. If the file is named bookmarks.csv and placed in $HOME or the directory where qnavitctl is started this file is automatically loaded.
> Why a program that does what Navit already can do?
>  - for me it is a quick fix for #352 in navit
>  - for my 1k+ trip I have to prepare intermdeiate stops as otherwise route calculation would take very long (if it would succeed at all), so I can have my navit window and another window to set next destination easily
>  - it is an example how to talk to navit via dbus and could be used for other apps (e.g. litephone) to get coordinates (e.g. from opimd) and start navigation in navit through a button (e.g. you receive a text containing coordinates, press "take me there" and the coordinates are send as destination to navit via dbus)
>  - I am still learning Qt :)
> That's all
> [1] http://openmoko.senfdax.de/shr-unstable/
> [2] http://git.senfdax.de/?p=qnavitctl;a=summary
> [3] http://openmoko.senfdax.de/screenshots/qnavitctl.png
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