QNavitCtl - Navit Bookmarks via dbus
ed at kapitein.org
Wed Dec 30 14:17:54 CET 2009
Thanks a lot for your explanation!
I think i had the same problem you had, i can't set a destination with
the current version of navit.
(Dbus is enabled)
So, i will ask the people from the navit team on how to use dbus with
the current version.
Thanks again and "happy new year" everybody.
Christian Rüb wrote:
> Hi Ed,
> to build it on your PC, you need to have qmake (from Qt) installed.
> Then simply run
> (the name may differ, liket qmake-qt4 or something)
> This will create your Makefile, then simply run
> and you are done, you will get one binary called "qnavitcl" - that's it.
> If you want to build for your Openmoko phone, use my bitbake recipe here (simply copy to your OE tree) and it will build the package for you.
> If you want a prebuilt binary - get it from here  (you'll also get dependencies from there). It is built for SHR-U.
> Have you enabled dbus in navit.xml? This is essential.
> Use dbus-send to get a navit instance and then you can control it through the path you get back. Have a look at  how I did it in Qt:
> registerNavitInstance() and setCenter() will be of most interest for you.
> If you use dbus-send, you also need to print the replies - otherwise you cannot use them ;-) - see man page for futher details
> BUT - with current version of navit I could not get it to work as the dbus interface seems to have changed - "iter" does not exist anymore and I have not found a way yet to get an instance and set destination :(
>  http://openmoko.senfdax.de/shr-new-unstable/
>  http://git.senfdax.de/?p=qnavitctl;a=blob;f=src/mainwindow.cpp;h=a7b076db790971245b2d4c6769f13ba92b194b3e;hb=a3d4e3ea1506321d09a735e69810e3be01ccc860
>> 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 
>>> source 
>>> screenshot 
>>> 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
>>>  http://openmoko.senfdax.de/shr-unstable/
>>>  http://git.senfdax.de/?p=qnavitctl;a=summary
>>>  http://openmoko.senfdax.de/screenshots/qnavitctl.png
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