QNavitCtl - Navit Bookmarks via dbus
christian.rueb at gmx.net
Thu Dec 31 19:23:39 CET 2009
dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.navit_project.navit /org/navit_project/navit/default_navit org.navit_project.navit.navit.set_center string:"12.1906 48.999"
I had a look at  and after several tries this worked (on my PC). I will update qnavitcl soon - New Year's Eve is too close right now ;-)
Not sure if this is the correct way though - no reply on navit user ML yet...
Am Mittwoch, 30. Dezember 2009 schrieb Ed Kapitein:
> Hi Christian,
> 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.
> Kind regards,
> Christian Rüb wrote:
> > Hi Ed,
> > to build it on your PC, you need to have qmake (from Qt) installed.
> > Then simply run
> > #qmake
> > (the name may differ, liket qmake-qt4 or something)
> > This will create your Makefile, then simply run
> > #make
> > 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 :(
> > Cheers,
> > Christian
> >  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,
> >> Ed
> >> 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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