[GPS] new GPS GUI application for OM freerunner

mqy meng.qingyou at gmail.com
Thu May 21 16:36:49 CEST 2009

It's the two sides of a coin. It's not a good idea to suppose something that
we are not sure, right?
Let me explain.

1. Think about app A save it's maps to dir_a, app B save it's maps to dir_b,
and c, d... What about when the "default" one changes it's directory?
2. soft link is the best choice. If you suddenly flashed a new image, and
forgot to backup, the MicroSD partition saves you time and energy. If the Os
can't boot, you can still read/backup data from MicroSD.

I did not suppose user is root at all, even though we are all roots, that's
why I soft link *.py to $HOME/.omgps/, because compiled python binary file
is saved to the directory which contains the source *.py module.

Risto H. Kurppa wrote:
> On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 11:54 AM, arne anka <openmoko at ginguppin.de> wrote:
>>> Looks great but PLEASE use /home/root/Maps to store map tiles -> share
>>> with Tangogps... right..?
>> NO!
>> please, use $HOME/...
>> this "we're all root!" madness has to stop -- and hardcoding paths like
>> that is really bad anyway.
> Oops, sorry, you're right :) But anyway I think it'd be great to use
> the same folder that Tangogps uses ($HOME/Maps) -> I have some 300 000
> png tiles there, it's just waste of space, bandwith and time to
> download separate files for both - and if/since everyone will symlink,
> why not do it by default..
> r
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