tangoGPS and good user experience

Gilles Filippini pini at debian.org
Mon Apr 12 09:20:02 CEST 2010

Marcus Bauer a écrit , Le 11/04/2010 22:07:
> On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 21:01:23 +0200
> Gilles Filippini <pini at debian.org> wrote:
>> BTW I've found gpsd upstream very responsive each time I've submitted
>> a bug to them.
> Currently there are 5 different GPS API's
>  * gpsd old (pre 2.92)
>  * gpsd new
>  * Maemo
>  * moblin
>  * fso
> As gpsd just dropped its own dbus interface and maemo plus moblin will
> be meego, it would be great if gpsd would implement the meego dbus
> interface, thus unifying the various APIs.
> Doing this, the addition of more fine grained GPS power management
> would be great: many gps chipsets support a low power mode. For example
> SIRFIII chips can switch to a 5mW mode with a fix every 10secs (good
> enough for walking) and the normal mode at 50mW with a continous fix.
> With a 1000mW battery this means either 20 hours or 200 hours...
> Last not least do all chips nowadays support AGPS - would be great to
> have that in gpsd too.

You'd better discuss this directly with gpsd upstream. They have a
public developer mailing list[1] and an IRC channel[2] where - as
already said - I've found them very responsive.



[1] <http://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/gpsd-dev>
[2] #gpsd at irc.freenode.net

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