tangoGPS community development, patches (was: tangoGPS magnify patch)

Marcus Bauer marcus.bauer at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 16:09:49 CEST 2010

Hi Stefan

before it gets lost in all the other discussions: I'd still be happy to
integrate this.

 * it must be usable for people that have not signed for the 30$
   premium account
 * everything must work from the user interface, command line is not an
 * no python dependency - you can use either libsoup or libcurl

Send me your last working tarball and I'll have a look and make
suggestions or give you a hand.


On Mon, 12 Apr 2010 09:46:46 +0200
Stefan Fröbe <frobiac at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> as I recently struggled with the same issues I'd like to comment on
> some of the suggestions
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 1:19 AM, Joshua Judson Rosen
> <rozzin at geekspace.com>wrote:
> > ...
> Most importantly: How should I keep up with work that you're doing
> > upstream between releases? Maintaining the patches that I use is
> > vital to me, and it's harder to do that if I have no idea where
> > you're going upstream--if I have no idea what's going to change out
> > from under me with the next release.
> I can only second that - I ported my geocaching enhancements from
> version to version, but am becoming more and more reluctant to do so
> with every new release. Any public repository would be helpful in
> distributing and maintaining these features, even if they wouldn't be
> included immediately in any official release.
> As I said, I *do* really *like* tangoGPS--I owe you a big thanks for
> > giving me a good base application on which to build!
> I could not agree more - and yet I'd really appreciate it if the full
> potential of community driven enhancements would also be available.
> In the current state, my features collect virtual dust on my HD and
> will probably never ever see a release, with chances decreasing as I
> loose interest in developing them further with all the burdens of
> porting and adapting.
> I can fully understand Marcus' focus on quality, and TangoGPS is a
> great result of that approach - but still I hope that someday a
> reasonable public access is possible with his help instead of forking.
> Stefan

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