MC Navi released

Neil Jerram neiljerram at
Thu Mar 4 12:32:27 CET 2010

On 4 March 2010 11:11, Al Johnson <openmoko at> wrote:
> On Thursday 04 March 2010, Neil Jerram wrote:
>> So that left me thinking:
>> - given that gpsd already existed, and appears to Just Work on the FR,
>> I wonder why FSO decided to write ogpsd + fso-gpsd from scratch?
> FSO is a collection of dbus protocols. gpsd at that time did not have a dbus
> interface. already has a dbus protocol called gypsy, intended
> for devices such as ours.

I assume you also considered adding the gypsy dbus API to gpsd?  It is
open source, after all.  It would be good to understand the reasons
for not doing that, in order to evaluate whether they still apply

> Adopting the gypsy protocol was an obvious choice at
> the time, but the world has moved on.

What do you mean here?  Is gypsy now considered not to be a good API?


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