GPS as a source of time like NTP

Dale Schumacher dale.schumacher at
Sun Jul 27 02:42:43 CEST 2008

On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 6:28 PM, Daniel Willmann
<daniel at> wrote:
> Yeah, currently a signal is emitted if the current
> location/accuracy/whatever packet contains a different value than
> before. So If nothing changes you wont get a Signal either. The one
> exception is time because I don't want to send that every second for
> nothing. The idea at the moment is to just send a TimeChanged signal
> once as soon as the time is valid. After that you can request the time
> if you so desire.

Is the GPS time used as a source for the system, like an NTP server?
That seems like it would be a very useful option.  It would take
advantage of the special capabilities of the FreeRunner beyond a
typical Linux box.

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