GPS as a source of time like NTP

Raphaël Jacquot sxpert at
Sun Jul 27 08:04:47 CEST 2008

Dale Schumacher wrote:
> 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.

gpsd and ntpd integrate together to do that

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