FoxtrotGPS 1.2.0 released
Joshua Judson Rosen
rozzin at geekspace.com
Fri Oct 24 08:40:24 CEST 2014
I'd like to announce that FoxtrotGPS 1.2.0 has been released,
and can now be downloaded from <http://www.foxtrotgps.org/>.
A quick list of highlights from the NEWS file (since the 1.1.1 release):
* An advanced, interactive route-planning facility, thanks to
Tilmann Bubeck; this is accessible via the new "route-planning" menu.
* Menu reorganisation: to avoid confusion between the new
route-planning and routepoint-manipulation functionality, and the
other _route-finding_ and _waypoint_ features that were previously
located together in the "ways & routes" menu, those features have
been split out into separate "route-finding" and "waypoint" menus.
* An illustrated user manual, including a detailed introduction,
and HOWTO guides on route-planning, track-logging, and
tilecache-management--thanks to David Bannon and Tilmann Bubeck.
A PDF rendition of the manual is available on the website,
if you want it but don't want to build it yourself:
* A quick track-logging toggle in the left toolbar used in the
* FoxtrotGPS now ships with a script (gpx2osm) to help convert from
GPX to OpenStreetMap log format, contributed by David Bannon.
* Heading angles are now actually correct regardless of the units in use,
thanks to Karl-Georg Warnick.
* The map-widget now takes focus by default, which means that various
keyboard shortcut should work more reliably.
* The timestamps in the names of track-log files now include the
timezone, to avoid confusion when logging/using tracks around DST
or other timezone-transitions (where `the same 1-hour span' can
occur twice in a row and collide with itself if the timestamps are
* More translations, more complete translations; this version
includes complete translations for Dutch (thanks to Marc Verwerft),
German (thanks to Simon Vetter), Spanish (thanks to Cristian Gómez and
Dailos Franchy), Czech (thanks to Jiří Pinkava), French (thanks to
Guilhem Bonnefille, Philippe Coval, and Steve Petruzzello), and
Finnish (thanks to Timo Jyrinki); as well as new and newly-improved
partial translations for Polish (thanks to Patryk Benderz),
Russian (thanks to Vadim Efimov), Italian (thanks to Daniele Forsi),
and Portuguese (thanks to Victor Benso).
* Geocoding photos no longer requires Perl.
* Support for geocoding using old-style `.log' files has been removed.
* Various crashes, memory leaks, and potential security issues
have been fixed.
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