[FOSS-GPS] Re: Introducing FoxtrotGPS (was: Forking TangoGPS)
guilhem.bonnefille at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 07:31:09 EDT 2010
Nice to learn that a new software is available for GPS related.
I not aware with tangogps and how it is open to contributions or not.
But it seems your arguments are the right arguments to fork.
Reading the roadmap of FoxtrotGPS, two points attracted my attention.
The first one concerns the GPS access. You plan to use "libgps". Do
you evaluated an higher layer? I'm thinking about geoclue.
The second one concerns the "friends" part. You plan to use XMPP and
youlock.net services. Do you evaluated the telepathy framework? It
already implement geolocation of friends over XMPP.
Of course, my two ideas bring HUGE dependencies, compared to
home-made/raw solutions. But they simplify the specific code and allow
a better integration with other services. Furthermore, these framework
are already packaged in small devices like Nokia N900.
What's your opinion about these ideas? I can imagine you're not
interested yet in them because they bring lot of lower priority work.
But I also can imagine to find time to give an help about these
topics. So I need to know if you will be interested in them, if it
worth to invest time in these directions.
PS: as a resume: I'm the maintainer of viking, an other GPS related
software, desktop oriented.
PPS: I've just buy a Neo FreeRunner, so I'm interested in any GPS
related software mobile oriented.
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