[FOSS-GPS] Whats up with FoxtrotGPS?

Joshua Judson Rosen rozzin at geekspace.com
Thu Jul 29 00:21:53 EDT 2010

Guilhem Bonnefille <guilhem.bonnefille at gmail.com> writes:
> 2010/7/27 Joshua Judson Rosen <rozzin at geekspace.com>:
> > In that last category, Marcus has introduced a (small) new API
> > for `data upload', which turns out to be used only by another
> > new bunch of code that uploads the current track to Marcus' server
> > under the feature-name of "live logging". As far as I can tell,
> > there's still no user-beneficial feature supported by that upload,
> > so I'm at a complete loss trying to understand why a user would
> > actually want to do that. Any ideas?
> As an OpenStreetMap contributor, I can understand the usage of a 'data
> upload' feature, but in direction of OSM's servers, nos the Marcus
> ones. Furthermore, I also know many web services that offer the
> ability to share GPS tracks.

Ah, now there's an idea. Probably Marcus is planning on implementing
his own route-sharing service....

> At the same time, I don't know if it is the responsability of
> FoxtrotGPS to do this job. Perhaps FoxtrotGPS can restrict to display
> and record data, delegating the management of these data to other more
> Desktop-oriented GPS data editors. I don't know.

That's a fair point.

I think I'm not going to bother integrating that functionality into
FoxtrotGPS, right now.

"Don't be afraid to ask (λf.((λx.xx) (λr.f(rr))))."

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