[FOSS-GPS] Intro; foxtrotgps comment; another FOSS gpsd client.

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Sat Jul 2 19:00:04 EDT 2011

On Thu, 30 Jun 2011 08:59:15 +0200
Guilhem Bonnefille <guilhem.bonnefille at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2011/6/30 Charles Curley <charlescurley at charlescurley.com>:
> > I have a fairly brain-dead Gnome client for gpsd which also tracks
> > gpsd head.
> > http://www.charlescurley.com/blog/articles/gnome-gps_a_simple_gtk_gps_monitor/index.html
> > What is on the web page is a bit long in the tooth (February), so I
> > may update it soon. In any case, enjoy.
> Nice!


> Two suggestions:
> - put code under version control (easier to share),

It is under git, but not where I can share it. I'll think about moving
it to a public server. If I start seeing lots of patches come in...

One issue is that I don't want to lose the history I already have. I
expect I can do that with git, I just have not looked at how to do it.

> - PLEASE, add license banner at the top of the file.

Good idea. The license is BSD, in case I didn't already say so.

> Of course, your software is single file, but it could really simpler
> if you provide a more complex project with:
> - standard COPYING file (for license)
> - standard README file (for tips and usage)
> - standard Makefile (with 'all' and 'clean' targets)
> - ideally standard ChangeLog and NEWS files.
> Following these conventions is certainly easier for people to use your
> software, even if as simple as a single file.

Agreed, and I am already moving in that direction.


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