[FOSS-GPS] FoxtrotGPS 1.2.0 released

Joshua Judson Rosen rozzin at geekspace.com
Thu Oct 23 23:40:24 PDT 2014

Hi everybody,

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
      horizontal screen-layout.

    * 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.

Enjoy! :)

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