[Merkaartor] Various GPS issues
bernd at bzed.de
Mon Sep 14 15:16:00 BST 2009
Stefan Dirsch wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 01:14:18AM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>> just another problem I see:
>> - gpsd will switch the output format soon.
> You mean http://gpsd.berlios.de/protocol-transition.html, also announced on
> gpsd-dev at lists.berlios.de/gpsd-users at lists.berlios.de on Wed, 26 Aug 2009,
>> While I guess there will still be
>> support for the old one, you should really consider to use libgpsmm or geoclue
>> instead of trying to parse gps sentences manually. Doing a proper arsing the
>> output form the various GPS models is error-prone and a lot of work to get it
>> right, better use a library which is well tested.
> Well, I didn't plan to rewrite the gpsd code. :-) But I agree it would make
> sense to use at least libgps.
Definitely. Probably it would be worth to have a look at the kde/marble rcs as
they also use QT and have an interface to gpsd. They were chaging the interface
towards a proper libgps usage, if I remember right. If needed I could figure out
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