[Merkaartor] Various GPS issues

Stefan Dirsch sndirsch at suse.de
Mon Sep 14 21:55:40 BST 2009

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 04:16:00PM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> >> 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
> the details.

Thanks for offering your help!

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