[Merkaartor] Various GPS issues

Chris Browet cbro at semperpax.com
Wed Sep 16 13:08:46 BST 2009


2009/9/13 Stefan Dirsch <sndirsch at suse.de>

> On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 06:19:13PM +0200, Stefan Dirsch wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 12:31:19PM +0200, Stefan Dirsch wrote:
> > > With merkaartor 0.14 (openSUSE 11.1 i586) I'm using gpsfake to feed
> NMEA data
> > > through gpsd. I observed various issues doing this.
> > >
> > > - recording the track does not work at all. Even the file is not
> > >   created. Might be related to the issue above.
> >
> > Scanning through the sources it seems this feature has only been
> implemented
> > when using a direct connection instead of gpsd, i.e. when using class
> > QGPSComDevice instead of QGPSDDevice. Not sure why.
>
> I believe the reason is, that when connecting to gpsd the usual gpsd output
> (r=0) instead of NMEA (r=1) is used. Thus the information about NMEA
> sentences
> is not available at all to write a file in such a format.
>
> Good one. I'll switch gpsd to NMEA sentences for 0.14.1. That will solve
your problems (gps cursor & log file saving).

Regards
- Chris -
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