[kismac] Re: gpsdX - it's just like gpsd, only better!

  • From: Robin L Darroch <robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 11:07:08 +0800

  Installation went flawlessly for me.  gpsdX up and running after
installing and running the config.  Thanks.

Brilliant - glad to hear it! Sounds like it's had a 100% success rate so far, which is excellent.

That leaves me with three questions for the list in general:

1) has anyone installed and tested gpsdX on an Intel mac yet? If so, can you confirm that all behaved as expected? If not, can someone please try it?

2) provided we get confirmation of gpsdX running on an Intel mac, I propose including the gpsdX installer with the KisMAC disk image for the next release, and treating that as our primary means of GPS support from now on. Although KisMAC does support a number of GPS units with old-style direct serial access, that is becoming a less useful way to handle GPS units, and GPSd development has already taken care of supporting more types of GPS than KisMAC does on its own... so why do work twice? If that sounds like a plan, (to the other developers) should I simply add it to my own copy of "KisMACraw.dmg" and commit that?

3) speaking of not doing work twice: Derrick, did you get the e-mail I sent you off-list with the patches attached to add to the SVN repository of gpsd?


P.S. themacuser just pointed out to me that the gpsdX Config utility may not list certain USB-only GPS units (possibly including the Delorme Earthmate?). If anyone has one of these, I'd also appreciate it if you could test the gpsdX Config utility and report on your success or otherwise. I have a couple of ideas for extending the code of gpsdX to allow GUI configuration of such devices, but will need someone to test for me!

 Robin L. Darroch - PO Box 2715, South Hedland WA 6722 - +61 421 503 966
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