[kismac] Re: GPSD Support for KisMAC?

  • From: Brad Knowles <brad.knowles@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 00:23:10 +0200

At 12:40 PM -0500 2003/05/07, William H. Leininger wrote:

>  It has always struck me that GPS data on a laptop should be a
>  Multiple-use feature, like the real time clock. Just because the
>  clock is displayed in the menubar doesn't mean that no other
>  application can get the current time.  But if one app has the serial
>  port open, no one else can use it.

        Agreed.  It would really be best if gpsd did a UDP port in 
addition to, or instead of, the TCP port.  This way you wouldn't have 
to "bind" to it at all, you could just send it a packet and get back 
a response, and you could have many different applications able to 
use this information essentially simultaneously.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles@xxxxxxxxx>

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
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     -Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania.

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