[kismac] Re: GPSD Support for KisMAC?

  • From: Kyle Christensen <kyle@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 18:31:50 -0400


theres a breakdown of the gpsd protocol, its pretty simple stuff, all 
kismac would have to do is open a connection, and pass "p" to it 
everytime it wanted the lat/lon..

UDP would be okay too, but i cant imagine it being too much better 
performance wise than just maintaining a tcp connection to gpsd on startup..

Brad Knowles wrote:
> 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.


  kyle christensen // kyle@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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