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  • Navi for linux

    Donīt know if anybody heard about this but hereīs
    http://freshmeat.net/projects/ttlinux/

  • #2
    Hmmm I have a licenced ppc disc of tom tom navigator with maps I wonder if it is possible to get this to work?
    PC Chips 1500,512mb ddr,no case yet, LinITX 7" touchscreen,300w inverter,RoadRunner FreeDrive,BU303 gps mouse.

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    • #3
      Are you going to test it? I am very interested in seeing results.
      I would test a build myself but I have not got any maps.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sim
        Hmmm I have a licenced ppc disc of tom tom navigator with maps I wonder if it is possible to get this to work?
        if you can, please test this and post some feedback here so that others can use this too if it turns out to work =)

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        • #5
          Um, you guys do know that this is just the GPL source code for the Linux Operating System used on the TomTom GO, and not the TomTom software itself don't you....?

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          • #6
            HUH... R U sure? How do you know that.

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            • #7
              From the linked page:
              The tarball is a linux 2.4.18 kernel with ARM patches and some TomTom patches to support the TomTomGO hardware. It does not contain the navigation software. See their page on their use of GPL-licensed software.



              Another question is does it even support x86 platforms?
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              • #8
                ok, so where is the page with GPL software? (meaning nav. software I guess)

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                • #9
                  I don't think the NAV software is GPL. It's probably completely proprietary and not available for download anywhere.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mpattonm
                    ok, so where is the page with GPL software? (meaning nav. software I guess)
                    It isn't, otherwise we'd all be using it! This link was posted a while ago.

                    What it does mean though is that somewhere at tomtom HQ they have source code for a good GPS software that works on Linux. We just need to apply some pressure on them to persuade them to release it for Linux, not just the TomTom GO

                    GingerPrince

                    Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

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                    CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

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                    • #11
                      I second that
                      PC Chips 1500,512mb ddr,no case yet, LinITX 7" touchscreen,300w inverter,RoadRunner FreeDrive,BU303 gps mouse.

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                      • #12
                        They pretty much have to release it as GPL if they've used any of the core linux library's.
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                        • #13
                          Umm, actually, no they don't. Have you ever actually *read* the GPL? How about the LGPL?

                          Your belief that they have to release it as GPL if they use the core libraries is an oft-stated reason for a company to NOT release their software on Linux.

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