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    Navigation with OM on Linux

    A lot of work is going into OM on Linux (which is a good thing). What is the plan for navigation software? Is NavIt mature enough (map and way point support)? GMPC is limited to Windows (afaik).
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    Unfortunately, at the pace navit is going its going to be 10-15years before its production ready. Development has been crawling at a diminishing pace.

    There are 2-3 vendors rolling out Linux versions of their nav engines Q1-Q2 2011 but until theres official announcements I have no idea when they will actually be released. We are considering GMPC or similar through wine since our linux embedding API can handle that pretty well but its obviously not an ideal solution.

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    Well, i disagree about navit development rate. There should be more releases, on this point i agree. But, according to CIA.vc, there is an average commit every 4.5 hours : http://cia.vc/stats/project/Navit ,which means it's actively developped.

    There has been more than 1300 commits between 0.1.1 and 0.2.0 which was released yesterday.

    Currently, it's tagged as beta because you have to confiure some things by hand in the navit.xml, but otherwise, it works.

    Well, that's only my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaZeR View Post
    Well, i disagree about navit development rate. There should be more releases, on this point i agree. But, according to CIA.vc, there is an average commit every 4.5 hours : http://cia.vc/stats/project/Navit ,which means it's actively developped.

    There has been more than 1300 commits between 0.1.1 and 0.2.0 which was released yesterday.

    Currently, it's tagged as beta because you have to confiure some things by hand in the navit.xml, but otherwise, it works.

    Well, that's only my opinion
    1 1/2 years to release 0.1....2 years to release 0.2....at that rate I don't think 10-15years to get to 1.0 is unreasonable but i would love to be wrong. Not trying to take away from the hard work the developers have been doing but it seems like there is no one driving the ship. Development branched out in more directions then are ever possibly sustainable. Additional fundamental problems with the engine and map data have never been addressed. The fact that OSM is unable to figure out what town a street is in is a MAJOR issue that should have been corrected years ago. I would also love to see a better API that can allow navit to work in existing applications but who knows how far away that is. Just my opinion though...

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