GPS on netbooks

Registered by James Westby on 2010-04-27

GPS use-cases are only covered to the minimum in ubuntu; most prominent example is geoclue for firefox/chromium, which allows user to share his location through a web api.

This blueprint explores how gps can support more use-cases; current suggestions include:
 * gps integration for timezone selection in clock
  * gps usage to set/synch system clock (maybe as a ntp alternative)
 * google maps integration -> display current location in a standalone google maps widget.
 * gpsdrive -> allows to track openstreemap

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Alexander Sack
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Alexander Sack
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Alexander Sack
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for maverick
Implementation:
Started
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-10.10
Started by
Jamie Bennett on 2010-07-08

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

[asac Jun 10]: alpha 3 planning. more a3 planning.
[asac Jul 10]: decided to do a custom GPS app rather than dehildonizing map-buddy and friends

Status:
gypsy and osm-gps-map uploaded to archive

Work Items (maverick-alpha-2):
package gypsy: DONE
upload gypsy to archive: DONE
package osm-gps-map: DONE
make osm-gps-map gtk widget available in archive: DONE
review map buddy, maemo-mapper or custom app using osm-gps-map option: POSTPONE

Work Items (maverick-alpha-3):
review map buddy, maemo-mapper or custom app using osm-gps-map option: DONE
ensure that libgeoclue supports gypsy in archive, so that apps using libgeoclue will automatically use that: DONE

Work Items (ubuntu-10.10-beta):
research what additional freesoftware plugins/drivers for gpsd/gypsy are missing in the archive: POSTPONE
package those plugins/drivers and make them available in the archive: POSTPONE

Work items:
write a custom app with osm-gps-map: INPROGRESS
implement a "Show current location launchpad" that opens the mapper app from above: POSTPONE
evaluate gpsd vs. gypsy and in case we consider gypsy the right way forward communicate our evaluation to upstreams currently using gpsd: TODO
add app(s) from above to the ppa/archive/image: POSTPONE

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Work Items