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[#2366] Better UI for choosing the internal GPS

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2008-03-26 19:22
Submitted By:
Marius Gedminas (mgedmin)
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Better UI for choosing the internal GPS

Detailed description
When I'm looking at the GPS tab in the settings dialog, it is not immediately apparent how to tell Maemo Mapper to use
the internal GPS on a Nokia N810.

Especially if I restored a backup I made on a N800 and have the Bluetooth address pre-filled.  If not for the kind people
on #maemo, I'd never have twigged that I need to clear the address instead of choosing /dev/pgps (which doesn't work)
or gpsd (which doesn't work unless you have a different application using the GPS simultaneously).

I suggest adding a fourth option "( ) Internal GPS" in the GPS tab of the settings dialog.


Date: 2008-10-09 23:04
Sender: Karsten Br├Ąckelmann

Rather than a special setting for the internal GPS, maybe using
the system configured / default would make even more sense.
  [ ] System default GPS

After all, it works exactly the same magic way for any (external)
bluetooth GPS device set up in Control Panel / GPS location as
it works for the internal one. The actual naming of that option
is up for enhancement, though. :)
Date: 2008-03-28 13:59
Sender: John Costigan

I agree - it's not intuitive that using an empty Bluetooth address
represents the internal GPS receiver.  I still don't know why
this works at all - it's a quirk of the libgpsbt API.  I'll provide
a clearer option.

By the way, the help file mentions this quirk; no need to rely
on IRC.

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