[Grassroots-l] personal Re: Experience w/ using GPS with XO laptops
echerlin at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 03:24:57 EDT 2009
On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 9:22 AM, Jeff Mascornick <jjm4114 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thank you Steve!
> I am wondering about the LINUX based XO - I'm part of a team applying to
> deploy XOs to Tanzania and we are looking into incorporating GPS for
> cultural exchange/learning, environmental education and/or some other
> So, if anyone has info on using any GPS on Linux based XOs, please let me
That's a complicated question. There is plenty of GPS and GIS software
in the Linux world. Running graphical software under Sugar requires a
If you can make use of gpsd, the GPS daemon, within any existing Sugar
software, you are good.
Another possibility is to wait for Sugar to include Gnome. At that
point most graphical Linux software will become usable. I am copying
this to the Sugar Development list for an opinion on when that might
happen. Since you are asking about getting software onto the XO, you
should probably join that list.
> (Also, what our team may do is get Windows PCs for each of the
> classrooms where ArcMap is used [since this may be the easiest way] and the
> children could incorporate their XOs once the end result of the project is
> on a website.)
Test whether your PC app will run under Wine.
> Anyway, I am asking about Linux based possibilities.
Hope this helps.
> Jeff Mascornick, MA
> Research Assistant
> Center for Community Research & Service
> School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy University of Delaware
> jjm4114 at yahoo.com
> (302)547-5952 (c)
> --- On Thu, 4/2/09, Steve Holton <sph0lt0n at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Steve Holton <sph0lt0n at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Grassroots-l] personal Re: Experience w/ using GPS with XO
> To: jjm4114 at yahoo.com, "OLPC Grassroots list" <grassroots at lists.laptop.org>
> Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009, 9:04 AM
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 10:24 PM, Jeff Mascornick <jjm4114 at yahoo.com>
>> I would like to rephase my question please. I understand that there are
>> issues involved with XOs and all of that ----- I am wondering if any one
>> knows whether GPS units/software will be compatible with the newest
>> of XO laptops.
> "...newest versions of XO laptops."
> You might need to clarify your question to get good feedback.
> Are you asking about the already-released XO-1 hardware model, the
> yet-to-be-developed XO-2 hardware model, or about a particular
> software release version (and which one) for the XO's?
> Specifically, you should let the list know whether you are looking for
> GPS software to run under Linux or Windows.
> It appears you're looking for Windows software (since Arcmap is
> Windows based) and I don't think many people in the Grassroots
> community have had any access to XO's running Windows.
> Steve Holton
> Moderator: OLPC Grassroots list.
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