Originally Posted by idpnd
I had to look up lintian test first.
(it's just the .deb package policy auto-checker, apt-get install lintian && lintian package.deb)
for the long version see the Debian New Maintainers' Guide
> > does the Ubuntu download at opencpn.org work on Karmic as-is?
> Yes, it does.
ok, in that case I can include it on the OSGeo LiveDVD & virtual machine without delay:
is it possible to get a PDF or Doxygen dump of the help-wiki? (It is likely the user will be running this on their laptop
a long way from any reliable internet
connection.) Or is the HTML from the Help menu good enough for all practical porpoises?
Btw just had a look around the GRASS project, looks exciting.
loads of low level power in there, especially when combined with GDAL tools. Unless OpenCPN plans to get GeoTIFF support (yes please!) I hope have a look at making the (any GDAL/GIS format) to BSB
operation a bit more streamlined & automated. Right now it is rather.. awkward. gdal_translate and gdalwarp can do most of the heavy lifting already.
There's been discussion regarding a universal overlay format for adding points of interest/satellite imagery/etc in a google earth KML/KMZ type manner. Perhaps you have any ideas on an advantageous format.
my first reaction would be to go with GPX (via libexpat?) and be done with it.
Over in GpsDrive we have 2-3 main waypoint/POI systems:
1. the old: "way_*.txt" a simple tab delimited file with lat,lon,label.
1.5) IIUC there's a similar route
.txt thing as a list of waypoints.
2) the new: waypoints are held in a small SQLite database
2.5) Points of Interest (POI) from the OpenStreetMap project are alse stored in a SQLite DB.
3) GPX waypoint import
(in developement, GPX tracks and routes are already working)
(I'm not explaining it very well, take ver. 2.10pre7 or 2.10pre8svn for a spin for a better idea)
If possible, I'd recomment something already compatible with GpsBabel and/or GDAL's OGR. GPX fits that bill and is both extensible and easy to work with.
I don't think any of us would be working with 100,000s of waypoints, so file size should not be a problem. It it is you can always zip them and call it a KMZ file.....
Originally Posted by Psyches
Thomas, thanks. The fix is now checked in on the sf.net cvs mainline (post-1.3.6). I'll watch for test issues and rollback if needed.
as this is not a bug of your making per se, I wonder if it is not more appropriate to just patch the offending Ubuntu versions as needed? (the debian packaging system makes applying custom patches quite simple & automatic)
(if the patch can be made to work at all!)