Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-03-2015, 07:39   #16
Registered User
 
Wrong's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,702
Re: Getting NMEA Data Onto a Rooted Android Tablet

Quote:
Originally Posted by rabbi View Post
No worries, I still stand by the "not intended to run on android" statement. I'm not saying it doesn't work but...
The underlying architecture is akward, it lacks in terms of useability and ergonomics. It's a special solution for a selected few that want OpenCPN on android now and can live with the drawbacks. It's not mainstream and it's certainly not the way forward. It's just a workaround while we wait for a real android OpenCPN port.

I removed the chroot environment from my tablet so I will not digg deeper into this.
I wholeheartedly disagree with your assessment. Especially since you didn't have it installed or use OpenCPN enough to make a unqualified statement like that. Also, the high resolution of your tablet is going to make using OpenCPN with it's tiny features more difficult.

Quote:
Bypassing the PC is not an issue at all. There are a few devices available that expose the NMEA data stream via TCP or UDP over wireless networks. Like the Brookhouse iMux or some devices from digitalyacht. It has certainly been done before.
Hopefully useful information others may try.

Quote:
The question is why would I want to bypass the PC?
A permanently installed micro PC or Raspberry or tablet or xyz can do the same and much much more, for less money and at a similar power consumption.
I'll just let this statement pass without comment other than it's vague and begs for more specific information.
__________________

__________________
Wrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2015, 08:44   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Brighton, UK
Boat: Westerly Oceanlord
Posts: 374
Re: Getting NMEA Data Onto a Rooted Android Tablet

Quote:
Originally Posted by rabbi View Post
No worries, I still stand by the "not intended to run on android" statement.
I thought Dockhead was intending putting Linux on his tablet, or did I misunderstand that?
__________________

__________________
muttnik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2015, 11:39   #18
Registered User
 
Wrong's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,702
Re: Getting NMEA Data Onto a Rooted Android Tablet

Quote:
Originally Posted by muttnik View Post
I thought Dockhead was intending putting Linux on his tablet, or did I misunderstand that?
You understand perfectly. The method entails using an android application called 'Linux Deploy'. The android O.S. is not replaced. Once the installation is complete Linux programs like OpenCPN can be run on android devices in a linux 'chroot' environment. You can switch back and forth between linux and android seamlessly.

Instructions for doing this are here: Building on Motorola Xoom | Official OpenCPN Homepage
__________________
Wrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2015, 15:45   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Brighton, UK
Boat: Westerly Oceanlord
Posts: 374
Re: Getting NMEA Data Onto a Rooted Android Tablet

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wrong View Post
The method entails using an android application called 'Linux Deploy'. The android O.S. is not replaced.
Obviously a possibility but isn't simply installing Linux (e.g. ubuntu for devices) also an option?
__________________
muttnik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2015, 07:22   #20
Registered User
 
Wrong's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,702
Re: Getting NMEA Data Onto a Rooted Android Tablet

Quote:
Originally Posted by muttnik View Post
Obviously a possibility but isn't simply installing Linux (e.g. ubuntu for devices) also an option?
Which 'devices'?

If you're referring to 'Ubuntu Touch', it isn't what we were led to believe it would be during the development/pre-release hype period. Linux enthusiasts were hoping for a ROM capable of running the great Linux apps they've always used. Sadly, Ubuntu Touch just ended up being a different 'interface' laid over the android O.S.. A front end. A pretty face? You cannot run Linux programs with Ubuntu Touch.

We're still waiting for a truly Linux tablet. But, in the world of developers an O.S. that restricts their ability to make money is not a priority.

At least one dual boot tablet is offered on the market, but reviews are poor. Some android tablets have been "hacked" enabling Linux to be installed natively. But, the issue of proprietary drivers has hobbled these marginal successes.

So, we will wait and wait and....
__________________

__________________
Wrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
nmea

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NMEA Wifi, Raymarine, Android Tablet belizesailor Marine Electronics 4 06-10-2013 07:21
new android tablet! Nexus s 7 in tablet boatsail Marine Electronics 16 01-10-2013 10:53
How to pull NMEA info from one laptop onto the other? LifePart2 OpenCPN 4 07-06-2013 03:30
Droid newbie, possible convert/defector from iphone. ROOTED! What next? GrowleyMonster OpenCPN 30 02-01-2013 10:44
Getting NMEA 0183 Data to a Laptop via Raymarine S1 Autopilot night0wl Marine Electronics 9 19-10-2011 08:18



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:50.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.