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Am So 18.11.2012 19:27, schrieb Robert Lipe:
Thanks Robert, the forum is in German, "someone" posts under the> On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 9:44 AM, auflauf <email@example.com> wrote:
> Robert Lipe-4 wrote:
>>>>> Hello, will gpsbabel run on android devices?
>>>> I've not come up with any use case that makes sense for the development
>>>> cost required to do it.
>>>> If you have an even vaguely modern, ...and Garmin protocol devices just don't make enough sense to fund the development for it.
> Just to make sure that I got it right: there is no android-based gpsbabel
> and there will probably never be one (for the reasons you stated), there
> is no fork and no port and nothing to run gpsbabel on an android device?
> Background: I want to access an Garmin 496 (this is one of the >2000€ more
> than 4 years old devices that don't mount as mass storage, while
> communication via the Ubuntu version works fine).
> I have no record of this, so I don't know who you're quoting...
> Update: someone at android-hilfe.de successfully compiled and run gpsbabel
> on an android tablet (Odys xpress, OS 2.3x).
> What are the odds that a Garmin Protocol-USB-Device (GPSMAP 496)
> http://www.gpsbabel.org/htmldoc-development/fmt_garmin.html like mentioned
> here will be accessible via gpsbabel if it runs on an android device?
> That is: does GPSBabel needs anything in form of drivers, Kernel modules
> etc. to access Garmin devices or is it "self contained"?
> Since we didn't do that work and it wasn't contributed back to us, we have
> no way of knowing what that "someone" produced.
> As I said earlier, "all" it would take would be a version of Android that
> supports USB host (which came late in Honeycomb/3.0 - well after 2.3), a
> device that supports it, and someone to work out the issues with either
> hooking to
> http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/usb/host.html via
> JNI or a native implementation, perhaps through libusb which we already
> provide a lower layer for.
> All it takes is a person motivated to do it. I'm not that person, but if
> you know someone that's done it and wants to give it back to the project
> (after all, building on the work of others is supposed to be the whole
> point of open source...) I'd help them integrate it so it's available to
> future users.
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