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Roadnav v0.19 and LibRoadnav v0.19 released

Roadnav/LibRoadnav v0.19 has been released. Roadnav is an open source street navigation solution capable of running on a variety of operating systems. This is another bug fix release with some minor i18n and ./configure tweaks. Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) .deb packages are also available now. This will probably be the last release in a while as I need to focus on some other projects going forward.... read more

Posted by Richard Lynch 2007-10-20

Roadnav v0.18 and LibRoadnav v0.18 released

Roadnav/LibRoadnav v0.18 has been released. Roadnav is an open source street navigation solution capable of running on a variety of operating systems. This is mostly a bug fix release with notable changes including adding experimental GPX support, reducing disk usage, providing better proxy support, various GPS compatibility fixes, and a Windows 2000 compatibility fix. Note: You will have to recompile your maps after upgrading. See the change log for a complete list of changes.... read more

Posted by Richard Lynch 2007-06-30

Roadnav v0.17 and LibRoadnav v0.17 released

Roadnav/LibRoadnav v0.17 has been released. Roadnav is a cross platform in car navigation system. This is a major release with notable changes including adding support for flite and OS X's built in text to speech engine, improved routing algorithm, reduced disk space requirements, and many bug fixes. See the change log for a complete list of changes.

Download page:
http://roadnav.sourceforge.net/downloads.php ... read more

Posted by Richard Lynch 2007-02-24

Roadnav v0.16 and LibRoadnav v0.16 released

Roadnav/LibRoadnav v0.16 has been released. Roadnav is a cross platform in car navigation system. This is a major release with notable changes including improving performance, adding preliminary OpenStreetMap support, adding a GPS autodetect feature, and adding a zoom bar to the UI. See the change log for a complete list of changes.

Download page:
http://roadnav.sourceforge.net/downloads.php

Change log:
http://svn.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.cgi/\*checkout*/roadnav/roadnav/trunk/ChangeLog

Posted by Richard Lynch 2006-11-04

Roadnav v0.15 and LibRoadnav v0.15 released

Roadnav/LibRoadnav v0.15 has been released. Roadnav is a cross platform in car navigation system. This is mostly a bug fix release, adapting Roadnav to the new location of the TIGER/Line and GNIS data, fixing a GTK hang, improving gpsd reliability, and some smaller changes. See the change log for a complete list of changes.

Download page:
http://roadnav.sourceforge.net/downloads.php

Change log:
http://svn.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.cgi/\*checkout*/roadnav/roadnav/trunk/ChangeLog

Posted by Richard Lynch 2006-08-18

New Mailing Lists

We've recently added three mailing lists to help people exchange ideas and keep up to date on Roadnav. The first list, roadnav-announce, is a moderated, very low volume announcement list. Messages from this page are cross posted to that list. The second list, roadnav-users is an unmoderated list for general user discussions. Finally, roadnav-devel is for development/technical questions pertaining to Roadnav/LibRoadnav.... read more

Posted by Richard Lynch 2006-07-28

GNIS Error Messages (again)

USGS has fiddled around with their GNIS files again, this time changing the filenames around slightly and changing the delimiters in their files. As a result, Roadnav v0.14 is having difficulty with their files. This has been corrected in 0.15beta, so if you're getting error messages trying to download maps, please try upgrading to one of the experimental versions.

Experimental/Prerelease Download Area:
http://roadnav.sourceforge.net/prerel/

Posted by Richard Lynch 2006-07-28

Roadnav v0.14 and LibRoadnav v0.14 Released

Roadnav/LibRoadnav v0.13 has been released. Roadnav is a cross platform in car navigation system. This is a bug fix release, resolving some performance and stability issues.

Download Page:
http://roadnav.sourceforge.net/downloads.php

Posted by Richard Lynch 2006-07-15

Roadnav v0.13 and LibRoadnav v0.13 Released

Roadnav/LibRoadnav v0.13 has been released. Roadnav is a cross platform in car navigation system. This is a major release. Major changes include a rewritten shortest route algorithm, additional map labels when there is ambiguity, an enhanced GPS window, address lookup performance improvements, and many bug fixes. See the change log for a complete list of changes.

Change Log:
http://svn.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.cgi/\*checkout*/roadnav/roadnav/trunk/ChangeLog... read more

Posted by Richard Lynch 2006-06-01

GNIS Error Messages

The USGS folks have moved the GNIS data around on their web site and changed its format a bit, so Roadnav 0.12 can no longer find it. This problem has been fixed in the experimental releases, so if you're experiencing problems downloading the GNIS data, please try upgrading to one of the experimental versions.

Experimental Version Page:
http://roadnav.sourceforge.net/prerel/

Posted by Richard Lynch 2006-05-05

Experimental Releases Now Available

Some experimental releases of Roadnav are now available from the downloads page. These versions were built from the latest SVN development version and contain some bug fixes (most notably a gpsd fix) and some new and improved features. Among the new features are OS X Universal binary support and a new routing algorithm. However, these versions also haven't been tested very much, so there is a good chance they may contain bugs as well. The latest stable version, 0.12, is still available from the downloads page as well.... read more

Posted by Richard Lynch 2006-04-15

Roadnav and LibRoadnav 0.12 Released

Roadnav/LibRoadnav v0.12 has been released. Roadnav is a cross platform in car navigation system. This is a minor release. It adds support for speed controlled zooming, ignores the GPS heading when the reported speed is less than 5 mph, defaults to the new location of the TIGER/Line data, and fixes assorted bugs.

Change Log:
http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/\*checkout*/roadnav/roadnav/ChangeLog ... read more

Posted by Richard Lynch 2006-01-04

New TIGER/Line Data Location

It looks like the USCB has released their first set of 2005 TIGER/Line data and pulled down the old data. You can point Roadnav at the new data by launching Roadnav, going into the URLs tab of Preferences, and entering http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/tiger2005fe/ in the field labeled "Tiger-Line Root".

Posted by Richard Lynch 2005-12-25

Roadnav and LibRoadnav 0.11 Released

Roadnav/LibRoadnav v0.11 has been released. Roadnav is a cross platform in car navigation system. This is a bug fix release. It resolves a couple bugs that would crash Roadnav under certain circumstances, and also updates the TIGER/Line parser to properly parse streets with North/South/East/West prefix/suffixes.

Change Log:
http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/\*checkout*/roadnav/roadnav/ChangeLog ... read more

Posted by Richard Lynch 2005-12-12

Roadnav and LibRoadnav 0.10 Released

Roadnav/LibRoadnav v0.10 has been released. Roadnav is a cross platform in car navigation system. Starting in v0.10, Roadnav's core functionality is available in a separate LGPL'ed library, LibRoadnav. See the LibRoadnav documentation for more details. Also new in this version is more fine grained control over themes, the ability to change the GPS marker icon, smarter screen repositioning, LCDproc support, and many smaller changes. This version also fixes the stability problems under Mac OS X. See the change log for a complete list of changes.... read more

Posted by Richard Lynch 2005-12-01