From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright@ma...> - 2006-06-05 15:48:38
I ran across pygarmin while searching for an easy way to interface with
my eTrex Legend. It turned out to be simple, powerful, and after some
hacking, it did what I needed it to do. However, I noticed that the
tarball version on sourceforge was quite dated and I also have a few
suggestions about how to improve the code. I would like to know how the
following ideas can be improved so that we have the best possible
product. Forgive me if the below ideas are too heretical, I'm new here. :)
First, I think that it would be quite useful to update the code and test
it so that it runs on a variety of platforms. We don't have support
everything out there, but at least some large subset of Windows, Linux,
and OS X would be desirable. In my particular case on Ubuntu Dapper, I
noticed that the gnome-pygarmin file failed because the gnome python
bindings have changed. We should probably update them, as well as
documentation on the website.
After verifying that everything works, we should cut another tarball
(version 0.8 ? ) and release it. At least it would give people a chance
to see that the project is somewhat active, and that we are making
progress. Plus, there's a lot of good stuff in CVS that could make it out.
Speaking of CVS...how difficult would it be to convert the repository
over to subversion? I love CVS just as much as the next person, but I
feel that subversion would give us a bit more ease of use and ability to
change the code, especially when it comes to moving and renaming files.
Well, I think that's about it right now. I've got some other
suggestions about improving and extending the code base, but I think
that do the above will help those plans move forward.
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