./geography/gpsbabel, Utility to convert and fetch GPS related data

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 1.5.2, Package name: gpsbabel-1.5.2, Maintainer: gdt

GPSBabel converts waypoints, tracks, and routes from one
format to another, whether that format is a common mapping
format like Delorme, Streets and Trips, or even a serial
or USB upload or download to a GPS receiver such as those
from Garmin and Magellan.

Required to run:
[devel/libusb] [x11/qt4-libs]

Required to build:
[pkgtools/x11-links] [x11/glproto] [x11/renderproto] [x11/xproto] [x11/qt4-tools] [x11/xf86vidmodeproto] [x11/xf86driproto] [x11/damageproto] [x11/inputproto] [x11/xextproto] [x11/randrproto] [x11/dri2proto] [x11/fixesproto4]

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RMD160: 86a54f6e6647ed8eaa340641e9240565acf5ca99
Filesize: 8195.767 KB

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   2015-09-07 20:57:47 by Greg Troxel | Files touched by this commit (3)
Log message:
Add patches to work around an upstream semi-bug configuring on OSX.

The upstream distribution tries to use qt as a framework, but pkgsrc
provides it as a normal package.  This commit comments out the special
case logic in configure that uses "-framework QtCore" on OS X.

(configure.in is patched too, because that's the source file, even
though it's not rebuilt.)
   2015-06-06 15:01:56 by Greg Troxel | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
Fix MASTER_SITES after adjusting mirrored distfile location to follow
   2015-06-06 14:57:58 by Greg Troxel | Files touched by this commit (5) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 1.5.2.

pkgsrc changes: add bash exorcism for testo
upstream changes: Depend on QT, and much rewriting

Summary of upstream changes:


  Add read support for Google's "gx:track" extension to KML.
  Ralf Horstmann adds Mynav Map Manager and VDO GP7.
  White B. Coot adds F90G support.
  Zingo Andersonadds Energympro sport watches.
  Support altitude in mainnav.


  Add options to discard filter to discard points based on regular expressions.
  Experimental support for for faster Garmin serial download speeds.


  GPSBabel 1.4.x has had a good run. That series has been downloaded
  over a million times and is widely used by thousands of people a
  day. But, like many projects entering their teens (I started the code
  that became GPSBabel in 2001) we've accumulated our share of technical
  debt and the world around us has changed. GPSBabel 1.5 is about
  revisiting some of those early, fundamental (and, sometimes, dumb)
  decisions and rebuilding much of it from the foundation up. We've
  collected hundreds of changes spanning about a hundred thousand lines
  of code and we're presenting GPSBabel 1.5.

  Of course, if you're an existing user, you're looking for new formats
  and fixes. We happen to have those. Freshly added:

  Garmin G1000
  Google Direction API
  MTK Locus
  Lowrance USR v4
  GlobalSat DG-200
  Humminbird v4

  We have fixes:

  GUI now lists help button on main screen and options pages.
  TODO: list more.

  By far, our deepest cutting changes are in our infrastructure.

  We changed the implementation language from C89 to C++03. This lets
  our developers use modern, object-oriented programming and modern

  We moved to the open source Qt toolkit. We've successfully used Qt in
  the GUI for over five years. This lets us focus on GPSBabel itself and
  not implementi ng our own OS abstractions from scratch, robust string
  and time handling, and much more.

  We replaced time from our old representation that used the number of
  seconds since 1/1/1970 and had a fractional seconds component bolted
  onto the side (that was only sometimes used) with a QDateTime which
  allows us to represent time within millisecond resolution from Jan 2,
  4713 BCE to sometimes in the year 11 million. While that sounds crazy
  (it is!) this lets things like the track filter not mangle data
  collected by your 10Hz GPS and your placemarks can have dates that,
  say, buildings were built or cities were founded without worrying
  about Jan 1, 1970.

  We replaced all of our XML (GPX, KML, Geo, etc) readers with Qt
  readers. This reduces the number of data-specific bugs you're likely
  to encounter. No longer will a waypoint named "]]" (it happens!) crash
  your data. We're much more robust when reading extended namespaces.

  We replaced our own XML writers with Qt's XML serializers. This solves
  a whole class of data-specific issues with specific fields containing
  data like "<" or "[[<CDATA" (it happens!) or \ 
international characters
  or such.

  Reference counted, dynamic strings are now used in the majority of our
  key data structures, eliminating leaks and allowing multiple copies of
  the same data to share a copy in memory, lessening the amount of
  memory we use.

  A lot of emphasis as been placed on sound engineering. GPSBabel now
  has automated tests covering hundreds of thousands of operations to
  check against memory leaks, overwrites, unused code, uninitialized
  data use and so on. We believe this to be our highest quality release

  As a result of all this remodelling, some of our formats that our
  statistics showed were infrequently used and that had little to no
  support traffic in many years were removed. Most of these were formats
  for Palm OS, were never mentioned after they were initially added, or
  are for companies that have been out of business for years or that
  have moved to better formats, like GPX. These include:

  Deprecated formats - Palm/OS



   2013-03-16 19:52:59 by Greg Troxel | Files touched by this commit (4) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 1.4.4.

The patch to help serial garmins with prolific adaptors is retained,
but it's perhaps a bit dicey because upstream code has changed a bit.

Upstream NEWS content from web pages:


  Add MotoActiv format. Thank you, Dan Brown.
  Kris Beevers contributes Lowrance USR v4 support.
  Allow EXIF to represent altitude below MSL.
  Allow reading known invalid (sigh) data in NMEA, such as that
  written by Canon Camera/GPS devices, probably including:
      Canon GPS shoes
      Powershot models with GPS capabilities
	  HS D20
  Enhance Garmin Fit support for latest firmware.
  Skytraq fixes.
  Steve Eckert adds line styling to the National Geographic TPO3 reader.
  Erik Krause improves German translations.
  OS X Mountain Lion fixes.

1.4.3 beta:

  Fix translations for GUI on Windows. German, Italian, Hungarian,
  Russian, and a few others should now work. If your language is there,
  please contribute a translation. It's easy and doesn't require you to
  A new writer for geocaches in KML (Google Earth) provide better
  visualizations of high-density areas.
  Many KML improvements including validation fixes, aviations units,
  fixes for min/max alt.
  Adds iblue757 GPS support.
  Add support for Holux M-1200E GPS.
  Add the Minihomer variant of Skytraq.
  Add FlySight GPS support.
  Add Garmin FIT support.
  Add Land Air Sea format for GPS Tracking Key Pro.
  Many Navicache improvements.
  Fixes to track filter to not mangle tracks recorded at low speed when
  segement filter is applied.
   2012-10-04 11:19:22 by Aleksej Saushev | Files touched by this commit (48)
Log message:
Drop superfluous PKG_DESTDIR_SUPPORT, "user-destdir" is default these days.
   2010-09-28 15:21:33 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (23)
Log message:
Reset maintainer.
   2010-07-05 02:05:23 by Greg Troxel | Files touched by this commit (8) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 1.4.1.  (Read waypoints ok on netbsd-5/i386 from Garmin
etrex vista HCx.)

Summary of Changes:
(details at http://www.gpsbabel.org/news/20100620.html)

Many new formats.

New Features

    * KML writer now sets the extents of the time sliders
      automatically for Google Earth 5.0, can now generate gx:Track
      for Google Earth 5.2.
    * Improved handling of from Garmin extensions in GPX including
      ambient temperature, depth, heartrate, and cadence.
    * Reworked Garmin transparency device matching to work with more
      devices such as Nuvi 500 and Dakota
    * Add 'erase_only' option to dg-100.
    * GDB module now handles Garmin Basecamp files, too.
    * Try to preserve Ozi icon data in waypoints.
    * Holux GR245 waypoint now supported.
    * GUI detects host OS serial ports.
    * Add HDOP and VDOP to VPL 900.
    * Added track segment support for many formats, including GPX,
      delbin, and Garmin protocol.
    * Added track->tracksegment conversion filter option to track
    * Convert tracks to courses on Garmin fitness upload.

Major Fixes

    * Fix memory corruption in gbfile when line sizes were a multiple
      of internal buffer sizes.
    * Globalsat: flush receive on startup to make BT-335 more
    * Add Mega event icon, Whereigo cache type to GPX and KML.
    * Tweak Earth 5's realtime KML to include end of time window.
    * Several improvements to Garmin GPI reader.
    * Read and write fix information in delgpl format.
    * Garmin Venture HC and Legend H now works better on Mac and
      Linux. (especially Japanese models.)
    * Several improvements for OS/X Snow Leopard.
    * Alllow character set overwrite when sending to USB Garmins.
    * When writing Garmin routes, don't duplicate waypoints for via
   2009-05-12 14:27:20 by Martti Kuparinen | Files touched by this commit (14)
Log message:
Activated LICENSE=...