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.)
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:
Google Direction API
Lowrance USR 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 \
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
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
Enhance Garmin Fit support for latest firmware.
Steve Eckert adds line styling to the National Geographic TPO3 reader.
Erik Krause improves German translations.
OS X Mountain Lion fixes.
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.