domingo, 21 de octubre de 2012

Java GPS library release


It's been a while since I wrote my last post... not that I've had something great to talk about.

Among other things,  recently I laid my hands on a GPS USB dongle that I wanted to play around with for a project research.

It's either that my hand is large... or the dongle is small or a combination of both.

After getting output from it right after I plugged it in with putty/minicom/etc I started to look around for a java library that could take care of handling messaging. Not that I spent too much time looking around. I found this:

Unfortunately the last release is a little dated (like 10 years dated) and doesn't give me the kind of feedback I was expecting....

And so, what is a developer to do in these cases? That's right, sit down and code something of his/her own... and so I did.

I have just released version 0.02 of my brand new GPS library... it's still miles away from something really useful but I think the basics are pretty much laid down. Go grab it and, if you have corrections/recommendations, start sending patches. I'll be glad to merge them.

It's released under the terms of Affero GPLv3 and it's even got a couple of examples inside (I think that's a first-timer for me). Requirements: log4j.