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Author:  Cram51 [ 13 Oct 2014, 15:12 ]
Post subject:  Navit on FirefoxOS

Hi every body.

Do you think it's possible to have navit on firefoxOS one day ?

Thanks a lot.

Marc

Author:  sleske [ 19 Oct 2014, 21:26 ]
Post subject:  Re: Navit on FirefoxOS

Well, a lot is possible - but not practical :-).

I don't know much about Firefox OS, but as far as I can tell, the only supported language for apps is Javascript. That would rule out a Navit port, as Navit is written in C.

However, there is a compiler that converts C to Javascript (Emscripten). We might be able to use that. Still, Navit relies on several libraries for input and output, which are probably not available on Firefox OS and would need to be replaced, so it would be a lot of work.

tl;dr:

Yes, it's possible, but probably a lot of work, so not in the near future.

Author:  Cram51 [ 20 Oct 2014, 11:15 ]
Post subject:  Re: Navit on FirefoxOS

Hi sleske

Thanks a lot for your explanation.

The problem on firefoxOS is : there is no turn by turn navigation apps ( in fact there is one but the interface is bad, the licence are not free, you must be online for using it and you have to pay for using it).

I think, if one day navit is push on firefoxOs, it will be used on each device running ffOS.

Marc

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