Open Maps combined launcher (International version)

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Open Maps is a combined launcher for OSM Scout Server and Poor Maps for offline mapping and navigation.

Open Maps creates an icon in SailfishOS app drawer to launch both OSM Scout Server and Poor Maps at the same time to avoid user launching several apps to run offline maps and navigation.

OSM Scout Server and Poor Maps installed and configured are required to Open Maps to work.

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Application versions: 
AttachmentSizeDate
maps-0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm7.02 KB20/08/2017 - 14:10
maps-0.3-1.noarch.rpm7.07 KB20/08/2017 - 21:57
Changelog: 

* Sun Aug 20 2017 | Version 0.3-1:
- Updated to a plataform independent rpm (thanks to ade for the idea)

* Sun Aug 20 2017 | Version 0.2-1:
- Simplified name
- Updated icon
- Added 58 international translations
- Updated translations
- Some bug fixies

* Sun Aug 20 2017 | Version 0.1-1:
- Initial International Release.

Comments

rinigus's picture

@ferlanero, an interesting idea and appearance of such launcher celarly shows that something has to be simplified. I have received requests to "hide" OSM Scout Server as a daemon and will probably look into it when I get back to developing the server. With the daemon mode, it should be sufficient to just start Poor Maps by the user. But having autolauncher for the both apps, is surely one other way to simplify the life.

ferlanero's picture

Hi rinigus. Using those types of daemons will ban OSM Scout Server from the oficial Jolla Store, so for me at least it isn't a good idea, as OSM Scout Server is a very useful app for everyone who uses SailfishOS. In adition, using this type of launchers simplify everything for everyone and, moreover, it doesn't consume any resources while OSM Scout Server isn't in use. It's my lowly opinion.

rinigus's picture

Re resourses: that's true, by launching it only when using, you would be using RAM as needed. I don't want to get it banned from Harbour, so I should find the solution that would suit all.

Maybe we could figure out even some command line options that would allow launchers or clients to start and stop the server as needed. Would have to think about it...

Upp15's picture

Now that is a perfect solution: enabling the user to configure automatic startup of the server in the client !

rinigus's picture

There is no problem to start - question is when to stop the server. It gets tricky as soon as you have multiple clients accessing the server. For example, you started Poor Maps and then decided to switch to modRana. In this sense, having server running as a daemon does not induce this problem - I would just have to make sure the server drops most of its RAM usage after some idle period.

sfbsfb's picture

Worx, nice.

carmenfdezb's picture

Nice!! It works perfect!! Could you add i486 rpm? Thanks in advance!!

ferlanero's picture

Done. You can use it now on your tablets too ;)

ferlanero's picture

I'm working on i486 rpm just now ;)

carmenfdezb's picture

Great! Thank you for the update!! ;)

ade's picture

These kind of oneliner shell scripts should be noarch rpm's, there is nothing armv7hl or i486 related.

ferlanero's picture

Great idea. Done! Thanks.

monkeyisland's picture

works great. but it will be usefull. when first starting osm and then poor maps.
so when you will navigate you have to swipe osm to go to poor maps.
:)

sfbsfb's picture

Same here with2.1.1.24

ferlanero's picture

Fixed even in SailfishOS 2.1.1.24 :)

naytsyrhc's picture

Can confirm. Works now. Thanks for the fix.

naytsyrhc's picture

Nice idea. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work with SFOS 2.1.1. I couldn't find any hints on what went wrong. I couldn't even find the desktop entry file, allthough the launcher icon is shown.

ferlanero's picture

New version. Now it must to properly works :)