Another wish of me is to have included in the repositories some sort of Linux GPS software. There aren't much programs for Linux and GPS processing available yet so that is a general problem, but a converter like GPSBabel
or a promising tool like GPSMan
would be welcome to see in the Pardus repositories.
"GPS Manager (GPSMan) is a graphical manager of GPS data that makes possible the preparation, inspection and edition of GPS data in a friendly environment. GPSMan supports communication and real-time logging with both Garmin, Lowrance and Magellan receivers and accepts real-time logging information in NMEA 0183 from any GPS receiver. GPSMan can also be used in command mode (with no graphical interface)"
"GPSBabel converts waypoints, tracks, and routes between popular GPS receivers and mapping programs. It also has powerful manipulation tools for such data.
By flattening the Tower of Babel that the authors of various programs for manipulating GPS data have imposed upon us, it returns to us the ability to freely move our own waypoint data between the programs and hardware we choose to use.
It contains extensive data manipulation abilities making it a convenient for server-side processing or as the backend for other tools.
It does not convert, transfer, send, or manipulate maps. We process data that may (or may not be) placed on a map, such as waypoints, tracks, and routes."
"GPSBabel has been tested on a variety of Linux distributions including Red Hat, Fedora, SuSE and Debian on architectures including IA64, IA32, Power, and ARM."