Project back in my mind

There's been some updates to the Java Comm API and to RXTX which is not compatible with the latest version of the WIGS API. I'm also starting to use NetBeans instead of JDeveloper. Expect to see a minor release in... well, you know me... don't expect it shortly ;P

Mon, 09 Feb 2009 22:49:47 -0000

Release: WIGS API 2.0

After some testing, bugfixing, more testing, and lots of procrastination, version 2.0 of the WIGS API is finally released. The code has had a complete rewrite, and all traces of the old code is the actual decoding of the NMEA messages (though I've given that a overhaul as well). I'm very happy with the results and I can finally start working on the actual WIGS application... and you, the public, can start working on writing drivers to make the API talk to a GPS receiver using something other than the serial port (Bluetooth anyone ;).
The new release can be found in the download section on both the project homepage and the sourceforge page.

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 13:40:30 -0000

WIGS API 2.0 works!

I've now tested with a GPS receiver, and everything works. Yes, there were a couple of bugs to iron out, and I'm sure there will be more, but at least it's able to get data from the GPS receiver, and decode them correctly. After some minor bugfixing, the release of API 2.0 are right around the corner. This is bugfixing in the new code, and not in the old, reused API 1.0 code. Stay tuned!

Sun, 22 Oct 2006 11:43:39 -0000

Welcome to the official WIGS site. WIGS is both an API to talk to a GPS receiver over the serial port via the NMEA protocol supported by most GPS receivers, as well as an application that use this API.
The first phase of the WIGS project is now completed as we've published the API.
The second phase is to make an application to present the data received from the GPS in a simple and intuitive way.
The third phase, and also the most important phase, is to add a special mapping feature which allows the user to load any scanned map and, as long as that map is calibrated by providing a set of known coordinates on that map (usually the corners of the map), present the users current position on that map.
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