[SailfishDevel] QGeoSatelliteInfoSource in Sailfish

christopher.lamb at thurweb.ch christopher.lamb at thurweb.ch
Sun Jan 12 15:50:33 UTC 2014

Hi Marcel.

The fast response is pure self interest - I am fighting with GPS code  
myself right now!

Are you using SatelliteinfoSource from C++ or QML?

on Harmattan I wrote my own C++ plugin to expose SatsInuse and  
SatsInView to QML as this was not available in QML for Qt Mobility 1.2  

If you have example of working QML PositionSource code I would love to  
see it, as I get errors when I call the start() method on a real Jolla  
- this is the subject of another thread which I will update in the  
next few minutes



p.s. I think during Christmas I wrote a throwaway demo for  
SatelliteInfoSource on Qt5, I will dig that out again and give it a  
whorl on my Jolla.

Zitat von Marcel <marcel at aliquis.de>:

> Hi Chris,
> Thanks for the quick response on a sunday... I've already seen that there is
> no GPS in the Emulator, but since Friday I have my own Jolla device :)
> As first project I'm trying to create a simple app showing the GPS infos
> similiar to "GPS Info Qt" on Symbian.
> QML PositionSource (and in C++ QGeoPositionInfoSource) is working without
> problems on my real device (besides the accuracies are the same as stated in
> my first mail), so I can access the hardware, but there seems to be something
> missing for the SatelliteInfoSource.
> Greetings,
> Marcel
> Am Sonntag, 12. Januar 2014 schrieb christopher.lamb at thurweb.ch:
>> Hoi Marcel
>> Good to see a fellow Sailfish GPS hacker at work.
>> I am fighting with PositionSource (in QML), but have not got as far as
>> SatelliteInfoSource on a real device - but I hope to soon, as the app
>> I am porting has a C++ plugin to expose SatelliteInfoSource to QML.
>> You don't state what target you are using.
>> If your target is the Emulator, then I don't think you will be able to
>> get SatelliteInfoSource working. Evidently the Emulator has no real
>> GPS hardware, and as far as I know there is not (yet) a working
>> simulator plugin that would provide SatelliteInfoSource.
>> You should find a thread on this topic in this mailing-list from
>> around Christmas time.
>> Grüsse
>> Chris
>> Zitat von Marcel <marcel at aliquis.de>:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I'm trying to get satellite information using QGeoSatelliteInfoSource, but
> I
>> > cannot create a default source. Is it not implemented in Sailfish? I
>> > know that
>> > Sailfish is using Geoclue, and there is a commit in Qt for supporting the
>> > Geoclue Satellite interface:
>> >
>> >
> https://qt.gitorious.org/qt/qtlocation/commit/e09d297894a8b4ff9b06317169b5a9eb97aa7162
>> >
>> > Is this missing in the Sailfish-Qt-packages? Is the satellite interface
>> > missing in the Sailfish-Geoclue? Is it another problem? Can I access the
>> > satellite information in another way?
>> >
>> > Another small partly related problem I found then using the GPS is the
>> > following: If you use QGeoPositionInfoSource the VerticalAccuracy and the
>> > HorizontalAccuracy are always the same, is this normal behaviour?
>> >
>> > Greetings,
>> > Marcel
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