Originally Posted by MMNETSEA
Is the latest version still BETA ?
What is GPX ?
What is GPS/GPDS Postition Input ?
the lead developer has still designated the project as "beta" at sourceforge
, but this is a "stable release". In free software projects, there isn't really an end to the development process, although most programmes are designated "stable/production use" at some stage (this is rather arbitrary); it is however in use on board various vessels (including mine).
Gpx refers to the GPS eXchange format
, an open standard "XML schema designed for describing GPS data between software applications"; this is also used for feeding data to an autopilot or handheld gps units in this case.
Gps position input probably refers to the simple gathering of gps position data from an NMEA input; gpsd, on the other hand, is a piece of software for distributing and sharing gps NMEA data on a given network/system; this can be used for drawing gps data from an AIS gps feed whilst still feeding the AIS software.
Thanks for your attention.