status update (hostip-backend with libconic & civic location)

Santtu Lakkala inz at
Wed Jul 25 05:17:20 PDT 2007

Jussi Kukkonen wrote:
> 1. position-hostip with libconic
>   I've finished a libconic-using version of hostip-backend. Libconic is
> the internet connectivity library for Maemo and using it means there's
> no latency in current_position-calls (queries are made when the device
> gets connected to the net). libconic is not used outside of maemo at the
> moment, but I do think that something like it will be included in all
> mobile linux platforms, so IMO having this in the fd.o repository makes
> sense (it's an automatic compile-time option, just like the
> libgpsbt-support).

I would guess (and hope) that others will use NetworkManager for this 
(at least it is used by many distros on the desktop already). It has 
glib bindings so making the backend nm-aware shouldn't be too hard.


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