How to build/run uNav from source code?

Asked by Bartosz Kosiorek on 2016-11-01

I would like to make some improvements into uNav to better fit my needs.

How to build/run uNav from source code?
Is it possible to run it on Desktop?

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costales (costales) said : #1

The easy way is this (Ubuntu 16.04+):
bzr branch lp:unav
cd unav
click build .
And then install the installer .click in your phone :)

In desktop is not working fine because of the GPS.

A hug.

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Jimbo Freedman (jimbofreedman) said : #2

Is there a way to run it on Ubuntu Desktop regardless of GPS? Or - if we have a USB GPS does it use GPSd and therefore may work anyway?

costales (costales) said : #3

Hi Jimbo,
This is an app created for phone, then I'm not sure if it would work in desktop with an USB GPS. I'm sorry.
Best regards.

bam (mybigspam) said : #4

Hi ,
seems to me the first question is still open -
"Is there a way to run it on Ubuntu Desktop regardless of GPS? ".

Costales, do you have something to say on this now maybe?

costales (costales) said : #5

Hi, yes, it can works on desktop, but if several users would use it would a DOSS atack to few servers as OSM.

bam (mybigspam) said : #6

Costales, not sure what you mean,
I just want to run on desktop to test it, not use.
Are there any instructions how to run it on desktop?
If results are satisfiable, I would consider to try Ubuntu Touch on my device.

costales (costales) said : #7


You can with:
bzr branch lp:unav
cd unav
qmlscene qml/Main.qml

Only works in Ubuntu 16.04 and you need a few QML dependencies (it
will tell you when you launch it).

Any service with key API (maps, route, etc) will not work, because the
code doesn't have that key implicit.

A hug.

bam (mybigspam) said : #8

Thanks, seems I have to do it in virtual machine..
Have you considered making a Snap from it?

costales (costales) said : #9

Yes, I thought on a snap version, but it's not possible, because the
API services have a not so big requests/month. In Ubuntu Phone, uNav
will not get that requests, but in desktop sure. Then, no snap ;)

bam (mybigspam) said : #10

But that snap version could use local resources just for test, no costly API services requests etc..
And no headache with drying it on desktop ;)

costales (costales) said : #11

No, uNav is so focused on online services (maps, routes, etc). Without
Internet uNav is not helpful.

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