Meego and Navit ? Was Re: Fedora 15, new and exciting plans

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Sat Nov 20 16:56:50 UTC 2010

On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 5:22 AM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-11-18 at 14:15 -0700, Linuxguy123 wrote:
>> I realize that most people on this mailing list are focused on
>> infrastructure and server/desktop usage.
>> But some of us are looking forward to using future Fedora releases on
>> tablets in vehicular infotainment systems.
>> To this end, what are the plans for releasing Meego as part of Fedora in
>> F15 ?
>> It would also be really nice to see Navit make it into Fedora.  Its been
>> "almost there" for a long time (since F10 ?) but somehow it never seems
>> to make it.   Any chance someone out there could give it a boost ?
> I'm sorry about that - I put in a review request for it shortly after I
> came to RH as at the time I was poking about with running it on my
> TinyBook(tm) using my phone as a GPS provider via bluetooth, which was
> all fun and shiny, but it never had much serious use potential andUVU
> frankly I got bored with it, which is why I didn't work on the package
> as hard as I probably should have done. Anyway, someone else has taken
> it over now, so hopefully it'll finally get done.
> (Presumably, though, Nokia will come up with something for navigation
> purposes? They seem fairly big on IVI for Meego and frankly I don't see
> them relying on Navit. Of course, whatever they come up with may be
> non-F/OSS, I guess.)

They made a maps purchase a while ago which on the n900 is now called
ovi maps (don't remember its original name) but its quite good but
unfortunately not open source. Presumably it might well be used, but
presumably the vendors that use the IVI system are free to user what
ever Nav app they choose.


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