GPX Viewer in Debian \o/

So as I’m trying to make an effort to start being more productive again, I’ve kicked this off by packaging my python application, GPX Viewer, for Debian. Last year, I created GPX Viewer to read GPS trace files in the GPX format, calculate some stats, and display the trace on a map.

I started packaging it for Debian/Ubuntu last summer, but sort of forgot about it. But at the weekend I finished it off and submitted it to the Python Applications Packaging Team, where a Debian developer (Piotr Ożarowski) kindly reviewed my packaging, advised of a few tweaks, and then sponsored my package for the repositories.

And it’s as simple as that. It’s now nicely in the repositories:

Now, what shall I package next? 🙂


#1 James Hilling on 07.10.12 at 11:30 am

Hi Andrew, thanks for this little tool, it’s just what I was looking for (almost)! It would be nice if different tracks were drawn in different colours so that I can see which one is which (for tracks that overlap). If I get some time I’ll see if I can make the change.

#2 Thomas Pierson on 09.03.12 at 12:21 pm

I was looking for a GPX viewer and I just test your package gpxviewer in wheezy and it works great.
Thanks for your work!

#3 Eddy on 01.27.13 at 1:38 pm

Hi Andrew, I was wondering, do you know the reason why gpxviewer depends on xdg-utils OR python-gnome2? I am especially intrigued by the gnome-related dependency; since I have given up on GNOME almost a year ago and have been using XFCE since, I am not keen on pulling in all sorts of deps on gnome stuff. I know the OR means it can miss when xdg-utils is there, but why is it there in the first place?


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