Removing the worst cruft

Hal Murray hmurray at
Mon Jul 25 00:07:11 UTC 2016

esr at said:
> Drivers that very well might fail the ten-year test: truetime, magnavox,
> palisade, oncore, jupiter. 

Palisade is in use.  It covers Trimble TSIP which includes the Thunderbolt 
which was widely available surplus only a few years ago and is popular with 
time-nuts.  It should probably be renamed to Trimble.

There are several sub-drivers/modes to cover different Trimble models which 
use different subsets of the full TSIP protocol.

There is also some TSIP code in the generic/parse driver.

The oncore driver covers Motorola which is/was very common.  They put out a 
long sequence of chips.  Many of them are way old, but probably don't add 
much to the driver.  The M12/M12+ was popular and state of the art only a few 
years ago.

Motorola sold off their GPS business.  I forget who bought it.  Somebody in 
Asia.  It may have been sold again.  I think the M12+ is still in production 
but the name may have changed and/or they may have updated it again.

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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