Removing the worst cruft
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Sun Jul 31 23:23:10 UTC 2016
Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>:
> esr at thyrsus.com 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.
Noted. I'll take these of the list.
I had been thinking about renaming "palisade" to "trimble" if we concluded
that it's still live. To be done when I'm back from the second half of my
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