Removing the worst cruft

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Sun Jul 31 23:23:10 UTC 2016

Hal Murray <hmurray at>:
> 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.

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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