This is to announce the release of OSM Scout Server on Ubuntu Touch. The packaging was done by Jonatan Hatakeyama Zeidler and his testing. Thank toy and it was fun to bring the server to UT with his help!
In short, this is an application that provides data for map clients, such as Pure Maps. When used together, you can navigate, search, and browse maps offline. See user's guide at https://rinigus.github.io/osmscout-server/en/ for details of operation and setup.
In addition, please follow the instructions on package description page at OpenStore.
At the moment of release, there are few limitations which I hope UT community will resolve and send PRs with the fixes:
- translations are built using
qmakefeature which is not available for Qt 5.9. If you want the server to use available translations, please send PR with
qmakepro file fixes for UT.
- you cannot select location of the maps folder as we don't have implementation for FileDialog that we could use in UT.
At present, you have to use default location, close the server, move it to the location you want and make symbolic link from the default to the new location. Not very user-friendly. To fix it, FileDialog for UT platform has to be written and submitted for inclusion. I hope someone can step up and do that.
Finally, you have to have to run the server as an app right now. On Sailfish, we use systemd socket activation which allows users to configure the server to autostart on demand. Sounds like you will move to systemd at some point, so we can work on it when it is available.