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Tile Creation

Running tilecreator in scratchbox does not work (Qt programs loading .jpg files via QImage/QImageReader segfault in scratchbox). Therefore tiles cannot be created from srtm.jpg, which leads to a segfault on the device when activating maps using srtm data on the N900. As a workaround, the data files (which are architecture independent) can be copied from a different build.

Font Sizes

Fonts in the control widgets are too big, fonts in the map too small.

Control Box

A stripped down version of the control box would help. The tabs itself take more than half of its space.

  • Unify search input field and routing fields
  • Float items in the map instead of navigation controls. The navigation float item handles this to some way, but the icons should be even larger for touch input.


The main menu is currently stripped down and provides only basic actions. Other useful actions need to be added or replacement actions be implemented (e.g. plugin selection).

Storage directories

Maemo devices have uncommon partition layouts and sizes. In particular, space on / is quite limited, /home and /opt have more and /home/user/MyDocs plenty. For this reason we install marble in /opt/marble and use /home/user/MyDocs/marble to store cached data. It would be nice to find a way that prevents the Maemo built-in photo application (and others using the tracker service) stop showing downloaded tiles. This should be doable by adding /home/user/MyDocs/marble to the NoWatchDirectory entry in /home/user/.config/tracker/tracker.cfg. Could be done while installing or in the startup script.

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