These scripts use Zenity to give a simple graphical interface to the most used options of MTKBabel, an excellent command line program to manage i-Blue 747 GPS data loggers and other MTK based devices.
I wrote them when somebody in the local LUG had problems using BT747, and was intimidated by the command line interface of MTKBabel, so I quickly wrapped a GUI around the few scripts with hardcoded settings that I use and here is the result.
Witness the power of open source: as soon as I mentioned these scripts on the italian openstreetmap channel, somebody found them useful enough to be worth converting into a real, packageable graphical front end, and here it is: gmtkbabel by David Paleino
This page will remain online for historical reasons, but I will no longer update the scripts, and any future developement will be done in David Paleino's version.
I do not use these scripts: they are based on similar command line scripts that I use, but they are different enought that some bug may have happened, and I wouln't see them.
I did check them for correctness, but I did not actually test them; there have been reports of successful usage from other people, however.
They are not meant for global system installation, and please, please, do not ever run them as root.
Localization could be done better: this method has the advantage of being self-contained, but is not going to scale well.
You probably don't want to use these scripts either: now that they have been converted to a proper front-end, available as a distribution package, you should probably use it instead.
Just because I hate packages that do not state their license on their homepage: plain 3-clause BSD, do whatever you want, but don't complain when something breaks.
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