Hi Activity Workshop,

Thanks for the response.

I've set the forwarded URL to the GpsPrune wishlist in the Debian Bug

I can't recommend a cross-platform compression library to easily
implement the requested feature, so we can leave this issue on the
wishlist for now.

Kind Regards,


On 02/23/2015 07:14 PM, m...@activityworkshop.net wrote:
> Hi,
> No, it's actually suggestion number 54 on that very list, together with
> a link back to Calum's bug submission.
> Yes I've considered it, but it's not a high priority for me unless
> somebody else requests it too.  Unlike gzip there's no easy way to add
> cross-platform support for those formats without adding extra
> dependencies (or extra complexity to handle the availability or not of
> such dependencies).
> If only one person wants this (_if_ he even still wants it after all
> these years), then it probably won't happen.  I know it's awkward to
> uncompress such files and then load them into GpsPrune, but it is at
> least possible.
> If I've missed something obvious and there's a trivial way to implement
> (cross-platform) support for this request, then I'm all ears.
> Cheers,
> activityworkshop
> On 2015-02-22 14:12, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
>> Control: tags 651364 upstream
>> Control: forwarded 651364 m...@activityworkshop.net
>> Hi Activity Workshop,
>> In Debian Bug #651364 Calum Mackay asked for support of other common
>> compression formats in GpsPrune.
>> Would you consider this request (quoted below)?
>> It looks closely related to wishlist suggestion #62.
>> http://activityworkshop.net/software/gpsprune/wishlist.html
>> Kind Regards,
>> Bas
>> On Thu, 08 Dec 2011 04:10:23 +0000 Calum Mackay
>> <calum.mac...@cdmnet.org> wrote:
>>> gpsprune currently supports reading compressed GPX files, in the gzip(1)
>>> compression format.
>>> It would be nice to also support the other common compressed formats:
>>> bzip2(1) & xz(1), especially as they both outperform gzip(1).
>>> I should appreciate it if you would please consider this request.
>>> best regards,
>>> calum.

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