xGPS Manager update

Just a quick post to inform everyone that an update for xGPS Manager has been released, and can be found on the xGPS Official website(http://xgps.xwaves.net/index.php/Downloads). This updates fixes the gray map problem that many users have been experiencing.

xGPS Manager is now Open Source! The source code of the latest version of xGPS Manager (1.1.5) is now available on xGPS website. Please note that this source code is being distributed under the GNU GPL v.3 license (available here http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html). You must accept the terms of the license before downloading the sources.

If you want to make any improvement to xGPS Manager, feel free to post them in the forums so we can integrate them in future versions of xGPS Manager. Thanks!

46 Responses to “xGPS Manager update”

  1. SV says:

    Woow that’s a great thing, thanks a lot
    I was interested in contributing to xGPS, just downloaded the source code :)

  2. SV says:

    Forgot to ask, when will xGPS itself be open sourced?

  3. Nathan says:

    No, for now just the Manager will be open source for now.

  4. Deathorion says:

    The new manager work now for me! Thanks!!!!!!!

  5. Taata says:

    Thanks a lot for this update, that’s is great! I live at TAHITI, there’s no map to download inside xGPS Manager for me, I’d like to know if it’s not possible to get the googlemaps maps inside xGPS?

  6. Phui says:

    Didn’t work in osx environment, launch and quit itself

  7. Mathieu says:

    What OS X version do you have?

  8. MMN says:

    I have OSX version 10.5.8 and 1.1.5 version is not working for me. I tried 1.1.0 release, but though I am able to search for the location, double click on it just shows nothing. The grey map remains grey.

  9. MMN says:

    I have downloaded the source code and built the jars using 1.5 JDK and OSX. I have successfully started the tool (no calss version errors happens). I think the build has to be reposted?

  10. Mathieu says:

    Sure I made a mistake. I compiled xGPS manager for Java 1.6. A new build will be posted soon.

  11. chris says:

    Yes, I’m having the same problem on OS X. The program launches and then quits. Thanks for fixing this!

  12. YhG says:

    I has no problem on OS X.
    Perhaps u guy do a clean install for the software.
    I mean remove all related plist.

  13. Albert says:

    Hey guys, I am on mac os 10.5.7 and the latest GPS manager does not want to start: comes up in the dock and disappear immediately after. Any idea?

  14. Patrick says:

    Same here just like MMN. Can you please fix this soon?

  15. Blue Mint says:

    This version 1.1.5 works just fine for me. I’m so glad the gray map issue is resolved.

    I’m on Snow Leopard 10.6.1.

    I noted, however, Finder’s Preview Column shows it’s version 1.0.0, although it says 1.1.5 in the App itself.

  16. Rolf says:

    Why can’t you release the GPSSerial source code so I/we can try to make it work like you promises on the iGPS360 webpage (tomtom/navigon)!? The race is over now with bluetooth gps support from other people, please release the source!

    Thanks, Rolf

  17. Mary says:

    Hey I downloaded the xgps but it’s not talkin to me…. N I want to download the new up date but i dnt know how!!! Pls help

  18. dan says:

    This version seems to only work with mac osx 10.6 or snow leopard. The problem it seems is the manager is complied with 1.6 version of java not 1.5.

    The standard version of java on 10.5 is version 1.5. If you switch to the java version 1.6 on 10.5 it still does not work.

    The source code is in the downloads section of the main website under source. Is anybody able to compile a osx version for java 1.5 and post a link?

  19. törst says:

    it worked for a couple of minutes, than it crashed while downloading (“parts of the map could not be downloaded”) now it doesn’t display any maps at all, if I use the search function it says I should verify my internet connection… i did, google earth works flawless… I’m on a 10.6 MBPro, I downloaded xGPS Manager again but still… no maps (just gray), no search… transferring maps from iphone works though but again, no map is displayed when “show offline map” is clicked

  20. tran thang says:

    XGPS don’t work in my XP. anything happens when i run its. Pls help me?

  21. Mathieu says:

    Make sure to have Java 6 installed (http://www.java.com)

  22. tran thang says:

    it’s working now, tks very much

  23. LORE says:

    esta mui padre q pensaran en esto

  24. Hias says:


    could we please have a working xGPS manager for OS X 10.5.8?? I am not going to go to Snowleo anytime soon.
    1.1 stays grey (the map window) and 1.1.5 quits during startup.

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  26. Jose Shivers says:

    Fantastic work going on here. Is there a fix for Mac OSX 10.4.11 as none of the versions of download manager work as far as I can tell. Wish I could offer some practical help but my programming skills are non existent. I am grateful for the hard work you guys do though.

  27. Aaron says:

    Yes, we need a working Version of xGPS Manager for Mac OS X 10.5.8, I have the same issue as Cierra.

  28. Aaron says:

    Just found out that since I am running a 32bit PPC G5 on MAC OS X 10.5.8, Apple has chosen not to support Java 1.6 which means I am forever stuck on Java 1.5. This explains why the new xGPS Manager will not work on Cierra’s or my computer. It would be cool if the developer created a version of the jar files that supported Java 1.5.

  29. Tiff says:

    Has anyone managed to build the source on 10.5.8? I tried but am getting errors..

    /…/xGPS/build.xml:19: The following error occurred while executing this line:
    /…/xGPS/build.xml:105: Warning: Could not find file /…/xGPS/deployFiles/MacOSX/Info.plist to copy.

  30. droszi says:

    I’ve just built in on an ibook g4. Download the source and also the masosx dmg. Extract the source, mount the dmg. chdir to the source dir then type:

    ant macosx

    You’ll get the error mentioned above. Now:

    mkdir deployFiles/MacOSX

    Find the missing files in the dmg, copy them one by one to deployFiles/MacOSX

    ant macosx

    It took me 4 ant runs (4 missing files needed) finally deploy/ xGPSManager-macosx-${timestamp}.zip was created. Extract it, theres the xGPS Manager.app in it. Copy to /Applications/ and enjoy!

  31. Michael L. Hoenig says:

    Is xGPS Manager going to be updated anytime soon?

    It’s basically useless for those of us stuck with G4 Macs & MacOS X 10.5.8 since we can’t get successful map downloads.


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  34. Danas says:

    I have downloaded xGPS Manager 1.1.5 for Mac, but it doesn’t work – shuts down on start. I tried the previous version, but it doesn’t show a map – it’s all gray.
    (I’m using OS 10.5.8)

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