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Waze for Linux desktop

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Status: Gathering information, GUIDANCE NEEDED!

This article aims to get waze running on linux desktop (x86 and x64) My setup is ubuntu based, so I'll do all my research under ubuntu 10.10 32 bits

-Getting started:

  • Hands on!
  • Setup a developer enviroment:

(in progress)

  • Get waze's source code:

  • Try to compile waze:

cd to waze directory type make, pray your god and see what happens, try to figure out the cause of the compiling errors.


  • Possible, but with an unknown amount of work ahead, some code will work, some not that easy. We will have to look for android's specific stuff and translate them to linux desktop.
  • Some guidance from the waze's developer team will be handy.
  • waze is based on freemap, which is a fork/second branch of roadmap(so far the most advanced linux gps software,last updated in 02/2009)maybe someone there could help to merge the code back to linux desktop.