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Revision as of 19:17, 2 January 2012

You can contact Navit developers and frequent users for help or advice through a variety of methods. Though you can use any of the methods below, but the IRC channel will probably result the quickest response.

Contact Options

Getting Help


Come join us in the channel to ask questions, provide suggestions or generally hang out.

IRC Rules

  • Be patient. There are usually a lot of people logged in, but most of these people are not constantly monitoring the channel. Ask a question, then wait patiently for a reply. If you know the person to which your questions should be directed, include their nickname in your message so that their chat window is highlighted.
  • Use the logs. If your question is not answered before you have to logoff, leave a message to say that you'll check the logs and hopefully someone will reply later on.
  • Use English. Whilst not a hard-and-fast rule, there are a variety of nationalities represented within the channel, and English has been chosen as the primary language of communication. If your English is non-existant (then how are you reading this?!) then try to ask in your native language, but don't expect to be answered in a timely manner (unless it's German...)


The forums can be found on the Sourceforge support pages for the Navit project. As with the mailing lists, there are two forums:

  • Help - For general help queries on installing, running or contributing to Navit. Please don't use this to report bugs - use Contacts#Trac instead.
  • General Discussion - For discussing Navit in general, such as new features or ideas for the roadmap.

Mailing Lists

There are two mailing lists. One is specifically for helping users.

  • navit-users - For help or advice, use the navit-users mailing list.

Reporting Bugs/Feature Requests


Check on the #IRC channel first to see if what you are experiencing is actually a bug, or if it's a problem with your setup.


Navit uses Trac for bug reporting and feature requests. Before reporting a bug, please see Reporting Bugs for help and advice on creating a helpful bug report.

Following Development

Mailing Lists

There are two mailing lists. One is specifically for following Navit development.

  • navit-commit - This is generally a read-only mailing list which will enable you to keep up-to-date with the latest commits to the Navit source in the subversion repository.


Any new bug reports and commits to the Navit subversion repository are automatically announced in the #IRC channel.

Following Navit


On Twitter? Follow us at http://twitter.com/NavitProject


Connect via LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/companies/navit-project


A Facebook fan page can be found at http://www.facebook.com/NavitProject

Developers and Notable Users

You can check the list below to see if any of the developers or frequent users are using the same operating system or device as yourself. This will hopefully allow you to direct your questions to the right people and in the right location first time for a faster answer!

IRC Wiki Trac SVN Contributions Devices OS's Contact via
cp15 cp15 cp15 martin-s Lead developer & Project Manager Android, Ubuntu, OpenSuSE, WeTab and sometimes WinCE IRC
Number6 Number6 Number6 geoghegan Developer & Tester WinCE, WinMo, iPhone WinCE, OpenSUSE, Debian, Ubuntu, Windows, OSX IRC, wiki, mailing lists
Mineque Mineque Mineque GUI Internal/OSD configurations Vista 32bit, nightly builds from SVN. Ubuntu 64bit. IRC, wiki
Dandor Dandor tegzed tegzed Developer. OSD speed-warner, odometer and stopwatch. Ubuntu. Previously built using cygwin also IRC
Korrosa Korrosa Korrosa User. Wiki and trac overseer. Netbook Ubuntu 32bit (Netbook Remix edition) IRC, wiki
hape hape hape User. PamPre OSD configuration, PalmPre support. PalmPre WebOs IRC
xenos1984 xenos1984 xenos1984 Developer. Navit on TomTom. TomTom TomTom Linux IRC

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