[Loadstone] Working directory: small suggestion.

Monty Lilburn monty at loadstone-gps.com
Mon Nov 13 11:50:01 GMT 2006


We are planning on implementing configurable paths along with some other 
advanced configuration settings in a future release.  Configurable path 
settings (where a user can specify what folder/directory various files are 
kept) would definitely make the copying process easier.

However, the current version and several before do let you do this as a 
one off!

When importing or exporting, you are presented with a list.  The list 
contains New File, .., and then a list of files if they exist.  In keeping 
with DOS/Linux/Unix directory structure techniques, pressing "Select" on 
the DotDot  item will allow you to traverse up one directory/folder level 
in the directory tree.  If you go up enough, you will be out of the 
"System" directory and could even conceivably import or export to another 
drive on the phone.

So, I 100% agree a configurable path option can do nothing but improve 
Loadstone, but a solution already exists for the file transfer via PC 
Suite problem as I described above.

Best regards,

On Mon, 13 Nov 2006, Rob Melchers wrote:

> Hi Gabriel,
> I second your motion. For Windows users the problem with the Bluetooth stack 
> is a hassle, both 2000 and XP don't handle Bluetooth too well. The cable 
> connection would be the best solution, were it not that the system folder 
> doesn't show up in the explorer view. An option would bbe to have the choice 
> to export to the E:// drive of the phone. Also being able to export 
> checkpoints files would be an advantage. In short, file management in 
> Loadstone-GPS can be improved, and I'm sure Shawn agrees.
> Rob
> At 11/13/2006, you wrote:
>> Hello all LS supporters and fan.
>> As you know, many new generation phones could be managed even via cable
>> or bluetooth directly from the computer station. It is confortable to
>> copy, cut, paste or edit file inside your mobile at the same way like
>> you do in your hard drive, or in a flash pen.
>> Well, I could do that on my Nokia N70 for instance, and it's pritty good
>> when I have to upload mp3 books before leaving for some days... But the
>> PcSuite feature doesn't allow me to see all my phone directories or
>> folders, some of them are hiden.
>> One of these hiden folder is System, like all its subfolders and it's
>> exactly in system\apps\loadstone that it could be usuful for us to go in
>> order to manage easyer our software! LOL.
>> Yeah, We have the powerful FExplorer which doesn't care about the hiden
>> folders, but I think It will be a good idea to improve LS adding a
>> feature like: Specify your working directory.
>> So, import/export could stay as a default but every user could decide to
>> choose something different replacing it, for example, in a not hiden
>> folder.
>> Moreover, if you have installed LS in the phone memory and the free
>> space there start to seriously decrease, you may decide to set the
>> working directory in the MMC moving there all your datas, without moving
>> the whole loadstone, why not?
>> What do you think about this?
>> Thanks for reading.
>> Gabriel.
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