[Loadstone] Some feature suggestions.

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Wed Jul 11 11:28:16 BST 2007

The key 5 will have to be sorted out one way or another I guess.
Can you provide an example of the cartesian direction? I don't know what 
that would look like or how it's calculated.
I have to say you'd get an "a" for creative thinking for copying points from 
one database to another. That method would be rather complicated and could 
have a major problem. If any of the id and userid fields of the point you're 
copying overlap with a point in the target database then you could be 
overwriting data in the target database. This probably won't happen in 
normal opperation but if you're generating databases manually then the risk 
for that goes up. We'll look at putting in some kind of export checkpoints 

On Wed, 11 Jul 2007, Dave Mielke wrote:

> In an earlier discussion it was suggested that 5 in Expore Mode should use the
> Explore Direction rather than the Point Direction if only for consistency's
> sake. For what it may be worth, I agree with this. I've personally been misled
> on more than one occasion due to the current inconsistency.
> It'd be nice for Expore Mode to have a function which would relocate "my
> location" to the current "explored to location". The effect of this would be
> for 5 to display distance and direction relative to that point.  Perhaps the
> Current Point menu could have a "go to" (or, perhaps, "move to") function.
> It'd be nice for there to be a new direction setting which would give the
> east/west distance followed by the north/south distance. It could be called
> Cartesian Direction. This might be more natural to some, and would save others
> some spherical pithagorian math.
> Now for the one that'll take a little longer to describe: Perhaps I missed
> something, but the only way I found to copy a set of points from one database
> into another was to do so one point at a time, each individual copy requiring a
> lot of key presses.
>   Softkey1 for Options
>   Down twice and Select for Files
>   Down once and Select for Load Database
>   Down to source database and Select
>   find the next point
>   Softkey1 for Options
>   Down twice and Select for Files
>   Down once and Select for Load Database
>   Down to target database and Select
>   Hash to update point
>   Softkey1 for Options
>   Softkey1 to select Update
> That was a lot of work, but I persevered. :-) A feature which would've made
> this a lot easier would be one that allowed the exporting of only those points
> which have been checked (Export Database -> Checked Points). Then I could've
> loaded the source database, found and checked the desired points, exported the
> checked points, loaded the target database, and imported the points.
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