[Loadstone] Loadstone GPS V0.69 released
monty at loadstone-gps.com
monty at loadstone-gps.com
Sun Oct 21 15:06:19 BST 2007
Thanks for your message including comments and suggestions. I'll reply
after each comment/suggestion below.
On Sun, 21 Oct 2007, Ari Moisio wrote:
> - Tritmeter is excellent idea. However it has some drift, it counts more
> distance even i'm standing still. It would help if there is a minimum
> speed or distance to previous locate before traveled trip is incremented.
The Trip Metre function does attempt to self-correct like you describe.
Unfortunately the "drift" problem surfaces here and causes slightly
inaccurate results. We have found the further the distance traveled the
more accurate the trip metre is - especially while traveling in a moving
vehicle. Having said that, we'll evaluate this function and will make
improvements where possible.
> - show area works well and it is is fast enough. It would be nice if it
> could be selected directly from navigation mode too.
We're working on this. Hopefully the next version will have this.
> - In show area result list there is no space between item name and
> distance. I noticed this with a point name with house number after it,
> screen reader red both as a distance. This happened with Mobilespeak, i
> know Talks cannot handle these type of situations at all.
We are unable to duplicate your finding using Talks. The English language
strings appear to have correct spacing. Please send us an example of a
point (extracted from an exported text file).
> - With Mobilespeak 3.25 if i ask time with edit + 9 it announces beginning
> of time, then read the cell name as i havent press the edit key at all.
> Not sure if this is MS issue or LS keyboard handling issue.
It's easy to blame the other guys but we have not been able to duplicate
this behaviour so perhaps it is Mobile Speak. We do not have Mobile speak
ourselves (hint hint Code Factory) so are unable to test.
> - I found it is easier to manually edit keys.map file than using the web
> interface. Is there any upper limit how many commands could be assigned to
> one (shifted) keystroke?
The only limit is your phone's memory. Go nuts!
> - In exploration mode it would be better if 'look around' could be done
> with unshifted keys and actual virtual moving with shifted keys after next
> point has been found.
This has been debated in the past and it's all down to personal
preference. Eventually we hope to have keys in Exploration Mode mapible
too so you can change this if you desire.
> - IN exploration mode arrow keys could start shor area -type function in
> given direction or pressing select in all direction as current show
Thanks for the suggestion we'll consider for future releases.
> - On options menu it would be nice if assigned hot keys are listed with
> functions if one is assigned to given function.
Nice idea, unfortunately we are already running out of room for function
strings as Symbian restricts the menu item to 22 characters which is
already maxed out in English and other languages for some functions.
We'll see what we can do though.
> - I cannot figure out how i can set LS to alert points i'm
> approaching. Approach distance is 15, approcah time is set to 10 and and
> auto-announce is enabled. What other setting i have to adjust to get an
> audible alert before any point in the database? If i have to check all
> points to be alerted there should be some mass-checking function, ie
> check all points in given radius or similar.
At this time it is a manual (one by one) process. Mass checking has not
been implemented so far but again we'll see what we can do. Checkpoints
consume a bit of memory so it wouldn't be practicle to have an entire
database marked as checkpoints if it was of any size.
> You can still escape from the Gates of hell: Use Linux!
Dude, I escaped 12 years ago with Slackware and a 2.0 kernel!
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