[Loadstone] Suggestions for aditional functions & queery re compiling source code.

Kevin Chao g.unit89 at clearwire.net
Mon Oct 22 01:27:27 BST 2007


I think that this will be useful as from using the sun, one can determine
his/her heading. If this is taken into account, the issue of multi-path will
be eliminated and there won't be the effect of headings being bounced. 

Kevin 

-----Original Message-----
From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shawn Kirkpatrick
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2007 5:07 PM
To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Suggestions for aditional functions & queery re
compiling source code.

Hello Paul.
Thanks for the suggestions.
The repeat last command idea probably wouldn't be too hard to implement. 
I'll put it on the todo list.
Calculating the azimuth of the sun could probably be done. I have to say I
have no idea of how to do this or how the information would be useful or
what the resulting output of such a function should be. At least one other
user seems to think this would be a good idea, would this be of any use to
other users? The only thing to do with the sun I've considered putting in is
a sunrise/sunset calculator just for informational purposes.
As for compiling the source code, what environment are you working in? The
loadstone developers do the work in linux but the symbian compilation tools
will also work under windows. If you're working in linux I can write you off
list with instructions about how to download and set up the sdk. If you're
using windows then you'll have to download the sdk from the symbian site and
do a bit of reading on how to get it going.
The Loadstone source code is c++ with a lot of changes made by symbian to
make things work with there system so the learning curve can be a little
steep.

  On Sun, 21 Oct 2007, Paul Woffenden wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> , I'm very impressed with Loadstone, which I have working perfectly on my
Nokia E61.
>
> I have two possible suggestions for aditional functions and a queery
regarding compiling the source code.
>
> First, how about a "Repeat Last Command" function with a time interval
setting.
>
> Hence you could have Loadstone repeat your heading, speed, altitude,
latitude/longitude, number of satellites/signal quality etc every few
seconds/minutes. Would be interested to know what other people think of
this.
>
> Second, how about a function to calculate the azimuth of the Sun, so this
could be compared with the heading given for a particular checkpoint or
destination?
>
> Many times both as a vehicle passenger and while walking, I have used my
knowledge of astronomy to work out approximately where the Sun should be at
a particular time of day and then used this information to determine whether
I was heading in the right direction.
>
> The only information necessary to perform this calculation would be the
precise date and time data coming from the satellites which is already
available to Loadstone.
>
>
>
> Finally, is there a recommended command line compiler for Symbian Series60
3rd Edition Loadstone?
>
> I much prefer programming in Pascal to C, but would be interested in
having a crack at writing my own functions now I have finished my Masters
and have more spare time.
>
> Many thanks to the developers of Loadstone and keep up the excellent work
guys.
>
> Best regards.
>
> Paul Woffenden
>
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