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

David Allen wd8ldy at ihug.co.nz
Mon Oct 22 02:11:12 BST 2007

Hi Shawn and list!

I thought Paul's idea was interesting. I also like your idea of a 
sunrise/sunset calculator. I've long wanted an easy way to get that info. 
Having it in Loadstone would certainly be nice because it would beat looking 
for it on a web page since the web or even a computer isn't always available 
to hand when I might need to know when sunset would be. I could use it as 
part of a reminder to close curtains in a hotel room, etc.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at odyssey.cm.nu>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 1:07 PM
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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