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

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Mon Oct 22 09:01:00 BST 2007


If you can get your pascal program working propperly you can just send that 
if you want. It's been a while since I've worked with pascal but I'm pretty 
sure I can still read it and could port to c or c++ as needed. I'd imagine 
that it's mostly just some calculations to arrive at a result.

On Mon, 22 Oct 2007, Paul Woffenden wrote:

> Hello Shawn,
> Thanks for the advice on compiling. I'm running under Windows XP, so will
> look for the Symbian SDK. Looks like I'll have some serious learning to do
> with the C++!
> As regards the calculation of solar azimuth, I already wrote a program in
> Pascal to obtain an approximate value; so will look into tidying it up and
> the possibility of porting it into C++ if I can become sufficiently familiar
> with the language.
> Best regards.
> Paul
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at odyssey.cm.nu>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 1:07 AM
> 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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