[Loadstone] Loadstone GPS V0.69 released

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Tue Oct 23 02:37:20 BST 2007


That was kind of the thinking behind the current method. The mostly likely 
thing to do is move so the less key presses the better.
The idea of an undo feature might work, I'll put it on the todo list.

On Mon, 22 Oct 2007, Dave Mielke wrote:

> [quoted lines by Shawn Kirkpatrick on 2007/10/22 at 17:26 -0700]
>
>> Since version 0.68.0 you don't need to use the joystick in exploration mode,
>> you can use the shifted numeric keys for 8 way look around. The debate seems
>> to be if shift numeric keys should be for look around or actual movement. I
>> like normal numeric keys for movement and shift numeric keys for look
>> around.
>
> I'm going to "argue" it both ways:
>
> The problem with the way it is now, i.e. with unshifted keys causing motion, is
> that the safe (or passive) functions are harder to enter whereas the unsafe (or
> active) functions are easy to enter.
>
> The problem with changing it is that one usually wants the active functions so
> they should be the easiest to use.
>
> I think adding one more function, perhaps to shift+5 (which I believe is still
> free), would solve the problem. The biggest problem with the active functions
> is that there's no way to guarantee that you can get back to where you were if
> you accidentally do an incorrect or unexpected motion. What about making
> shift+5 be "undo", i.e. go back to the previous location (where you were before
> the last motion)? Perhaps a list of motions could be maintained so that
> repeated use of shift+5 would reverse the exploration (and remove that element
> from the list).
>
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