[Loadstone] Exploration mode, was Re: Loadstone GPS V0.69 released

Ari Moisio arimo at netsonic.fi
Tue Oct 23 07:07:47 BST 2007


  I think LS functions hsould be as consisten as possible:

-  Joystick up reports in navigation mode  some item in front of user but 
in exploration mode some item in the north.  It would be better if it 
reported always nearest item in front or preferably list of  those items. 
When entering exploration mode LS could remember latest valid heading from 
navigation mode and afterwards use heading of latest virtual movement.

- Return to previous location is  necessary in the exploration mode.   It 
should be shifted or unshifted according to other movement keys.

  Personally i prefer  pickin next waypoin from  list sorted by distance 
than by trial and error.

You can still escape from the Gates of hell: Use Linux!
mr. M01510

On Mon, 22 Oct 2007, Dave Mielke wrote:

> [quoted lines by Rob Melchers on 2007/10/23 at 03:14 +0200]
>> Could be a setting?
>> Exploration mode =
>> 1. Unshifted: Explore (look around)
>> 2: Shifted: Travel (virtually go there)
>> 3. Reversed
> The reverse (or undo) function would only need to be bound to a single key (or
> shift+key). It should simply to a strict retrace of the exploration. That, I
> think, is what's missing from exploration mode. Perhaps "tretrace" would be an
> even better name for the function. The key it's assigned to should be
> independent of whether or not the travel functions are shifted or unshifted.
> Since shift+5 is still free, it seems like it might be a good choice for it.

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