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

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Tue Oct 23 07:54:05 BST 2007

We still haven't figured out what exactly the joystick will be used for in 
exploration mode. The functions in exploration mode are constant so you have 
a stable base to explore. It would make it very difficult if things were 
based on heading since your map could be turning.
The retrace feature will probably go in. It'll probably end up on the shift 
5 key since there's nowhere else to put it.

On Tue, 23 Oct 2007, Ari Moisio wrote:

> Hi
>  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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