[Loadstone] Checkpoints

arimo at iki.fi arimo at iki.fi
Fri Jun 13 08:03:54 BST 2008


Hi

  I haven't played with checkpoints much before; i consider a little walk 
in familiar neighbourhood a little walk in  familiar neighbourhood, not an 
international fligh i have to plan half an hour before even going out.

  Because without checked points LS has to be keyed continuously  to get 
any information i finally made an experiment and checked manually all 
nearby points  one by one, thanks God we have show area -function.

  After this walkin was much easier, auto-announced workes as expected but 
checkin all nearby points and saving them will lead to to two databases 
problem; i have to keep both original database and the checkpoint base 
uptodate and in sync.

  But then i got an excellent idea; why not to load the exported database 
as a checkpoint database and use it temporarily.  Ok, the checkpoint list 
loaded without errors but...

-  There were very strange points such as '1', '2' and 'latitude'.

- all points were thousands of kilometers away.

Conclusions:

- There _should_ be a _quick_ command to check multiple points at once, 
based on distance, search string, age (at least newer than some time), 
userid or category if category information will be available some day.

- There appears to be currently no check of file contend. When loading 
keyboard map as a checkpoint file nothing happened, one could expect at 
least some kind of warning . When loading loadstone.ini as checkpoint list 
the application crashed.

and  btw: it would be nice too to have an possibility to disable  apporach 
or arrival  indications by toggles, own toggle for both functions or 
disabling them permanently to setting radius to zero. Also some logic to 
disable these alerts  when not moving.

  You can still escape from the Gates of hell: Use Linux!
-- 
mr. M01510 & guide Loadstone-GPS



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