[Loadstone] Further info regarding progress etc.

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Tue May 6 01:03:52 BST 2008

One minor correction to your post, pressing the hang up or end button will 
not cause loadstone to run in the background. That is the end button and 
that means end now without asking questions. Maybe on some phones this 
button will cause the running program to drop to the background but not on 
any phones I've seen. This could explain why your files are different. I'd 
also guess that maybe your files had some duplicates that would explain why 
they're not exactly the same size when exported.

On Mon, 5 May 2008, Jacob Kruger wrote:

> Ok,
> Along the lines of what we've being looking into over the last week or so, I
> had two of Cearbhall's geonames export files to import, both with around
> 50000 entries in them.
> Anyway, along the lines of thinking about memory issues etc., I in fact
> backed up my whole memory card on my 6680 (was a 64Mb card), and moved
> everything over to a 1Gb card that I had laying around that I normally use
> for other things relating to PDAs etc., and then restarted the phone with
> that one in.
> Anyway, phone does seem to do one or two things slightly slower, and one or
> two menu items on my 6680 were in fact now in different orders.
> Anyway, while I had in fact imported the first file in the period of around
> 3-4 hours from start to finish, this second import took around7-8 hours, but
> when it was done (and for interests sake, you can just press the hang up
> button to revert to the phone's normal operations, and it'll carry on in the
> background), I then did an export to see how many entries it had actually
> loaded, which, for some or other reason seems to now basically have turned
> out at 44000 - although, this export took around 3 hours in the background
> so maybe it was in fact missing something.
> Either way, now when I start loadstone, it takes around 15 seconds before it
> seems completely co-operative, but allows me to load points both manually,
> and automatically using the # key in navigation mode, and apart from that it
> works fine, if taking a bit longer to in fact complete searches now.  Will
> maybe just have to choose random entries in both import files to try find
> out why some of them either aren't being loaded, or exported or something,
> but don't think it's really a major hassle as such as long as I can in fact
> still load my own points.
> Also, FWIW, on the MMC which the phone seems to think is around 997Mb, I
> still have around 872Mb available, and the default database seems to be
> around 2.76Mb, while the latest export file is 2.75Mb, but not sure if it
> indeed took all the points I tried to import, or whether it'smissing
> something since both of the imported files were around 3.1Mb when I loaded
> them - who knows.
> Anyway, all seems to actually be working fine now, and will try one or two
> more things and see how it all goes.
> Stay well
> Jacob Kruger
> Blind Biker
> Skype: BlindZA
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