[Loadstone] Further info regarding progress etc.

Gianfranco Giudice g.giudice at balcab.ch
Tue May 6 06:56:28 BST 2008


Just press menu, then Key 2 and all applications are running on background. 

-----Original Message-----
From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shawn Kirkpatrick
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 4:28 AM
To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Further info regarding progress etc.

This is not the way most applications are sent to the background. Can
anybody name a case where this happens? The end key sends the signal that
according to the documentation the application is supposed to exit as soon
as possible. Maybe the end key will background on some phones but not on any
I've seen. You can tell if an application has gone in to the background if
you hit long menu, that'll give the currently running applications list.
There's only one situation that may appear to do this, the contacts
application. When you make a call from there it keeps running in the
background after the call completes. I think this is because when making a
call the contacts application actually just switches to the always running
phone application.

On Mon, 5 May 2008, Jim Ruby wrote:

> I'm wondering why you don't let it run in the background when the end 
> or handup button is pressed as this is the way most applications are 
> sent to the background?
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shawn 
> Kirkpatrick
> Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 7:04 PM
> To: Loadstone mailing list
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Further info regarding progress etc.
>
> 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
>> '...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'
>>
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