[Loadstone] Further info regarding progress etc.

Jacob Kruger jacobk at cknet.co.za
Tue May 6 21:15:38 BST 2008

Re: the hang up key, it seems to simply push LoadStone into the background, 
and for example, whenever it updates the percentage of progress, you still 
hear the beep, and then when using the hold functionality of the menu key 
which brings up a list of running apps, if you then select Loadstone, it's 
still going, and keeps on carrying out whatever - definitely not being 
interrupted as such since the percentages will keep on moving forward, and 
when doing the export, at one stage when I went back to it, it did in fact 
say 'export complete'.

S'pose it's possible that maybe it's in fact 'interrupting' itself or 
something, but doesn't seem to.

FWIW, this is still my Nokia 6680.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
To: "Loadstone mailing list" <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 2:03 AM
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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