[Loadstone] Loadstone GPS V0.70 released

Przemysław Rogalski Rogalski at o2.pl
Wed May 7 13:42:36 BST 2008


Oh yes, it would be nice to have a field "Point category" before "Point name", and as well "Point category" in searching or adding a point. I have many points which include categories, but for the time  being the only way is to add this info to the point name.
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Od: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
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Wysłano: 7 maja 2008 04:16
Temat: Re: [Loadstone] Loadstone GPS V0.70 released


> The database can provide a list of current fields. The problem with this is 
> it would break previous versions. Sometimes people have to downgrade for 
> various reasons or want to share there databases with other people that 
> might not be running the same version. When the database gets changed it'll 
> be very clear that it won't run on previous versions. When that happens I 
> want a significant improvement over the current system. I want to add other 
> fields as well, phone number and address would be nice. Some kind of 
> catigory system will also be implemented. We'll have to figure out how to 
> get all this in and make it scale. The current database engine doesn't offer 
> a lot in this area thoe. All this is a ways off.
> 
> On Tue, 6 May 2008, Dave Mielke wrote:
> 
>> [quoted lines by Shawn Kirkpatrick on 2008/05/06 at 18:47 -0700]
>>
>>> At some point there'll be a database redesign. Multiple files have been
>>> considered and might work. The only problem is keeping things in sync, all
>>> the overhead may actually make things bigger and slower. I'm not going to
>>> just hack in a single field, when the database changes it'll be a complete
>>> change, most likely causing a major version number change as well.
>>
>> Can you ask the current database engine which fields have been defined for a
>> given database file? If so, you could simply support default values for missing
>> fields and write all new files with all fields.
>>
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