[Loadstone] Loadstone on the memory card

Jacob Kruger jacobk at iburst.co.za
Mon Apr 20 07:00:11 BST 2009


That's what I thought, and it's pretty standard software practice on most 
platforms.

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 at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 2:53 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Loadstone on the memory card


> If you uninstall loadstone the datafiles are not cleared. This is to 
> prevent
> people from accidently losing there databases on software upgrades etc.
>
> On Mon, 20 Apr 2009, Jacob Kruger wrote:
>
>> The other guys can confirm, but chances are that with the uninstall of
>> software, it just didn't clear any data/files that were created/changed
>> after the install, so while they haven't been removed/deleted off the
>> phone's memory, chances are they're just lying there dormant, and not 
>> being
>> accessed/used.
>>
>> You could most likely try moving them over to the memory card folder, to 
>> be
>> used by the current installation, and then see if they get recreated like
>> the default database gets created on the first startup, or you could just
>> delete them from there and see the same thing with regards to recreation.
>>
>> Unless I'm totally confused and the software uses a form of registry key 
>> to
>> store the path/location of the files, I'm pretty sure it just looks for 
>> them
>> in the current installation's subfolders, but one of the loadstone team 
>> can
>> confirm this.
>>
>> Stay well
>>
>> Jacob Kruger
>> Blind Biker
>> Skype: BlindZA
>> '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Sarah Cranston" <skhyering at gmail.com>
>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>> Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 12:26 AM
>> Subject: [Loadstone] Loadstone on the memory card
>>
>>
>>> I've reinstalled LS to the memory card on my E51.  However, I've noticed
>>> that the Loadstone folder containing the databases and such is still
>>> located
>>> on my phone's internal memory.  Is there a way to tell LS to use the
>>> memory
>>> card to store this data?  I'm afraid I may eventually run short  of 
>>> space
>>> on
>>> my phone's memory if I start collecting databases.
>>>
>>> FYI, I first reinstalled LS to the mem card, restarted the phone,
>>> uninstalled LS, restarted, reinstalled back to the phone's internal
>>> memory,
>>> restarted, uninstalled, LS, restarted, reinstalled LS back to the mem
>>> card,
>>> and restarted a final time.  This was in order to get LS to change the
>>> location of its database folder, but it's still in the internal memory.
>>>
>>> Sarah
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: <monty at loadstone-gps.com>
>>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>>> Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 2:52 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] How many points is too many?
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> The web server is back up.  Not sure why it went down but it probably
>>>> knew
>>>> I was spending the afternoon in a beer garden!
>>>>
>>>> Monty
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, 19 Apr 2009, Sarah Cranston wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Thanks for all the info.  I've been impressed with how fast my E51
>>>>> impoorts
>>>>> databases into Loadstone as compared to my 6682.  It only took around
>>>>> ninety
>>>>> minutes to import around twenty thousand points, and my 6682 took over
>>>>> four
>>>>> hours to import around four thousand points.  The reference to the
>>>>> Apalachian Trail in the manual is exactly what I was looking for, 
>>>>> though
>>>>> I
>>>>> will be riding in a bus through at least four states.  When the
>>>>> Loadstone
>>>>> site comes back up, (I hope I'm not the only one having trouble 
>>>>> getting
>>>>> to
>>>>> it today), I'll start collecting databases for all the parts of the
>>>>> trip.
>>>>> I
>>>>> wish I knew more about the exact route this charter bus will take, but 
>>>>> I
>>>>> don't have that info.
>>>>>
>>>>> Sarah
>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>> From: "Stephen Giggar" <sgiggar at sbcglobal.net>
>>>>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>>>>> Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2009 2:53 PM
>>>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] How many points is too many?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> In that case I would create different databases for different area's.
>>>>>> That
>>>>>> away you can just load the area that you want.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Just for grins I loaded the whole state where I live to see the
>>>>>> following
>>>>>> 1. How long it would take to load on the old 6682 and
>>>>>> 2. How the responce was.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> It took about two days to process the whole state and the resulting
>>>>>> database
>>>>>> was about 34MB in size. Responce to move point to point was about 6
>>>>>> seconds.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Signed: Stephen Giggar
>>>>>> Skype: dr-phone.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hardware eventually fails, software eventually works.
>>>>>> No amount of bandwidth can fix poor design.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>> From: "Sarah Cranston" <skhyering at gmail.com>
>>>>>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>>>>>> Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2009 2:30 PM
>>>>>> Subject: [Loadstone] How many points is too many?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm trying to figure out how many points Loadstone can handle.  I 
>>>>>> have
>>>>>> points for a large portion of my state already imported into 
>>>>>> Loadstone.
>>>>>> I'm
>>>>>> planning to take a trip by bus to another state this summer and would
>>>>>> like
>>>>>> to use Loadstone on the way.  How do people handle a situation like
>>>>>> this?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sarah
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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