[Loadstone] suggestions for next version of loadstone

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Thu Jul 30 03:10:10 BST 2009

If you were to set approach time to 0 it would disable announcements. At 
that point why have checkpoints? Probably easier to just clear checkpoints.
The announce interval could probably be increased but the step size will 
remain constant since it's part of the setting system. Maybe it's better to 
just set it to 0 and let loadstone determine the interval.
How would these grid locators be used if implemented? I understand they're a 
system of encoding coordinates but in what situation would these be used?

On Thu, 30 Jul 2009, Gradimir Kragic wrote:

>    Hi!
>    When the discussion about the next version of loadstone and I have some
> suggestions or maybe they are just questions:
> 1. I can not set "Approach time"  less than 5 seconds. Sometimes I do not want
> me, this option is activated. I would like to be set "Approach time"   at a
> value of 0 seconds. I think it would be good that can be set "Approach time"
> as well as "Max approach distance". This option can have value 0.
> 2. Next suggestion is for "Auto Announce Interval". Now we have the possibility
> to choose between 10 and 120 seconds, step is 10 seconds. I suggest the
> following steps of seconds: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 90, 120, 180, 240 and 300.
> The new intervals are 3, 4 and 5 minutes.
> 3. grid locators and grid squares. This would be especially useful for the blind
> radio amateurs and there are many in the world. At this moment I will explain
> this. I think it can be easy to add in Astronomic Submenu . I only suggested
> that someone from the development team looked to the link of "Maidenhead Locator
> System" on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maidenhead_Locator_System
>    If this suggestion should be accepted, I can ensure the necessary additional
> information. Only can still write that this was of great benefit for the blind
> radio amateurs it with a GPS receiver and loadstone now easily determined grid
> locators and grid squares.
>    Gradimir
> From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] suggestions for next version of loadstone
> Adding the breadcrumb generator and all the things associated with it is on
> the todo list. I'm not sure if it'll be in the next version or not thoe,
> we'll just have to wait and see.
> If you don't want checkpoints announced all the time just turn auto announce
> off. With auto announce off checkpoints will only be announced as you
> approach them and when you arrive at them.
> It's unlikely that we'll be setting up an online store anytime soon. We're
> not a reseller of any kind so it wouldn't be practical.
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