[Loadstone] Program mklsdb - make Loadstone database

Jerry Matheny starnoble at gmail.com
Sat May 30 22:42:11 BST 2009


So I understand, what does this allow you to do? Not have to import the file
on the phone into the database? So it's faster? Is that the only advantage,
or is there more? And I guess it's compatible with the latest Loadstone
release?

 

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Jerry

 

 

From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Grzegorz Zlotowicz
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2009 2:33 PM
To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
Subject: [Loadstone] Program mklsdb - make Loadstone database

 

Hi,

I finished an internal test few days earlier than i planned, and it's time
to present the program to the community...

This version is experimental, so rather dedicated not for a beginner
computer or Loadstone or phone users...

Mklsdb can be downloaded from:

http://www.grzezlo.wuub.net/mklsdb.zip

 

Below is a readme file, which explains the installation and usage of this
tool:

Program: mklsdb (make Loadstone Database)

Author: Grzegorz Zlotowicz (grzezlo at wp.pl)

Version: 0.1 (experimental)

License: Freeware.

Author takes no responsibility for improper usage or work of this program.

Mklsdb is a program to generate a binary database for a Loadstone GPS.

It requires the external dbshell program, (version 1.1) available on the
internet at:

http://garawaa.googlepages.com/

Installation

Unzip the dbshell program to some empty directory, for example c:\dbshell.

Then, unzip the mklsdb.zip in the same folder as dbshell.exe.

Make sure, that mklsdb.exe and emptyldb.dat are unzipped.

Usage:

1. Prepare a Loadstone import text file, downloadable for example from the
Point Share Exchange website.

2. Convert this file into plain Ascii (no ansi, no utf-8, only 7-bit ASCII)!

3. Run the mklsdb program from any directory, giving as an argument the
import file name, for example:

c:\dbshell\mklsdb.exe c:\loadstone databases\some data.txt

4. The short beep will be heart, signing the start of the import.

In the same time in the current working directory a file named ls.db will be
created.

Mklsdb produces no output messages, only error messages in case of troubles.

Be carefull not to press any keys as arrows, letters and so on, because this
can spoil one or more lines which mklsdb sends to the dbshell program.

You can switch into an other window safely.

Look at the ls.db file during the process, the growth of the file size will
give you an idea of the import progress.

When import will finish, the next short beep sound will be generated.

5. Note that the file size of the database is now few times smaller than
during import - it's because of "compact database" operation.

6. Now manually rename the ls.db result file into some name more significant
to you, and then copy it into the loadstone "databases" directory.

Any comments will be appreciated.

 

Greetings, Greg.

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