[Loadstone] Program mklsdb - make Loadstone database

Grzegorz Zlotowicz grzezlo at wp.pl
Sun May 31 09:00:59 BST 2009


No, it can't, at least in this very early version, of course a feature of detecting if a ls.db already exists and opening it instead overwriting isn't a very difficult thing to do...
At the moment you can join multiple files manually or automatically, and give it to program as one big import file.
Greetings, Greg.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jerry Matheny 
  To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com 
  Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2009 2:28 AM
  Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Program mklsdb - make Loadstone database


  My only question then is, in Loadstone itself you can import multiple files into one database. Can this program append to a database file with multiple files from the Pointshare Exchange?

   

  From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Grzegorz Zlotowicz
  Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2009 4:02 PM
  To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
  Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Program mklsdb - make Loadstone database

   

  Hi,

  database format didn't change for a long time, so it's compatible with current, and older versions of LS.

  Yes, main advantage is possibility of generate a binary database outside the phone, which is many times faster; but there are also some disadvantages, like no non-ascii characters...

  Greetings, Greg.

    ----- Original Message ----- 

    From: Jerry Matheny 

    To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com 

    Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2009 11:42 PM

    Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Program mklsdb - make Loadstone database

     

    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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