[Loadstone] Contacting the old Symbian Loadstone's developers

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Fri Jan 12 00:01:33 PST 2018

The original documentation is something I don't think I have anywhere. It 
was on the original Loadstone site and I didn't have control of that.
I'd really like to find a backup of that site, it would probably be good to 
have the original at least for historical purposes. I may have a tarball of 
some of this somewhere but I'm not sure.

On Fri, 12 Jan 2018, Aura Kelloniemi wrote:

> Shawn Kirkpatrick <shawn at loadstone-gps.com> writes:
> > The sensors stuff was a plugin that installed on top of the existing sdk. It
> > was available from Symbian but who knows now. The gnupoc package refered to
> > in the compiling instructions is still available, just substitute shawnk.ca
> > where it says svn.loadstone-gps.com (that's what this was an alias for in
> > the first place) and it'll work fine.
> Thank you very much - I'll have it soon.
> > It's interesting the garmin receivers use multiple rfcom channels, I haven't
> > seen that in a bluetooth receiver before. I wonder if your fix for this
> > would break support for other receivers?
> Only if they also export data on multiple channels and the channel on which
> they provide NMEA output is the one with the greatest number.
> > I'm glad I don't have to worry
> > about trying to get that support patched in, that would take some rewriting
> > as to how the gps receiver information is stored.
> I just added "&& iremotechannel == 255" to the logic that assigns the channel
> numberso that it always selects the first available rfcomm channel.
> One glich remains which I'm going to fix now: Garmin GLO reports subsecond
> times which Loadstone does not understand, and keeps thinking that the time is
> always 00:00:00. Garmin's time string is something like HHMMSS.SUB where SUB
> is the subseconds part. When this is done, the receiver is fully functional.
> I have one final question: Is the original Loadstone's documentation still
> available somewhere. I would like to have it, even though I believe that I can
> use the software pretty well. There are some features that I don't use and if
> I once need them, the docs would be faster to read than Symbian C++.
> I'm very grateful for all the help I received. I wish happy winter to
> everybody (and some other season for all those who live onn a different climate
> zone than I).
> -- 
> Aura
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