[Loadstone] Contacting the old Symbian Loadstone's developers
milos.przic at gmail.com
Fri Jan 12 00:11:08 PST 2018
Here is my version of loadstone software with the documentation and things,
might be of help:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 09:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Contacting the old Symbian Loadstone's developers
> 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
>> 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
>> numberso that it always selects the first available rfcomm channel.
>> One glich remains which I'm going to fix now: Garmin GLO reports
>> 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
>> is the subseconds part. When this is done, the receiver is fully
>> I have one final question: Is the original Loadstone's documentation
>> 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
>> zone than I).
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