[Loadstone] Contacting the old Symbian Loadstone's developers

Miloš Pržic 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:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vvlpjv9jttidssl/loadstone.rar?dl=0
Best,
          Miloš
----- 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 
>> 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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