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Re: Amazing development -- kudos to Lynn

m6xsd <m6xsd@...>
 

I couldn't agree more Gil.
If only some of the larger Software Developers would be so responsive and open to critisism as Lynn is.
I wonder if I'm being over critical sometimes.


73,
Colin
M6XSD.

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "judge33tex" <captainjustice@...> wrote:

This project is the most amazing development of software I've ever witnessed, and for perspective, my first PC was the first Radio Shack Model I sold in West Texas!

The speed of releases and every one of them is a major step forward with, as far as I've been able to see, no significant new bugs resulting from fixing the old ones ... amazing.

This is going to be a killer program in the finest tradition of the venerable UI-VIEW system.

Gil
KA5GIL


Re: Yet Another New Release!

Colin Catlin <m6xsd@...>
 

Sorry Lynn,

 

I don’t think I have the old log files, I had a tidy up after I had everything working, but I will have a look at what I have got.

 

It just appeared as if the .exe & .xml had to be ‘reset’ (for want of a better description), it was as if COM2 (which I use on the Desktop) wasn’t being seen anymore and had to be re-initialised. I did notice there were 2 of each COM port at one stage, now it is only showing 1 of each. So perhaps it was looking for the wrong COM2, if that makes sense.

 

The M3100 is working on the actual COM port (COM4) of the Bluetooth GPS, whereas other software will work with COM4 or 6.

 

The only problem I have now is with the iPaq re-naming what it calls it’s CF/SD cards resulting in it dumping OSMtiles wherever it seems to feel like. If I don’t start swapping cards around it is quite happy though.

 

Now I have the M3100 working properly I will give the iPaq a try hardwired to the eTrex GPS sometime (probably over the weekend).

 

 

All in all I think this is the biggest step forward yet, you should be extremely proud of your work.

 

 

73,

Colin

M6XSD.

 

 

 

 

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

From: aprsisce@... [mailto:aprsisce@...] On Behalf Of Lynn W. Deffenbaugh
Sent: 26 February 2010 13:21
To: aprsisce@...
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Re: Yet Another New Release!

 

 

Great news on both fronts! Can you zip up all of the APRSIS32.lo* files
so I can see what might have gone worng with the GPS on the upgrade?
Somehow I might have changed what the port names looked like in the
(temporary, I hope) force of all ports to be available.

I gather with that forcing, the port you needed for the M3100 was
available and worked? Is it working on the "Program" or "Hardware"
port? Or at least compare which port worked there with the port(s)
paired on BlueTooth and/or used by other programs.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Bumping the priority of "show status of active ports"...

m6xsd wrote:
> Hi again Lynn,
>
> OK, got it working again. I had to disable GPS, close and re-start APRSIS32, select the COM port again (it had gone blank), close and re-start APRSIS32, re-select the COM port and re-enable GPS.
> Now all working fine:)
>
>
> 73,
> Colin
> M6XSD.
>
> --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "m6xsd" wrote:
>
>> Hi Lynn,
>> Just trying the new Win32 version and I get the RunNMEA error 'Failed to open Port'.
>> It is telling me the correct Portis selected & the GPS has a Fix.
>>
>> Is there anything elseIneed todo apart from swap the new .exe for old?.
>>
>>
>> 73,
>> Colin.
>>
>> --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" wrote:
>>
>>> Greetings,
>>>
>>> Yes, there's another new release in the Group's Files section. It contains:
>>>
>>> Reversed the Zoom +/- behavior (no cheers, just beers (but I'm a
>>> tea-totaler!))
>>> Remove GPS elements when disabled, User-toggle for satellites
>>> Add Station Labels to the screen (user-toggle)
>>> Corrected 2-digit DAO (extended precision) translation
>>> Recognize Yeasu's new FTM-350
>>> Fix a Maximize/Restore scale factor bug (Win32)
>>> Support TEXT TNCs (for APRS Messenger, APRS over PSK-63 on 30m)
>>> Protect World and Continental OSM Map Tiles from the purger
>>>
>>> There's a MUCH longer list (as well as the ToDos) in the release notes
>>> that you can also pull from the files section.
>>>
>>> Details for the APRS Messenger and RFID features will be forthcoming as
>>> soon as I get the final kinks out of them.
>>>
>>> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
>>>
>>>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>
>


Re: Yet Another New Release!

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Great news on both fronts! Can you zip up all of the APRSIS32.lo* files so I can see what might have gone worng with the GPS on the upgrade? Somehow I might have changed what the port names looked like in the (temporary, I hope) force of all ports to be available.

I gather with that forcing, the port you needed for the M3100 was available and worked? Is it working on the "Program" or "Hardware" port? Or at least compare which port worked there with the port(s) paired on BlueTooth and/or used by other programs.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Bumping the priority of "show status of active ports"...

m6xsd wrote:

Hi again Lynn,

OK, got it working again. I had to disable GPS, close and re-start APRSIS32, select the COM port again (it had gone blank), close and re-start APRSIS32, re-select the COM port and re-enable GPS.
Now all working fine:)


73,
Colin
M6XSD.

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "m6xsd" <m6xsd@...> wrote:

Hi Lynn,
Just trying the new Win32 version and I get the RunNMEA error 'Failed to open Port'.
It is telling me the correct Portis selected & the GPS has a Fix.

Is there anything elseIneed todo apart from swap the new .exe for old?.


73,
Colin.

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@> wrote:

Greetings,

Yes, there's another new release in the Group's Files section. It contains:

Reversed the Zoom +/- behavior (no cheers, just beers (but I'm a tea-totaler!))
Remove GPS elements when disabled, User-toggle for satellites
Add Station Labels to the screen (user-toggle)
Corrected 2-digit DAO (extended precision) translation
Recognize Yeasu's new FTM-350
Fix a Maximize/Restore scale factor bug (Win32)
Support TEXT TNCs (for APRS Messenger, APRS over PSK-63 on 30m)
Protect World and Continental OSM Map Tiles from the purger

There's a MUCH longer list (as well as the ToDos) in the release notes that you can also pull from the files section.

Details for the APRS Messenger and RFID features will be forthcoming as soon as I get the final kinks out of them.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32




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Amazing development -- kudos to Lynn

Gil Jones
 

This project is the most amazing development of software I've ever witnessed, and for perspective, my first PC was the first Radio Shack Model I sold in West Texas!

The speed of releases and every one of them is a major step forward with, as far as I've been able to see, no significant new bugs resulting from fixing the old ones ... amazing.

This is going to be a killer program in the finest tradition of the venerable UI-VIEW system.

Gil
KA5GIL


Re: Yet Another New Release!

m6xsd <m6xsd@...>
 

Hi again Lynn,

OK, got it working again. I had to disable GPS, close and re-start APRSIS32, select the COM port again (it had gone blank), close and re-start APRSIS32, re-select the COM port and re-enable GPS.
Now all working fine:)


73,
Colin
M6XSD.

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "m6xsd" <m6xsd@...> wrote:

Hi Lynn,
Just trying the new Win32 version and I get the RunNMEA error 'Failed to open Port'.
It is telling me the correct Portis selected & the GPS has a Fix.

Is there anything elseIneed todo apart from swap the new .exe for old?.


73,
Colin.

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@> wrote:

Greetings,

Yes, there's another new release in the Group's Files section. It contains:

Reversed the Zoom +/- behavior (no cheers, just beers (but I'm a
tea-totaler!))
Remove GPS elements when disabled, User-toggle for satellites
Add Station Labels to the screen (user-toggle)
Corrected 2-digit DAO (extended precision) translation
Recognize Yeasu's new FTM-350
Fix a Maximize/Restore scale factor bug (Win32)
Support TEXT TNCs (for APRS Messenger, APRS over PSK-63 on 30m)
Protect World and Continental OSM Map Tiles from the purger

There's a MUCH longer list (as well as the ToDos) in the release notes
that you can also pull from the files section.

Details for the APRS Messenger and RFID features will be forthcoming as
soon as I get the final kinks out of them.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32


Re: Yet Another New Release!

m6xsd <m6xsd@...>
 

And now the good news:

Bluetooth GPS is working on my M3100 with the new CE version:)


73,
Colin.

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "m6xsd" <m6xsd@...> wrote:

Hi Lynn,
Just trying the new Win32 version and I get the RunNMEA error 'Failed to open Port'.
It is telling me the correct Portis selected & the GPS has a Fix.

Is there anything elseIneed todo apart from swap the new .exe for old?.


73,
Colin.

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@> wrote:

Greetings,

Yes, there's another new release in the Group's Files section. It contains:

Reversed the Zoom +/- behavior (no cheers, just beers (but I'm a
tea-totaler!))
Remove GPS elements when disabled, User-toggle for satellites
Add Station Labels to the screen (user-toggle)
Corrected 2-digit DAO (extended precision) translation
Recognize Yeasu's new FTM-350
Fix a Maximize/Restore scale factor bug (Win32)
Support TEXT TNCs (for APRS Messenger, APRS over PSK-63 on 30m)
Protect World and Continental OSM Map Tiles from the purger

There's a MUCH longer list (as well as the ToDos) in the release notes
that you can also pull from the files section.

Details for the APRS Messenger and RFID features will be forthcoming as
soon as I get the final kinks out of them.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32


Re: Yet Another New Release!

m6xsd <m6xsd@...>
 

Hi Lynn,
Just trying the new Win32 version and I get the RunNMEA error 'Failed to open Port'.
It is telling me the correct Portis selected & the GPS has a Fix.

Is there anything elseIneed todo apart from swap the new .exe for old?.


73,
Colin.

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@...> wrote:

Greetings,

Yes, there's another new release in the Group's Files section. It contains:

Reversed the Zoom +/- behavior (no cheers, just beers (but I'm a
tea-totaler!))
Remove GPS elements when disabled, User-toggle for satellites
Add Station Labels to the screen (user-toggle)
Corrected 2-digit DAO (extended precision) translation
Recognize Yeasu's new FTM-350
Fix a Maximize/Restore scale factor bug (Win32)
Support TEXT TNCs (for APRS Messenger, APRS over PSK-63 on 30m)
Protect World and Continental OSM Map Tiles from the purger

There's a MUCH longer list (as well as the ToDos) in the release notes
that you can also pull from the files section.

Details for the APRS Messenger and RFID features will be forthcoming as
soon as I get the final kinks out of them.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32


Yet Another New Release!

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Greetings,

Yes, there's another new release in the Group's Files section. It contains:

Reversed the Zoom +/- behavior (no cheers, just beers (but I'm a tea-totaler!))
Remove GPS elements when disabled, User-toggle for satellites
Add Station Labels to the screen (user-toggle)
Corrected 2-digit DAO (extended precision) translation
Recognize Yeasu's new FTM-350
Fix a Maximize/Restore scale factor bug (Win32)
Support TEXT TNCs (for APRS Messenger, APRS over PSK-63 on 30m)
Protect World and Continental OSM Map Tiles from the purger

There's a MUCH longer list (as well as the ToDos) in the release notes that you can also pull from the files section.

Details for the APRS Messenger and RFID features will be forthcoming as soon as I get the final kinks out of them.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32


New file uploaded to aprsisce

aprsisce@...
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the aprsisce
group.

File : /20100225 APRSISCE Notes.txt
Uploaded by : ldeffenb <kj4erj@arrl.net>
Description : 2010/02/26 Release Notes (and ToDo List)

You can access this file at the URL:
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To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
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Re: Screen locking

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

If you wait for at least 5 minutes after starting the client, you can double-click on an empty space on the map and you should get a popup showing summary counts of the map tiles including a breakdown of how recently referenced they might be. It's not a dynamic count (meaning if you've recently had the yellow circle it might be smaller than reality), but it should catch up periodically. It's actually a side-effect of the tile purger executing, but don't worry, even if you set the retention days to zero the purger will still run the summary.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

David Shrum wrote:

Well I checked it going through my PC and I get a totally different answer
to the 'properties' using my PC instead of what I thought I read with the
'properties' directly on my phone. So my phone lied to me, here is what my
PC showed, "9.17 MB (9,625,719 bytes)" [I like this result better anyway].
This is with my phone tethered to the PC so I can use it to look at the
contents of the phone.

Glad you questioned it; I was wondering how I could get that much anyway
considering how little I use it.

Dave N8PU


-----Original Message-----
From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Lynn W. Deffenbaugh
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2010 6:22 PM
To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Screen locking

Wait, 4 GIG of tiles? My desktop system only has 37,833 over 235.74MB. My phone is a paltry 7,424 over 29.55MB. I'm not even sure the program can total space utilization over 2GB as I'm not sure how big my variable and never expected someone to download that many tiles before the purger started removing old ones!

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Heading in to see how big the totals can be...

David Shrum wrote:

I like this latest release version, of the 3 times I ran it, it has worked
flawlessly for me. The previous version would lock up my screen; out of 7
uses it would work for a while then lock the screen say about 5 of seven
tries. No memory problems on this end with my Touch pro so far. I have a
16

gig memory card and have about 4 gigs of tiles so I have a ways to go yet.
:)

Dave N8PU


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Re: Screen locking

David Shrum
 

Well I checked it going through my PC and I get a totally different answer
to the 'properties' using my PC instead of what I thought I read with the
'properties' directly on my phone. So my phone lied to me, here is what my
PC showed, "9.17 MB (9,625,719 bytes)" [I like this result better anyway].
This is with my phone tethered to the PC so I can use it to look at the
contents of the phone.

Glad you questioned it; I was wondering how I could get that much anyway
considering how little I use it.

Dave N8PU

-----Original Message-----
From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Lynn W. Deffenbaugh
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2010 6:22 PM
To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Screen locking

Wait, 4 GIG of tiles? My desktop system only has 37,833 over 235.74MB.
My phone is a paltry 7,424 over 29.55MB. I'm not even sure the program
can total space utilization over 2GB as I'm not sure how big my variable
and never expected someone to download that many tiles before the purger
started removing old ones!

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Heading in to see how big the totals can be...

David Shrum wrote:
I like this latest release version, of the 3 times I ran it, it has worked
flawlessly for me. The previous version would lock up my screen; out of 7
uses it would work for a while then lock the screen say about 5 of seven
tries. No memory problems on this end with my Touch pro so far. I have a
16
gig memory card and have about 4 gigs of tiles so I have a ways to go yet.
:)

Dave N8PU

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14:34:00


Re: Screen locking

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Wait, 4 GIG of tiles? My desktop system only has 37,833 over 235.74MB. My phone is a paltry 7,424 over 29.55MB. I'm not even sure the program can total space utilization over 2GB as I'm not sure how big my variable and never expected someone to download that many tiles before the purger started removing old ones!

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Heading in to see how big the totals can be...

David Shrum wrote:

I like this latest release version, of the 3 times I ran it, it has worked
flawlessly for me. The previous version would lock up my screen; out of 7
uses it would work for a while then lock the screen say about 5 of seven
tries. No memory problems on this end with my Touch pro so far. I have a 16
gig memory card and have about 4 gigs of tiles so I have a ways to go yet.
:)

Dave N8PU


-----Original Message-----
From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of m6xsd
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2010 11:18 AM
To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [aprsisce] Re: Memory issue

Yes,I have had that problem on my iPaq HX2750. It was so bad I couldn't even
run 'File Explorer' to delete files & clear some memory. I had to do a 'very
hard reset' that clears all memory.
The solution is to edit the xml file to make sure the 'Tile Files' are
stored on a memory card. If you don't know how to do this, let us know and I
am sure someone will be able to help.


73,
Colin
M6XSD.

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "vencl@..." <vencl@...> wrote:

I am using a HTC Tilt II and I have run out of memory.
Anyone find a way to ensuree the tile files are stored on the storage
memory card?

The odd thing is that even after I removed the files and not run the
program, I have run out of memory again.
Anyone see this happen to their device?

Lu Vencl
KA4EPS
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Screen locking

David Shrum
 

I like this latest release version, of the 3 times I ran it, it has worked
flawlessly for me. The previous version would lock up my screen; out of 7
uses it would work for a while then lock the screen say about 5 of seven
tries. No memory problems on this end with my Touch pro so far. I have a 16
gig memory card and have about 4 gigs of tiles so I have a ways to go yet.
:)

Dave N8PU

-----Original Message-----
From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of m6xsd
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2010 11:18 AM
To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [aprsisce] Re: Memory issue

Yes,I have had that problem on my iPaq HX2750. It was so bad I couldn't even
run 'File Explorer' to delete files & clear some memory. I had to do a 'very
hard reset' that clears all memory.
The solution is to edit the xml file to make sure the 'Tile Files' are
stored on a memory card. If you don't know how to do this, let us know and I
am sure someone will be able to help.


73,
Colin
M6XSD.

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "vencl@..." <vencl@...> wrote:

I am using a HTC Tilt II and I have run out of memory.
Anyone find a way to ensuree the tile files are stored on the storage
memory card?
The odd thing is that even after I removed the files and not run the
program, I have run out of memory again.
Anyone see this happen to their device?

Lu Vencl
KA4EPS
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Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
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14:34:00


Re: Memory issue

m6xsd <m6xsd@...>
 

Yes,I have had that problem on my iPaq HX2750. It was so bad I couldn't even run 'File Explorer' to delete files & clear some memory. I had to do a 'very hard reset' that clears all memory.
The solution is to edit the xml file to make sure the 'Tile Files' are stored on a memory card. If you don't know how to do this, let us know and I am sure someone will be able to help.


73,
Colin
M6XSD.

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "vencl@..." <vencl@...> wrote:

I am using a HTC Tilt II and I have run out of memory.
Anyone find a way to ensuree the tile files are stored on the storage memory card?
The odd thing is that even after I removed the files and not run the program, I have run out of memory again.
Anyone see this happen to their device?

Lu Vencl
KA4EPS


Memory issue

vencl@att.net
 

I am using a HTC Tilt II and I have run out of memory.
Anyone find a way to ensuree the tile files are stored on the storage memory card?
The odd thing is that even after I removed the files and not run the program, I have run out of memory again.
Anyone see this happen to their device?

Lu Vencl
KA4EPS


Re: 2010/02/22 Released!

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

m6xsd wrote:
Thanks Lynn,
You're welcome.

NMEA over Bluetooth is working fine on my iPaq HX2750.

I'm stuggling to get the Bluetooth working on my Orange M3100 Smartphone though.

I will see if I can get the iPaq and my Garmin eTrex to work together tomorrow and try so sus out what is wrong with Bluetooth on the M3100.
Thanks for grabbing the new version so quickly and giving it a shot.
I'm glad to know it's working. One fewer thing that I need to keep in
my brain "just in case" I need to fix something.

73

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ



73,
Colin.

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@...> wrote:

Greetings,

Yes, there's another new release out there. It adds NMEA GPS support on Windows Mobile and corrects the bitmap caching resource consumption bug that I mentioned the other day. There's more stuff in it, but those are the most important.

For those of you that have put copies of the distribution on other servers, please update them ASAP. The Windows Mobile bust is pretty ugly and I'd like everyone to have a chance to get the newest release.

Also, if you're interested in my ToDo list, I've fleshed it out rather substantially and included it in the Release Notes text file in the Yahoo Group Files section. I get tired just looking at it!

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Watching for the new version to start popping on the map!


Here's what's new in the APRSISCE6P100222.zip and APRSIS32100222.zip

NMEA serial (BlueTooth) GPS support for Windows Mobile - It now honors the port configuration of GPS! - Restart required after changing configuration.

Fixed resource exhaustion program on Windows Mobile caused by increased size of Bitmap cache (completely blank screen)

Fixed 180x90 coordinat causing blank map display if you drag too far north or south

Dynamically adjust width of station and message panes for widest seen callsign. This should fix issue reported by James Keep VE2KHC back on 9/30/2009!

CSV tracks in GPS-enabled Win32 version {Francisco Guerra CT1AKV) (They'll be in your default directory)

Split ?APRSD and ?APRSL lists into multiple messages - Also sorted the callsign list!

Plot current (most recent) battery status on Win32 screen when telemetry is sent (also updates when double-clicked)

TEXT mode TNC support for use with APRS Messenger (PSK-63 on 30m)

Waded through recnt APRSISCE e-mails and expanded the ToDo List! See the results below...

Disable non-configured Enable Toggles (requires restart after configuration)




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Re: 2010/02/22 Released!

m6xsd <m6xsd@...>
 

Thanks Lynn,

NMEA over Bluetooth is working fine on my iPaq HX2750.

I'm stuggling to get the Bluetooth working on my Orange M3100 Smartphone though.

I will see if I can get the iPaq and my Garmin eTrex to work together tomorrow and try so sus out what is wrong with Bluetooth on the M3100.


73,
Colin.

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@...> wrote:

Greetings,

Yes, there's another new release out there. It adds NMEA GPS support on
Windows Mobile and corrects the bitmap caching resource consumption bug
that I mentioned the other day. There's more stuff in it, but those are
the most important.

For those of you that have put copies of the distribution on other
servers, please update them ASAP. The Windows Mobile bust is pretty
ugly and I'd like everyone to have a chance to get the newest release.

Also, if you're interested in my ToDo list, I've fleshed it out rather
substantially and included it in the Release Notes text file in the
Yahoo Group Files section. I get tired just looking at it!

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Watching for the new version to start popping on the
map!


Here's what's new in the APRSISCE6P100222.zip and APRSIS32100222.zip

NMEA serial (BlueTooth) GPS support for Windows Mobile - It now honors
the port configuration of GPS! - Restart required after changing
configuration.

Fixed resource exhaustion program on Windows Mobile caused by increased
size of Bitmap cache (completely blank screen)

Fixed 180x90 coordinat causing blank map display if you drag too far
north or south

Dynamically adjust width of station and message panes for widest seen
callsign. This should fix issue reported by James Keep VE2KHC back on
9/30/2009!

CSV tracks in GPS-enabled Win32 version {Francisco Guerra CT1AKV)
(They'll be in your default directory)

Split ?APRSD and ?APRSL lists into multiple messages - Also sorted the
callsign list!

Plot current (most recent) battery status on Win32 screen when telemetry
is sent (also updates when double-clicked)

TEXT mode TNC support for use with APRS Messenger (PSK-63 on 30m)

Waded through recnt APRSISCE e-mails and expanded the ToDo List! See
the results below...

Disable non-configured Enable Toggles (requires restart after configuration)


2010/02/22 Released!

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Greetings,

Yes, there's another new release out there. It adds NMEA GPS support on Windows Mobile and corrects the bitmap caching resource consumption bug that I mentioned the other day. There's more stuff in it, but those are the most important.

For those of you that have put copies of the distribution on other servers, please update them ASAP. The Windows Mobile bust is pretty ugly and I'd like everyone to have a chance to get the newest release.

Also, if you're interested in my ToDo list, I've fleshed it out rather substantially and included it in the Release Notes text file in the Yahoo Group Files section. I get tired just looking at it!

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Watching for the new version to start popping on the map!


Here's what's new in the APRSISCE6P100222.zip and APRSIS32100222.zip

NMEA serial (BlueTooth) GPS support for Windows Mobile - It now honors the port configuration of GPS! - Restart required after changing configuration.

Fixed resource exhaustion program on Windows Mobile caused by increased size of Bitmap cache (completely blank screen)

Fixed 180x90 coordinat causing blank map display if you drag too far north or south

Dynamically adjust width of station and message panes for widest seen callsign. This should fix issue reported by James Keep VE2KHC back on 9/30/2009!

CSV tracks in GPS-enabled Win32 version {Francisco Guerra CT1AKV) (They'll be in your default directory)

Split ?APRSD and ?APRSL lists into multiple messages - Also sorted the callsign list!

Plot current (most recent) battery status on Win32 screen when telemetry is sent (also updates when double-clicked)

TEXT mode TNC support for use with APRS Messenger (PSK-63 on 30m)

Waded through recnt APRSISCE e-mails and expanded the ToDo List! See the results below...

Disable non-configured Enable Toggles (requires restart after configuration)


New file uploaded to aprsisce

aprsisce@...
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the aprsisce
group.

File : /20100222 APRSISCE Notes.txt
Uploaded by : ldeffenb <kj4erj@arrl.net>
Description : 2010/02/22 Release Notes (and ToDo List)

You can access this file at the URL:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aprsisce/files/20100222%20APRSISCE%20Notes.txt

To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/groups/original/members/forms/general.htmlfiles

Regards,

ldeffenb <kj4erj@arrl.net>


Re: New Phone

Gil
 

According to the specifications, the screen resolution is 800 X 400 and the size is 3.7 inches. It's an AMOLED display that is very bright and crisp with 16M colors. You can see it in the sunlight much better than you could with its predecessor. I'm quite happy with it so far.

Gil, WB2UTI(-10)

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@...> wrote:

Great to know there's another phone that works! I'm glad you remembered
the left/right arrow keys and managed to find them on the soft keyboard.

Do you happen to know what the screen resolution is on the new phone?
And how big the screen actually is (inches or cm)?

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

Gil wrote:
I had APRSISCE working nicely on a Verizon Samsung Omnia phone. It had a little button you could use to navigate around which worked perfectly for zooming and changing the density of the map.

I decided to upgrade to the Omnia II. No button. Plus, although I remembered how to deal with the zoom on the screen, I couldn't remember how to change the density without that nice button. I finally found a message with the left/right arrow instructions and it came back to me. But where would I find arrow keys?

It turns out that one of the "symbol" screens for the on-screen keyboard has, among other things, the up, down, left, and right arrows on it. You just have to step through the other screens to get to it (naturally, it's the last one...).

Everything else about APRSISCE seems to work nicely. I'm a happy camper again (thank you, Lynn!). As I become more accustomed to the new phone, I'm finding more reasons why I like it. The "Swype" text entry feature is quite efficient.

I thought I'd pass this along just in case anyone else gets this phone...

By the way, the GPS receiver in this new phone is quite a bit faster on initial acquisition of its position compared to the original model (which was originally hamstrung to limit the use of the GPS only to Verizon's subscription location service - which I refused to pay for - but enough customers complained that eventually they relented and came out with a firmware upgrade that unlocked it). I presume it still gobbles batteries (that's what charging cords are for), but at least you don't have to wait so long for it to smarten up.


Gil, WB2UTI(-10)