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Development => Versions => Testing => Topic started by: menion on April 02, 2013, 19:20:49

Title: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 02, 2013, 19:20:49
Testing of version 2.10.2+



Version 2.10.2.10 - 25. 4. 2013
this is currently release candidate. If there will be no problems, this version will go out to wild world for next month ...

changes
- fixed problem with downloading tiles - type around POIs
- fixed problems with incorrectly computed distance on some devices
- added automatic pressure calibration using SRTM data if available
- added "current time" to dashboard variables
- integrated Zip4j on extracting vector maps. Hope this solve some issues after vector map download
- optimizations in vector map rendering (again small speed gain)
- fixed rendering problems for overlay maps
- added ability to define to which level will Locus simplify tracks on map
- improved parsing a coordinates from Clipboard

Version 2.10.2.8 - 23. 4. 2013
changes
- added support for Israel ICS, ITM, Czech S-JTSK and New Zealand NZ2000 coordinates
- improvements in edit coordinates dialog
- fixed some crashes in Edit point and Edit track screens
- fixed problem with login into GPSies for some users
- fixed some problems from previous test versions (geocaching, settings a navigation target, etc)
- and quite many small fixes

Version 2.10.2.7 - 19. 4. 2013
changes
- reusing map tiles during zoom for online & vector maps
- support for POI files OV2 (TomTom), UPI (Sygic)
- fixed problem with inability to change top buttons
- fixed problem with auto-loading of vector maps
- fixed problem with remembering of removed temp items when closing app

Version 2.10.2.6 - 18. 4. 2013
changes
- new system for vector map rendering (boost about 20% on multi-core devices)
- added support for question on center for some online maps (retromap)
- create white guiding screen (compass) + added sun (need to switch in config file)
- added new online map - retromap.ru (+ separete UI - side panel)
- small improvements in POI alert
- fixed problems with huge images in GC offlinizer (+ added possibility to define max image size for download)
- many many small improvements

Version 2.10.2.5 - 8. 4. 2013
- finally back from Prague Exhibition (3 days), so fully back in work ;)

changes
- redesign of altitude manager
- improvements (mainly design) in logging a geocaches
- big improvements in handling NetworkLinks (screen refresh, timing)
- fixed problems with MBT maps
- fixed problems with keep a guiding on points that change location (live view, network links)
- fetch actual version of My Tracks library (so My Tracks record works again)
- all values in track charts are now filtered
- fixed problems with not loading low zooms of some SQLite maps
- fixed refresh of GroundOverlay items

Version 2.10.2.4 - 2. 4. 2013
- major changes are in new "Altitude manager". It's currently in beta. I have changed quite a lot of on background. Whole system seems to be very very complicated and I'm thinking how to make it more simple. Anyway if you want to test, I may suggest to test with pressure sensor (if you have it) and also record NMEA messages. If there will be any problem, I may at least simulate your way by NMEA (except pressure values of course)

changes
- create new "Altitude manager" - beta
- added support for Vertical speed and slope for dashboard
- improved getting a location over "Clipboard"
- added gradient to charts
- added arrows when highlighted track with other then "simple color" style
- fixed problems with GUI at Huawei Ideos
- fixed problems with import of KMZ files with same additional files (same name)
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tommi on April 02, 2013, 20:04:30
Hi Menion,
crash during startup, sent you catlog.
Have fun :)
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: gynta on April 02, 2013, 20:24:34
FC after re/avtivate compass
log if you want/need..

edit
...and after this first fc.
fc on start.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 02, 2013, 21:21:09
thanks guys, should be fixed now in 2.10.2.4
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tommi on April 02, 2013, 21:40:45
Hi Menion,
first few results after dashboard test on sofa:
- Altitude still only !=0 after GPS fix though pressure sensor enabled
- vertical in km/h, should be m/h
- after GPS switched off still 12/12 satellites displayed, should be 0/0

I don't understand the altitude manager
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 03, 2013, 10:32:30
Quote from: "menion"
thanks guys, should be fixed now in 2.10.2.4


Sorry, no :-(

First long time a white screen and then a FC.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tommi on April 03, 2013, 12:28:43
@tramp20:
not really a crash AFAICS (I'm no Android expert but there is no java stack backtrace) but the log is full of always the same line "W/FileMapTypeAbstract(19102): initializeMap(), file:/mnt/sdcard/Locus/maps/Nussdorf, not exist or directory!!!"
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 03, 2013, 13:19:29
Quote from: "tommi"
@tramp20:
not really a crash AFAICS (I'm no Android expert but there is no java stack backtrace) but the log is full of always the same line "W/FileMapTypeAbstract(19102): initializeMap(), file:/mnt/sdcard/Locus/maps/Nussdorf, not exist or directory!!!"

I have these error messages since Locus can write a own logfile in logs :-)
I did wrote this menion long ago but he said this is not important.
This "missing" directory is always my selected personal map and changes with another selected map. This is IMO not the cause for the FC.


Edit: I tested this free in my androVM_vbox86p_4.1.1 (in VMWare) and it stopped unexpectedly too even with vector maps selected, but when I delete my maps directory then the free version runs 20 sec longer before it stops again.


Edit2: Without my personal maps the free runs now fine at least on VMWare.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: jajaballard on April 03, 2013, 16:20:09
With 2.10.2.4.apk Locus stops by Initializing Personal Maps 3%
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: gynta on April 03, 2013, 17:04:26
hm
works here - i used it since yesterday's release
And now works debug=1 again  ;)
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tommi on April 03, 2013, 21:11:19
I use 2.10.2.4, too and recorded some tracks with my dashboard open - no problems regarding crashes or so.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: locuscycling on April 03, 2013, 23:56:12
Today i tried Locus beta version downloaded from Post nr.1 -2.10.2.4.apk. I wanted to see how works Slope and Vertical Speed. And ...it works.
But there  where some problems at the start. (In seetings i have autocalibration with built in baromether.)

I started recording tracks ( driving a car in the city generaly on flat).Trak was recordering but Dashboard was not working. I saw screen like this
(http://http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/1015/screenshot2013040315022.png)

Then when i tried to stop recordering suddenly Locus ''crash'' i have to switch off my phone.Then i started Locus again. This time Dashboard worked perfectly.

I got screen like this
(http://http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/8416/screenshot2013040317300.png)

(This Icon VAM -it is vertical speed .
I agree with Tommi , better to see  m/h  not km/h. But OK 1,2 km is 1200 m )

My recordered tracks seems to be OK.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 05, 2013, 09:39:31
Quote from: "tramp20"
Edit2: Without my personal maps the free runs now fine at least on VMWare.
Today I made some new tests:
All personal maps are correct functioning when they are only in locusmaps, but if I have subdirectories there (e.g. locusmapsdaheim) then these same maps in this subdir make Locus 2.10.2.4 to FC (error "Unfortunately, Locus Free has stopped").
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tommi on April 05, 2013, 09:51:11
Quote from: "tramp20"
Quote from: "tramp20"
Edit2: Without my personal maps the free runs now fine at least on VMWare.
Today I made some new tests:
All personal maps are correct functioning when they are only in locusmaps, but if I have subdirectories there (e.g. locusmapsdaheim) then these same maps in this subdir make Locus 2.10.2.4 to FC (error "Unfortunately, Locus Free has stopped").
I seem to remember that nested folders are not supported.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 05, 2013, 10:07:05
Quote from: "tommi"
I seem to remember that nested folders are not supported.
This was always allowed until now and used by me.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 05, 2013, 13:31:22
Hi, I'm till sunday on one exhibition in Prague, so excuse me that I'll not be too responsive. I also know about this problem, just wasnt fast enough to create new version at the morning, sorry

Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk 2
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 05, 2013, 14:36:06
Quote from: "menion"
just wasnt fast enough to create new version at the morning, sorry
Please no sorry, we have the pro version too :-)
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: Christian on April 07, 2013, 20:56:43
once again: don't hurry. better to do it in a relaxed manner...
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 08, 2013, 20:12:25
so new test version ...
@tramp: all maps (even in subfolders) should work correctly
@tommi: you wrote you don't understand altitude manager - functionality remain same but design changed a lot, so please try it now
@gynta and some other crazy guys around NetworkLinks ... try it, should be better now ;)
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: locuscycling on April 08, 2013, 21:20:50
Few word about ''SLOPE''.
It works , few seconds delay like in all Cycling Computers but we get normal values.
I see problems for ex. when we stops , or speed is very low  doesn't matter it is flat or big hill .
Last weekend i made two Mountain  Ski trip and sometimes i get values like -Slope 252% see
    (http://http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3816/screenshot2013040612005.png)


I hope that Slope is mostly designed to Cyclist and that  in the future counting SLOPE Locus will use ( or it will be an option for Phones which support  ANT+) more exactly distances from wheel   , like most cycling computers- not from Gps . This same we will not see values like -265%

Driving a car from a stable hill ( 5,6%) for few km. Locus show good Slope Values .   Today i also tried little bit cycling and Slope was of course not perfect but quite Ok  and this is very good, THX.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tommi on April 08, 2013, 22:05:31
I observed such strange values with slope as well - in extreme situations like speed going down to 0 or loss of sync.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 09, 2013, 07:47:53
Quote from: "menion"
so new test version ...
@tramp: all maps (even in subfolders) should work correctly
Yes, all maps are now recognized again and the track charts look now much better and the sum values for height e.g. are between 5 and 10% accuracy compared to my bike computer Ciclo HAC4 :-)

Thank you very much.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 09, 2013, 07:55:53
sounds good, thanks tramp!

@locuscycling & tommi ... I'm going to check filtering of slope value, if there is not any place for some improvements ...
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: gynta on April 14, 2013, 22:33:59
Quote from: "menion"
so new test version ...
@gynta and some other crazy guys around NetworkLinks ... try it, should be better now ;)

First tests looks fine (guiding to a moving buddyPOI)

# after remove items (with "Remove temp map items" used from right panel) and restart Locus -> the item is still active again...

# After activate an item - i can't center this item (from datamanager) to find him.

# "Center to item" - shortcut function missing

btw.
 grazy??? hmm  :roll:

edit
# tap POI and choose "hide" in "tools" -> the POI pop up again...
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: gynta on April 14, 2013, 23:15:59
A few days ago, a member wrote about a problem in the top panel config. -> (link to german topic) (http://http://forum.locusmap.eu/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=2988&p=19996#p19994)

In some cases, it's not possible to change the functions.
The screenshot shows a worst case: all functions on the top, can't be changed.
PS.: The double "gps status" is also strange...
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 15, 2013, 07:43:30
hi gynta, thanks for report, but what mean " it's not possible to change the functions"? Long-click and "change" do not work??

double icons aren't so weird. There is possibility to selected up to 10 buttons on top panel and all are predefined at start. So if you add any on right panel or change any at top, rest of preselected still remain same. Anyway ... just change them (if it works :) )
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tommi on April 15, 2013, 12:10:19
Quote from: "menion"
There is possibility to selected up to 10 buttons on top panel and all are predefined at start.
I tried the "tablet" with the setup described here viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2157&start=20#p20105 (http://forum.locusmap.eu/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2157&start=20#p20105) but Locus only offers up to 4 buttons to be configured.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: gynta on April 15, 2013, 12:48:40
Quote from: "menion"
...Long-click and "change" do not work??
exactly - nothing happend.

Quote
double icons aren't so weird...
look @ status color - orange AND white...

@tommi
look in settings -> info:
do you use a tablet or an mobile image?
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tommi on April 15, 2013, 17:48:27
Quote from: "gynta"

@tommi
look in settings -> info
do you use a tablet or an mobile image?
I checked again and now Locus offers up to 10 buttons. Seems that it was a problem due to changed settings for screen resolution ad dpi/inch.
Thanks gynta!
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 16, 2013, 13:31:40
hi guys,
  sorry for no testing version. I'm waiting for some working solution on server and it will be finished in thursday, so then will be new version. Till then ...

TOP PANEL

- I'm not able to simulate problem with in-ability to change top panel. May someone send me file locus/data/config/action_panels.lb ? There is complete panel configuration, so I'll check it

NETWORK LINK

"# after remove items (with "Remove temp map items" used from right panel) and restart Locus -> the item is still active again..."
- you loaded definition of network link by data > items? Then this is loaded again when you start Locus

# After activate an item - i can't center this item (from datamanager) to find him.
- you active only a file with network link. In that moment, Locus have no idea what's on server, so it cannot center. And data from network link are downloaded and display on background so there is currently no way to "center" or handle more precisely data coming over network link

# "Center to item" - shortcut function missing
isn't this on GetSatisfaction as idea?

and "crazy" was just funny name for your enthusiasm to network links. Nothing personal and I'm really glad you and others are interested in this feature, because I really like it
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: gynta on April 16, 2013, 18:54:40
Quote from: "menion"
NETWORK LINK
"# after remove items (with "Remove temp map items" used from right panel) and restart Locus -> the item is still active again..."
- you loaded definition of network link by data > items?
yes - because i can't import this as an database POI - any other ideas?

Quote from: "menion"
# After activate an item - i can't center this item (from datamanager) to find him.
- you active only a file with network link. In that moment, Locus have no idea what's on server, so it cannot center. And data from network link are downloaded and display on background so there is currently no way to "center" or handle more precisely data coming over network link
Good point - Thanks - Any other ideas?
Currently you can follow this point with the guiding line - because the poi has a ID.
Is its possible to center this ID?

Quote from: "menion"
# "Center to item" - shortcut function missing
isn't this on GetSatisfaction as idea?
Yes In the meantime, we have a topic...

edit
about "top panel" - look into our dropbox
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 18, 2013, 12:17:13
Hi all,
because it is very quiet here so let us go :-)

This week I had two complete freezes with this version 2.10.2.5:
1. After about 90 mins of track recording Locus freezes and I noticed this at home.
2. Today after 75 mins again a freeze. This time I saw it half an hour later so I could continue my track recording for the next 4 hours with Locus pro.

Both times Locus was complete dead, I could only kill it with a task killer.

I saw some forum postings that Locus suddenly stopped recording but I have at this moment no time to search.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 18, 2013, 16:29:50
Quote from: "gynta"
Quote from: "menion"
NETWORK LINK
"# after remove items (with "Remove temp map items" used from right panel) and restart Locus -> the item is still active again..."
- you loaded definition of network link by data > items?
yes - because i can't import this as an database POI - any other ideas?
unfortunately not, this is how work with "Items" works

Quote from: "gynta"
Quote from: "menion"
# After activate an item - i can't center this item (from datamanager) to find him.
- you active only a file with network link. In that moment, Locus have no idea what's on server, so it cannot center. And data from network link are downloaded and display on background so there is currently no way to "center" or handle more precisely data coming over network link
Good point - Thanks - Any other ideas?
Currently you can follow this point with the guiding line - because the poi has a ID.
Is its possible to center this ID?
almost everything is possible :). But when you want to center this item? When is loaded from internet or in some other moment?

about top panel ... even if I use your configuration file, all works fine for me. Have to test it more ... :/

@tramp20: weird ... should you next time after you kill Locus with task killer, create a log?

and finally ... new version in first post
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 18, 2013, 17:03:00
Quote from: "menion"
@tramp20: weird ... should you next time after you kill Locus with task killer, create a log?
Does it make a sense to create a catlog 1-2 hours after the freeze?
And thank you for the new version. I cannot test it because the weather will be very bad :-(
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 18, 2013, 17:25:55
1-2 hours ... hmm probably no. Depend how much nonsenses your device post to log ...

anyway I just published quick fixed version. There were small problem with vector map zoom, but it should be ok now. You may at least check at home, how fast are vector maps now ;). There is also little bit slower zooming, but it use already loaded data ... you'll see what I mean
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tommi on April 18, 2013, 17:34:52
Hi Menion,
just tried the new version, I like the boost of vector map rendering. I think on zoom changes it firstly just does a magnification/miniaturisation of the screen image and afterwards calculates the new level, right?

Another point: I already observed it in the previous test version and now I could simply reproduce it with the current version: Automatic change of vector maps doesn't work (always?): With the last test version I observed it during car ride from Slovenia to Austria because more and more of the screen remained white. I could only manually change to the Austrian map and then it worked again.
With the current test version I shifted the map center from north to south from Germany to Austria and it doesn't render the Austrian map, cf. screenshot: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lwcn49zk1dabj ... .23.57.png (https://www.dropbox.com/s/lwcn49zk1dabj12/2013-04-18%2017.23.57.png)
Austrian map only appeared after manual change to it via Quick map switch button.
Shifting map further down until Italy and again it doesn't appear. Here it's even worse as Italy is not in the list of the Quick map switch button.

This was written before your last post - tested with the *first* version 2.10.2.6

*edit*: problem persistent in 2.10.2.6-2
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: gynta on April 18, 2013, 20:38:08
Quote from: "menion"
...I just published quick fixed version. There were small problem with vector map zoom, but it should be ok now. You may at least check at home, how fast are vector maps now ;). There is also little bit slower zooming, but it use already loaded data ... you'll see what I mean
Near https://getsatisfaction.com/locus/topic ... zoom_level (https://getsatisfaction.com/locus/topics/reuse_tiles_for_different_zoom_level)
isn't it?
-> nice
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 18, 2013, 21:52:30
@gynta ... exactly. Unfortunately my system is quite slow, and not yet perfectly working, but it's a work in progress

@tommi: are you sure you have enable automatic loading for vector maps in settings?
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tommi on April 18, 2013, 22:15:35
Quote from: "menion"
@tommi: are you sure you have enable automatic loading for vector maps in settings?
Just reproduced it once again and yes, Map - advanced/VECTOR MAPS/Map auto-load is ticked.
You can't reproduce it?
Gynta, maybe you?
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: gynta on April 18, 2013, 23:15:07
Quote from: "menion"
Quote from: "gynta"
Quote from: "menion"
NETWORK LINK
"# after remove items (with "Remove temp map items" used from right panel) and restart Locus -> the item is still active again..."
- you loaded definition of network link by data > items?
yes - because i can't import this as an database POI - any other ideas?
unfortunately not, this is how work with "Items" works

ok maybe there is a misunderstand. let me explain in 2 situations:

A:
# load network link.
# remove items (with "Remove temp map items" used from right panel)
# restart Locus
-> the item is still active again...

B:
# load network link.
# remove items (with "Remove temp map items" used from right panel)
# just look into datamanager (only open and close datamanager - do nothing!)
# restart Locus
-> the item is NOT active...
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: gynta on April 19, 2013, 00:09:13
Quote from: "menion"
Quote from: "gynta"
# After activate an item - i can't center this item ...
Currently you can follow this point with the guiding line - because the poi has a ID.
Is its possible to center this ID?
almost everything is possible :). But when you want to center this item? When is loaded from internet or in some other moment?
(for me) it's not important to fix the center permanently on the moving point.
If i want to know where is my buddy -> i like to tap "find waldo"  :mrgreen:
How?
Hm, maybe a list of exits POI IDs -> tap ID -> mapcenter moves to POI -> done.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 19, 2013, 14:02:54
Quote from: "gynta"
ok maybe there is a misunderstand. let me explain in 2 situations:...
thanks, that helped. Fixed

@tommi: issue with auto-load of vector maps found and fixed, thanks!
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 19, 2013, 19:49:54
so mainly for tommi & gynta ... check first post ;).

I think rendering of vector maps and now also online maps, is almost perfect. I create method that is very fast and works well for both map types. Finally after years :)
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tommi on April 19, 2013, 20:29:48
Great, I like the new vector map rendering - and even higher speed is appreciated :)
Auto switch vector map works again.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: gynta on April 19, 2013, 21:08:45
Quote from: "menion"
... and now also online maps...
Good job! ...again :)
Title: Few problems
Post by: chrabros on April 21, 2013, 08:06:52
Ahoj,
I have few problems to report.

Quick Map Switch
This problem exists for a longer time so it was there in older versions of Quick Map Switch button.
It is quite common, but not in all cases and I cannot tell how to cause this, that when I switch
from Vector map to other map (SmartMaps or online OSM), then I cannot switch back to Vector
map of the are because it does not show it at all. So in Czech Republic it offers me Saschen and Poland only.
And in Cuba it offers Iceland.
I then have to go to the main map menu and select the proper vector map from there.


Problems with compass
After last upgrade to released version, the compass started to behave erratically. When I drive
in the car the arrow switches between proper direction and north rapidly. It seems that compass
reports 0 very often. I am not sure if this is problem of Locus, but I was not changing anything
in Settings, just upgraded Locus.


Problems editing Cache coordinates
In the beta version I was trying to edit the coordinates of cache in the listing (by pencil icon).
The was different coordinates system selected and I need to enter the coordinates in the different
system, so I opened the drop down menu to change them. But the menu was opened in a strange manner
and I was not able to scroll it down to the first item in the menu, it appeared to be behind the top
of the screen and it didn't allow me to scroll it further down.
This problem is also not all the time

Zdraví,
 Dalibor
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: locuscycling on April 22, 2013, 14:46:00
Quote from: "menion"
sounds good, thanks tramp!

@locuscycling & tommi ... I'm going to check filtering of slope value, if there is not any place for some improvements ...

For me ,,Your Slope Algorythm'' is  almost perfect for  cycling.

Today i tried little bit more hilly course with gradients sometimes 20%. I also have on my Handlebar Sigma ROX 9.1 and something like this
(http://http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/9207/bikemounti.jpg)  Bike Mounti Inclinometer ( this is not my Photo)

Compared slope values  in Sigma and in Locus with these in Bike Mounti Inclinometer i can say that Locus is  even better ( quicker delay) then Sigma.
Maybe when speed is 0 we saw sometimes 256 % but this is completely no problem when we do cycling.
On road we get what we want. When SLOPE is 10 % we see in Locus 9,10 or 11 %  but not 3% and this is important.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: michaelbechtold on April 22, 2013, 22:56:01
Found some time to do some 2.10.2.7 systematic tests re. render speed:

====================================================================================================
Test with city theme for vector maps on Galaxy Note I N7000, maps on SD
Card (64 GB)

always emptied cache directory, App fresh start
same preference settings (import of .pref)
click next zoom level once current one is fully displayed

Map Center: Cafe Imperial, Praha, CZ in OpenAndroMap (250 MB) from
http://www.openandromaps.org/downloads/europa (http://www.openandromaps.org/downloads/europa)

level      completed after # sec      Pro      Beta
20                                               start    start
12                                               30       25
10                                               45       40
08                                               65       60
I.e. this table shows ACCUMULATED times

"Jump" from level 20 to 10 (repeated quick zoom out clicks, not waiting for render completion)
                                                   10       10


Map Center: Frankfurt Airport, Frankfurt, Germany (full coverage, 1.5
GB) in OpenAndroMap from http://www.openandromaps.org/downloads/deutschland (http://www.openandromaps.org/downloads/deutschland)

level     completed after # sec      Pro      Beta
20                                              start    start
12                                              20        20
10                                              35        40
08                                              65        80

"Jump" from level 20 to 10 (repeated quick zoom out clicks)

                                                 15        15

Level change screen behavior
Beta version: new level picture exchanging tiles to target level one after another
Pro version: nearly at once

Caching effects
Beta verion: level 8, 9 and 10 switch fast after first displaying them, 11+ level is re-rendering
Pro version:  level 8 and 9  switch fast after first displaying them, 10+ level is re-rendering

====================================================================================================

So, on larger vector map for Germany, the old version is faster than the
beta one.


Caching does help a lot, and once the min/max levels for caching are
configurable, local activities will be fast, which will be nice indeed.

But you see that processing times for level 12 and below are really nasty !
Switching to a predefined SQLite map is absolutely key if you roam
around the world or a country on larger scales - Locus is not a
geochaing only app, right ;-) ?

If Menion is not eager to do this automatically (i.e. switch to other source when crossing configured level threshold, then a one click button
that SWAPS between the current map selection and zoom level (could be vector, another SQLite or online regardless) and a configurable SQLite
DB (and back - stay at the coordinates as is when swapping back) would be an eays way to implement. Trivial in fact.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 23, 2013, 20:23:51
@chrabros: thank you for valuable comments. I'll ask you for some additional information. Quick map switch prepare maps based on current map center. So in your case, you have to be a close to some border right? Unfortunately in current vector map format is no information about some exact bounding area, to depect which map is located at which place. But I may confirm, that there is need for some improvements!

compass: did you just tried to calibrate it? Wave with device in air a while

editing coordinates: I was just updating this screen last two days, so you may test new test version, where this is already improved

@locuscycling: sounds good, thanks. And btw. "inclinometer" is really crazy :)

@michael: seems you spend quite a lot of time with testing :). Anyway I'm really surprised that you have slower rendering with new version that with old. It's almost impossible on your device. Main change is that locus now render maps in more then once core. It's not that on 4 core device are rendered 4 tiles at once, but partially yes. On my Galaxy Note 2 is gain with latest version around 20%, on SGS2 it's around 15%. There are some mechanisms in MapsForge library that limit another improvements, so I'm worried, we're in the end with speed.

Discussion on topic "Caching of vector maps" was already on GetSatiscation. There were no result because everyone say something different. Locus has also problems with caching because some maps are loaded just when they're needed. So Locus firstly render tiles and then discover that some map may fill some hole, so it render tiles again. Anyway these are problems on my side so I'll not bother you with this. Anyway caching of vector maps is really on separate topic, anyway I'm personally not a big fan of this.

ah I almost forget - new version in first post ;)
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 24, 2013, 12:43:37
Quote from: "menion"
@tramp20: weird ... should you next time after you kill Locus with task killer, create a log?


Hi menion,
today I had the third FC of Locus map free/pro (actual 2.20.2.8) after 2.5 hours of recording.
I had no look on my smartphone during the whole time (almost 5 hours).
Locus again was complete dead with a white screen instead the map, GPS and recording icons were visible. Only with a task killer I could stop Locus.
This time I started catlog before killing (2 hours later after the FC), perhaps you can see something.
These FCs started with all versions > 2.10.2.
It would be better when you continuously (or every x seconds) write the internal logfile to logs so we can see something even if Locus crashes.

I attach the catlog and your logfile right after the new start after killing.

For the next tours I will use Locus 2.10.2 again :-(
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tuancse on April 24, 2013, 15:26:22
Ver 2.10.2.8: click on any POI, Basic info shows " Missing item in UtilFormats", seems like an error??
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 24, 2013, 17:29:34
tramp, there is not much information in your logs. In data from catlog seems to be quite a lot of errors from different applications, but probably nothing serious. And absolutely no error from Locus. There are some notification from some memory monitor ... didn't you started to use some "task killer" that remove unused applications? Isn't there chance, that it also remove part of Locus (track recording)?. I would like to release a new version probably in friday, but with such problem I can't.

Locus logging isn't much useful, because when app crash totally, it's not stored there. Some external application like CatLog is much better for this. Mainly in case, you set there recording and storing on card as fast as possible. Damn ... anyone similar problems?

tuancse: thanks for report. I just found it too ... fixed
Title: Re: AW: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 24, 2013, 17:50:32
Thank you for answering.
I do not use an automatic task killer, only Greenify from XDA for Kaiten, Tapatalk. Do you rely on Maps? I made it to an user app to greenify it.
Tomorrow I will make another tour over 4 hours but with the 2.10.2.
I will report immediately.
If I am the only one with these FC then please do not stop the next version for the market.
I will save actual version :-)


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Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 25, 2013, 11:58:17
hmm "Greenify" - author write - "Greenify help you identify and put the bad behaving apps into hibernation when you are not using them" ...

suggest to check 2.10.2 version together with Greenify to verify that this program have no hands in Locus crashes. I'm worried it should have influence.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 25, 2013, 12:32:18
Quote from: "menion"
hmm "Greenify" - author write - "Greenify help you identify and put the bad behaving apps into hibernation when you are not using them" ...


Greenify does hibernate only apps that I select explicit (as Kaiten or Tapatalk) so I think no problem for us.

Just coming home from my 5 hours tour with Locus 2.10.2: absolute no problem. I looked many times on the display to see if Locus is still alive, made some calls etc.

The first crash was 17.04.2013 with Locus 2.10.2.5 (?)
the second was       18.04.2013 with Locus 2.10.2.6
then bad weather :-(
the last crash was   24.04.2013 with Locus 2.10.2.8

I do not have saved the older test versions so I do not know the exact version but I always installed them right after publishing from you here.

I have good tracks made on 17.,15., 13., 09.04.2013 until January.

I always use raster maps (OutdoorActive).
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 25, 2013, 13:38:31
Hi menion,
if you have an idea (and a testversion of course until tomorrow morning 6:00) then you can me persuade to a new tour :-)
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 25, 2013, 16:50:03
you'll be very kind! In first post is new test version. It do not print any special debug messages because I don't know where to start anyway if you use any log recorded, please enable it at start and let it record for a whole time.

Hmm and one more note ... I also had once such "freeze". It helped to just rotate a screen, so please try it next time, maybe this will be also your problem as well
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tommi on April 25, 2013, 17:37:44
Quote from: "menion"
Version 2.10.2.10 - 25. 4. 2013
this is currently release candidate. If there will be no problems, this version will go out to wild world for next month ...

changes
- added automatic pressure calibration using SRTM data if available
This doesn't seem to work (compare "dynamic altitude" and "dashboard altitude": https://www.dropbox.com/s/kcyu06sjhzets ... .27.52.png (https://www.dropbox.com/s/kcyu06sjhzetswk/2013-04-25%2017.27.52.png)
Setting in Altitude manager is PRESSURE: Automatic

Sometimes after start and sync of GPS it also says in GPS screen: Altitude unknown ???
Title: Re: AW: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 25, 2013, 17:47:18
Quote from: "menion"
you'll be very kind! In first post is new test version. It do not print any special debug messages because I don't know where to start anyway if you use any log recorded, please enable it at start and let it record for a whole time.

Hmm and one more note ... I also had once such "freeze". It helped to just rotate a screen, so please try it next time, maybe this will be also your problem as well


I will try the new version tomorrow.
Do you really mean catalog should run over 3 hours parallel?

And I can exclude rotating as my phone is always vertical in my backpack.

Gesendet von meinem LG-P970 mit Tapatalk 2
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 25, 2013, 17:49:15
tommi thanks ... there is really one small problem I found now by accident

tramp, if you don't have problem with catlog, then let it run. About rotation, I mean when you find locus stuck, just try enable rotation and rotate map screen once if this helps or not
Title: Re: AW: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 25, 2013, 17:56:32
2x ok.

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Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 25, 2013, 18:13:55
Quote from: "tommi"
Quote from: "menion"
Version 2.10.2.10 - 25. 4. 2013
this is currently release candidate. If there will be no problems, this version will go out to wild world for next month ...

changes
- added automatic pressure calibration using SRTM data if available
This doesn't seem to work (compare "dynamic altitude" and "dashboard altitude": https://www.dropbox.com/s/kcyu06sjhzets ... .27.52.png (https://www.dropbox.com/s/kcyu06sjhzetswk/2013-04-25%2017.27.52.png)
Setting in Altitude manager is PRESSURE: Automatic

Sometimes after start and sync of GPS it also says in GPS screen: Altitude unknown ???

I'm sure you cannot live with such version, in first post is fixed ;)
Title: Re: AW: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 25, 2013, 18:42:00
With the first version I got three times a very very short error message after closing Locus. I could not read it but some problems with sdcardlocus???srtm or nmea or....
Perhaps missing height data?
I could not reproduce it

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Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tommi on April 25, 2013, 19:36:21
Quote from: "menion"
Quote from: "tommi"
Quote from: "menion"
Version 2.10.2.10 - 25. 4. 2013
this is currently release candidate. If there will be no problems, this version will go out to wild world for next month ...

changes
- added automatic pressure calibration using SRTM data if available
This doesn't seem to work (compare "dynamic altitude" and "dashboard altitude": https://www.dropbox.com/s/kcyu06sjhzets ... .27.52.png (https://www.dropbox.com/s/kcyu06sjhzetswk/2013-04-25%2017.27.52.png)
Setting in Altitude manager is PRESSURE: Automatic

Sometimes after start and sync of GPS it also says in GPS screen: Altitude unknown ???

I'm sure you cannot live with such version, in first post is fixed ;)
Both problems seem to be fixed, now I have more accurate altitude than ever :D
Thanks a lot!
Barometric altitude measurement puzzled me since last summer.

One thing remaining, not sure if I already mentioned it: In dashboard satellites(used) and satellites(all) stay on last value after switching GPS off or out of sync. These values should go back to 0 (similar to accuracy and altitude which go to 0 in this case).
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: chrabros on April 26, 2013, 11:01:58
Quote from: "menion"
@chrabros: thank you for valuable comments. I'll ask you for some additional information. Quick map switch prepare maps based on current map center. So in your case, you have to be a close to some border right? Unfortunately in current vector map format is no information about some exact bounding area, to depect which map is located at which place. But I may confirm, that there is need for some improvements!

Well I doubt this. It happens quite often and I do not believe that I was close to the boundary of Cuba or Czech Republic
at that time. But I'll watch the behaviour with this in mind. But maybe it has happened when switching from SmartMaps
and there I could really be at the border of touristic map.

Quote from: "menion"
compass: did you just tried to calibrate it? Wave with device in air a while
I did, it made no change.

Anyway, I'll install the latest beta and I will let you know.

Zdraví,
 Dalibor
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: tramp20 on April 26, 2013, 11:51:04
Quote from: "menion"
you'll be very kind! In first post is new test version. It do not print any special debug messages because I don't know where to start anyway if you use any log recorded, please enable it at start and let it record for a whole time.


I am back now after 4 hours and 1000 Hm.
With the 2.10.2.10-1 I had no freeze :-)
But catlogging the whole time made my battery empty, of course I had a second with me to change.
If I pause Locus, exit it, change the battery and restart recording: does Locus recognize this and append it to the paused track or at least ask to allow it?
If I remember two years ago OruxMaps asked to continue the recording if the new record starts within a short time (perhaps 1-2 hours) after pausing.
This would be nice for Locus too.

But I found a new bug: since the 17.04.2013 these testversions are no longer exporting the complete track name (e.g. 2013-04-17_090000_Grainbach.gpx) but only -_Grainbach.gpx.

As I export all tracks to dropbox I need this really.
Title: Re: [APP-DEV] - version 2.10.2+
Post by: menion on April 28, 2013, 09:31:32
thanks all for help on next version. There is quite a lot of changes (as usually) and I really hope you'll enjoy them. See you ;)

EDIT: tramp, you may try if Locus continue with track record on your own. I'm sure it will work