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Beta versions replace public versions. Usually, it is not easily possible to downgrade back on the public version. But usually, it is not a problem as we talk more about minor changes. Where there is a bigger update in the Beta version, it is discussed in the main version topic.

Anyway in this case, the Beta version is perfectly safe to install. Once the new version will be on Google Play, you will get an update as usual.

No need to say sorry. There definitely is some problem. It is just not so simple to find out where and why. The ideal is of course if I will have the exact same issue on my device, but nothing like this happens. That's why I asked for your geocaching data with the hope, it will cause the same issue on my device as well. We will see ...

Btw. thanks for the patience!

Best send it directly as a private message here on the forum or on our support email, thanks!

And the "point & track" screen I though screens that display details of a single point or a single track.

Hello bongo,

this is maybe the third topic from you with an almost identical problem = slow "something", when placed on the SD card. Isn't your SD card really really slow? Isn't corrupted somehow?

Isn't for you easy to pack your geocaching directory and share it with me over some Google Drive or similar service? Because it may take me a month to download such a huge amount of files and it may be useful to have it for tests on my device.

For your info: the point & track screen is in the Locus Map Pro really slow. I know it well and because of it, in the new Locus Map 4 was created completely new from scratch. Definitelly a lot faster.

Hi guys,
A few notes from the dev side:

- app scan all files in the mapsVector directories. It simply checks every single file, so the amount of files matters!! On the second side, the directory "_themes" is skipped!! so extracted themes in this directory should not affect startup performance.

- error you see when enabling "log to file" is because you use the public version and not the Beta version. I'll have to improve this error, anyway, for now, logging is useful only with Beta versions.

And > new Beta version just created, so please download & install it (link to download is in my signature), after the start, enable logging to the file and also INITIALIZE, INITIALIZE_MAPS and MAPS_CORE categories. Close the app by double click, wait 5+ seconds, and start it again. After it is fully started, send me a log from Locus/logs directory. Thanks!

Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.5.+ ( 1. 12. 2021+ )
« on: December 30, 2021, 08:15:44 »
Very good idea with IDs in signature, indeed  :)

I see that the app crashed because for the same reason as reported by the bongo in the different topic - the zip file seems to be corrupted. May you please share this file with me? Thanks

So the maps in the "SD card/Android/media" are really noticeably faster than maps in the "SD card/Android/data/..."?? Unbelievable  :D. Will have to look at it closer.

I probably see your crash. Seems that one zipped theme is corrupted. May you please pack and share with me your "_themes" directory? Thanks.

Sure, this is how this feature is done. Content of the "media" directory is used similar to old "external maps". So independent directory where may be placed user-defined maps, nothing more.

The reason I wrote about this directory was to test the performance of the vector maps you complained about.

Hi bongo, I've not yet found time to do this, but a) it is doable and b) there is currently no method how to do it other than code it directly in the app.

Will try to implement it to the next app version.

Oki, understand .. so

1. I'll be publishing a new version today, so give it a try. At least themes should work correctly now
2. try placing a single vector map to the mentioned /Android/media directory with this new version. Is there a difference if placed on the SD card or internal memory?
3. if so, what exactly means "slower"? Does it take significantly more time when you move with the map, till all tiles load? If so and you will be willing to spend some time with testing, we may iterate it with few testing versions to find out read reason for this. This anyway a little later, firstly new version. Thanks for the patience.

1. if the rendering of the map itself is slow, then it has to be a problem with the slow SD card! Really suggest using internal memory if possible.

2. crash when selecting theme was detected and will be fixed in today bug-fix version

Desperate and annoyed > I and others in the team fully understand. Imagine our situation. 8 people depending on the quality of the product. So it is in our highest interest to have a fully working and reliable app. If there are really mainly these two issues, they are solvable I believe.

Btw. You may also try to add map to the /xxxx-xxxx/Android/media/ directory. There app has full access as well as you as a user. Anyway this is solution "in testing" and not officially documented yet.

Oki, thanks guys, I'm going to look at it ...

- satellite bars are visible. Just in your case, the quality of the signal is so bad, that bars are only thin lines
- height & accuracy > if these values are received from the GPS unit, they are displayed.

Permissions: long story discussed in LM4 topic anyway Google allowed Locus Map 4 to temporarily use "All files access" so it allows having directory in the internal memory root as before (we do not know for how long this exception will be valid, but at least it gives me some time). Unfortunately, Locus Map Pro request was twice denied. I'll be generating LM Pro with this option to the public Google Drive for direct APK download (January). That's the best I may do for now.

I'm not sure what exactly is the problem now. App in the latest version is still slow? "mapsVector" directory on the SD card should not cause any huge performance issues in the latest public version. Anyway steps described by @michaelbechtold are precise so give it a try.

[CZ&SK] - diskuze o Locusu / Re: Locus spadne při výběru mapy
« on: December 28, 2021, 20:05:48 »
Zdravím, tohle je problém na mé straně (Locus Map), omluva. Problém s náhodným padáním je již opraven a opravná verze bude venku nejspíše ještě tenhle týden.

Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.5.+ ( 1. 12. 2021+ )
« on: December 26, 2021, 12:43:54 »
Andrew, as visible on the screenshot here: , there is a difference between selected and highlighted maps. It may be united, agree. But for now, the map with the colored background is the one, you see on the right side. Map with the name in highlight color (orange) is the one, currently active.

Locus Map / Re: [APP] - version 4.5.+ ( 1. 12. 2021+ )
« on: December 25, 2021, 21:55:48 »
ah thanks. Problematic "line break" on the end of the first line. Fixed

the theme is unzipped to temporary cache if selected, to speed up work with it

thanks, I've noticed this error in the automatically reported crashes. I have no idea why this happens but will look at it next few days.

@john_percy & @Andrew Heard
the new Beta version has just been generated. Please long click on the main menu button and enable "log to file" + logging of the "MAPS_CORE category. Try to simulate your issue and send me generated log from the "Locus/logs" directory, thanks!

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