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Quote from: menion on July 29, 2016, 15:05:36
Good day balloni,
well I need to store file somewhere before display. So without longer thinking I've considered this as "export" and result was "export" directory.

But you are correct that in most cases, you do not need to handle with this file directly. So if there is no one against it, I'll change it to some temporary directory in cache, where file will be automatically deleted later. Thanks
This reminds of something I wanted to ask for a long time: Why are the images created by "Share screen" also saved in data/media/screenshot? Sharing means I do something with them, so if I want to save them, I can do that. But like this, I regularly have to clean the data/media directory, which apart from that doesn't contain any temporary data.
I know that you have to create the file first before it can be shared, but don't you agree that it makes more sense to do that in a cache dir, too?
Quote from: menion on July 07, 2016, 12:33:45
@Bucky Kid: you see a raster map as background of this feature? Surprise, because only vector maps should be used here! And with chart > I'll try to do something with it, thanks.
Only vector map? Please change that! The best map for Switzerland, for example, is the official SwissTopo map, for all higher mountain tours everything else is just useless (the vector maps are sometimes mainly a light green background). So for this feature to be any use in the Alps, it must be possible to use it with the best map, which usually won't be a vector map.
I also agree with Bucky Kid about the chart - in principle it looks nice as overlay, but there are so many cases when it will interfere with the map content, it should be put separately on white background.
Thx for disabled points in "Nearest points" and snowshoeing icon! :)
Quote from: menion on June 30, 2016, 09:02:04
Not happy :). Extra work for me, extra complication for UI and no big usage I think. How many directories with photos you have on your device? I have ... wait ... hmm ... one. Oki, slarti76 has for every year one directory, this means around four extra taps every year. Someone wants to display photos from Locus in data/media/photos ... well.
Not quite correct, in my "year directories", there are subdirectories again for single events. Ca. 2 dozen per year, so overall a 3-digit number of directories - unfeasible.
But I do get your point, Menion, and I'm absolutely OK with it - after all, F-Spot does this very well for all my pics, and for Locus, this is just an extra. So I can use it to just show some pictures I need right now.
But you should make that clear somewhere in the UI. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who expects it to work recursively. Constraints like this should be indicated in the UI, e.g. with a message box with "Don't show this again".
Quote from: balloni55 on June 29, 2016, 08:26:39
QuoteIs there anything I can try?
just an idea
copy for test a few photos you know their position to internal SD and zoom in  on map
Yeah, works. Turns out, the problem is simple: It doesn't work recursively, i.e. subdirectories are not searched! Is that on purpose? Hope it's a bug, because I don't think it's very useful if you have to add all your picture directories separately...

PS: A few posts above, I wrote "added one subdir with not so many pictures" - I was still talking about a directory with more subdirectories, just deeper down the hierarchy. If you must know, my pictures are ordered in directories-by-year, and under that in events. So only 2 levels deep, nothing fancy ;)
Quote from: menion on June 28, 2016, 13:29:56@slarti76: hmm maybe give it a few more seconds. If layer is enabled and directory is correctly set, it should work. And 5+k photos, may really take a while for the first time.
I've waited the whole day now, some time with Locus active and screen on, too - nothing happened. Then I removed my picture root dir and just added one sub dir with not so many pictures, but definitely with geotags - still nothing.
Is there anything I can try?
Tiny thing:
Thanx for the activity "Snowshoeing" - but as the icon now exists, it should be no problem to offer the icon also for tracks folders, or not? It's missing there...
@Geotagged photos:
OK, will keep an eye on it ;)

Another thing:
I don't find the new "Nearest Points" to be working intuitively. When I open it, it shows me all enabled points, really all, even if they're half around the world. Now we can argue about what's "nearest", but I would've at least expected disabled points to show up, too. For me, that would be the main use, finding a point I have somewhere in the DB, but not currently displayed. Right now, I can only hide points from that list, that are shown - when I open the list next time, they're gone...
@Geotagged photos:
I'm either doing something wrong, or there's a bug.
I wanted to try out the new "Geotagged photo" layer, so I opened the new sidebar, tapped on the entry, added my ExtSdCard directory with all my photos, and then activated the layer. Nothing happened. Thought I might have to wait, because I got a lot of pictures (>23K, >5K of them with tags), but nothing changed.
Now I know the tags are ok, because I use F-Stop as my gallery, and there the map view with the pictures works flawlessly.
Any idea?
Quote from: menion on May 21, 2016, 11:45:33
@slarti: new icons ... we will see

Special handling of categorized icons make sense, I was thinking about it some time ago. Little harder to create really easy working solution and it also needs quite some time to make it work properly. Probably easier solution should be some XML file inside zip, that should define these categories. Anyway suggest to copy this idea on help desk , as it's really not task on few minutes and I would like to see if there is some interest or not. Anyway it's doable.
I realized that there is already an idea:
And I already commented on it, sorry I forgot ;)
Anyway, good to bounce that one up - hope et'll be enough for you to consider. Like the XML approach, too!
Menion, thank you very much for the new version, lots of good stuff  ;D

A tiny thing I appreciated are the new track icons - but do you think you could come up with one for simple walking (perhaps the hiking guy without the backpack) and snowshoeing (the hiking guy with sticks and some kind of snowshoes on the feet)?

Also, you added categories, like with the Garmin icons. I wonder, as you obviously have the code to do the categories: Couldn't you add this to the display of user icon libraries. I mean, they're ZIPs, so simple solution would be if the ZIP contains directories, these become the category titles and all icons in that directory go into that category. Deeper nested directories don't need to be handled especially, just flatten the structure. I have a lot of icons in many ZIPs, and ordering them like that would be easy without having to create dozens of separate ZIPs instead.
There might be a problem with GPX export and the paths used there, I can imagine - but I would be fine if the directory names would just be ignored for that. Can't have to icons with same name in one ZIP but different directory, then, but that's a conditions I'm fine with.
Is there a chance for that?
That new feature with the long tap sounds great - always missed something like that.
Which reminds me of another tiny idea I was had but forgot:
In the tracks list, when you tap the icon (track overview), you're taken directly to the map showing the track completely. Wouldn't it make sense to do something similar with a point? Tapping the point icon, doesn't open the point details (like the rest of the line), but enables that point and takes you to the map centered on the point.
Would be more consistent, don't you think?
Quote from: Bucky Kid on March 28, 2016, 10:33:20
I don' know, may be it's specific (for me not )
Anyway it looks ugly. If anybody other dislikes the defocused maps, give a vote.
Disagreed. I know that problem and thought about it, too, but I'd be more annoyed when the zoom level automatically changes because I switch to a map that doesn't have this level. It's especially annoying when "fine-editing" a track.
@Bucky Kid, Andrew Heard:
I can totally confirm the "Change of elevation" problem. The attached track is green all the way up, and then red on the way down!
@Menion: You didn't react to this yet. Should I rather add a Problem to the Helpdesk?
I know, it's a little pointless to discuss about whether the new icons are "good" or "bad" - just a couple things:

  • The folder icon (Points and Tracks screens) looks kinda wrong, like a alpha channel mask. I would prefer an outline version, not solid black.
  • Now that you're designing new icons, I think it would be about time to finally have separate icons for "Points (Data screen)" and "Points of interes (beta)"...
  • I'm with Andrew on the settings screen: All icons look rather similar because the cogwheel is the defining image element. If you want to keep the cogwheel, why not turn it around: Have an overlying cogwheel over what is now the part to the lower right.And here, also, are three identical icons, which confises.