what speed machine you got arathranar?
Ok. Tried out the new version. Not having to remember what order I added places is a definite plus
A couple of thoughts:
1. Having to click exit 3 times is overkill. 2 times I can see but 3 times seems unnecessary.
2. The first thing I do every time I start the app and switch to the navigation page is zoom right back in again. It would be great if it remembered how zoomed in I was when I last used the software.
When I go to the options page and exit any way (cancel or done), the app goes into a 100% cpu hang. I'm using the Zorro skin (very nice btw!) in case that's relevant.
Another thing that seems to be the case is that AutoTouch is more 'lagged' than MapPoint which in turn is more 'lagged' than S&T 2005. Perhaps you could do some simple linear prediction based off direction and speed to compensate for the delay? Or maybe it's just that my machine is so slow...!
NEC Tablet PC 933MHz P3 with a slow hard drive.
Yeah, I kind of agree, but the first time is actually a menu with the choices of hibernate and exit, and I didn't like the chance you might hit exit accidentally since it would lose the constructed list of playing songs and navigation. I always hibernate and almost never exit so I guess it doesn't bug me. If more folks want the second dialog gone it's easy enough to do.Originally Posted by Arathranar
Me too! Unfortunately there's no option for this in Map Point, the operations are zoom in/zoom out, there is no way to tell the current zoom level I thought about tracking zoom in and zoom outs but there's a lot of problems with trying that. Again, I don't exit that often... I've made the suggestion to MapPoint via the appropriate channels that the next version include this featureOriginally Posted by Arathranar
For ever? Or just for a few seconds? I've not seen this sort of behaviour, does it happen with a Skin other than Zorro?Originally Posted by Arathranar
Do you have Rotation turned on? That will slow it down somewhat, the next thing is that there is a GPSDelay= that can be added under the NavOptions, set this to zero or 1 and it'll increase the delay. This is so that slower processors can handle doing the rotation, for instance on my Epia M10000 if I don't use this setting on 3 it doesn't work.Originally Posted by Arathranar
Hope that helps
is it just me , that i cant access the webpage,ive been trying for like 2 weeks and no luck - but when im at work it loads up fine
im running XP SP2,IE6
As far as I tested - forever and it was consistently doing it. But no repro at all now!
Tracking the zoom level would make me happy :-). As would remembering the location you were at the last time the software was run and defaulting to showing that. It's more likely to be right than some place in the middle of the states.
The menus are the thing I like least about the whole product. Having to restrict the user to such a small vertical area isn't optimizing the touch / visual experience. Covering more of the screen and using some nice icons would be great.
Turning rotation off helped a bit. One thing I noticed is that even with rotation off, the cpu spike as AutoTouch does work is a lot higher (80% with rotation off, 100% with it on) than MapPoint itself (steady around 30-40%).
Well I'd love a way to track the zoom level but it's currently not possible.Originally Posted by Arathranar
Hmm, I hadn't really thought about changing the menus, the idea was to make them simple and useable without taking up a lot of space, but that's an interesting idea. What I would basically have to do was make the menu's skinnable and then we could do more things with them. I'll look into that. If you've got suggestions for what the menus might look like please post them!
As for the rotation off helping, it would, because MapPoint doesn't support rotation what I do is draw the mappoint window off screen take a screen shot of it and then rotate that bitmap and draw it on screen, pretty intensive.
Aranthar, How much RAM in your laptop, I wonder if we're hitting a swap case. I'm using the .NET Framework which combined with mappoint can be a bit of a memory pig, I'm able to run it without pegging the CPU on a EDEN M10000 with 512MB (At least I think that's how much it has!) so if you have less than that I wonder if we're hitting a swap condition, you could view this with task manager and let me know!
I am having similar performance issues ony my carpc.. I have the EDEN M12000 with 512Mb ram....
I did notice that the audio controls lag a bit when i am in navigation mode.... Especially if i have shuffle and map rotation turned on...
Skinning the menu's would be great... As soon as I get home tonight.. I will post my brushed metal skin on here for everyone..
If it always starts zoomed fully out why can't you just count the number of zoom ins and zoom outs? Then at start up, re-apply them. Even if it screws up, the worst case is that you are still at the wrong zoom level, but probably closer.Originally Posted by Gremlin
I have 512 Mb. To be honest, I have to worry about performance for all the code I write - I may just be being picky.
The problem with tracking the zooms is the number of ways it screws up, it's actually an interesting problem, since when you're in navigation mode asking mappoint to show the current direction will cause yet another zoom level to be show, so I'm not even sure where to begin counting zoom-ins, and when to count zoom-outs. The net effect would end up being I always end up zoomed in. That's probably more of what you want. I wonder if it would be sufficient to offer a start with this many zoom ins in a skin? That way you'd be able to change it and it would be predictable.Originally Posted by Arathranar
As for the performance, I'm not sure what's up with that can you tell me what task manager reports for mem usage, and if you're hitting swap. I've actually done a bunch of work to optimise the code thats there for speed, and it runs quite nicely on my car computer now, as for the button lag on the nav screen I'll ahve to check it out since my skin doesn't make use of that feature (it was added at Strohj's request!)