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* modRana V0.39 *

released: 31.12.2012

  • Mon Dec 31 2012 Martin Kolman - 0.39.1
  • reworked QML GUI that should be less dependent on Harmattan Qt Components
    • all components are now locally available
    • only a toplevel PageStackWindow is used from Harmattan Components
  • QML GUI improvements
    • new Location info page (shows details location information)
    • new Speed info page (shows current speed + average & max speed)
    • new map screen icons
    • uses the inverted theme by default
  • fix --get-current-coordinates not working with QtMobility on Harmattan
  • fix address2address routing not working
  • fix the upper left minimize button interfering with the back-button in QML GUI @ Fremantle

* modRana V0.38 *

released: 27.11.2012

  • Tue Nov 27 2012 Martin Kolman - 0.38.2
  • make QtMobility dependency optional on Nemo
    • the python-qtmobility package is not yet in Nemo core, so modRana should work even without it
    • without QtMobility, screen blanking control won't work
    • at the moment, location doesn't work on Nemo anyway
  • Sun Nov 25 2012 Martin Kolman - 0.38.1
  • map grid now shows meridian & parallel labels
  • scalebar and its label are now properly themed
  • the centering button is now better visible in the night theme
  • fixed fast map dragging making clicking on-screen button difficult

* modRana V0.37 *

released: 15.11.2012

  • Sun Nov 25 2012 Martin Kolman - 0.37.28
  • add meridian/parallel grid display support
    • can be enabled in options->Map->Grid
    • configurable grid color
  • Sat Nov 24 2012 Martin Kolman - 0.37.27
  • remove an unintended PIL import
  • Sat Nov 24 2012 Martin Kolman - 0.37.26
  • dynamically generate the list as valid device module ids
  • Fri Nov 23 2012 Martin Kolman - 0.37.25
  • add missing python-imaging dependency for Fremantle
  • Fri Nov 23 2012 Martin Kolman - 0.37.24
  • fix startup script permissions for Fremantle, Nemo and Fedora
  • Fri Nov 23 2012 Martin Kolman - 0.37.23
  • include Nemo startup scripts
  • Fri Nov 23 2012 Martin Kolman - 0.37.22
  • negative map tile filter - thanks Rotoflex for the idea ! :)
    • can be enabled in options->Map->Filters
    • states: enabled/disabled/with night mode
    • works fine with map overlay
    • known issue: doesn't work well with transparent layers at the moment
  • Nemo device module
  • Wed Nov 21 2012 Martin Kolman - 0.37.20
  • fixes based on COBS RPMLINT output
  • Tue Nov 20 2012 Martin Kolman - 0.37.19
  • more clean & robust modRana module imports (thanks to Martin Sivak for the suggestion!)
  • general code cleanup
  • Thu Nov 15 2012 Martin Kolman - 0.37.5
  • merged Wikiwides Handmade routing
  • reworked routing on-screen menu
  • it is now possible to route through waypoints in online routing
  • layer group support (in the layer selection menu)
    • this enables seamless addition of more layers
  • 3 new map layers from Stamen Design
    • Toner
    • Waterocolor
    • Terain - USA only
  • 2 new public transport layers
    • Opnvkarte
    • transparent public transport overlay
  • new toplevel tracklogs menu
    • enables easy clearing of all visible tracklogs
  • icon update for search presets
  • fix back icon appearance in route profile detail menu
  • the centering button is now 50% transparent
  • fix online elevation lookup
  • Handmade route length fix by Wikiwide - thanks ! :)
  • QML GUI now can set mode

* modRana V0.36 *

released: 09.10.2012

  • it is now possible to set Espaek volume .1
    • can be set up to about 10x higher than the default value
    • higher values might cause some distortion
  • improved offline routing turn detection .1
  • it is now possible to download tiles around current route .1
  • better feedback for download around track .1
  • when imperial units are used, yards now serve as the default small unit .1
    • yards/feet can be switched in Options
  • fix wrong batch download storage path .1
  • general fixes and code cleanup .1
  • fix recurring (harmless) error message if using GPSD & GPSD itself is not running .2
  • fix static-map-url local search not returning any results when using the "geo:" prefix for location coordinates .3
  • fix voice otuput with manual parameters not working .3
  • fix CSV export of the POI database not working .4
  • add missing python-dbus dependency for Fremantle package .5
  • improved Monav offline routing turn annoucements .6
    • left, right, u-turns & their variations are now properly announced

* modRana V0.35 *

released: 09.09.2012

  • initial Monav offline routiong support .1
    • turn sugestions .5
    • turn-by-turn directions .6
  • new CLI option: --return-current-coordinates .4
  • fix modRana not starting up due to missing monav_data folder .7
  • fix missing python-protobuf dependency .8
  • fix offline routing failing when used for the first time .9
  • fix QML GUI crashing on startup .10
  • fix weird select-one-item menu behaviour with per-mode-options .11
  • fix potential issue with fast map dragging mode .12
  • fix not getting online walking directions in the "Foot" mode .13
  • add a "swap" button to the Address routing menu - for swapping the start and destination .13

* modRana V0.34 *

released: 08.08.2012

  • more efficient and robust track logging .1
    • logging is incremental and does not slow down as the tracklog gets longer .1
    • logging to two separate temporary files for more robustness against software or device crash .1
    • modRana check for temporary tracklog files from last session on startup and exports them to GPX .1
  • fix logging trace not displaying properly .1
    • drawing the logging trace should now be also more efficient .1
  • the distict color selector now has captions in the target colors .1

* modRana V0.33 *

released: 21.07.2012

  • automatic rerouting .1
  • faster online routing .1
  • various routing fixes .1
  • less verbose TTS debugging messages .1

* modRana V0.32 *

released: 15.06.2012

  • CLI interface .1
    • zoomlevel, centering & focus can be set by CLI parameters
    • CLI search
      • local, address & wikipedia search are supported
      • show results in modRana or return a static map URL
      • proper success/error codes
    • use --help to list available options
      • includes usage examples
  • automatic device detection .1
  • LAST_KNOWN_POSITION keyword .4
  • Wikiwides improvements - thanks ! :
    • hide POI label under on higher zoomlevels .5
  • N900: GPS hotfix .5
  • add missing python-hildon dependency .6
  • faster routing with separate geocoding .7

* modRana V0.31 *

released: 15.05.2012

(released to Extras-devel)

  • preliminary QML GUI
  • improved tile loading
  • show all POI button - thanks Wikipwide !
  • visible POI are saved on shutdown & restored at startup
  • clickable links
  • Wikipedia article has a clickable link to full article
  • improved icons
  • fix link opening
  • various other fixes

* modRana V0.30 *

released: 03.04.2012

(released in the form of preview packages only to test the GUI separation, new packaging system and QML GUI)

  • initial QML GUI
  • faster tile download
  • fix track logging
  • correctly handle zero-length tracklogs
  • fix download-along tracklog
  • fix screen redrawing in GTK GUI
  • show proper window header in QML GUI
  • better layer selection dialog in QML GUI
  • fix point selection in P2P routing in GTK GUI
  • fix appearance of point selection buttons in GTK GUI
  • link to the whole Wikipedia article can be opened from modRana in GTK GUI
  • clickable links for the About screen in GTK GUI
  • fix listable menu for Wikiepdia search results
  • make-all-POI-visible button, thanks Wikiwide !
  • improved About menu in QML GUI
  • save & restore visible POI

* modRana V0.29 *

  • Wikipedia search (via Geonames)
    • results include a 300 character abstract, accessible by clicking the on map label
  • Wikipedia and address search results can now be used for routing and saved to POI
    • multiple result handling
    • on map clickable labels
  • two click map layer selection
    • also used for the navigation language selection
  • fast mode switching by pressing the menu icon for 400+ms
  • values of option items can now depend on the current mode
    • EXAMPLE: disable map rotation when in cycle mode but enable it in car mode
    • it is possible to list all per mode states for an option
    • individual options can now be reset to their default values
  • better readable text in POI and Search result detail menus
  • fixed GPSD problems in latest SHR
  • fixed a few menus where pressing the back button would not trigger a jump to map screen
  • the height profile now shows imperial units on its Y-axis in imperial unit mode
  • various backend fixes and improvements

* modRana V0.28 *

  • new patch from Gkuenning
    • smart rounding of imperial units for voice output
    • fix for turn announcement triggers
    • unit conversion module improvements
    • improved substitution list & more efficient substitution code Thanks a lot ! :)
  • other improvements:
    • geocoding (address search) GUI - finally! :)
    • fix for Unicode characters showing only as boxes
    • more readable POI search result list & captions
    • track recording now works again
    • more logically placed cancel button for "in progress" operations

* modRana V0.27 *

  • patch for better handling of imperial units by Gkuenning - thanks ! :)
  • fix overlapping labels on height profile with imperial units
  • modRana now has a profile folder in /home/user/.modrana
  • configuration files are now in the profile folder
  • tracklogs are now in MyDocs/tracklogs
  • cleanup example tracklogs
  • properly use os.path.join in place of simple concatenation
  • general refactoring and code cleanup
  • remove GUI source files from installation package

* modRana V0.26 *

  • improved speed and time based patch by Gkuenning - thanks ! :)
  • assured sane turn announcements (between 10 and 20 s)
  • advanced distance rounding for shorter voice messages
  • enlarge pointReachedDistance if smaller than traveling speed per second (eq. modRana should no longer skip turns due to high speed)
  • fix missing python-simplejson dependency
  • patch by Gkuenning that adds speed and time based navigation voice message triggering - thanks a lot ! :)
  • fix overlaid labels on route profile
  • fix big route profile labels not being visible
  • decrease GPS fix latency (both liblocation & GPSD)
  • new GPSD protocol support
  • support for folder based modules

* modRana V0.25 *

  • map rotation is now optimized - only tiles that are really visible will be now loaded and drawn
  • map overlay has also been optimized - it should be now as fast as a normal single-layer map, thanks to caching
  • line wrapping & bigger font for turn-by-turn navigation
  • progress on the current route is now shown for turn-by-turn navigation
  • more visible buttons for turn-by-turn navigation
  • the About screen in the Info submenu now contains contact information for the modRana project
  • a few new icons were added
  • there is now a "EV charging" preset in POI search
  • fixed a few notification that were not showing up
  • the text-to-speach CLI string can now be interactively edited after switching to manual mode in Options->Sound->Voice
  • added a missing dependency on python-hildon
  • added a "Dr.\" should now be correctly substituted for "Drive" in voice output

* modRana V0.24 *

  • fix needless redrawing in centered mode slowing down map rendering
  • fix GUI not redrawing after pressing buttons
  • new way of loading tiles which gives priority to currently visible tiles first
  • lowered default number of automatic tile download threads to lessen I/O load
  • new info menu with an About submenu showing current version :)
  • better N900 integration
    • proper App-Menu which enables fast access to often used features (centering, map rotation, etc.)
    • volume keys are now used for zooming by default
    • modRana now uses Hildon banners for notifications
    • zoom feedback using a Hildon banner
  • sound can now be turned ON and OFF
  • saving of automatically downloaded map tiles can be now turned off

* modRana V0.23 *

  • new optional map dragging technique, which is a lot faster but not so pretty as the default one
  • support for long pressing buttons
  • long press of the escape button (green arrow in upper left corner) switches directly to the map screen
  • configurable threshold for disabling centering by dragging the map
  • startup timing
  • fixed broken list scrolling in options
  • fixed black screen at startup caused by the new shifted centering code

* modRana V0.22 *

  • tapping on buttons no longer disables centering
  • map movement is now properly synchronized with position indicator movement(while centering is on)
  • support for centered icons that use a nice themeable background
  • properly sized icons to avoid needless resizing
  • reworked button text rendering
  • proper spaceport icon
  • fixed text entry not working in fullscreen\* fixed usability issues with text entry popups

-> tapping outside the popup no longer saves popup content -> tapping outside the popup also cancels POI adding, if in progress -> previously entered text is now highlighted by default

* modRana V0.21 *

  • don't redraw on background
  • add theme support + an example "night" theme
  • ensure routing start while moving
  • cache cairo drawn icons to improve performance
  • center text on icons
  • add a 64x64 icon
  • enable navigation box hiding
  • add previous/next turn buttons

* modRana V0.20 *

  • optimized map drawing
    • all time consuming tile related operations (loading, sending download requests,...) were moved to a separate thread
    • there is now a limit on the number of concurrent automatic tile download threads
  • sequential sqlite access. which might fix some of the "database locked" issues
  • shutdown should be now more robust and better logged
  • fixed button hiding not working correctly
  • SHR@NEO FreeRunner:
    • fixed wrong speed being displayed in SHR on the Neo FreeRunner?
    • gpsd output speed toggle (knots per second in gpsd vs meters per second in FSO-gpsd) in options->GPS

* modRana V0.19 *

  • N900: multi mode screen blanking control (always on, while moving, while moving in fullscreen, while in fullscreen, with GPS fix,..)
  • use Russian voice for street names that contain Cyrillic literals
  • navigation is now auto-started by default
  • initial dbus support
  • fix wrong speed being displayed for metric units
  • fix weird behavior occurring after searching for extremely long roads (like Moscow-Honolulu :)
  • fix last directions step message not being displayed
  • Ubuntu 10.04: fix crash on startup caused by missing device module
  • fix directions CSV rules only being used once and not accepting Unicode

* modRana V0.18 *

  • asynchronous online service access
  • multilingual directions and voice navigation

* modRana V0.17 *

  • improved POI functionality - finally ! :)
    • store current position, place on the map, local search results or manually specified POI
    • easy route finding from the current position to a POI
    • show POI on the map
    • categories
    • old POI import
    • CSV export
    • can share database with Mappero (optional)
  • all routes now show the route info button on the map screen
  • improved terminal output logging
    • creates a new log fail for each modRana session (provided that logging is enabled in options->debug->log stdout
  • many small improvements

* modRana V0.16 *

  • optional sqlite tile storage - especially usefull on FAT32 like filesystems
    • tiles are stored in a single file
    • this avoids small tiles taking up many large clusters
    • tiles should therefore take up much less space than when storing to files and folders
  • special state tiles
  • batch tile download is now improved and faster
  • modRana stdout to file logging support

* modRana V0.15 *

  • automatic map rotation support
  • map scaling support (2X,4X)

* modRana V0.14 *

  • turn-by-turn navigation
  • espeak based voice navigation

* modRana V0.13 *

  • draw logging trace
  • distinct track coloring + manual color selection
  • folder based tracklog categories
  • more robust tracklog handling
  • valid and OSM compatible GPX output
  • better looking generic icons

N900:

  • default tile folder is now .maps in MyDocs
    • this makes modRana share maps with Mappero and Maep

* modRana V0.12 *

  • bugfix release

* modRana V0.11 *

  • GUI for track logging -> directly to a GPX file
  • tracklog cathegories
  • deleting tracklogs
  • ondemand tracklog loading => much faster aplication start
  • limit on the maximum number of in memmory tiles(user feedback - thanks)
  • netwok usage modes - full/partial(= no automatic tile dl)
  • slight improvements of the user interface
  • added new icons
  • new MTB layer for Czech republic

* modRana V0.10 *

  • now widget, showing remaining distance/time
  • imporoved OSD route profile widget
  • more intuitive tracklog visibility setting

* modRana V0.09 *

* modRana V0.08 *

  • text input
  • address routing
  • toll and highway avoidance

* modRana V0.07 *

  • map overlay support
  • route profile widget
    • activate a tracklog in tools -> set active
    • if upgrading from older version, delete the cache file on Neo in cache/tracklogs/tracklog_cache.txt
  • show current pozition on the route profile
  • the map should be show, even if these is no space left on the device

* modRana V0.06 *

  • the map is now more sharp and uninterrupted
  • GPS on the N900 was confirmed as working

* modRana V0.05 *

  • Neo FreeRunner package
  • TangoGPS compatible tile storage
  • map layer configuration in map_config.conf
  • improved batch tile download

* modRana V0.04 *

  • N900 GPS support
  • fully configurable user interface (using the user_config.conf config file)
    • each profile can have a custom UI
    • size and position of UI buttons and elements can be changed
    • size and position of information widgets can be configured
    • information widgets: time, speed, speed statistics, coordinates...
  • tiles folder can be set from the config file
    • on the N900 /home/user/MyDocs/modRana_tiles/, is used (to modify the tile folder path on N900, change it in the N900 section)
  • position indicator indicator
  • by using the first CLI argument, the current device type can signalized to modRana
    • for now, its is used mainly for N900 specific features or initial screen/window resolution
    • supported codes: n900, neo, n95, eee, q7, square, ipaq
  • potecially faster method for loading map tiles
  • improved threading support (thanks ivir for feedback)