"Locus - addon GSAK Database" add-on is no longer being supported

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The "Locus - addon GSAK Database" add-on is no longer being supported. I just wasted quite a lot of time trying to use the add-on with Locus so I could import GSAK databases for use while geocaching. Since the add-on is no longer being supported and no longer works with the current versions of GSAK or the current verison of Locus I really think it should not be mentioned on your website. I realize your company did not develop the add-on, but I did learn about it through your web site. This experience has been frustrating and disappointing to say the least. I am wondering if you could possibly develop such an add-on? I would seriously reconsider using Locus for geocaching if it could import GSAK databases.

Regards,Dave Mayer

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Good morning,

Unfortunately make SD card fully working like it was on good old Android 4.x and older is no longer possible. Maybe there is some hack on rooted device, not sure now, but ...

Anyway, I'm glad it works and for others: keep databases in internal memory for these add-ons to make it work correctly!

Menion

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Good day Dave,


I've marked "Kuřátko" (add-on developer) as responsible person for this topic with hope, we will get some response from him on your problems.

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Hi,


I've communicated with the add-on developer and he confirmed he'd stopped the development due to his being too busy elsewhere. However, the code of the add-on is open for development by somebody else: https://github.com/radimvaculik/LocusAddonGsakDatabase

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I have installed the GSAK AddOn not knowing it has not been supported anymore. However, it works quite fine for me...

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Because the login problem I had to Flash now my devices on Android 7.

Now, this addon won't do unfortunately also with me.


Maybe could it adapt Menion or someone else to current Android?

Please!

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Good day Holger,

what exactly is a problem with this add-on? Kristian below wrote that it works correctly for him and even from original topic post I do not know what exactly "Does not work".

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Hello Menion,

Thank you for the help and reply.

Difficult with google translator.

The problem is the following.

"Locus-addon GSAK database" as a standalone app works on my new LineageOS 14.1.

If I out "locus-addon GSAK database" from locus per start, crashes locus.

Message: GSAK database for locus was stopped. Then I have to reboot locus.


I hope you can understand that.

many greetings,

Holger

Am 17.07.2018 um 11:10 schrieb Locus Map:

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Thanks for a crash log send as private email.

As I read in the log, add-on complain that it is not possible to open database in read/write mode.

Because of restrictions that Android apply on access to SD card, I have to ask: do you have you GSAK database stored in internal memory of your device? If you placed it on SD card, try to move it to internal memory, it should then work I believe.

Unfortunately, access to the database in "write" mode stored on SD card is not now technically possible, so only what may be fixed here is not to allow to select the database on SD card and print some warning instead of this stupid crash.

Hope this helps.

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Good morning Menion,


Yes, it works again. You make me happy. I'm so glad. I thought with SuperSU, the restrictions are gone.

Well no matter, mainly it works again.

Many, many thanks for the quick and perfect help.


many greetings and have a nice week,

Holger

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Good morning,

Unfortunately make SD card fully working like it was on good old Android 4.x and older is no longer possible. Maybe there is some hack on rooted device, not sure now, but ...

Anyway, I'm glad it works and for others: keep databases in internal memory for these add-ons to make it work correctly!

Menion

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