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Title: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: Chris on February 21, 2006, 06:44:37 AM
PocketStackz 2006 has been released yesterday!

* Support of VGA mode and Windows Mobile 5.0
* Simplified insertion of new cards, including "Add new lesson" option
* Language specific "minimum font size"
* Conversion of Chinese tone numbers to accentuated PinYin for display

Please upgrade to the new version! No upgrade fee, Stackz 2005 liceneses are valid for Stackz 2006 also.

Download from this location:
http://www.stackz.com/Stackz/ppc/ppc.htm#Download
Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: atomu on February 27, 2006, 01:33:47 PM
Hello,

 I started learning with PocketStackz only just 2 weeks ago, but it seems to be exactly the thing I was looking for. Yesterday I upgraded to PocketStackz 2006, and I?m very happy with it. Now on my FSC Loox 720 the beautiful ttf I built in looks much brighter than before.

But unfortunately the test writing box is very small now. I?m not sure yet, how useful this box may be in future for me, because even before I was not very happy with the japanese Kanji I wrote in that box. They don?t look very nice. Well, it?s a system-immanent problem, but I don?t want to become used of this awful "paintings". May be, I?ll prefere pencil and paper for this direction of learning, but can?t do that anywhere of course.

Anyway, can I configure this box, or is there another solution? Thank you in advance.

atomu
Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: Konstantin on February 27, 2006, 07:14:11 PM
Hello,

 I started learning with PocketStackz only just 2 weeks ago, but it seems to be exactly the thing I was looking for. Yesterday I upgraded to PocketStackz 2006, and I?m very happy with it. Now on my FSC Loox 720 the beautiful ttf I built in looks much brighter than before.

But unfortunately the test writing box is very small now. I?m not sure yet, how useful this box may be in future for me, because even before I was not very happy with the japanese Kanji I wrote in that box. They don?t look very nice. Well, it?s a system-immanent problem, but I don?t want to become used of this awful "paintings". May be, I?ll prefere pencil and paper for this direction of learning, but can?t do that anywhere of course.

Anyway, can I configure this box, or is there another solution? Thank you in advance.

atomu

Hi atomu,

Thanks for the question!

Currently the writing pad has the same size as the area for the buttons.
When the writing pad gets activated, it simply overlaps the buttons.
Currently it is not possible to change this size.
I will add this issue to my TODO list.

Best regards,
Konstantin
Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: atomu on February 28, 2006, 09:31:00 AM
Thx.  :)
Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: saito_j on April 06, 2006, 10:13:35 AM
I have upgraded to the new version  ;D
Yes definetly a very good software!!

-I use the paint panel all the time to check if I remember correctly how to write the kanji, but it is indeed very small.
If we could write on any part of the screen this would be great! (like transcriber)

-I only use my pocket pc to input kanjis because I usually do that when not in front of my pc. So the add list feature is very helpfull! however why isn't there an option to delete the list? Personnally if I could do everything from my ppc I think it would be for the best.

-Also I am using pocket stackz during lunch break (I saw the post about "when do you use pcstackz").
Or while waiting for respawn at counter strike  ::)
So a cool feature would be a timer to turn automatically to the next card. When the timer is at zero the card go to the end of the stack or go to the left stack (timer duration and default action choosable in options panel?)

-Finally a small bug : apparently stackz can not find files  in subDirectorys on sdcards...

I use pocket stack every day since I arrived in japan, this is the kind of software I am glad to have bought!

Thank you again for your updates! They are always a great pleasure!



Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: atomu on April 06, 2006, 12:37:01 PM
Quote
-I use the paint panel all the time to check if I remember correctly how to write the kanji, but it is indeed very small.
Meanwhile I?ve given up working with that panel at all. It?s too small indeed.

Quote
If we could write on any part of the screen this would be great! (like transcriber)
That would be really great.

I?m still enthusiastic with the programm. I use it every day and everywhere.  :)
Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: Konstantin on April 06, 2006, 06:12:29 PM
Thanks for the interesting ideas!

-I use the paint panel all the time to check if I remember correctly how to write the kanji, but it is indeed very small.

I am going to make the panel bigger.
Hopefully it will be ready next week :)
I will post a message here, when it is done.

-Finally a small bug : apparently stackz can not find files? in subDirectorys on sdcards...

As for the bug...
It's not really a PocketStackz bug.
Windows Mobile has some limitations with the external cards.
If you open MS Pocket Excel, you will also see the similar problem.
But you can open the file from your SD card.
First close PocketStackz then start the File Explore and click on the file
you are going to open within the File Explore.
This will start the PocketStackz and it will open the file.

I will see how I can improve it.
Maybe I will find some workaround.
Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: saito_j on April 07, 2006, 04:08:15 AM
Great!
thank you for your reply

For the subdirectory problem, the ebpocket program (a dictionnary reader) has an option to scan all directorys,
I think it is open source, you might want to take a look at how they do it :)

Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: Konstantin on April 10, 2006, 10:54:26 PM
Hi,

I've just released a new version with the bigger writing panel for the VGA devices.
Please try it and check if the current size is OK for you.

As the next step I would like to make the sizes configurable.
This will affect both the writing panel and the attributes.

Best regards,
Konstantin
Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: saito_j on April 11, 2006, 03:45:18 AM
Yeay thank you!
I will try that tonight and keep you updated
Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: saito_j on April 13, 2006, 02:47:44 AM
bigger panel works great for me!
thank you
Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: atomu on April 13, 2006, 02:01:08 PM
Hi,

where do I get the new version with the bigger writing panel? Just Download everything again? If yes: Will everthing else be the same after the Download?

Thx atomu
Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: Konstantin on April 13, 2006, 04:47:51 PM
where do I get the new version with the bigger writing panel? Just Download everything again? If yes: Will everthing else be the same after the Download?


Simply click on the "Download" here:
http://www.stackz.com/Stackz/ppc/ppc.htm#Download
and you will be able to get the installer of the latest version.
Everything will be the same except the the bigger writing panel.

Best regards,
Konstantin

Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: atomu on April 14, 2006, 10:37:17 AM
Thank you! Works fine.

The results of my "paintings" still aren?t very beautiful, but that?s another problem. It?s good to have this option and now it?s much better than before.

With kind regards,

atomu
Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: saito_j on April 20, 2006, 04:42:55 AM
Yeah it would be great if we could have so kind of "black paint brush" effect  ;D

Anyway I think It would be very difficult to implement...
But cool  ::)
Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: ront on June 23, 2006, 04:54:05 AM
My ppc is HP4700 which is a VGA screen. My probem is not relating to the writing pad. The problem is the buttons (test and learn dialog) is very very small (compare to the old version). I used to use my index finger to tick either right button or wrong button. Now I have to use my stylus and to wear my glasses everytime I use PocketStackz. Could you make it a little bigger?
Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: Konstantin on June 25, 2006, 12:47:54 AM
Did you try to use the navigation buttons?
In many cases the navigation buttons are more handy
than the arrow buttons shown by PocketStackz.

Regards,
Konstantin
Title: Re: PocketStackz 2006 released!
Post by: ront on June 25, 2006, 08:14:11 AM
My ppc (HX4700)does'nt have the navigation buttons.