Tuesday, November 18, 2008

320x320 Display Resolution Bug on Pocket Stars PDA Version 5.5.0.0

A number of customers have pointed out that the Pocket Stars PDA has a bug with the new 320x320 resolution devices.  The problem is caused by the introduction of a new DPI value for these displays.  An example is shown, below.  Notice that the toolbar at the bottom of the display is truncated on the right.

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Prior to the introduction of 320x320 displays, all PDA devices were either 96DPI or 192DPI as shown by the following table.  I’m guessing that quite a few other released programs aren’t  to happy either, dealing with a new DPI value at this late stage in the evolution of the platform.

WM6 Resolution Table

If you’re experiencing this problem, you can download a beta version with the problem fixed at: www.nomadelectronics.com/anonymous/PDAMenuFix/PocketStars.zip.  Let me know if it works and I’ll get this fix into the next official release.

2 comments:

Matthew G. said...

Jay,

Thanks for the fix to Pocket Stars. You were quite responsive. I'm only a casual user but when I want to use it, it's always helpful. I've traveled to Africa 4 times with Pocket Stars and was amazed with all the stars in the sky that I missed due to light pollution. I had to reference Pocket Stars to identify all the bodies I was missing at home. Thanks again.

Rajesh said...

That was informative.
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