Archive for the ‘Updates’ Category

Diving Log 6.0.6 released

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

I’ve released a new update for Diving Log 6.0 with the following new features:

  • Divesite map in logbook window
  • Tanklist in logbook window
  • Extended Layout updated
  • DAN Diver Safety Guardian Upload
  • Office 2016 Ribbon theme
  • Downloader improvements
  • Android USB Sync device lookup improved
  • Drag and Drop logbook files to main window
  • Import all waypoints of a GPX file as new dive sites
  • French localization improvements
  • Bug fixes and other improvements

Logbook window improvements:

You can now include the “Tank & Gas” list directly in the logbook window. Additionally you can add a map view to your logbook layout, which automatically shows the dive site of the currently selected dive on a map. I’ve updated the “Extended Layout” which now includes both new items. In the screenshots below you can also see the new Office 2016 theme, which you can select in the preferences dialog.

Tank & Gas List

Tank & Gas List

Dive Site Map

Dive Site Map

DAN Diver Safety Guardian Upload:

You can now upload your dives to the DAN Diver Safety Guardian website, for additional decompression risk analysis and statistics. Read more about that feature on this page.

DAN DSG Upload

DAN DSG Upload

Other improvements:

If the Android USB sync dialog did not show your connected Android device, please try it again. In this update I’ve improved the device lookup and it should now show up. There are also improvements in the dive computer downloader as well as the latest libdivecomputer library. You can now also drag and drop Diving Log logbook files (*.mdb) to the main window to quickly open them.

Sync directly to MTP connected devices

Sync directly to MTP connected devices

Diving Log 6.0.5 released

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

A new update for Diving Log 6.0 is now available, with the following features and improvements:

  • Diving Log for Android Sync via USB and Dropbox
  • USB Sync for MTP connected Android devices
  • Downloader (New: Cochran, Shearwater Perdix, Cressi Newton, Aqualung i450T, Aladin Sport, Aqualung i300, Beuchat Mundial)
  • New ISCan APECS 4 Import
  • New Aqualung Diverlog Import
  • Subsurface Import improvements
  • LogTrack Import improvements for Mantis M2
  • Fix: When using autostart, update check does not block the application anymore
  • Bug Fixes

USB Sync for MTP connected Android devices

Syncing with Android devices via USB is now a lot easier. In the past, you could not save your logbook file directly to the device when it was connected in MTP mode, which almost all devices do nowadays. Instead you would have to save the file to the PC and copy it manually in Windows Explorer.

With this update you can now sync to (and from) the Android device directly even in MTP mode. In the upper left corner the device should show up and Diving Log will sync directly to the correct folder. This works for all compatible Android dive log apps (Diving Log, DiveMate, etc.):

Sync directly to MTP connected devices

Sync directly to MTP connected devices

Diving Log 6.0.4 released

Friday, March 11th, 2016

A new update for Diving Log 6.0 is now available, with the following features and improvements:

  • Profile-Compare feature
  • Downloader: support for new computers
  • New Hollis Explorer import
  • Subsurface import improvements
  • MacDive import improvements
  • Excel export improvements
  • Fixed: main window seems to freeze when autostart and update notification overlay each other
  • Bug Fixes

The update will be automatically installed when you start Diving Log the next time. To force the update, click the menu “Help > Check for updates”.

Please note, in the current Diving Log version which you’ve installed, the update notification could be overlaid by the autostart window (e.g. logbook window) and it seems the application is locked up. To fix it, press either two times Alt-Tab and if that does not help to bring the update notification to the front, kill the application in the task manager and start it again. Then check for updates manually after it has launched. This bug should be fixed in the current update.

A note to all Windows 10 Insider Preview users: There seems to be a bug in the latest Insider Build 14279 of Windows 10, which prevents Diving Log 6.0 to start correctly (there is a System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException). I’m not sure if all languages are affected, it currently looks like it affects only German versions of Windows. I recommend you wait and do not update to Build 14279. Other .NET WPF applications also seem to be affected. As this is a Windows or .NET Framework bug, I cannot fix this from my side. Again, this is only the insider preview (beta) of Windows 10, not the normal (stable) version. If you’ve already updated to Build 14279, you can revert to the previous build in the Windows settings app. See also this (German) forum post

Diving Log 6.0.1 released

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Today I’ve released an update to Diving Log 6.0, which fixes a number of bugs and brings some minor new features. The update will be installed automatically when you start Diving Log next time.

  • Two additional profile graphics in logbook window (5 overall)
  • Sort order of tanks can be changed
  • Cloud Sync folder can be configured (if not in default location)
  • Downloader Bug Fix
  • Mares Dive Organizer Import Bug Fix
  • DiveSoft Import Improvements
  • xDeep UDDF Import Improvements
  • Tree Browser equipment bug fix
  • Heartrate profile average line
  • Windows 10 Theme Improvements
  • Windows XP Theme Improvements
  • Logbook equipment list active/inactive option
  • Automatic downloading of layouts, reports, etc. if missing
  • Bug Fixes

Two additional profile graphics

There are now 2 additional profile graphics, which can be added to the logbook layout (Profile 4 and 5). So you can display now up to 5 profiles (they can be also on different tabs):

5 profile graphics

5 profile graphics

Sort order of tanks can be changed

If you want, you can now change the sort order of the tanks in the “Tank & Gas” window. Please note, you can only change the order of tank number 2 – 10, the first main tank is always on top and can’t be moved or deleted:

Change the order of the tanks

Change the order of the tanks

Cloud Sync folder can be configured

Sometimes Diving Log cannot auto detect the location of your local cloud folder (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and OwnCloud), e.g. if you have changed the default location. In this case, Diving Log displays an error message “Please install the sync application”. Now there is an additional link “Select folder…” which enables you to select the local cloud folder on your PC manually. Please select the root folder, the “Divelog” folder will be created automatically if necessary. Please note, this link is only visible if the default folder could not be found:

Manually select the cloud folder

Manually select the cloud folder

Diving Log 5.0.16 released

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Today I’ve released another update for Diving Log 5.0, which contains all bug fixes since last November and also an updated libdivecomputer (Universal Downloader):

  • Update for Suunto Dive Manager 5 Import
  • Update for the Universal Downloader
  • Several other bug fixes

The first version of Diving Log 6.0 (non-beta) will be also available later this month, but if you’re using version 5.0, you should download and install this update.

Diving Log 6.0 – Public Beta

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

I know some of you are eagerly waiting for the first public beta and today you can finally download it. If you want to test it, go to the beta portal, read the release notes and download the installer to your PC. You can install it side-by-side with version 5.0 and switch back and forth between both versions, which is especially useful for features which are currently missing in 6.0 beta.

For the first time, Diving Log has an automatic update tool, which means you don’t have to download and install updates manually. The beta will check every day (only when you launch it, no background updater) if there is an update and ask you to download and install it automatically:

New update available

New update available

Update is downloaded

Update is downloaded

Let me know what you think of version 6.0, what you like, what you don’t like, how you feel about the performance compared to version 5.0. You can use email, the beta forum, Facebook, Twitter or comments in this blog. I will update the beta regularly to fix bugs and add missing features from version 5.0.

 

Diving Log 5.0.15 released

Monday, November 24th, 2014

You can download a new update for Diving Log 5.0 with the following new features:

  • Suunto Dive Manager 5 Support
  • Divelogs.de Sync Update (multiple tanks)
  • SAC Calculation improvement for sidemount dives
  • SAC Calculation multiple tank average improvement
  • Universal Downloader update
  • Japanese Language Support
  • Bug fixes

The Universal Download is now using the latest libdivecomputer, which supports some new header data as well as new dive computer models: Suunto EON Steel, Subgear XP-3G, Aeris F11, Aeris A300CS, Mares Airlab. Many thanks to Jef Driesen for his continuous work! If you want to support libdivecomputer, you can donate on the project website.

The SAC calculation has been improved to better support sidemount dives. Up to now, tanks used during the dive has to be used in the dive profile in order to calculate the correct SAC rate. That makes sense for dives with multiple gases, because you have to switch the gas/tank to get correct deco calculations. When diving with sidemount tanks, you have the same gas and switch a lot during the dive. However you don’t switch anything in the dive computer, because you use the same gas. For these dives, the SAC rate is now calculated correctly. All tanks, which are not assigned to some part of the profile, will be added automatically to the first tank in the tank & gas window. This works even for dives which don’t have a dive profile. You only have to make sure that the first tank in the list is actually one of the sidemount tanks.

Tank configuration for a sidemount dive

Tank configuration for a sidemount dive (example)

The average SAC calculation for multiple tank dives has been improved to reflect the actual dive time of the tank. A high SAC rate tank during a short period of time is now weighted less for the average SAC rate of this dive.

And last but not least, Diving Log is now available in Japanese! Thank you very much to Hiroyuki Yamada, who not only translated the desktop version, but also Diving Log Touch and Diving Log for Windows Phone! This was a lot of work and I’m sure the Japanese Diving Log users will be really happy.

もしもし (Hello): Diving Log Japanese!

もしもし: Diving Log Japanese

Diving Log 5.0.14 released

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Today you can download the next update of Diving Log, which contains the follwing changes and improvements:

  • Dive Site Import (Google Earth, GPX, FlySight)
  • Cobalt 2.0 logbook Import support
  • Divesoft Freedom Import
  • Seabear Import
  • Scubase Import improved (more data tables)
  • Divers Book (iOS App) Import
  • Universal Downloader Update
  • New Chart Open / Closed Circuit
  • New Option “ShowAllGasLabels” in the report designer (Profile Properties)
  • Merge dive profile, include surface interval option
  • Google Drive and ownCloud Sync
  • Bug fixes

If you have version 5.0.13 installed, you can simply install the update setup. If you have an older version, I recommend to install the full setup instead (you do not need to uninstall the old version before). Here you can see some screenshots of the new features:

OC/CCR Chart

OC/CCR Chart

Import dive sites from various sources

Import dive sites from various sources

New Google Drive and ownCloud sync

New Google Drive and ownCloud sync

Diving Log 5.0.13 released

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Today you can download the next update of Diving Log, which brings some great new features:

If you have version 5.0.12 installed, you can simply install the update setup. If you have an older version, I recommend to install the full setup instead (you do not need to uninstall the old version before).

Diving Log requires now the .NET Framework 3.5, which is already included in Windows 7. For Windows 8 it will be installed automatically. For Windows XP and Vista you have to install it manually.

New beta version now available

Monday, March 31st, 2014

You can download a new beta version today:

The beta contains the following new features:

If you find any problems or bugs, please let me know. Diving Log requires now the .NET Framework 3.5, which is already included in Windows 7. For Windows 8 it will be installed automatically. For Windows XP you have to install it manually.