Archive for the ‘Updates’ Category

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.

Diving Log Touch for Windows 8.1

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

A Windows 8.1 optimized version of Diving Log Touch is now available in the Windows Store. It makes use of the new platform capabilities:

  • Support for new window sizes (snapped mode)
  • Search function
  • Contact Picker
  • Contact Card
  • Add equipment revision to calendar app
  • Large Live Tile

Search function

New side-by-side app support and possibility to add revision dates to the calendar app

New side-by-side app support and possibility to add revision dates to the calendar app

Add buddy from/to contacts app

Add buddy from/to contacts app

New large live tile

New large live tile

The update should now be available in the Windows 8.1 app store. I wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Diving Log 5.0.12 released

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Today I’ve completed Diving Log 5.0.12, which is now available from the download website. Here you can see what’s new since version 5.0.11:

If you have version 5.0.11 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). Thank you to everyone who has tested the previous two beta versions!

New Diving Log Beta

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

You can download a new beta version with the following new features:

  • Universal Downloader improvements. More data will be downloaded from the dive computer (if available and depending on the device model):
    • Gas mix and gas switch support
    • NDL, deco ceiling and stop time
    • CNS, PPO2 and Setpoint
    • Heartbeat and compass bearing
    • Download only new dives support
    • Other improvements and some new devices
  • DAN DL7 Import improved for Cochran computers
  • Uwatec Smart Download and SmartTrak Import improved
  • Spanish Language improvements (many thanks to Luis)

The “Download only new dives” support in the universal downloader will reduce the download times dramatically for some dive computers (not all). Some devices which support this feature will send only new dives which were not yet imported into your logbook. This functionality will be enabled after you imported a new dive with this beta or the next stable release and it is independent from the dives which are actually stored in your logbook. It will simply remember the last dive which was imported with the universal downloader (imported, not downloaded).

Download only new dives

Download only new dives

If the checkbox is disabled like in the image above, you have not yet imported a new dive since installing the new version. Once you’ve done that, you can enable the checkbox for the next download. Install the update setup into the existing Diving Log 5.0.11 program folder. If you have an older version, please update first to 5.0.11 and then install the beta setup.

Diving Log for Windows Phone update released

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Today I’ve submitted an update of the Diving Log Windows Phone app to the store. It is an update for WP 7.1, 7.8 and 8.0 devices and contains these new features (supported WP version):

  • Online dive site search (7.1, 7.8, 8.0)
  • Contacts integration (8.0)
  • New small and wide tile sizes (7.8)
  • Theme adjustments to match 8.0 version (7.1, 7.8)
  • Bug fixes (7.1, 7.8, 8.0)

Contacts integration:

In WP8 apps can provide custom data for the phone contacts (people hub). In Diving Log you can integrate now your buddies and dive shops into the phone contacts very easily by activating two switches. The contacts will be automatically merged by Windows Phone with any existing contacts, so you won’t end up with double entries. You can disable that again at any time and the contacts disappear from the hub.

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To enable that feature, open either the buddy or shop list in Diving Log and tap on the phone book icon in the app bar. Then activate one or both toggles to integrate your logbook contacts into the phone contacts. Diving Log will be just another contact source like Outlook.com, Gmail or Facebook.

When you add, edit or delete buddies or shops in Diving Log on the phone, the details will be updated automatically in the contacts hub. When you modify logbook contacts on other devices (e.g. on the desktop) and sync the logbook file to the phone, you have to press the “Refresh” button after syncing the new logbook to the phone to update the phone contacts. This doesn’t happen automatically, because it could take a while depending on the number of contacts and I wanted to let you decide if and when this happens.

Diving Log 5.0.11 released

Monday, June 10th, 2013

After two betas, the next stable version is now completed and can be downloaded from the download website. These are the new features since version 5.0.10:

  • New Profile Editor
  • Templates are editable
  • Scubapro LogTrak Import (Meridian)
  • OSTC 3 download support (Universal Downloader)
  • Mares Dive Organizer Update (SQLCE4)
  • Liquivision Lynx and Dive Logger 3.0 support
  • Libdivecomputer update
  • Uwatec Galileo Trimix import improved
  • UDDF import improved for VPlanner

The last 4 changes were added since the last beta version, with Liquivision Lynx support as the main new feature. But there were also some minor tweaks for the Galileo Trimix and UDDF imports from VPlanner. Special thanks also to Jef Driesen for constantly working on libdivecomputer. If you want to support this project, you can find a donate button on the website. Libdivecomputer is the open source download library behind the universal downloader in Diving Log and many other applications.

Diving Log Beta now available

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

You can download a new beta version with the following new features:

Install the update setup into the existing Diving Log program folder. The new Scubapro LogTrak import makes enables you to import dive data from the Scubapro Meridian dive computer. The updated Mares Dive Organizer import supports the new database format of the latest Dive Organizer version. If you notice any bugs or problems, please let me know.