Posts Tagged ‘Diving Log 6.0’

Diving Log 6.0.9 released

Monday, May 29th, 2017

A new maintenance update for Diving Log 6.0 is now available. It fixes some critical issues and includes some minor features:

  • Ratio iX3M Firmware 4.0 Support
  • New Libdivecomputer version
  • Downloader: DiveSystem computer also listed under Ratio
  • Signature “Dot” support
  • Scubase Import improved
  • Fixed a security issue when parsing XML files

Because of the XML security issue you should update to Diving Log 6.0.9 before opening any XML based files (e.g. UDDF or layout files) from untrusted sources. Those files could contain malicious code that would be executed when reading these files with older Diving Log versions. This issue has been fixed in Diving Log 6.0.9.

The latest libdivecomputer version supports also the Ratio iX3M Firmware 4.0, which was released recently. The buddy signature tool can draw now real “dots” when clicking or tapping.

Signature with dot

The next signature version will have also a higher resolution format to improve the quality of the strokes.

Diving Log 6.0.3 released

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

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

  • New AV Manager (Underwater Technologies) import
  • DiveSystem DiveLogger import improvements
  • Shearwater Desktop import improvements
  • Poseidon MkVI import improvements
  • Subsurface import improvements
  • Mares Dive Organizer import improvements
  • New Libdivecomputer
  • Download dive computer memory dump
  • Signature popup for unlinked buddies
  • iOS Sync improvements
  • Logbook table summary fix (imperial units)
  • Bug Fixes

Download dive computer memory dump

When there is a problem with the dive computer downloader (e.g. error message or wrong data), you typically have to send some analysis data to Jef Driesen from libdivecomputer. In the past this was a bit cumbersome and required downloading a separate command line tool and executing it in a DOS prompt. This is now a lot easier, because it is built directly into the Diving Log downloader:

Log Errors and Dump File

Log Errors and Dump File

All you have to do is expanding the “Advanced Settings” section in the downloader and check the “Log Errors” and “Dump File” checkboxes (the “Dump File” box is only visible when the “Log Errors” box is already checked. For some dive computer models this function is not available). When both options are selected, you can download your dive computer normally. After the download, Diving Log will package the error log and the dump file into a zip file and prompt you to save the file to your PC. Then you can email it to Jef or me.

Signature popup for unlinked buddies

Previously, the signature popup was only visible for linked buddies (those with a chain icon). Now it is also available for unlinked buddies (with a pencil icon). That way you can easily view signatures without adding the signature field into your layout.

Buddy Signature

Buddy Signature

Logbook table summary fix (imperial units)

The summary in the table window was displayed in metric units, even if you’re using imperial units. This has been fixed and depth/temperature summary is now displayed correctly:

Summary

Summary

Diving Log 6.0.2 released

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

A new update for Diving Log 6.0 is now available, which contains the following features and fixes:

  • Time zone adjustment
  • Dive count in statistics
  • OSTC Settings
  • Equipment revision warning disabled for inactive equipment
  • Keyboard navigation in details list
  • Petrel 2 download support
  • Libdivecomputer update
  • Bug fixes

Time zone adjustment

If the dive computer time was wrong and you only noticed after downloading the dives, you can now easily adjust the entry time and date for any number of dives with a few clicks. Select all dives which you want to modify and click on “Date & Time”. You can add or subtract any number of days, hours and minutes:

Date & Time adjustment

Date & Time adjustment

Dive count in statistics

I’ve added a dive counter to the general statistics, which is useful if you filter the statistics and want to see how many dives are returned by the custom filter:

Dive count

Dive count

OSTC Settings

OSTC Mk.2, 2N and 2C users can now modify their dive computer settings in Diving Log 6.0. This feature was available in version 5.0, but was missing in version 6.0 up till now. You find this feature in the main window (Tools > OSTC Settings). The color picker has been improved to show only the supported 8 Bit color values and the Custom Functions III are now also available:

OSTC Settings

OSTC Settings

Diving Log 6.0 – Unofficial Launch

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Today, users of the beta version 6.0 can start updating to the final version 6.0 using the build-in update mechanism. After you’ve installed the latest update, you will see a dialog where you can enter your 5.0 unlock code and proceed with the update.

Enter your Diving Log 5.0 code

Enter your Diving Log 5.0 code

If you’ve bought version 5.0 on June 1st 2014 or later, you can update for free and receive automatically a version 6.0 unlock code. If you bought it earlier, you can update for 6.99 €. Some users (e.g. translators) can also update for free, so please make sure you click on “Next >” to see if you’re eligible for a free update.

The official launch will be July 1st. This preliminary launch is for testing the update mechanism.

Diving Log 6.0 Beta 9

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

A new beta update is now available. What’s new?

  • New themes included
  • Additional logbook layouts added
  • OSTC Simulator added to the “Tools” menu
  • Danish localization completed
  • Suunto DM5 import updated

Diving Log 6.0 has now additional themes, so if you don’t like the minimalistic default look, you can switch to Office 2010 themes or even a “Diving Log 5.0” theme. Click here to view all available themes.

Office 2010 Silver

Office 2010 Silver

Diving Log 6.0 in 5.0 camouflage

Diving Log 6.0 in 5.0 camouflage

In the “Layout” tab of the logbook toolbar, the additional default layouts are now included. Your own custom layouts will also automatically appear in the gallery, so you can easily switch between layouts. Please note, the layout file extension has changed from *.xml to *.lay. If you have already created your own layouts with the beta 6.0, you may have to rename the file extension manually.

Logbook22

Custom Layout

Diving Log 6.0 – Beta 5

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Today I released beta 5 of Diving Log 6.0, which will be automatically downloaded when you start Diving Log the next time. You can also start the update check in version 6 manually in the menu Help > Check for updates.

The latest beta contains the usual bug fixes and I’ve also completed the profile editor. If you’re familiar with the profile editor, please try it out, as this one required many code changes from version 5. You can create a new dive in a separate logbook and create profiles completely manually with the “Draw Mode” function, for example.

Profile Editor

Profile Editor

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 6.0 – Logbook Window

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Today I want to show you the new logbook window in Diving Log 6.0 (the first public beta will be available later this month). I’ve split this blog post into 5 separate posts for each section (just scroll down on the main page or click the links below):

Diving Log 6.0 – Logbook Table

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

The new logbook table editor for Diving Log 6.0 is now finished and I want to show you what’s new. I’ve already written a blog post about the table editor in version 5.0 and all features carry over to version 6.0, e.g. editing multiple cells at once, copy and pasting data from one cell into multiple other cells, copy and pasting from Excel and many other features. In this blog post I want to show you just the new features.

New table view window

New table view window

You can now group, search, sort and filter fields. In the screenshot below, you can see that the dives are grouped by country and city. You can also see the summary panel at the bottom, which displays statistics based on the filtered dives. Clicking on a column header will sort the data.

Group panel with 2 levels

Group panel with 2 levels

The build in search panel provides real time search, filter and highlighting functionality. The search and replace window from version 5.0 is still there and can be accessed from the “Replace” toolbar button.

Build in search panel

Build in search panel

You can pin columns to the left or right (fixed columns), so they stay in view if you scroll horizontally. You can also remove and reorder columns, by dragging them with the mouse. Right click the column headers to get a context menu with many additional features.

Fixed columns

Fixed columns

To quickly add new data to your logbook, you can now add any number of rows to the end of the table. Then you can start filling the data fields with the normal data editing capabilities, including multiple cell editing, automatic renumbering of the selected dives, pasting from Excel, etc.

Add new rows

Add new rows

This is just a quick overview of the great new datagrid control in Diving Log 6.0.

Diving Log 6.0 – Statistics

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Today I want to show you the new statistics window in Diving Log 6.0. It is using a new chart drawing engine, which has support for mouse, keyboard and touch input methods as well as animations. The “Copy” and “Save” toolbar buttons will now save also the general statistics as text file in addition to the charts as image file. Here you can see some screenshots:

Chart Years

Chart Years

Chart Temperature

Chart Temperature

Pie and donut charts

Pie and donut charts

Scroll through the chart with the mouse, keyboard or touch

Scroll through the chart with the mouse, keyboard or touch

Line Chart

Line Chart

I’ve also added a new feature to the maps window, to show optionally all dive site labels. That way you can create local dive site overview maps:

Option to show all dive site labels

Option to show all dive site labels