Posts Tagged ‘Downloader’

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 update available

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Today a new update for Diving Log Touch is available in the Windows Store. The update is for Windows 8 and 8.1 and contains these new features:

To launch the touch downloader, make sure you have already installed Diving Log 5.0.12. The online dive site search is available in the map view. You can search either by dive site name or around the center of the map.

Search nearby dive sites

Search nearby dive sites

Search dive sites online by name

Search dive sites online by name

Tap the download button to launch the dive computer downloader.

Tap the download button to launch the dive computer downloader.

 

 

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!

Touch Downloader

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

A lot of divers don’t want to use a laptop to download their dives during vacation. Instead there are many requests to download dives directly to a tablet, which is more lightweight than a laptop. Unfortunately this is technically challenging or almost impossible to do this from a tablet app (e.g. iPad or Windows Store app) due to hardware limitations or missing API’s. Because of that, I created a touch optimized dive computer downloader (based on libdivecomputer), which runs on the desktop in full screen. It looks exactly as Diving Log Touch and can be easily used with a touch screen or mouse, but it is a desktop application and thus does not have the limitations of Windows Store apps.

Download dives on a Windows 8 tablet

Download dives on a Windows 8 tablet

Because it is a desktop application, the touch downloader cannot be used on a Windows RT device (e.g. Surface RT). You need a full Windows 8 tablet or PC to run the downloader. It works also on Windows 7 and Vista, however this app is meant for touch screen devices. You can launch the app directly from Diving Log Touch:

Tap the download button in the app bar

Tap the download button in the app bar

From the next page you can launch the desktop touch downloader

From the next page you can launch the desktop downloader

When you tap on “Launch Downloader”, Diving Log Touch will be closed and the desktop is displayed. On the desktop the touch downloader app starts automatically in full screen:

The desktop downloader looks exactly as Diving Log Touch

The desktop downloader looks exactly as Diving Log Touch

When the downloader was launched from Diving Log Touch, the dives are imported directly into the touch logbook. When it was started from the desktop, it will download the dives into your desktop logbook. After downloading and importing, you can either close the desktop downloader with the X in the upper right corner or you can switch back to Diving Log Touch with the back button in the upper left corner.

If the Touch downloader does not start (and tapping the “Download” button just opens the website), start Diving Log 6.0, click on the menu “File > Preferences > File Association > Apply:

Register the Touch Downloader

Register the Touch Downloader

Frequently asked questions:

  • Where can I download the Touch Downloader?
  • Why does this app run on the desktop and is not integrated into Diving Log Touch?
    • It is currently technically not possible to create a dive computer downloader in a Windows Store app
  • Why do I have to install the Diving Log 6.0 desktop application to get the touch downloader?
    • The touch downloader is integrated into the Diving Log 6.0 setup, because Windows Store apps cannot install desktop components
  • On which devices does this downloader work?
    • The downloader runs on Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista and requires the .NET Framework 4.0 (only Vista and Win 7)
  • When I tap “Launch Downloader”, a website opens or nothing happens at all.
  • I have a Windows RT device (e.g. Surface RT or Nokia Lumia 2520), can I use this downloader?
    • Unfortunately not at the moment. On Windows RT you cannot run desktop applications (except MS Office). There are also no dive computer drivers for Windows RT available
  • I have an Android tablet, can I download my dives directly with it?
  • I have problems downloading my dive computer, what should I do?
    • Please have a look at this page and/or contact me with the exact error message and problem description
  • My dive computer is not listed, how can I help to get it supported?

 

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 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 Update

Monday, May 20th, 2013

You can download a new beta, which contains the latest libdivecomputer library and these new features:

  • Support for OSTC 3 (Universal Downloader)
  • Support for Suunto DX (Universal Downloader)
  • Support for Oceanic Pro Plus 3 (Universal Downloader)
  • Other bug fixes and improvements in libdivecomputer
  • Android ScubaLog sync improvements
  • Scubapro LogTrak (Meridian) import improvement

Install this update setup into the already existing Diving Log folder.

Diving Log 5.0.10 released

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Diving Log 5.0.9 was just released a few days ago, but unfortunately the new universal downloader had a bug which caused a crash in some circumstances. Today you can download version 5.0.10 and use the update setup either from 5.0.8 or 5.0.9. I’ve added also a few other things:

  • Universal Downloader bug fix
  • New import from Subsurface
  • Improved Suunto Dive Manager 4 import (gas switches and deco)
  • UDDF Import optimized for Submatix SPX42
  • Missing translations in some languages fixed

The Subsurface import was tested only for metric Subsurface logbooks, so if you have a logbook with imperial units it may not work correctly. Please send it to me if you want to import such a file.

Diving Log 5.0.9 released

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

You can download the latest version 5.0.9 from the download website, and those are the new features:

This update contains the latest version of libdivecomputer, which brings lots of new dive computers into the Universal Downloader:

  • Aeris A300 AI
  • Aeris Atmos AI2
  • Apeks Quantum X
  • Cressi Leonardo
  • DiveRite NiTek Trio
  • Hollis DG03
  • Mares Matrix
  • Mares Nemo Wide 2
  • Mares Puck Pro
  • Oceanic Atom 1.0
  • Oceanic OCS
  • Oceanic Pro Plus 2
  • Oceanic Veo 1.0
  • Subgear XP5
  • Shearwater Petrel (Firmware V12 required)
  • Shearwater Predator
  • Sherwood Insight 2
  • Sherwood Wisdom 3

Many thanks to Jef Driesen for his ongoing work on this open source library! If you want to support this project, you’ll find a donate button on his website.