Diving Log 6.0.16 released

The latest update for Diving Log 6.0 is all about the downloader, which received a lot of improvements and support for many new dive computers:

  • Bluetooth LE dive computer support (Windows 8 and 10)
  • New libdivecomputer version with support for many new dive computers (see list below)
  • Downloader Favorites in Sidebar (see below)
  • Garmin Descent Mk1 in Downloader (USB)
  • New Diviac Import
  • Mares Dive Organizer Import improved
  • Profile Bookmark Dropdown (see below)
  • Switch to .NET 4.5 (no more Windows XP Support)
  • Facebook Share removed (API not available anymore)

Adding Bluetooth LE support was a huge effort and in the planning and making for two years. It required big changes in libdivecomputer and Diving Log, but became more pressing since more and more BLE only computers came to the market. But now you can download BLE computers from HeinrichsWeikamp, Shearwater, Suunto and Scubapro directly with Diving Log on Windows 8 and Windows 10. The Mares Bluelink interface is now also supported, the Bluetooth interface from Oceanic will come soon.

If you have more than one of the same BLE computer, you can select which one to download with the “Select” button in the downloader dialog. You can add your own label to easier differentiate those devices:

Add your own label

Click on “Search unpaired devices” if you have not paired your BLE computer yet. You can now also add specific dive computer models directly into the sidebar of Diving Log by clicking the star icon in the “Advanced settings”. This will preserve the 3 dropdowns (port, manufacturer and dive computer) and will save you a lot of clicks when you have more than one computer:

Downloader “Add to Sidebar”

These are the new dive computers which have been added to the downloader:

Aqualung – i300C
Aqualung – i100
Aqualung – i770R
Cressi – Cartesio
Cressi – Goa
Mares – Smart Air
Oceanic – Pro Plus X
Ratio – iDive Color Easy
Ratio – iDive Color Deep
Ratio – iDive Color Tech+
Ratio – iX3M Pro
Ratio – iX3M Fancy
Ratio – iX3M Pro Fancy
Ratio – iX3M Pro Pro
Ratio – iX3M Pro Reb
Ratio – iDive Fancy
Ratio – iDive Pro
Ratio – iDive Reb
Ratio – iDive Color Free
Ratio – iDive Color Fancy
Ratio – iDive Color Pro
Ratio – iDive Color Reb
Scubapro – Aladin H Matrix
Scubapro – Aladin Sport Matrix
Scubapro – G2 HUD
Seac – Guru
Shearwater – Nerd 2
Shearwater – Perdix AI
Shearwater – Teric
Tecdiving – DiveComputer.eu

The profile bookmark dialog, which was added in version 6.0.14, has now a dropdown with previously used bookmarks to choose from:

Profile Bookmark Dropdown

Adding support for Bluetooth LE required a switch to .NET Framework 4.5, which is not supported on Windows XP. So five years after the official end of support, I also have to end support for Windows XP. Diving Log 6.0.15 is the last version running on Windows XP:

Goodbye Windows XP

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