Posts Tagged ‘Import’

Android Downloader for OSTC and Desktop Update

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

This week I released a minor update (6.0.16 Update 1) for Diving Log 6.0:

  • New libdivecomputer with bug fixes and download support for these new computers:
    • Mares Genius
    • Suunto D5
    • Aqualung i550C
  • OpenStreetMap fixed in map window
  • Scubapro ZDiveLog import fixed for new format

Diving Log for Android was also updated this week with a rather big thing: the first downloader for HeinrichsWeikamp computers (OSTC) is now available as beta. If you’re using the Android app and have an OSTC computer, please try it out and let me know if it works or not. If there are any problems, activate the “Log Errors” and “Dump File” options in the downloader settings as shown below:

Downloader

Downloader Settings

Download Progress

Downloaded Dives

Supported connection types are USB-OTG, Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE (BLE). The downloader is currently beta status, so please let me know via email if there is a problem. Do not use the app store review system to report bugs, thank you!

This update has a lot of the work done to support more computers. But for this I have to port libdivecomputer to Android, which still takes some time. Thank you for your patience!

Diving Log 6.0.16 released

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

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

Diving Log 6.0.15 released

Monday, January 14th, 2019

A new update for Diving Log 6.0 is now available (click the menu Help > Check for updates if it is not installed automatically. What’s new?

  • New VMS RedBare import
  • EOL.org import working again after API changes
  • Uemis web download improved
  • Divesoft now listed in downloader
  • Cumulated dive time field in logbook window
  • MySQL upload option for POST to URL
  • Dive site map in logbook and site details remembers map type
  • Diving Log Import option for automatic dive renumbering

The Encyclopedia of Life server experienced some issues during the last few weeks due to API and server changes which broke the EOL Import in Diving Log 6.0. In this update the import is working again, but some data (e.g. English descriptions of marine life) are still missing. The EOL admins told me that the missing data should become available over time once they migrated everything to the new server.

The Uemis web downloader should be a bit faster when you have a lot of dives on the server (the first download may be still slow, but it will improve the next time you download new dives).

Diving Log 6.0.14 released

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

A new update with many new features is now available for download (Menu Help > Check for updates):

  • Marine Life Management
  • Marine Life Print & Table Editor support
  • Marine Life Sightings in Logbook Window
  • Marine Life Import from Encyclopedia of Life
  • Marine Life in Tree Browser
  • New Logbook fields: Desaturation-, No Fly- & Scrubber Time
  • New Logbook field options: Water Type (Chlorinated), Entry Type (Pool, Aquarium, Jetty, Ice) & Supply Type (PSCR, Sidemount, Surface)
  • Profile Bookmarks
  • High Resolution Signature support
  • Better Apnea support
  • Dive Stamp in Logbook & User Information
  • Medical Statement in User Information
  • Shearwater Desktop Import update for Teric
  • Diving Log Import improved
  • Copy & Split Dive improved
  • Facebook Share Dialog fixed

The iOS and Android updates with support for these new features will be available soon.

Here you can see some screenshots:

Marine Life

Encyclopedia of Life Import

Dive stamp, sightings & 3 time fields

New field options

New Tank & Gas options

Personal stamp & medical statement

Better Signature

Apnea Dive Support

Profile Bookmarks

Diving Log beta update

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

I’ve updated the latest beta version with some new features and improvements:

You can download the latest beta version (6.0.13 Update 3) from the same location as the previous beta:

If you’ve downloaded the full installer, you can either overwrite your existing Diving Log installation or use it as new installation on a test system. If you’ve downloaded the zip file, please make sure you’ve already installed the latest version 6.0.13. Then copy the content of the zip file into the existing Diving Log program folder, overwriting the existing files.

New: Apnea Dives:

Diving Log shows the dive time for scuba dives in full minutes. When a dive is shorter than 5 minutes, Diving Log will automatically switch to minutes:seconds (mm:ss), which is better for apnea (free) dives. The dive profile will show the x-axis in seconds instead of minutes. You can enter dives shorter than 5 minutes in mm:ss format or as decimal value (e.g. 0.5 = 30 seconds).

Divetime in mm:ss

Profile x-axis in seconds

Diving Log 6.0.13 released

Friday, April 13th, 2018

The latest update of Diving Log 6.0 contains the following new features and improvements:

  • Garmin Descent Mk1 Import (*.fit files)
  • Scubapro Z1 Import (*.txt export from Android App)
  • Shearwater Cloud Desktop Import
  • Scubapro G2 Console (G2C) und HW OSTC 2 TR Download
  • Deepblu Web Download Update
  • Mini map in dive site details (see below)
  • Map option to switch to blue/white dive flag (see below)
  • Custom layouts performance improvements (read more below)
  • Option to disable default entries in logbook dropdown lists (see below)
  • Statistics: multiple tank consumption calculation fixed

Custom layouts performance improvements:

When creating your own layout files, the file size increased constantly because of some garbage that was saved (AvailableItems list). This has slowed down the performance of the logbook window. Diving Log now clears this garbage automatically when you save a layout file. If you’re using your own logbook layout, I recommend you save the file again to clear up any potential garbage and increase the window loading performance.

Other improvements:

Mini map in dive site details

Map option to switch to blue/white dive flag

Option to disable default entries in logbook dropdown lists

Diving Log 6.0.12 released

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

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

  • Deepblu Cosmiq Web Download
  • New dive computers added in downloader (libdivecomputer update)
  • Android USB Sync improved (“Target folder not found” fixed)
  • Print report designer, trip and shop name available
  • Downloader altitude import (some models)
  • Bailout & Diluent output in profile fixed for high DPI screens
  • UDDF Import improved

You can now download and import your dives from the Deepblu Cosmiq online logbook, using the new sync function in the “Web” toolbar menu. A direct download from the dive computer to Diving Log is not possible at the moment, so you still need the Deepblu app on your phone or tablet.

Deepblu Cosmiq Download

Special thanks to Sander Van de Moortel, who provided the necessary information to create this downloader!

Diving Log 6.0.10 released

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

A new update for Diving Log 6.0 has been released. It brings the following new features and improvements:

  • Galileo G2 support
  • Google satellite map fix
  • LogTrak import improvements
  • Mares Dive Organizer import fix
  • Excel profile data export fixes
  • Surface interval calculation fix

Jef Driesen from libdivecomputer did a great job and added download support for the Scubapro Galileo G2 via USB. Please note, if you want to download the G2 with Diving Log, you have to download an additional zip file and copy the contents to the Diving Log program folder (overwriting the existing files). I cannot deliver this version with the automatic update at the moment, because it breaks the downloader for Atomic Cobalt users.

If you want to support Jef and libdivecomputer, please click the “Donate” button at the bottom of the project page.

I’ve also fixed the Google Satellite map view in the dive site map window. The LogTrak import is optimized for the G2 data and the Mares Dive Organizer import updated to the latest format. The Surface interval calculation is fixed for inverted dive list ordering.

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 6.0.8 released

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

A new update for Diving Log 6.0 has been released with the following new features and improvements:

  • Downloader new computers: Hollis DG02, Aqualung i750TC, Cressi Drake, Sherwood Vision
  • Logbook red cursor line keyboard support
  • Several performance improvements in logbook window
  • Facebook Share profile graphic fixed for High DPI displays
  • Buddy signature full screen support
  • Cochran *.can files import
  • Oceanlog import dive types
  • Equipment & City sort order options

Red cursor line can be moved with keyboard

The red cursor line in the profile graphic can now be moved with the arrow keys on your keyboard. The HOME and END keys jump to the start and end of the profile. The arrow keys will snap to each profile point, which is great for analyzing the profile point by point.

The logbook window had also some performance issues in the past which are now fixed, e.g. fast typing (especially comments), fast navigating within the dive list or the profile crosshair. The root of these performance issues was the drop shadow below the ribbon toolbar. Once I’ve removed the shadow effect, the performance issues were finally gone.

The new Facebook Share feature from version 6.0.7 was not working correctly on high DPI screens. This has been fixed in this update as well. Signing dives on touch screens with a pen is now easier, because you can switch the signature window into full screen with the new touch optimized toolbar. This avoids any accidentally taps on other controls.

And last but not least great news for Cochran users: you can finally import *.can files from Cochran Analyst® into Diving Log!

Signature Toolbar