Announcing Subsurface 4.8.3

The Subsurface development team proudly announces the release 4.8.3 of Subsurface, an open source dive log and dive planning program for Windows, Mac and Linux.

This version comes fairly quickly after 4.8.2; it brings a couple of small bug-fixes and a couple of new features. Some of the changes in Subsurface 4.8.3:

  • Desktop: enable GPU switching on macOS
  • Dive media: rudimentary support for XMP metadata
  • Desktop: remember up to four dive computers that have been used to download dives and provide easy shortcut buttons to switch between them
  • Dive computer support:
    • add support for Mares BlueLink Pro based BLE download
    • add support for Aqualung i100
    • Garmin Descent Mk1: allow import of FIT files downloaded from Garmin Connect
    • fix bug in Shearwater Teric support

As always, binaries are available for Windows, Mac, and an AppImage for x86-64 Linux (plus distribution specific binaries for a number of Linux flavors including Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora, and openSUSE).

You can get Subsurface 4.8.3 from these locations:

Windows: https://subsurface-divelog.org/downloads/subsurface-4.8.3.exe

Mac: https://subsurface-divelog.org/downloads/Subsurface-4.8.3.dmg

Linux: A generic AppImage is available for download at the Subsurface GitHub Release page. Download Subsurface-4.8.3-x86_64.AppImage, make it executable
chmod +x Subsurface-4.8.3-x86_64.AppImage and then simply run this file.
Linux: Ubuntu: Add ppa:subsurface/subsurface to your software sources; the .deb files in that PPA can also be installed on sufficiently current versions Debian and LinuxMint; see the Downloads page and use http://ppa.launchpad.net/subsurface/subsurface/ubuntu to get our latest release version.

Linux: openSUSE / Fedora: go to our open build service release page

Please post questions of problems in the User Forum or file a bug in our Bug Tracker.

Beta testing the mobile apps

We had public access to beta releases of Subsurface-mobile for Android for a while: simply opt in for the Android beta channel.

As of this week, Apple has a similar feature with TestFlight. So now you can opt in for the iOS beta channel as well.

Advantages:

  • much more frequent releases
  • earlier access to new features
  • earlier access to support for more dive computers

Downsides:

  • much more frequent releases
  • at times things break

You can always go back to the release versions (both vendors make this a tiny bit painful, but it’s possible) and typically we try to be good about fixing bugs quickly. So far we have not seen situations where an actual data loss happened -- so even when things get broken, you shouldn’t have to fear about your dive list.

Announcing Subsurface 4.8.2

The Subsurface development team proudly announces the release 4.8.2 of Subsurface, an open source dive log and dive planning program for Windows, Mac and Linux.

This version brings a number of small bug-fixes and a couple of new features. This also removes a feature (the integration with the old GPSfix webservice that was used for the now obsolete companion apps) and in context with that we are announcing the shut down of that webservice by the end of this year. To avoid any confusion, this has nothing to do with the Subsurface Cloud Storage service, which will of course continue.

Some of the changes in Subsurface 4.8.2:

  • Desktop: remove “edit dive” from the log menu. Nowadays we edit in place
  • Desktop: disable UI elements that make no sense during editing [#1445]
  • Desktop: Add anonymization option to divelog export
  • Desktop: remove UI components of the Webservice GPS import
  • Desktop: add support for USB download from the Garmin Descent Mk1
  • Desktop: fix issue with dive list row height in case of larger fonts [#1600]
  • Desktop: fix a bug where it is possible for the user to hide all divelist columns [#1600]
  • Desktop: allow buddies to be shown in the divelist [#1587]
  • DLF import: record battery status at start and end of dive
  • Mac: include the FTDI driver and no longer require Mac FTDI drivers to be installed
  • Windows: write log files to the user path instead of the path where Subsurface is installed
  • Desktop/Export: fix bug related to quoted text when exporting to HTML [#1576]
  • Desktop/Map-Widget: add support for filtering of map locations [#1581]
  • Desktop/Profile: immediately update thumbnail positions on deletion
  • Mac: fix problem downloading from divelogs.de
  • Support for videos as well as pictures as dive media
    • Dive media: paint duration of videos on thumbnails in the dive-photo tab
    • Dive media: extract video thumbnails
    • Dive media: Change term “photos” and “images” everywhere in the UI to “media files”
    • Dive media: sort thumbnails by timestamp
  • Dive computer support:
    • add Garmin Descent Mk1
    • add Shearwater Teric
    • add Mares Smart Air
    • add Oceanic Pro Plus X

As always, binaries are available for Windows, Mac, and an AppImage for x86-64 Linux (plus distribution specific binaries for a number of Linux flavors including Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora, and openSUSE).

You can get Subsurface 4.8.2 from these locations:

Windows: https://subsurface-divelog.org/downloads/subsurface-4.8.2.exe

Mac: https://subsurface-divelog.org/downloads/Subsurface-4.8.2.dmg

Linux: A generic AppImage is available for download at the Subsurface GitHub Release page. Download Subsurface-4.8.2-x86_64.AppImage, make it executable
chmod +x Subsurface-4.8.2-x86_64.AppImage and then simply run this file.
Linux: Ubuntu: Add ppa:subsurface/subsurface to your software sources; the .deb files in that PPA can also be installed on sufficiently current versions Debian and LinuxMint; see the Downloads page and use http://ppa.launchpad.net/subsurface/subsurface/ubuntu to get our latest release version.

Linux: openSUSE / Fedora: go to our open build service release page

Please post questions of problems in the User Forum or file a bug in our Bug Tracker.

Announcing Subsurface 4.8.1

The Subsurface development team proudly announces the release 4.8.1 of Subsurface, an open source dive log and dive planning program for Windows, Mac and Linux.

This version brings a number of small bug-fixes and a couple of new features.

Some of the changes in Subsurface 4.8.1:

  • Mac: fix crashes when opening the user manual or connecting to Facebook
  • BLE support: fix recognition of Heinrich Weikamp OSTC 2 and OSTC Plus
  • BT support: fix downloading / configuring some OSTC models
  • Cloud storage: fix potential issue with credentials on Linux
  • Profile: Context menu entry to manually split a dive
  • Dive media: support addition of videos
  • Dive media: locate moved files based on filename and path
  • Planner: fix bug in dive mode drop-down and planner notes

Binaries are available for Windows, Mac, and an AppImage for x86-64 Linux (plus distribution specific binaries for a number of Linux flavors including Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora, and openSUSE). Please note that distributions based on Ubuntu 18.04 are currently not supported with distribution specific binaries due to a change in the way Qt is packaged in the latest Ubuntu version.

You can get Subsurface 4.8.1 from these locations:

Windows: https://subsurface-divelog.org/downloads/subsurface-4.8.1.exe

Mac: https://subsurface-divelog.org/downloads/Subsurface-4.8.1.dmg

Linux: A generic AppImage is available for download at the Subsurface GitHub Release page. Download Subsurface-4.8.1-x86_64.AppImage, make it executable
chmod +x Subsurface-4.8.1-x86_64.AppImage and then simply run this file.
Linux: Ubuntu: Add ppa:subsurface/subsurface to your software sources; the .deb files in that PPA can also be installed on sufficiently current versions Debian and LinuxMint; see the Downloads page and use http://ppa.launchpad.net/subsurface/subsurface/ubuntu to get our latest release version. Again, Ubuntu 18.04 based releases currently aren’t supported by this.

Linux: openSUSE / Fedora: go to our open build service release page

Please post questions of problems in the User Forum or file a bug in our Bug Tracker.

Announcing Subsurface 4.8 and Subsurface-mobile 2.1

The Subsurface development team proudly announces the release 4.8 of Subsurface, an open source dive log and dive planning program for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Some of the changes in Subsurface 4.8:

  • fix crash on manual addition of dive to fresh logbook
  • fix showing of the manual
  • don’t save empty file to cloud
  • allow editing from list-view
  • don’t add six seconds to dive duration
  • fix manual editing of dive duration
  • implement bailout events in logbook and planner
  • fix time format in main tab
  • various bugfixes and improvements for dive picture handling
  • fix output of ICD-notes in planner
  • add information about actual isobaric counter diffusion happening
  • fix bug with the maximum number of allowed tanks
  • Shearwater import: include DC reported ceiling
  • Suunto DM import: improved temperature parsing in special cases
  • CSV import: allow newline (‘\n’) in notes field
  • BLE support: fix several issues with BLE download

Binaries are available for Windows, Mac, and an AppImage for x86-64 Linux (plus distribution specific binaries for a number of Linux flavors including Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora, and openSUSE).

You can get Subsurface 4.8 from these locations:

Windows: https://subsurface-divelog.org/downloads/subsurface-4.8.0.exe

Mac: https://subsurface-divelog.org/downloads/Subsurface-4.8.0.dmg

Linux: A generic AppImage is available for download at the Subsurface GitHub Release page. Download Subsurface-4.8.0-x86_64.AppImage, make it executable
chmod +x Subsurface-4.8.0-x86_64.AppImage and then simply run this file.
Linux: Ubuntu: Add ppa:subsurface/subsurface to your software sources; the .deb files in that PPA can also be installed on sufficiently current versions Debian and LinuxMint; see the Downloads page and use http://ppa.launchpad.net/subsurface/subsurface/ubuntu to get our latest release version.

Linux: openSUSE / Fedora: go to our open build service release page

Please post questions of problems in the User Forum or file a bug in our Bug Tracker.

Subsurface-mobile

At the same time we are also releasing the version 2.1 of Subsurface-mobile, a full fledged dive log program for iOS and Android devices. Subsurface-mobile allows you to access your dive log on your tablet or phone, edit the data and even download new dive information from many Bluetooth LE dive computers (on iOS) and from many Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE dive computers (and even some dive computers that require a download cable — but there things get more complicated) on Android. Using a free Subsurface Cloud Storage account you can synchronize your dive data with the Subsurface desktop application (while significantly increasing the usefulness, the cloud account is not required to use Subsurface-mobile).

Some of the changes in Subsurface-mobile 2.1:

  • BLE support: fix several issues with BLE download
  • fix potential crash when editing manually added dives
  • fix missing profiles when manually adding dives or editing such dives
  • when transitioning from NoCloud mode to cloud storage, keep the dives already stored locally
  • add cloud storage user name to global drawer banner
  • add button to About page to copy logs to clipboard; this makes it easier to provide the required information when reporting issues
  • adjusted size of About page for small screen (no scrolling)
  • download page now remembers last used connection
  • recalculate derived values after dive edit
  • show the correct profile after manually adding a dive / editing a manually added dive
  • fold dive trips to give better overview for large dive lists
  • fix using current GPS position when editing or adding dives
  • iOS: adjusted launch page to be centered
  • Android: fix broken FTDI download on Android devices that allow us access to their /dev directory (still, many devices don’t support the way Subsurface-mobile accesses USB devices via OTG adapters)

You can get Subsurface-mobile in the respective App Stores. Please check out the Subsurface-mobile v2 user manual.

As everything we do, Subsurface-mobile is free and open source. No ads, no commercial anything. And it comes with free cloud storage (if you decide to use that — it’s optional). Your data aren’t used for anything, nothing gets monetized.

As with the desktop version, please post questions of problems in the User Forum or file a bug in our Bug Tracker.

Announcing Subsurface 4.7.8

The Subsurface development team proudly announces the release 4.7.8 of Subsurface, an open source dive log and dive planning program for Windows, Mac and Linux.

This version brings a number of small bug-fixes and a couple of new features.

Some of the changes in Subsurface 4.7.8:

  • Desktop: Add Tags column in dive list view
  • Desktop: revert change that inadvertantly broke applying GPS coordinates to dives
  • Desktop: Fix format of CSV export for dive list and dive profile
  • Desktop: Change strategy when to allow to delete a cylinder
  • Desktop/Mobile: Format numbers according to selected Subsurface language
  • Desktop: combo box with fresh, sea water and EN 13319 in dive planner
  • Desktop: Changed “salinity” to “water type” at dive planner and dive info
  • Map-widget: try to match the zoom level in Google Maps
  • Map-widget: improve context menu texts
  • Dive pictures: Don’t load whole file for parsing EXIF data
  • Dive log import: Add imperial support for UDCF import
  • New dive computers supported:
    • Heinrichs Weikamp OSTC 2 TR
    • Scubapro Aladin Sport Matrix, Aladin Square
    • Seac Jack
    • Shearwater Nerd 2
    • Suunto EON Core

Binaries are available for Windows, Mac, and an AppImage for x86-64 Linux (plus distribution specific binaries for a number of Linux flavors including Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora, and openSUSE).

You can get Subsurface 4.7.8 from these locations:

Windows: https://subsurface-divelog.org/downloads/subsurface-4.7.8.exe

Mac: https://subsurface-divelog.org/downloads/Subsurface-4.7.8.dmg

Linux: A generic AppImage is available for download at the Subsurface GitHub Release page. Download Subsurface-4.7.8-x86_64.AppImage, make it executable
chmod +x Subsurface-4.7.8-x86_64.AppImage and then simply run this file.
Linux: Ubuntu: Add ppa:subsurface/subsurface to your software sources; the .deb files in that PPA can also be installed on sufficiently current versions Debian and LinuxMint; see the Downloads page and use http://ppa.launchpad.net/subsurface/subsurface/ubuntu to get our latest release version.

Linux: openSUSE / Fedora: go to our open build service release page

Please post questions of problems in the User Forum or file a bug in our Bug Tracker.