working towards Subsurface 2.0

Pierre-Yves Chibon pingou at
Fri Sep 7 06:56:04 PDT 2012

On Fri, 2012-09-07 at 06:50 -0700, Dirk Hohndel wrote:
> On Sep 7, 2012, at 6:45 AM, Henrik Brautaset Aronsen wrote:
> > Den 07.09.12 15:42, skrev Dirk Hohndel:
> >> On Sep 6, 2012, at 11:00 PM, Henrik Brautaset Aronsen wrote:
> >> 
> >>> * Have one default dive.xml fault that is automatically opened on launch (and saved on exit).   It's cumbersome to always have to open the right xml after starting the app.
> >> And where in the filesystem would that file be located? It's easy enough to say "divelist.xml" is the default filename (or we can argue if subsurface.xml would be better).
> >> But at least on Linux the default folder is the much harder choice.
> > 
> > Make the user choose the first time he/she saves, and make that file location available in preferences.  The recent Save/Save As changes should support this.
> Let's say I add this feature. The next time (so the first time after this was added, or the first time a new user uses the software), if the user explicitly gives a filename, THAT becomes the default filename / location. If no filename is given, the user is asked what to use.
> That could work.

Or just something in the preferences ? A little like Firefox as the
default home page.

But this could also means that I want to have the ability to close a
file/session (without closing the application).
I have file1 for me and file2 for my wife. I set file1 as the default,
then I want to be able to close file1/my session to open file2.
At the moment when we open a file, the dives get added to the current


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