Fwd: Re: Mares Dive Organiser import

Willem Ferguson willemferguson at zoology.up.ac.za
Wed Dec 4 05:28:43 UTC 2013

Any initial conversion will have to be in Win and one would want to do 
as little as possible in Win, remote from subsurface. The Dive Organiser 
holds quite a lot of info for each dive. I have the support of my son 
who is a Win software architect. A stand-alone Win app converting to 
subsurface XML would be ideal but it would result in fragmentation of 
software around subsurface itself.  I suspect the text-based formats 
(XML or CSV) are probably the simplest to communicate between Linux, 
Win, Mac. I am looking at this because I believe that such an import 
facility would really promote migration to subsurface.
Magician Hohnel, any opinion about a viable route?

On 04/12/2013 14:08, Miika Turkia wrote:
> If you are writing a converter, you probably should just write 
> subsurface XML directly (of course any already supported import format 
> works as well). On the other hand, it is also possible to write the 
> support directly to Subsurface as was done with Suunto DM4 (sqlite 
> database). However, as far as I know the DB support is only available 
> on Windows.
> miika
> On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Willem Ferguson 
> <willemferguson at zoology.up.ac.za 
> <mailto:willemferguson at zoology.up.ac.za>> wrote:
>     There are ways to open the Mares Dive Organiser database. It
>     comprises a table with depth measurements (i.e. representing the
>     dive profiles) all dives in one table, as well as few other
>     smaller tables that represent information applicable to a whole
>     dive (e.g. and NB: gas mixture, cylinder volume etc). A neat (if
>     unclean) relational data setup. What is the easiest format to
>     shape these data into for easy import into subsurface?
>     Kind regards,
>     willemf
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