Towards 3.0

Jacco van Koll jacco.van.koll at
Wed Jan 30 21:38:58 PST 2013

Will try to work on the docs Dirk!

Met vriendelijke groet,

Jacco van Koll
(verzonden met Google Nexus 7)
Op 31 jan. 2013 06:10 schreef "Dirk Hohndel" <dirk at> het

> I think we are closing the gaps towards being able to release 3.0.
> - I think the gps / map functionality is good enough for a first public
>   release; it's not great, yet (osm-gps-map has its issues), but at
>   least we can visualize gps locations and have a means to enter them,
>   too.
> - The Companion App is getting closer - I feel more comfortable now with
>   the latest changes I just pushed to keep that functionality in; there
>   is some more polish needed, but overall things work ok-ish.
> - Lots of little bugs have been fixed - we really need to get into an
>   intense testing phase now as I am sure there are a ton of bugs still
>   hiding.
> What I still expect to happen before 3.0
> - the issue with the interaction of keyboard and mouse needs to be
>   solved one way or another. I really like the way the cursor keys work
>   now, but there has to be a way to either turn off the enter
>   functionality to select a dive or to fix it.
> - there are tons of little usability glitches. Everyone can help here -
>   even if you don't know how to program. Play with loading different
>   files, editing dives, deleting things, adding things, removing trips,
>   playing with dive plans, etc.
> - there are still lots of places that aren't sufficiently aware of
>   multiple divecomputers. In a way that's no big deal as most sane
>   people have only one dive computer they download from - still, there
>   is a lot of low hanging fruit out there.
> - the documentation urgently needs work. So much has changed since this
>   was written and decent documentation is one of the key success factors
>   for an application like Subsurface.
> - in a day or two I'll update the strings and will ask the translators
>   to start working on that.
> What I really want to see fixed but doubt it will happen for 3.0
> - we need in-place editing. Having to double-click on the divelist or
>   right-click and select edit is INSANE. And many new users cannot
>   figure out how to do that and give up on Subsurface :-(
> Am I missing anything?
> Any volunteers to work on the documentation?
> /D
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