lthielster at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 15:37:15 PDT 2013
Oh yes, most of my programming historically was in C and I have been
perusing the code to try to get a feel for how it is structured. Got a
ways to go on that :)
On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Dazed_75 <lthielster at gmail.com> wrote:
> I apologize for this fairly long post. But in order for me to determine
> my future involvement (how, not whether), I need some clarification
> regarding goals for SubSurface. First some background:
> Twenty-five years ago, I created Dive-In, an electronic Log Book for one
> or more divers. It ran in MSDOS and tracked a LOT of information. I still
> use it today but technology has caught me. When I looked for a
> replacement, SubSurface caught my eye. I was very intrigued and began work
> to export the data from Dive-In to XML under the definitions given by
> UDDF. Obviously, I did not research thoroughly enough.
> Although I was able to import my 782 dives into SubSurface, I had not
> realized (my fault) that SubSurface is a Dive Logging program, not quite
> the same as an electronic Diver's Log Book. So none of my Divers
> information, list of equipment, maintenance history, list of certifications
> and a few other things made it into SubSurface (as it it not currently
> intended to handle them).
> So my basic question is whether there is any intent to expand SubSurface
> in such ways in the future? I see there is an enhancement request in place
> for additional equipment information but I did not see any of those other
> things. So even if I were to potentially adding such information, I have
> no idea whether anyone would care about it or to what extent.
> I don't want to gum up the works with enhancement requests that would
> never go anywhere and just doing the work without expecting I was doing a
> one off or fork seems a waste. Is this worth pursuing, or should I
> consider other ways to help out? BTW, I have never worked with XML, UDDF,
> Gtk etc before. I have been retired for many years and no longer have the
> knowledge and tools I once did.
> Dazed_75 a.k.a. Larry
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