Questions wrt Subsurface
dirk at hohndel.org
Tue Jun 25 16:50:13 PDT 2013
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On Tue, 2013-06-25 at 15:05 +0200, andre.kegel at dfs.de wrote:
> Dear Sirs,
> the issue of the attached mail has been solved,
> I could install the missing libs via Muon pkg manager (if my memory
> serves me well). Thanks again for the support.
> Now the usage of Subsurface gives rise to some other questions:
> 1. Is there a FAQ collection / wiki somewhere that could provide
> this info? Then please point me to it and I'll be happy (well,
> maybe :-)).
We have the user documentation which is also on our website
http://subsurface.hohndel.org -- beyond that we don't have any
additional FAQs. We try to document things in the manual :-)
> 1. It seems that there is a way to store the dive log from
> Subsurface in XML format. Where do I activate this setting?
> In my case, Subsurface accesses a *.svg file.
No. Subsurface by default will write an XML file (on Linux that would be
We don't use .svg files
> 1. Is there a way to attach images (eg *.jpg, or *.bmp) to the
> log entries?
> I would like to attach a drawing of the location and dive or a
> photo of the partners (or fishes) to the dive log entry.
This has been suggested a few times. It's something we are planning to
do in the future.
> 1. Where do I set the default values of certain parameters?
> I believe there is some *.xml file in the directory, but is
> there also a description of the way to set the defaults in
> I.e. I always use the same tank, where can I specify it as
That is not something we support today. But once you enter your tank it
is easy to pick it from the selection of tanks. Having said that, making
a tank the default would be reasonably straight forward to implement...
> 1. How do I format pages for my logbook, so that printing log
> entries gives me nice printouts in the strange size I use?
We have three hard coded formats. Being able to configure the output
format is something we could consider for a future version of Subsurface
(we are completely re-implementing print output for Subsurface 4,
anyway). No promises, but this is something we have thought about.
> 1. More on the strange side:
> Is there a way to merge dives that the diving computer
> considers to be separate dives?
> Eg I perform a dive for training purposes. We descend, then
> rise to the surface to discuss the exercise, then descend
> again for the next exercise or a repetition. Even though there
> is a surface interval (beyond the threshold of the DC) I
> consider this to be one dive, not several.
> So I would like to merge the dives.
Yes, that's easy: mark the two dives, right click and select "Merge
> 1. What I will check when I get home:
> Is there a way to send individual dives to my buddies in
> Subsurface format to be integrated in their logs?
Mark the dives in your divelist, right-click and select "Save as"
> As you can see, I like the SW and am using it. I will also distribute
> the nice printouts (or SubS files) as soon as possible to my diving
> buddies to promote the product further.
I'm glad you like Subsurface. We continually work to make it better for
You had 6 questions / suggestions. 3 we already do, 3 are things we are
looking into. Not bad :-)
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