Problems with dive planning module.

Anton Lundin glance at
Thu Oct 17 13:53:08 UTC 2013

On 17 October, 2013 - Willem Ferguson wrote:

> On 17/10/2013 16:44, Robert Helling wrote:
> >On 17.10.2013, at 16:39, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at> wrote:
> >
> >>If there is ONE feature that I regret having added, it's dive planning.
> >>This has sucked an incredible amount of my time (for the Gtk version)
> >>and now Tomaz' time with zero benefit to the vast majority of people.
> >>
> >>I am still tempted to keep the interactive input and simply drop the
> >>planner as it seems absolutely not worth the pain it is causing. Not to
> >>mention the risk if some bozo decides to dive this plan, gets bent for
> >>whatever reason and then decides that this couldn't possibly have been
> >>their fault.
> >No no no! Maybe that's my observational bias but for me and my friends the planner (besides the beautiful profile) is the unique selling point for subsurface! Divelogs there are many. But there is no planner at all with a decent user interface. And to my mind, we are quite close here. Yes, there are things to do, but I would rate them worth every byte of code.
> >
> >Just my $.02
> >
> >Robert
> >
> All I can say is that I will be sad to see the planning module
> disappear. If nothing else the planner has a strong teaching value.
> Like it or not, a computerised planner is an essential tool for
> decompression diving, even when using a sophisticated DC. Once when
> one starts playing around with this type of tool do you realise the
> truism "every dive (including a no-deco dive) is a decompression
> dive".

I say that the one thing subsurface dive planner have that no other dive
planner have is access to the real profile of previous dives. Its really
nice to know your "real" tissue loadings.

Then its nice to have a open dive planning utility that you can actually
check and verify how it works. I didn't know about MV-Plan earlier.

I'm thinking about some ways that we can improve the planning like
standard sets of deco cases, but thats for another day =)


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