Gsoc idea: Android downloader

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Wed Feb 26 06:41:03 PST 2014

On Wed, 2014-02-26 at 09:45 +0100, Anton Lundin wrote:
> Hi.
> One idea i bin playing with is how to make the Android port capable of
> downloading data from divecomputers.
> Android doesn't contain a serial api, and it doesn't include the usual
> usb-serial drivers that comes along in the Linux source tree.
> It provides enough attachment points as far as i can understand that we
> would be capable to run a usb-serial driver in userspace.
> The current Android builds contains libdivecomputer and libusb. To make
> this possible we would need to extend libdivecomputer to talk to usb
> devices in other ways on android. There are a bunch of libraries to talk
> to the most common usb-serial chips available.[1,2,3]
> I don't know now the Gsoc ideas list work, but his might be a interesting
> task to put on that list. A good scope would probably be to create a
> downloader-only port of subsurface for the time being.

You should be able to simply edit the wiki page, Anton.

I think this is a great idea.


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