[PATCH] Ticket #423 - Import GPX file from SD card

Dirk Hohndel dirk at hohndel.org
Fri Mar 14 07:36:01 PDT 2014

On Fri, 2014-03-14 at 15:31 +0100, Jef Driesen wrote:
> On 2014-03-11 19:26, Venkatesh Shukla IIT BHU wrote:
> > 1. As I have seen there are two projects that could be taken up in the
> > field of android application for Subsurface in Google Summer of Code.
> >     a. First is a full feature port of Subsurface to android supporting
> > all, or as much as possible , features of the present desktop version.
> >     b. Implementation of libdivecomputer on android giving your phone 
> > the
> > ability to be connected to the divecomputer and get data from it.
> > Which of these is more viable for GSOC, given the time period of two
> > months? Which would benefit the community more and has greater 
> > necessity?
> > Also, I am not a diver and would not have a divecomputer with me. So, 
> > is it
> > possible to develop libdivecomputer for android without having a
> > divecomputer?
> I could be wrong, but I think porting libdivecomputer to android without 
> having a dive computer around for testing will be difficult. How will 
> you test your code? It might be possible to somehow emulate a dive 
> computer, but I have no idea how that should be done on Android. The 
> alternative is to send the code to a tester. That's what I did for 
> reverse engineering most dive computers, but is very time consuming (due 
> to no immediate feedback).

I was hoping that we would be able to find one loaner dive computer that
we could send to Venkatesh (assuming we end up accepting him).


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