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

Jef Driesen jef at libdivecomputer.org
Fri Mar 14 07:38:30 PDT 2014

On 2014-03-14 15:36, Dirk Hohndel wrote:
> 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).

That is of course also an option.


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