Setting location coordinates while editing a dive

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Fri Oct 31 09:40:29 PDT 2014

On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 12:04:03PM -0400, John Van Ostrand wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 10:45 AM, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at> wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 04:22:03PM -0400, John Van Ostrand wrote:
> > > I was getting very frustrated adding a dive location to an existing
> > dive. I
> > > was expecting to be able to add a location then select the coordinates
> > from
> > > the globe and have the coordinates updated and the location name and
> > > coordinates associated. Neither happens. The flag is planted without text
> > > and the flag disappears when I save.
> >
> > That's not how it's supposed to work :-(
> It's not supposed to work the way I expected or the way it does?

flag should disappear when you save.

> > > So I'm looking for ideas on proper behaviour. There are several
> > > circumstances I can think of:
> > >
> > > 1. User is adding a dive.. Associate the location with the edit location
> > > name of the dive.
> > > 2. User is editing an existing dive. Associate the location with the edit
> > > location name of the dive.
> >
> > I don't know what you mean by "edit location name of the dive" in both of
> > these cases.
> I've looked at the code so I can write a little more concisely about it.
> 1 and 2. When adding or editing a dive dive double clicking on the globe
> should add coordinates to the Coordinates field and place a marker on the
> globe so the user can see that he selected appropriate coordinates *before
> saving*. Neither happens, right now the action has no effect on the dive.

Bug. Needs to be fixed.
Sadly, this used to work :-(

> I've been able to make changes so the ui.coordinates field is updated but
> placing flags on the globe is more challenging. Since the edited location
> name and coordinates only exist in the ui.location and ui.coordinates
> variables the globe::repopulateLabels() function can't place a flag on the
> globe, repopulateLabels() uses the dive list for coordinates and labels.
> Adding code so it also checks isEditing() and places a flag based on the
> edited fields would add that functionality.

It should use the data from displayed_dive in addition to the dive list.
Then all you need to do is make sure things are tracked correctly in
displayed_dive (and they should, if not, that's yet another bug).


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