updates to Subsurface and libdivecomputer

Rick Walsh rickmwalsh at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 17:56:15 PDT 2016

On 20 September 2016 at 02:03, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at hohndel.org> wrote:

> On Sep 19, 2016, at 1:49 AM, Rick Walsh <rickmwalsh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 18 September 2016 at 11:10, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at hohndel.org> wrote:
>>>> Thanks to Linus and Anton we have an updated Subsurface-branch for
>>>> libdivecomputer.
>>>> This goes along with an update to Subsurface itself to adjust to the
>>>> modified API for our serial code.
>>>> I’ve had problems with the native Bluetooth code for a while and feel
>>>> like I can’t quite figure out where the culprit is. I only had a chance
>>>> to
>>>> test this on my Mac, though, and Bluetooth has always been a challenge
>>>> on the Mac.
>>>> I’d appreciate if some of you with Bluetooth dive computers could give
>>>> this a try and let me know if things work on Windows, Linux and Mac.
>>>> I tested on Linux (Fedora 24) with my Shearwater Petrel 2, and it
>>> worked fine.  Built myself from latest master, running the build.sh to
>>> update libdivecomputer.
>>> I should correct what I wrote above.  Downloading the dives via
>> Bluetooth worked fine, but I was not able to select which Bluetooth
>> controller to use (onboard or USB dongle), or turn it on or off -
>> previously I could.  I turned on Bluetooth with the GUI tool included with
>> KDE, and the default controller was the one I wanted to use.
> I've just tested again, and compared to a week-old build and the 4.5.4
> Appimage.  The ability to control Bluetooth appears to have nothing to do
> with recent changes in Subsurface or libdivecomputer.  I had Bluetooth
> disabled through the KDE taskbar icon, and Subsurface couldn't power on
> Bluetooth from that state.  If I enable Bluetooth through the system, then
> I can power on and power off.
> So we can say "works as designed"?

Yes we can. It was a false alarm.

> I'll investigate further when I get the chance, but can someone else
>> test?  You don't even need a Bluetooth dive computer; just see if you can
>> power Bluetooth on or off through Subsurface, select the controller if you
>> have more than one, and scan and try to pair a device (e.g. your phone).
> I'd still love to see more people test. Ideally someone with a Mac and
> some time to figure out what's going on there.

I can't help with Mac, but I was planning on testing with Windows 7 on my
work laptop.  Unfortunately some recent system changes removed my ability
to install software without IT help.
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