Next release [was Re: Frequent cloud storage authentication errors with Subsurface 4.5.6 (desktop)]

Rick Walsh rickmwalsh at
Mon Sep 19 18:08:26 PDT 2016

Hi Dirk,

On 20 September 2016 at 03:20, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at> wrote:

> I completely agree with you. We should make a new release.
> It's all a matter of how much time I have to spend on Subsurface.
> I think the current daily is quite stable and usable (and it has the cloud
> storage authentication errors fixed). But I'm not convinced that it has
> received enough testing - especially the changes to the preferences.
> So if people could really take it through its paces and report issues
> here and on trac - that would help.
> Here's a specific request for testing:
> Go through the preferences. Check whether "Apply" does the right
> thing. Check whether "Cancel" does the right thing. Check if the
> settings gets remembered correctly if you exit  and restart the app.
> Test downloading from divecomputers. Via cable, via Bluetooth.
> Test FB integration.
> Test the dive planner.
> Read the user manual and point our discrepancies.
> I'm aware of a couple of issues with the preferences at the moment.
1) Drop to first depth preference in planner isn't remembered after exiting.
2) We should have two preferences for VPM-B conservatism: that used in the
planner, and that used used for profile ceiling display of saved dives.  It
should work similar to Buhlmann gradient factors, where the planner GFs are
set in the planner, and the profile ceiling display GFs are set from the
preferences window graph tab.  The choice of Buhlmann or VPM-B ceiling for
saved dives should also be set in the graph tab.

The first issue needs to be fixed as it is a regression, and I imagine
isn't too difficult to track down.  There's a good chance there are other
preferences that aren't remembered, but they don't bug me as much as that
one - I almost always use the drop to first depth mode, but it isn't the

The second isn't a regression and would be a nice-to-have for the next
release.  I've been looking at in my limited spare time, and think I'm
close, but that needn't hold up a release.


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