Subsurface-mobile, next round

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Sat Apr 15 07:56:48 PDT 2017

> On Apr 15, 2017, at 3:49 AM, Willem Ferguson <willemferguson at> wrote:
> Subsurface-mobile 4.6.3-243 on Samsung S6 with Android 6.01
> I tested as much as I could.
> 1) Views of dives details by tapping the dive list -ok. All the previous issues about selecting the appropriate dive are resolved. For the first time in maybe more than a year there is a stable and predictable behaviour for the dive list on my phone.

Yay. Progress.

> 2) From dive list; Add a manual dive entry using the + icon. Works perfectly as far as I can see. I am impressed by the dropdown lists in several fields.

Thank you Marco.

> 3) Within dive details view. Edit a dive, using the pencil icon. Works perfectly as far as I can see.
> 4) 2) Dive details view: Problem?? The cylinder change icons are really small. See attached screendump. In my opinion the cylinder change icon on the desktop is too large, but this mobile icon is beyond minute.

Yes, I agree, that icon is WAY too small. Needless to say, on my devices the icon look "about right".
Not sure what to do about this.

> 5) Deleting a dive from the dive details view. Problem: I think this does not work, although it may be finger trouble. If I tap the dustbun, a Delete button comes up for about 2 sec. But if I tap or hold the delete button, nothing happens.

Really? I tested this quite a bit and it does delete dives. I should know because I kept having to add dives back on my test account since I was emptying the dive list as I was trying to fix the bug where the dive list "collapsed".
What I just noticed as I tested this again (just to be sure) is that on the iPad that I was testing with the UNDO button isn't shown. Darn. That's an important feature, IMHO, so that I need to investigate.

> 6) Main menu: About, User manual, Developer-> Themes and Developer-> App log. All ok as far as I can see.
> 7) Manage dives: Add dive manually. Works perfectly as far as I can see.
> 8) Manage dives: Manual sync with cloud. Works well. (Enable auto sync not tested)
> 9) GPS-> Preferences, Clear GPS cache, Download GPS data work perfectly as far as I can see.
> 10) Show GPS fixes: Small Problem. The layout is a bit wonky, with the window moved to the right and upwards. See attached screen dump.

I haven't looked at that screen in a while, too busy fixing the rest of the stuff. Yes, I can definitely reproduce that here. Will fix.

> 11) The slide-out buttons on the GPS list work ok, with the delete action (dustbin) functioning as well as the Map Location (Google Maps) working as expected.


> 12) GPS->Upload GPS data: Problem. The wifi arrows (both up-arrow and down-arrow) in the top Android status bar are active for a long time. Nothing else happens on-screen. No significant traffic on the ADSL modem: modem mostly inactive. If I select the Android Back button I can get back to the dive list. If I want to stop the program, nothing happens, I suspect because the upload process is still running. Eventually Subsurface-mobile exits, on three or four occasions with a crash. On one occasion I just left the upload running. After 10 minutes, still no response on screen but wifi traffic arrows active continuously. I get a message on the App log (see attached screen dump): this may be relevant?  This could potentially be a very slow uplink on my side, but uploads from my laptop work flawlessly during this time. 

The INTERNAL SERVER ERROR messages are of course disturbing.
As is the fact that you have GPS fixes from 1970

OK, more work needed there.

Thank you so much for these extensive tests. That really makes a huge difference.


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the subsurface mailing list