AppImage of scubapro SmartTrak import tool

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Tue Jan 17 07:17:47 PST 2017

On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 06:45:51AM -0800, Dirk Hohndel wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 08:05:25AM +0200, Willem Ferguson wrote:
> > Would it require a lot of time to create an AppImage of this tool? As far as
> > I can make out, it is built as a special case of the "normal" Subsurface
> > build, the main difference being the requirement for two additional
> > libraries. I cannot see that this AppImage build would need any real
> > maintenance because the regular updates and patches to Subsurface are
> > unlikely to affect the import process (unless of course the xml/ssrf format
> > itself changes). One could simply call this AppImage something like
> > smtk2ssrf_v4.6 so that we know it was derived from Subsurface v4.6. Am I
> > being naïve?
> I haven't looked into it, but it does not seem to be too hard.
> As everything else that I do (that all of us do), it's all a matter of
> time. What should I be spending my "Subsurface time" on? How many people
> will actually want to use that AppImage?

In order to get an idea how hard this would be I tried to build the
SmartTrak importer locally. Of course it doesn't build anymore (Anton
removed our own copy of the dc descriptor). So I fixed that and then tried
to import a sample slg file and it crashes in smtk_time_to_sec - at which
point I decided that I had spent all of the time I had for this this


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