AppImage of scubapro SmartTrak import tool
glance at acc.umu.se
Tue Jan 17 07:34:38 PST 2017
On 17 January, 2017 - Dirk Hohndel wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 03:52:32PM +0100, Anton Lundin wrote:
> > On 17 January, 2017 - 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?
> > >
> > There was a person asking about it on the google group:
> > https://groups.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/subsurface-divelog/NnwExwro_bQ
> > There was no feedback after my answer.
> This is like the iOS version of Subsurface-mobile. You all have seen how
> much work has gone into making this happen. And from the server logs I see
> that we have about 150 users. 1.5% of our user base. Gee, I'm glad I spent
> all the time on that.
> The Android version topped out at about 750 active users at one point.
> So we slowed development of the desktop app that around ten thousand
> people use to a complete crawl for a year in order for about 900 people to
> play with the mobile app. With something like this it's hard to tell how
> many of those tried it and said "useless" and how many actually use it,
> given that most people only dive a very limited number of times a year.
> So, long story short... I'm a bit worried about spending time on the weird
> one-off vs on what people actually use.
> (and yes, I am incredibly disappointed with the low numbers of the mobile
> versions - it seemed that SO MANY PEOPLE asked for this... but what do I
Salvador might be able to write a app-image generating script for you? =)
Anton Lundin +46702-161604
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