Overthinking on Subsurface mobile app UX

Anton Lundin glance at acc.umu.se
Thu Jun 22 08:02:48 PDT 2017

On 22 June, 2017 - Dirk Hohndel wrote:

> > On Jun 22, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Anton Lundin <glance at acc.umu.se> wrote:
> >> 
> >> This restriction also removed all DCs that we can download from via USB.
> >> 
> > 
> > That's all the serial devices. All of them can be used with a ftdi
> > cable.
> There are a ton of dive computers that do not use an FTDI cable.
> I believe that the Heinrichs Weikamp devices are all FTDI, that
> most Suunto download cables are FTDI (but not the EON Steel).

Btw. The EON Steel should work, as is. Would be fun to see any one try.

> Oceanic / Aeris / Hollis, Tusa, Sherwood, and Aqualung should 
> all be FTDI.
> Atomics Aquatics, Cressi, Mares, and Reefnet all are not FTDI.

If you have a _real_ serial cable you just need a usb-ftdi-to _real_
serial and you can use it with Subsurface on android.

ex: https://reefnet.ca/products/sensus/tour/photo/

> > One thing we rather should do is try to be a bit more intelegent about
> > which usb vid/pid's and name we see.
> > 
> > If we see a usb product "HeinrichsWeikamp OSTC3" or "HeinrichsWeikamp
> > OSTC 2N" we should propose the right things, but if we just see a
> > generic ftdi device, we should show all of them, and let the user tell
> > us what they have plugged in.
> I look forward to patches for that. I'd also love to be able to use
> all of this on my Pixel XL, but thanks to SELinux that may not be
> happening.

libusb probably just needs a bit more patching. Probably nothing to
major. I or someone else just needs a bit time to get around to it.


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