Subsurface (software)

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Subsurface
Subsurface-icon.svg
Original author(s) Linus Torvalds
Developer(s) Dirk Hohndel, Linus Torvalds, and many others
Initial release September 22, 2011; 5 years ago (2011-09-22)[1]
Stable release
4.6.4 / April 26, 2017; 29 days ago (2017-04-26)[2]
Written in C, C++, Bourne Shell, Perl
Operating system Linux, OS X, Windows, Android, iOS, (POSIX)
License GNU General Public License v2
Website subsurface-divelog.org

Subsurface is a software for logging and planning scuba dives. It was initially designed and developed by Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel in 2011.[3]

Subsurface is free and open-source software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.[4]

Overview[edit]

Subsurface allows a scuba diver or free diver to keep track of their dive data. It allows dive record data to be downloaded from many different makes and models of dive computers and can represent this data both graphically (depth profile, gas usage) and in tabular format. Digital photographs taken during the dive can be added to the log and the location of the dive site is displayed on a map. Decompression information based on the Bühlmann model or the VPM-B model and gas usage information can be displayed. The program also includes an interactive dive planner. The logbook can be exported in many file formats and to a Git-based cloud storage. There is a version running on mobile devices that can display the log book data, but downloading directly from dive computers is currently not supported. [5]

Until version 3.9.2, Subsurface used GTK+ for its graphical user interface, and with version 4.0 it was switched to Qt 4.[6] At the LCA2014, Torvalds and Hohndel explained why they choose to re-write the GUI using Qt.[7][8][clarification needed]

Subsurface further depends on GConf, SQLite, ATK and makes use of OpenStreetMap and/or OpenSeaMap.[citation needed]

Subsurface officially runs on Linux, OS X and Microsoft Windows. It is written using the POSIX API and not the Linux API, so it should be portable to any POSIX-compliant operating system. The mobile version using Qt Quick runs on Android and iOS.

As Subsurface binary software deployment for Linux users for the various Linux distributions turned out to be problematic,[9][10] the packaging was changed to a portable, self-contained, distro-agnostic[clarification needed] AppImage in 2015.[11]

Supported dive computers[edit]

As of release 4.2 in August 2014, Subsurface supports the downloading and processing of dive log data from the following dive computers:[12]

Maker Models
Aeris
  • 500 AI
  • A300
  • A300 AI
  • A300CS
  • Atmos 2
  • Atmos AI
  • Atmos AI 2
  • Compumask
  • Elite
  • Elite T3
  • Epic
  • F10
  • F11
  • Manta
  • XR-1 NX
  • XR-2
Apeks
  • Quantum X
Aqualung
  • i300
  • i450T} i550
  • i750TC
Atomic Aquatics
  • Cobalt
  • Cobalt 2
Beuchat
  • Mundial 2
  • Mundial 3
  • Voyager 2G
Citizen
  • Hyper Aqualand
Cochran
  • Commander
  • EMC-14
  • EMC-16
  • EMC-20H
Cressi
  • Drake
  • Edy
  • Giotto
  • Leonardo
  • Newton
Dive Rite
  • NiTek Q
  • NiTek Trio
DiveSystem
  • Orca
  • iDive DAN
  • iDive Deep
  • iDive Easy
  • iDive Free
  • iDive Pro
  • iDive Reb
  • iDive Stealth
  • iDive Tech
  • iDive X3M
  • iX3M Deep
  • iX3M Easy
  • iX3M Reb
  • iX3M Tec
Genesis
  • React Pro
  • React Pro White
HeinrichsWeikamp
  • Frog
  • OSTC
  • OSTC 2
  • OSTC 2C
  • OSTC 2N
  • OSTC 3
  • OSTC 3+
  • OSTC 4
  • OSTC Mk2
  • OSTC Sport
  • OSTC cR
Hollis
  • DG03
  • TX1
Mares
  • Airlab
  • Darwin
  • Darwin Air
  • Icon HD
  • Icon HD Net Ready
  • M1
  • M2
  • Matrix
  • Nemo
  • Nemo Air
  • Nemo Apneist
  • Nemo Excel
  • Nemo Steel
  • Nemo Titanium
  • Nemo Wide
  • Nemo Wide 2
  • Puck
  • Puck 2
  • Puck Air
  • Puck Pro
  • Smart
  • Smart Apnea
Oceanic
  • Atom 1.0
  • Atom 2.0
  • Atom 3.0
  • Atom 3.1
  • Datamask
  • F10
  • F11
  • Geo
  • Geo 2.0
  • OC1
  • OCS
  • OCi
  • Pro Plus 2
  • Pro Plus 2.1
  • Pro Plus 3
  • VT 4.1
  • VT Pro
  • VT3
  • VT4
  • VTX
  • Veo 1.0
  • Veo 180
  • Veo 2.0
  • Veo 200
  • Veo 250
  • Veo 3.0
  • Versa Pro
Reefnet
  • Sensus
  • Sensus Pro
  • Sensus Ultra
Scubapro
  • Chromis
  • Mantis
  • Mantis 2
  • Meridian
  • XTender 5
Seabaer
  • T1
  • H3
  • HUDC
Seemann
  • XP5
Shearwater Research
  • Nerd
  • Perdix
  • Petrel
  • Petrel 2
  • Predator
Sherwood
  • Amphos
  • Amphos Air
  • Insight
  • Insight 2
  • Vision
  • Wisdom
  • Wisdom 2
  • Wisdom 3
Subgear
  • XP Air
  • XP-10
  • XP-3G
  • XP-Air
Suunto
  • Cobra
  • Cobra 2
  • Cobra 3
  • D3
  • D4
  • D4i
  • D6
  • D6i
  • D9
  • D9tx
  • DX
  • EON Steel
  • Eon
  • Gekko
  • HelO2
  • Mosquito
  • Solution
  • Solution Alpha
  • Solution Nitrox
  • Spyder
  • Stinger
  • Vyper,
  • Vyper 2
  • Vyper Air
  • Vyper Novo
  • Vytec
  • Zoop
  • Zoop Novo
Tusa
  • Element II (IQ-750)
  • IQ-700
  • Zen (IQ-900)
  • Zen Air (IQ-950)
Uemis
  • Zürich SDA
Uwatec
  • Aladin 2G
  • Aladin Air Twin
  • Aladin Air Z
  • Aladin Air Z Nitrox
  • Aladin Air Z O2
  • Aladin Prime
  • Aladin Pro
  • Aladin Pro Ultra
  • Aladin Sport
  • Aladin Sport Plus
  • Aladin Tec
  • Aladin Tec 2G
  • Aladin Tec 3G
  • Galileo Luna
  • Galileo Sol
  • Galileo Terra
  • Galileo Trimix
  • Memomouse
  • Smart Com
  • Smart Pro
  • Smart Tec
  • Smart Z
Zeagle
  • N2iTiON3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subsurface release announcement". Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Announcing Subsurface 4.6.4 | Subsurface". 
  3. ^ "GitHub Subsurface v1.0 commit log". GitHub.com. Retrieved 2016-06-17. 
  4. ^ "Subsurface README file". GitHub.com. Retrieved 2016-06-17. 
  5. ^ "Subsurface User Manual". subsurface-divelog.org. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  6. ^ "Subsurface 4.0 has been released". 2013-12-15. 
  7. ^ "Gtk to Qt – a strange journey". 2014-01-09. Archived from the original on 2015-03-21. 
  8. ^ "Gtk to Qt – a strange journey Video" (WebM). YouTube. 2014-01-09. 
  9. ^ Linus Torvalds (2014-08-29). "Q&A with Linus Torvalds" (video). DebConf 2014 Portland. debian.net. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 6:31 I have seen this first hand with the other project I'm involved with, which is my dive log app. We make binaries for Windows and OSX, we basically don't make binaries for Linux. Why? Because making binaries for Linux desktop applications is a major fucking pain in the ass. 
  10. ^ This is just very cool. by Linus Torvalds on Google+ Dirk Hohndel: "I, as the app maintainer, don't want my app bundled in a distribution anymore. Way to much pain for absolutely zero gain. Whenever I get a bug report my first question is "oh, which version of which distribution? which version of which library? What set of insane patches were applied to those libraries?". No, Windows and Mac get this right. I control the libraries my app runs against. [...] With an AppImage I can give them just that. Something that runs on their computer."" (2015-11-25)
  11. ^ This is just very cool. by Linus Torvalds on Google+ "I finally got around to play with the "AppImage" version of +Subsurface, and it really does seem to "just work"." (2015-11-25)
  12. ^ "Supported Dive Computers | Subsurface". 

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