Joop Boonen joop_boonen at web.de
Fri Jul 10 08:24:47 CEST 2009

Is/will QSuunto-Lite a KDE program i.e. will it also run on kde4?

Is some qSuunto-Lite code already available.

(I have a Suunto Cobra).



On Thu, July 9, 2009 8:31 pm, Christian Rüb wrote:
> Hi,
> glad someone is interested in this one as I want to (re)concentrate on it
> again.
> You can use divetools-ab to download via USB serial (see my little patch
> here [1]) - the package is already capable of using /dev/ttyUSB0
> You need to switch to host mode and have a special adapter for your
> regular USB plug to fit into the mini USB (~ €1.5 on ebay).
> Or you download them on your PC with divetools-ab and upload just the
> file. QSuunto-Lite can only _display_ information from file _not_ download
> itself.
> These features are planned for the next dive program which will also not
> be Suunto specific and hopefully get GPS integration and stuff - but this
> is still a long way...
> Next (and probably last) feature for QSuunto-Lite will be to display the
> dive profile graphically.
> I am not planning to do it in elmentary as it was my first real program in
> C++ and QT and thus also meant to learn it. But for the next program maybe
> it will be possible to seperate GUI and logic enough, so there could be a
> QT (e.g. for Desktop PCs) and an elementary GUI. My primary target is the
> above mentioned feature for QSuunto-Lite and then getting the new dive
> logging application on the way.
> Concering QSuunto-Lite - make sure you have one of the older Suuntos that
> are compatible with divetools-ab [2]. Newer Suuntos are also planned to be
> supported in the new app.
> [1]
> http://git.senfdax.de/?p=oe_recipes;a=blob;f=divetools-ab/files/001_usbserial.patch
> [2] a) http://www.acs.uni-duesseldorf.de/~becka/dive/divetools/index.html
>       b)  http://www.sarnau.info/papers:suunto_protocol see Vyper, Spyder,
> etc.
> Hope this helps.
> Cheers,
>  Christian
>> Thanks for this!
>> Questions:
>> * What are the features you're currently working on?
>> * This requires that the FR is in host mode to download from the dive
>> computer, correct?
>> * As asked earlier, any chance of porting to elementary rather than QT?
>> Now I can't wait to get my phone back from buzz fix!
>> Russell Dwiggins
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