How To Install Subsurface 4.6.4 on Ubuntu

As you may know, Subsurface is a diving log application, written by Linus Torvalds himself. The latest version available is Subsurface 4.6.4, which has been recently released, coming with changes:

  • Allow direct entry of dive depth and duration for manually added dives
  • Improved table labels and tooltips in planner
  • Minimum gas calculation mode in planner
  • Better handling of notes when replanning dives
  • Many consistency changes for the terms used across the application

  • Support border width setting in printing templates
  • Fix situations in which cylinder pressures would incorrectly be marked in red
  • Many improvemens to CSV export and import
  • Small fixes to DivingLog import
  • Attempt to parse dive logs as Latin-1 if uft-8 parsing fails
  • Add support for importing latest Suunto DM5 format
  • Correctly sync unit system between Subsurface and Subsurface-mobile (using cloud storage)
  • Fix several rounding related problems
  • Fix several potential crashes
  • Better handling of Uwatec memomouse tank pressure values
  • Better handling of Cobalt imports with unused tanks
  • libdivecomputer:
    • fix bug in Subsurface version of libdivecomputer that could cause buffer overflow
    • several small bugfixes from upstream libdivecomputer

Installation instructions:

Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 18.x, Linux Mint 17.x and other Ubuntu derivative systems is easy.

All you need to do is add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the subsurface package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:subsurface/subsurface
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install subsurface

Optional, to remove subsurface, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove subsurface

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