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Seasoft for Waves - Win32 Revision History
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The Revision History describes each version of software -- including bug fixes, modifications, and new features. You may not need the latest version; our revisions often include improvements and new features which may have little or no impact on your operation. Review this site regularly to view the latest changes.

Version #  listing:

  1.17 1.12c 1.11 1.06
2.0 1.16 1.12b 1.10 1.05
1.18b 1.15 1.12a 1.09 1.02
1.18a 1.14 1.12 1.08 1.01
1.18 1.13 1.11a 1.07a 1.00


Version 2.0
08 September 2011


a. Plot Data -- Fixed bug related to daylight savings time transition, for SBE 26, 26plus, and 53.
b. Create Reports -- Fixed bug related to daylight savings time transition for SBE 26plus; time was off by 1 hour.
c. Create Reports -- Fixed bug related to daylight savings time transition for SBE 26; time was off by 1 hour, 24 hours, or 25 hours.
d. Convert Hex -- Modified dialog box to allow user adjustment of 'start time' of first tide measurement in input data file for SBE 26. Because of a leap year firmware bug in SBE 26, you may need to adjust 'start time' if either of following is true: SBE 26 was deployed on February 29, or date and time were set before February 29 and SBE 26 was deployed after February 29.

Version 1.18b
14 December 2009


a. Convert Hex -- Added -t command line option to output additional diagnostic information in .tid file for SBE 53.

Version 1.18a
12 June 2009


a. Convert Hex -- Changed Convert Hex dialog boxes for SBE 26plus and 53 to make them more user-friendly.

Version 1.18
13 May 2009


a. General -- Changed location of SeasoftWaves.ini, to provide better compatibility with computers running Vista. SeasoftWaves.ini contains location and file name of last saved program setup (.psa) file and option settings for each module.
b. Convert Hex -- Changed file for storing calibration coefficients from an .ini file to a .psa file for consistency with other software modules.

Version 1.17
14 October 2008


a. Create Reports --
     - A bug caused Create Reports to crash when processing a large file.
     - If depth was selected as an output variable, the column header in the output file said pressure instead of depth.

Version 1.16
24 September 2008


a. Convert Hex -- A bug when converting a file for a 26plus with strain gauge pressure sensor caused incorrect pressure values. This bug only occurred in Version 1.15.

Version 1.15
10 July 2008


a. Convert Hex -- A bug in decoding the firmware version for data from an SBE 26 (not plus) with firmware version 2.0 caused incorrect pressure values in the .wb wave burst file.

Version 1.14
22 January 2007


a. Create Reports -- Occasionally crashed when processing large wave burst files.
b. Create Reports and Plot Data -- Incorrectly reported zeroes for the wave auto spectrum for some files.

Version 1.13
23 February 2006


a. SeatermW -- Updated to add DateTime menu, allowing you to set the date and time in the SBE 26plus or 53 to an accuracy of 25 msec of the time provided by timekeeping software on your computer. This capability is compatible with SBE 26plus firmware version 6.1a or later, and SBE 53 firmware version 1.13 and later.

Version 1.12c
16 December 2005


a. Convert Hex -- Updated to provide a way to reprocess data obtained with SBE 26plus firmware version 5.2, 6.0, or 6.0a, if you had programmed the 26plus to use a wave sample duration other than 0.25 seconds. See Field Service Bulletin No. 8 for details.


a. SeatermW -- If uploading data from an SBE 26plus, not in binary, SeatermW erroneously reported upload errors when in fact there were none.

Version 1.12b
06 December 2005


a. SeatermW -- For SBE 53, SeatermW would not upload data if the following line appeared in the status:
"*warning -> not enough time to measure reference frequency".

Version 1.12a
16 November 2005


a. Battery and Memory Endurance -- For SBE 26 tab, there was some extra text visible above Tide measurement interval. Note that the calculations were unaffected by the bug.

Version 1.12
27 July 2005


a. Convert Hex -- For SBE 26plus with strain gauge pressure sensor, program was not reading the conductivity coefficients from the header in the .hex file.

Version 1.11a
25 July 2005


a. Battery and Memory Endurance -- For SBE 26 (not plus), removed Wave statistics duration, because real-time wave statistics are not available in the SBE 26.

Version 1.11
15 July 2005


a. Battery and Memory Endurance -- Added compatibility with SBE 53 BPR Bottom Pressure Recorder, and added lithium battery endurance output for SBE 26plus.

Version 1.10
22 June 2005


a. Convert Hex -- Buffer overrun occurred when processing a file uploaded from an SBE 26plus.

Version 1.09
28 April 2005


a. Added compatibility with SBE 53 BPR Bottom Pressure Recorder.


a. Sometimes did not upload properly or stopped in middle of an upload.

Version 1.08
09 February 2005


a. Versions 1.07 and 1.07a ONLY -- Did not process data correctly for an SBE 26 (not 26plus).

Version 1.07a
03 December 2004


a. Compatibility with SBE 26plus firmware version 6.0 and later -- 26plus firmware version 6.0 and later included the following changes which impacted the software:
- Date and time is now included with each tide record, changing the format of data uploaded from memory. Convert Hex was updated for compatibility with the new data format.
- An optional strain gauge pressure sensor in place of the Quartz pressure sensor is now available. Format of data uploaded from memory and power consumption characteristics for the strain gauge pressure sensor version are different from the Quartz pressure sensor version. Battery and Memory Endurance and Convert Hex were updated, so they are now compatible with both pressure sensor versions of the 26plus.

Version 1.06
12 May 2004


a. Compatibility with SBE 26plus: Existing software was updated to interface with current production version of the SEAGAUGE Wave and Tide Recorder, the SBE 26plus.
b. Battery and Memory Endurance module: Added to aid in pre-deployment planning. Module calculates expected endurance for proposed sampling scheme for SBE 26 or SBE 26plus.
c. Extract Tide: The SBE 26plus can hold data from multiple logging sessions in memory. This stand-alone module (installed in same directory as Seasoft for Waves during Seasoft for Waves installation) separates each logging session into a separate file. Extract Tide must be used before converting uploaded data with Convert Hex if there are multiple logging sessions in memory.

Version 1.05
09 February 2004


a. SeatermW: 
-- Comm port setting was always reset to 1 when you closed the program and then re-opened it.
-- SeatermW did not check to see if SBE 26 was logging before trying to upload data. It now checks to see if SBE 26 is logging before it will upload, and provides error message to stop logging first.

Version 1.02
06 November 2003


a. Convert Hex -- If you: 
          1 - Changed coefficients and saved to a .ini file, and 
          2 - Then opened another .ini file (without exiting the Coefficient Configuration dialog box) and clicked OK. 
Then the coefficients in the first file were overwritten with the second file.
b. Plot Data -- Plot Title was reset to the default name when a new file was selected.

Version 1.01
20 June 2003


a. Process Wave Burst Data crashed when processing wave bursts that have fewer than expected data values in a wave burst (if hex file being processed has missing data).
b. Processing progress bar was not accurate.

Version 1.00
07 May 2003

Initial release of entire Win 95/98/NT/2000/XP software package, which includes Plan Deployment, SeatermW (terminal program), Convert Hex, Merge Barometric Pressure, Process Wave Burst Data, Create Reports, and Plot Data modules.


SeatermW, the terminal program module, has been incorporated in Seasoft for Waves. SeatermW was initially released as a stand-alone program in July 2002. The revisions below apply only to those early versions of SeatermW. 

SeatermW Version 1.02
24 September 2002


  1. Command line parameter -s was added for custom application.

SeatermW Version 1.01
19 August 2002


  1. Save As wrote a corrupt .ini file.
  2. COM10 was incorrectly parsed as COM1.
  3. If the user clicked mid-screen, incoming text was inserted into existing text.

SeatermW Version 1.00 
09 July 2002

Initial release of Win 95/98/NT/2000/XP program.

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