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I noticed that my club laptop was running very slowly and the poor thing was taking ages to respond.
The culprit seemed to be WSAPPX  using 100% Disk. It is used for installing, uninstalling, and updating Store apps. Windows automatically updates Store apps in the background. This process starts when you link to a wireless network and on this occasion I was using a hotspot on my phone
If you really donít care about these included apps, you can tell the Windows Store not to automatically update your apps by disabling automatic updates of Windows Store apps Ė  https://www.howtogeek.com/320261/what-is-wsappx-and-why-is-it-running-on-my-pc/ .


The best solution I have found to ALL these problems is to use a stand alone router that is not connected to the internet so that Windows does nothing whilst using BridgePAl
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Release Infomation / BridgePal Server Release 1.4.6
« Last post by Mirna on September 08, 2017, 15:53:16 »
There is a new release of BridgePal Server, v1.4.6, available for download from the BridgePal website www.bridgepal.co.uk. To install the release just double click on the downloaded file, it is not necessary to uninstall the previous version first. Alternatively you can install BridgePal Server from the Upgrade menu of BridgeScore, once v2.9.22 or later has been installed.

Enhancements in this release:-
  • Implemented hand viewing, hand entry and recording, and hand replay (via Bridge Solver)
  • The message 'NOT YET READY' has been replaced with 'CONNECTED, Session not yet started' for greater clarity.
Please note - If you install BridgePal server 1.4.6 you must install BridgeScore version 3.0.1 or later. To fully enable hand record functionality you also need to install  BridgePal app 1.5.2 or 1.5.1h depending on the version of Android.
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Release Infomation / BridgeScore Release 3.0.1
« Last post by Mirna on September 08, 2017, 15:39:42 »
There is a new release of BridgeScore, v3.0.1, available for download from BridgeScore website. If you are on v2.9.22 or later, install the new release via the Upgrade menu on the front screen of BridgeScore. Otherwise to install the release go to Download Software page on the website and then do upgrade.

Enhancements in this release:
  • Changed pictures.
  • Hand records viewing, entry, validation and play hand if Bridge Solver installed. To fully enable this feature you need to install BridgePal server v 1.4.6, and BridgePal app 1.5.2 or 1.5.1h depending on the version of Android.
  • Start bridgepalBroadcast.exe if Wireless and BridgePals selected on Club Admin screen.
  • Timeout on score entry when wireless scoring running (30 sec timeout from last keystroke).
  • Re-arranged Event screen. Always show Scoring Type - for all event types.
  • Can now change Show Traveller /cross imps while wireless running - for teams / league only, without having to recreate the event.
  • Can now change Scoring Type while wireless running - for pairs only, without having to recreate the event. For example can change matchpoints to crossimps.
  • On P2P Admin screen obsolated menus have been removed.
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Release Infomation / BridgePal App Release 1.5.2
« Last post by johng on August 28, 2017, 19:47:00 »
There is a new release of the BridgePal app on the google play store. This is designated v1.5.2 and is for android devices running android 3.0 or later. It contains a minor internal change needed for supporting hand entry functionality on forthcoming releases of BridgeScore/BridgePal server. Unless it is convenient to do so there is no need to upgrade your devices until those releases are issued (and even then only if you plan to enable the new functionality).

There is no corresponding v1.5.2h release for older android devices (pre android 3.0) because v1.5.1h already contains the necessary change.

John
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Support / Re: New Setup
« Last post by stuartwildig on August 09, 2017, 09:29:07 »
Thanks John, that all sounds very logical - I'll do that in a fortnight when I'm next at the club and let you know how it goes but hopefully that'll resolve the issue.

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Support / Re: New Setup
« Last post by johng on August 08, 2017, 20:28:49 »
OK, that confirms what I thought. You are using the older versions of BridgePal Server and BridgePalServices on the Lingwood PC and these are set up for the Apache web server to use port 80. The BridgePal phones that you use at Lingwood are also set up to make requests to Apache on port 80 and this is why they do not work with the new PC even though it's on the same ip address.

You will need to upgrade to the latest version of the BridgePal app on all your phones. You can download this from the google play store, or you can download it from the BridgePal website (see section on Scoring Unit Setup). You may need to uninstall the old version first.

You should also upgrade both PCs to the latest version of BridgePal Server (v1.4.5) and the latest version of BridgePalServices (v1.6.2), though possibly you may have these already on the new PC. Both of these are downloadable from the BridgePal website. I suggest you uninstall the current versions of these first (from "Programs and Features" in the Windows Control Panel), then install the new versions. I'm not sure whether Windows will preserve the firewall setting for Apache when you uninstall it. If it does not you may be prompted by the installation to unblock the firewall. After you have installed BridgePalServices look at the firewall settings for Apache. Go to "Windows Firewall" in the control panel. Click on "Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall", look for "Apache HTTP Server" in the scrolling list and verify that the corresponding checkboxes in the "public" and "private" columns are both ticked.

Finally you will need to configure all the BridgePals to talk to the PC. Start bridgepalBroadcast.exe on one of the PCs, connect all the BridgePals to the same wireless network and start the app on each BridgePal. Within 20 seconds each BridgePal should show the message "NOT YET READY" on the screen which indicates that it is communicating with the PC but there is no BridgeScore session running. If you choose "Select BridgePal Server" from the BridgePal app menu it should now show an entry something like "BridgePal (192.168.0.2:1357)", if that is the ip address of your PC. If both of your PCs have the same fixed ip address you will only need to do this configuration procedure once.

John



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Support / Re: New Setup
« Last post by stuartwildig on August 08, 2017, 19:05:41 »
Right, the versions on the Lingwood PC are:

BridgePal v1.3.0
BridgePalServices v1.5.2
BridgeScore v2.9.23

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Support / Re: New Setup
« Last post by stuartwildig on August 07, 2017, 16:41:01 »
That all sounds very likely - we definitely installed the software before last November. The new laptop is on the very latest software; I will check the version information on the other laptop when I'm there tomorrow and let you know.
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Release Infomation / BridgeScore Release 3.0.0
« Last post by Mirna on August 07, 2017, 12:08:09 »
There is a new release of BridgeScore, v3.0.0, available for download from the BridgeScore website www.mirnagoacher.co.uk. If you are on v2.9.22 or later, install the new release via the Upgrade menu on the front screen of BridgeScore. Otherwise to install the release go to Download Software page on the website and then do upgrade.

Enhancements in this release:
  • Reorganise Club Admin screen, add countries.
  • Club Admin screen - make Bridgewebs password invisible.
  • Name Edit screen - when name changed give an option to update all events lists of players, rather than doing it automatically.
  • Name Edit screen - cater for EBU and WBU.
  • More extensive BridgeScore logging (bridgescore.txt in clubdata/xlogs). Purge and rename old bridgescore.txt once a month.
  • Webpage - show match points as total and tops, like on Bridgewebs.
  • Webpage - add event param to Play it again link.
  • New preference on the Results screen - Usebio 1.2. Only displayed for Wales to offer a choice between 1.0 and 1.2.
  • New preference on the Results screen - Colour Scheme, applies to the webpage only, i.e. only clubs that are not on Bridgewebs.
  • Correction to wireless scoring for event names with an apostrophe.
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Support / Re: New Setup
« Last post by johng on August 07, 2017, 11:33:42 »
I'm beginning to wonder whether it is incompatible versions of software that is causing your problem. In November last year I changed the port used by the Apache web server on the BridgePal PC from 80 to 1357. This was to avoid clashes with other software that uses port 80. The change was made in BridgePalServices release 1.6 and BridgePal Server v1.4.0 . At the same time I released v1.4 of the BridgePal app, which was a necessary upgrade for compatibility with these releases.

I note Lingwood went live earlier than this so certainly it would have originally been using an earlier version. I also note that you say the ZTE Blade is running BridgePal 1.3.1, so if that works with the Lingwood laptop it would suggest that the laptop has not been upgraded and therefore runs Apache on port 80.

The new laptop presumably has the latest version of BridgePalServices installed, with Apache running on port 1357. That would explain why phones which work with one PC do not work with the other, even though it has the same ip address. You would need to upgrade the software on both PCs, and all phones, to the latest releases.

Incidentally, the bridgepalBroadcast configuration mechanism is not supported on BridgePal app releases prior to v1.4

If you can establish whether my above assumptions are correct I can advise you on the upgrade procedure. You can check which version of BridgePalServices is installed by going to the control panel. Look for "Programs and Features" and find the entry for BridgePalServices, which will show the version and the date it was installed.

John
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