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Release Infomation / BridgeScore Release 3.0.8
« Last post by Mirna on July 18, 2018, 17:02:34 »
There is a new release of BridgeScore, v3.0.8, 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:
  • Support for EBU NGS handicaps.
  • Webpage shows both handicapped and non-handicapped results.
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Support / Re: Can the player number field be expanded?
« Last post by johng on July 18, 2018, 16:37:01 »
I assume you are using the latest version of the various software components. The software allows a player to be identified either by a local club id, or by the player's id in the national bridge organisation (NBO). The NBO id can be up to 8 digits long. You don't say in which country your session takes place, or whether you are affiliated to an NBO, so I am assuming not. In this case the solution is straightforward. In BridgeScore, on the "Club Admin" screen, set Country(NBO) to "other". Then, when you add names using BridgeScore, type the corresponding 5 digit id into the "NBU Number" field on the "Add/Edit Name" screen. You can leave the "Player ID" field on this screen blank.

On BridgePal, you can now key in the 5 digit numbers that you have entered in BridgeScore and it will pick up the corresponding names.
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Support / Can the player number field be expanded?
« Last post by 528 on July 17, 2018, 22:44:19 »

I run a small duplicate session at a local senior center once a week.  We have been using paper scoring that is sometimes painful to reconcile.  I started looking for a wireless solution and have found BridgePal, which looks like the answer to my prayer.

I have decided to fill the player member numbers with the players ID numbers that are issued by the center.  While in the center they wear ID badges with the number on them.  My decision is based on not wanting the players to have a number that I arbitrarily assign.

My problem is that the Names form only allows 4 digits to be entered and the ID numbers I have are 5 digits.  I have gotten around it so far by importing names and numbers.  Even editing a name after entering it into the database only allows 4 digits although it preserves the 5 digit number that I have imported.

Thank you for the consideration.
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General Discussion / Disabling Windows 10 Updates
« Last post by johng on July 14, 2018, 14:21:31 »
We are in the habit of disabling the windows update service on our club laptop, to prevent windows 10 applying them at an inconvenient time such as the start of a bridge session. If we wish to check for, or apply, windows updates we can then re-enable the service at a convenient time. Since a recent windows 10 update it appears that windows 10 now automatically re-enables the windows updates service if it discovers that it has been manually disabled. However, I discovered the following article which describes a procedure for defeating this "feature". Haven't tried it out yet, but am posting it here in case it is of use to others:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/windows-10-windows-update-keeps-turning-it-self/323c832e-119f-4552-8641-474acbd3dcff
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Release Infomation / BridgeScore Release 3.0.6-7
« Last post by Mirna on June 25, 2018, 11:39:31 »
There is a new release of BridgeScore, v3.0.6, 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:
  • Support for handicaps, with various ways of sourcing them or calculating them
  • Add wireless monitor timer to the Results screen, times out after 30 sec of inactivity.
  • Add more 11 round Appendix Mitchell movements, some 5 table Howells and more.
  • Other minor enhancements and bug fixes.

Release 3.0.7 caters for null handicaps.

More details in BridgeScore Help.
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Release Infomation / BridgePal Server Release 1.5.1
« Last post by johng on June 18, 2018, 13:49:32 »
There is a new release of BridgePal Server available. This is release version 1.5.1. You can install BridgePal Server from the Upgrade menu of BridgeScore. Alternatively, you can download and install v1.5.1 from the BridgePal website. Note that BridgePal Server v1.5.1 requires BridgeScore 3.0.4 or later.

This release fixes a couple of obscure bugs in the "Change Score" director function, which was introduced in the v1.5.0 BridgePal Server Release. These were:

- tapping in the PIN entry field while executing a "Change Score" director function caused the board number being corrected to be set to "undefined". This has been fixed, and tapping in the the PIN entry field now just clears the field.

- tapping on the "Review" button on the ranking screen and then immediately executing a "Change Score" director function
caused BridgePal to display an empty traveller with board number 255 after completing the "Change Score" request. This has been corrected, and control now returns to the ranking screen after the Change Score has completed.

Neither of the above bugs caused errors in the recorded scores.

John
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Support / Re: Windows 10 Professional Spring Update Issue (Resolved)
« Last post by johng on June 06, 2018, 10:44:18 »
Hi Alaric,

Are you sure it was BridgePalServices that you re-installed, not BridgePal Server (the names are very similar) ?

Re-installing BridgePal Server would not make any difference. However, re-installing BridgePalServices, even without uninstalling it first, would prompt you to unblock the firewall providing that there is no entry for "Apache Http Server" in the windows firewall exceptions list. I have just confirmed this by manually deleting Apache Http Server from the firewall exceptions list and re-installing BridgePalServices. I suspect you won't get the prompt if Apache Http Server is already in the list, even if neither the "private" or "public" checkboxes are ticked for that entry.

John
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Support / Re: Windows 10 Professional Spring Update Issue (Resolved)
« Last post by Alaric on June 06, 2018, 09:56:41 »
Hi John

Ah! One of the first things I did was to upgrade both Bridgescore and BridgePal services - but I upgraded the services rather than uninstall and reinstall......  That way clearly didn't work.....

Alaric
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General Discussion / BridgePal App Rating
« Last post by johng on June 05, 2018, 09:31:14 »
This is just a request for BridgePal app users to consider giving a rating and/or review of the BridgePal app on the Google Play Store. It helps to improve the visibility of BridgePal, which can only be a good thing. You don't need to provide a review in order to rate the app, although of course the rating is more useful to prospective users if it is accompanied by comments.

Thanks.
John

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Support / Re: Windows 10 Professional Spring Update Issue (Resolved)
« Last post by johng on June 05, 2018, 08:49:00 »
Hi Alaric,

Glad it's sorted out. For the benefit of anyone else who might encounter a similar problem: Apache should appear as "Apache Http Server" in the list of apps allowed to communicate through the Windows Firewall.

As well as the method you describe Apache can also be added to the list of firewall exceptions by uninstalling/re-installing the BridgePalServices component from the downloads section of the BridgePal website. This should result in a prompt to unblock the firewall for Apache during installation.

John
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