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johng

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BridgePal Server Release 1.5.0
« on: May 10, 2018, 13:57:59 »
There is a new release of BridgePal Server available. This is release version 1.5.0. You can install BridgePal Server from the Upgrade menu of BridgeScore. Alternatively, you can download and install v1.5.0 from the BridgePal website. Note that BridgePal Server v1.5.0 requires BridgeScore 3.0.4 or later.

The enhancements in this release:

- BridgePal functions which should be authorised by a director now require a PIN to be entered. This includes "Reset Table", "Replace Failed Unit", and "Acquire Table" (used when a table number has been wrongly entered at a different table). The default PIN is "0000" but can be changed to any other numeric value between 1 and 4 digits via a new PIN menu in the BridgePal Server application (normally minimised, click on the diamond icon in the Windows task bar). It is not necessary to know the current PIN in order to set a new value.

- There is a new "Change Score" director function which allows the contract and score to be corrected for a board played in an earlier round. This function is only available on the BridgePal scoring units if they have been upgraded to the 1.5.5 release (1.5.2h for any units running android versions older than 3.0)

- a new "Names" button on the BridgePal display shown at the start of each round enables player numbers to be input or corrected at the start of any round in the session.

- Player numbers of the E/W pair at a N/S sitout table can now be entered at the start of the session if a BridgePal is available at the sitout table.

- The button order on the "Enter Contract" screen, when entering a lead card, has been changed to follow a logical progression "AKQJ 10987..." (was previously "AKQJ 1234..."). Peter Whitehead of Craven Arms bridge club provided the code for this change.

- A message is now logged to a new log file (C:/Apache24/htdocs/error_logs/validation.log) if a BridgePal user ignores a validation warning on the traveller screen (i.e. leaves the traveller screen without changing the contract/score). This is to make it straightforward to identify any habitual offenders  :-) . A message is also logged in this file if the "Error" button on the traveller screen is used to initiate a score correction.

John
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