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What's New

The latest significant and live release is 2.19k. For information on all 2.18 and earlier releases, see the pages in the guide at Releases. .

 

Release 2.19k - March 1st 2017

Pictures/Images

  • Extra option to "Rotate" a picture
  • Any Bridgewebs operations will "lose" EXIF information, thus avoiding problems with Tablet pictures automatically rotating

EBUScore and Teams

  • Extensive rewrite of XML Parser and modifications to allow better presentation of Team events, especially Teams of 8, substitute players, players switching and Multiple Sessions and new X-Imp Tab

ACBLScore

  • Extended Ranking Codes.
  • Option for second BWS file when an event played in 2 locations, but combined
  • Pick up Owner field
  • Fix for Phantom Pairs
  • Fixes for Master Points and Ineligible
  • Extension to pick up "Hand Evaluation" now stored in BWS file when manually entered through Bridgemate

Performance

  • Any changes to the News are now logged and the Static pages automatically updated 15 minutes after latest update or when the "Publish" button is clicked, rather than whenever an applicable update is made. Particularly noticeable on larger sites.
  • Improvements to Adaptable display for Mobiles and Cell phones.

Language and Special Characters

  • Improvements to allow non-English character sets.
  • Feature to Normalize Member names and sort Members in a better sequence
  • Experimental option to include Google Translation feature, especially useful for non - English or Dual Language site, contact Bridgewebs for details

Calendar Schedule

  • Extra option to Schedule monthly events such as "2nd Tuesday", Not 2nd Tuesday".

Competitions

  • Extra option to manually match Team members week by week overriding Bridgewebs algorithm
  • New Download button (World/Arrow) to extract Competition details

Results Display

  • Change to use Images instead of Fonts to show Suit symbols, overcoming issues with strange looking symbols on some Browsers and Mobiles/Cell phones

Administration

  • Latest Editor included CKEditor 4.5.9

Member Only Login

  • Changes to improve login procedure.

Personal Analysis

  • Extra option to set the number of events for the Moving Average

Support Tab

A new Web Admin Section called "Support" has been included

  • Contacts - Provides an analysis of all emails used to allow easy update of contact information
  • Request - Allows a Support Request to be raised while in Web Admin, not just Login
  • Messages - Lists all Bridgewebs Generated emails and allows you to view each
  • Subscription - Moved from Settings Section.

 

Last updated : 3rd Mar 2017 18:52 GMT
Release 2.19j - February 2016

Play It Again

The "Play it Again" - Bridge Solver Online (by John Goacher) now has an extra and more enhanced "Results Analysis" feature providing more in dept and graphical analysis of your performance.

Personal Analysis

Now shows graphs of the Analysis, courtesy John Goacher and fully integrated into Bridgewebs.

Form Entry Amendment

"Amend" option to allow Administrator to amend any entries on the Submission list, useful when using this method for Booking events.

Find a Partner/Bookings

  • Refinements to display to optimize depending on usage

Calendar Month Direct Update (Prototype)

Option for Hosts/Directors to book themselves on the calendar. Prototype, contact Bridgewebs for usage and suggestions

Calendar Month Direct Reservations (Prototype)

Option for players to book/register themselves on events Prototype, contact Bridgewebs for usage and suggestions.

League

Various updates.

Slideshow

Extra buttons to Play, Pause and Stop the Slideshow.
For those users who do not like scrolling, the "Pause" is remembered next time the page is visited. Otherwise, the Images will automatically start scrolling after 4 seconds and stop scrolling after 120 seconds..

Miscellaneous

  • Better handling of ACBL Master Points
  • ACBL automatically remove confidential@acbl.org from ACBL Player database import
  • Further refinements to present DD/MM/YY as MM/DD/YY for US
  • From Membership - Email Members - View log, now allow club removal of Junk block
  • Enhancements to "Membership" - "Player DB" to highlight differences and duplicate Affiliation Numbers, thus Misspellings
  • Ability to "Copy" a news item
  • Various fixes to Competitions
  • Extend Member Only - Group Restriction to Menu pages
  • Updated Editor 4.5.4 to allow for Windows 10 - Edge issues
  • Additional EBU(County) icon

 

Last updated : 16th Feb 2016 12:00 GMT
Release 2.19i - May 2015

Release 2.19i has several enhancements and a number of minor fixes and consolidates changes in 2.19h/2.19g

Membership Database

Provision to add a Photo to each Member

  • This can be added by Admin
  • A logged on Member can upload and attach their own Passport style Photo
  • When the ACBL Gamefile is uploaded it contains some extra useful information (ACBLScore Only)
    • it contains some
      • The Players current Rank
      • The Players Total Masterpoints
    • These are now shown in an extra table below the Rank
    • The Membership database is updated.
      • This can be viewed in the Membership list or Export
      • These fields can be used in the MB List feature
  • Extra delays are now available to cater for the Common Game
    • This can also be included at the time of update in "Upload results
    • allows a delay to a particular hour today
    • or a deley of so many hours from upload 

MB List Feature

  • Shown in Separate Tab instead of under Editor
  • Now includes the ACBL fields
  • Allows Member Pictures to be displayed
  • Allows Multiple columns in Grid or Column format

Play It Again

An extra button has been added below the Scorecard displayed Hand.

"Play it Again" is the ability to click into one of the many "Double Dummy Solver" Programs to allow a player to select a contract and see what they should have done.

  • This allows a faster way to download the pbn to your PC Play it Again software
  • Plus, Link to Bridge Solver Online (by John Goacher)

Themes

The Page Theme has been enhanced

  • Now provided as a Popup Window where used
  • Extra Border styles to allow for rounded top/bottom etc
  • Option to use full Color palette
  • Option to Save club colors for use in other Themes.

Miscellaneous minor fixes

Last updated : 19th May 2015 12:39 BST
Release 2.19h - Spring 2015

Release 2.19h has a number of enhancements and minor fixes

  • ACBL - Show Ineligible Players
  • Calendar Highlight - Extension to allow up to 9 Types, The background of the boxes will be displayed in a Colour Code of your choice.
  • Google Wallet for Subscription payment has been withdrawn by Google
  • Editor update to Version 4.4.6
  • Form - Provision to limit number of form entries
  • Form Emails - Review of method of delivery to "Trusted" emails. Will be routed through bridgewebs.com mail service
  • MSDB Feature - Option to include an Image reference in the Membership database and display in View
  • MSDB Feature - Option to show as Grid or Columns
  • Picture Gellery with Multiple Pictures. Option to show as "Thumbnails" as current or new feature "Slideshow".
  • Switch from "Comic Sans" to "Sans-Serif" for Apple iPad users
  • "Automatic" resizing of pages when used on mobile devices

Miscellaneous minor fixes

Last updated : 2nd Feb 2015 10:04 GMT
Release 2.19f - September 2014

Release 2.19f is mainly just a minor issue and cosmetic release.

  • ACBL - Minor correction to processs event dates with differnt format.
  • Banner - Allow logo links to be an email (just enter the email)
  • Bulk Email - Extra option to use a Email/Merge facility, see "Mail/Merge" in Guide
  • Short Names - Correction to allow short name in Competitions.
  • Calendar - Small fix to Calendar Sharing option to show home club
  • Competitions - Correction to use Rolling Handicap where required and Scorebridge Handicap used on Event.
  • Competitions - Fix to show short name as per Settings - Scorecard
  • Competitions - Extra option to specify who to show in Non_Qualify list
  • Deal - Improve "Open Deal" download feature for Hand files.
  • EBU NGS - Change to try downloading EBU NGS every day if failed
  • EBU NGS - Show NGS Event average if download set for the club
  • Editor - New version 4.4.3. Editor with various minor fixes
  • Forms - Fix to send email to assigned recipients
  • Forms - Fix to say "Show Fields" instead of "Not Show fields"
  • Hands - Change to pbn Traveller Format download to use PairId_NS\4R;PairId_EW\4R instead of PairId_NS\2R;PairId_EW\2R
  • Hands - fix to prevent Hand file being emailed every time you click on Hands button
  • Results - Match Tab - Changes to show Teams of Eight correctly.
  • Icons - Fix to static  home page Icons if "Where & When" icons used.
  • Matches - Improvement to format for Teams of Eight
  • Member Tab - Fix to show "Selected" Tab first
  • Membership - Add "Download" button for Membership export.
  • Player Comparison - Added extra option to exclude visitors
  • Player Download - Fix to support old versions of Scorebridge player format
  • News Pictures - Fix for mp4 and wmv files 
  • Payment - Extra option to pay subscription by Card rather than using PayPal directly
  • Player DB Download - Fix to handle old Scorebridge format Player DB giving Scorebridge Integer Conversion Exception
  • Rank - Fix for "Wins/Draws" Team display
  • Rank - Fix for Teams of Eight names links
  • Rank - Fix for XML Multi-Session Carry Forward and Total_score
  • Scoring Analysis - Correction of Assumption for some movements
  • Submissions - Add "Download" button for Submissions
  • Subscription - Change to use Popups
  • Travellers - Fix to show in order of WebAdmin - Settings - Scoring sort sequence
  • Travellers - Fix to correctly highlight selected Scorecard
  • Travellers - "Hand" buttons. Fix to show all boards correctly when clicked
  • WebAdmin Login - "Send a Message" now rquires a "Anti-Spammer" like confirmation of human sending

Scoring Analysis

  • Extra option in WebAdmin - Settings - Scoring, to specify alternate rotation for Howell

EBU USBIO Import Format 1.1.

  • Provision to process USEBIO 1.1 format XML
  • Especially Teams of Eight

Miscellaneous Technical Fixes

Last updated : 22nd Sep 2014 16:15 BST
Release 2.19e and Editor 4.4

The latest 4.4 version of the Editor is available with 2.19e. This has various improvements and enhancements to the building of the Icon plugins.

Accordingly, 3 extra plugins have been built to match Bridgewebs features

Insert Document - Icon looks like a Book
Insert Picture - Icon looks like a Camera
Insert a suit symbol - Icons look like suit symbols.

The Insert Document and Picture show a dialog with a simple dropdown to correctly insert the URL for the chosen document or picture. A picture can be further editted using the existing Image Properties.

The "Insert Suit" options provide a one-step click for inserting a suit symbol (using special character).

If you have selected a different Editor, it will be necessary to go to WebAdmin - Settings - Options and choose either Editor 4.4 or Default.

Last updated : 14th May 2014 11:31 BST
Guide Search Feature

The "Guide now has a search feature to look for particular topics.

You can search for a specific word or set of 2 or more words (i.e. all present )

Last updated : 24th Mar 2014 11:51 GMT
Backups Accessible

With the extra capacity of the new server it has been possible to provide additional backups that you, the web administrator can use.

  • Weekly - A backup of all of the Bridgewebs sites is taken early (GMT) on Saturday morning
  • Monthly - A backup of all of the Bridgewebs sites is taken early (GMT) on the First of the month

These do take several hours to run, so it is not possible to predict what time that your club will be backed up.

To access these simply change the subdomain or www part of the web address for your club

  • Weekly - from www to weekly
  • Monthly - from www to monthly

You can use these backups to retrieve data that you might have accidentally or otherwise deleted from the live system. For News items, use Cut & Paste.

You can also use these to experiment, probably best to use the monthly. Please note these will be automatically overwritten as above.

Alos, please note, these are in addition to off-site backups which would be used by Bridgewebs for Disaster recovery. For the techies among you, the new server does have "Mirror" disks for additional security.

Last updated : 1st Apr 2014 13:48 BST
Release 2.19e - April 2014 (Beta pre-release)

Release 2.19d  is a beta release of improvements of a minor nature. Release 2.19e is a beta release with more significant changes across the whole of Bridgewebs, therefore needs further quality control and user feedback before release.

  • HTML5
    • The upgrade of Bridgewebs from Images to HTML has continued. In the old days, when Bridgewebs first started, the only way to get some web effects was to use images. HTML5 is a new standard with new features which allows this to be done with HTML coding. The biggest advantage is that the full range of colours and shapes can be obtained just with HTML instructions. In particular 
      • The Bridgewebs "Theme" use of "Shadow" and "Rounded" is now done with HTML5 code. This means that you can now choose the border shape and colour. The upgrade will attempt to switch your site to an equivalent HTML5 setting. However, it may be necessary to go into the "Theme" and fine tune the settings.
      • Two additional "Menu" styles "Button Glow 1" and "Button Glow 2" use the "Border" colour to give a "Glow" to the Menu entry. You will need to go into WebAdmin to take advantage of these.
      • Various "Rounded" corners on the web site have been switched to HTML5 instead of Images
    • The reason for limiting the "Site Colour" to 12 selected colours was because of the number of images that needed to be created. A future release will remove this restriction.
  • Hands
    • A new "Hand Viewer" has been developed which will display the hand dynamically, whether in "Hand of the Week" or Traveller
    • The "Hand of Week" editor has been updated to use this.
    • The "Hand" layout has been updated to make it clearer (in Bridgewebs view, feel free to comment on this)
    • An additional "Larger View" has been introduced which will show the "Hand" as if at the table with "Card Images"
  • Dynamic Travellers
    • Some users have reported problems and performance issues with clicking through Travellers.
      • The Hand and Traveller Information is now downloaded in a compressed format just the once and the switch between Travellers is performed using Dynamic HTML (Javascript) and thus will be more or less instant on newer computers, tablets and smartphones. 
      • The "Hand" layout will be as above.
    • A summary analysis of the Hands for a session is now included showing Average HCP and Number of Voids, Singletons etc. for each player.
  • General
    • Several minor changes.

Currently only available on request from info@bridgewebs.com

Last updated : 13th Mar 2014 17:31 GMT
Release 2.19d - February 2014 (Beta Pre-Release)
  • ACBL
    • Use DBASE.csv direct out of ACBScore as a Membership Import file
    • Improve Section buttons especially regarding Multiple Combined Events.
    • Match Uploaded Results over Date, Title and Director (New)
  • Results Display
    • Provision to display Auction if present in results import. (Limited Scoring Software only)
    • Print button for Monthly Calendar 
    • Provide for "Continuous" EBU IMP-VP Scales
    • Provide for IMP Capping (extra #Capmax and #Capmin parameters)
  • General
    • Remember Email where Applicable
    • Improve Case sensitive logging in.
  • Forms
    • Option to specify Mandatory Fields
    • Option to choose which fields are shown in Form List on Public page

Currently only available on request from info@bridgewebs.com

 

Last updated : 17th Feb 2014 09:03 GMT
New style Weekly/List Calendar

A new faster calendar is now available in weekly format, e.g. It will allow the user to choose between a weekly and list calendar.

For example click on Print

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      

 

To allow a bigger display, the calendar ignores weekends if no Saturday or Sunday events are present.

Last updated : 27th Sep 2013 18:00 BST
More Efficient Presentation of Results

The results display now allows a mixture of panes which is more efficient. It has been particularly desiged for use on Smartphones and Tablets.

  • The databases have been changed to provide more efficent presentation.
  • The layout and buttons have been revised and made clearer.
  • The player list on the left is now optional to suit smartphones
  • You can have 2 Scorecards open at once side by side
  • If Contracts have been entered, there is an extra analysis of how Declarer/Defender performed.
Last updated : 30th Sep 2013 12:45 BST
More efficient Presentation of Competitions

The competition display now allows a mixture of panes which is more efficient. It has been particularly desiged for use on Smartphones and Tablets.

  • The layout and buttons have been revised and made clearer.
  • There is an extra Non-Qualifier Tab
  • The Player Tab and Events Tab now work in a similar fashion.
Last updated : 27th Sep 2013 17:48 BST
Login

The Member Login and Web Administration Login have been redesigned to, hopefully, make it clearer.

The "Forgotten Password" now sends an email with a link inviting the member to change their password rather than send the password in the email.

Last updated : 27th Sep 2013 18:04 BST
New Scoring Software Upload API Interface

A new Interface (API) for the Scoring software has been provided to make it significantly more efficient and provide extended features. Mainly this will be transparent to most Club Administrators and ceratinly users, but the efficiency may be noticed by scorers.

In addition, the Bridgewebs Player Database feature has been completely rewritten to provide a "Universal" player database irrespective of the Scoring software. This shouls mean that you can synchronize player databases even if you use more than one Scoring software. Particularly useful, if you have a visiting Scorer using a different scoring software who needs a copy of your player database.

Last updated : 30th Sep 2013 12:08 BST
News Editor - CKEditor 4.2

Release 2.19 comes with an updated Editor (CKEditor 4.2).

  • This now includes card symbols as ♥ ♦ and in appropriate colour (was beta tested on 4.1)
  • Handles problems with using the Editor in Safari, particularly iPads, particularly Scrolling
  • Several Bug fixes
Last updated : 14th Oct 2013 12:39 BST
Bulk Email Logs

Improvements have been made to the logging to allow a Club Administrator to reinstate an "Unsubscribed" member. Please be cautious about this to ensure that the the person didn't really intend to Unsubscribe". It also allows you to reinstate a "Blocked Email" where the email has failed to be delivered, again, please be careful about checking that the email is valid.

Increased checks on validity of emails.

In addition, you can view the detailed log of emails sent and what has happened to them. "Opened" or "Clicked" wil definitely have been read. "Delivered" may still have been read, but. in certain cases and with certain email providers, the "Bulk Email" service may not have been sent an acknowledgement.

Last updated : 30th Sep 2013 12:43 BST
User Definable Membership List

A new option has been provided to add a Membership list to a News item

This allows you:

  • to enter the columns to show
  • to enter the sort sequence
  • to pre-define the selection, especially useful used in conjunction with Member groups
  • to choose the number of columns
  • attach to a public or private page.
Last updated : 30th Sep 2013 15:20 BST
Weekly Schedule

You can now create a "Weekly Schedule" and this will be used to automatically extend the Calendar Month by Month at the start of each Month

Last updated : 14th Oct 2013 12:38 BST
Scorebridge Mulitiple Events

If you upload more than one event a day from Scorebridge and have a pre-assigned Bridgewebs Calendar, in Scorebridge "Preferences" - "Web PAge Preferences" tick the "Select from Bridgewebs Calendar when uploading".

This feature was introduced in Scorebridge relatively recently and retro fitted to Release 2.18x, so you may have missed it.

Last updated : 15th Oct 2013 10:17 BST
Competitions with EBU Ranking or NGS Grades

If you club is affiliated to the EBU, you can show EBU Rankings and NGS Grades automatically in your web Site. Enter your EBU club code and password in Settings - Site Details.

Then, the EBU Rankings and NGS will automaticaaly show in the Member Only Tab.

Alternatively, you can choose where to show them. Use the new "News Item" Widget option to add them to a News Item and make the page public or private. Then you can adjust the Member Tab in Web Admin - Menu - Member Tab".

The EBU Ranking and NGS Grades can be used in the "Include/Exclude" option of Competitions. Also the NGS Grades can be handicapped to provide a Handicap competition based on NGS Grades.

Last updated : 15th Oct 2013 10:24 BST
Other Enhancements

This list included some new features which were added as specials in the beta Releases 2.18y/2.18z

  • A standard online url will be used regardless of release www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwx/bw.cgi?club=test which shouldn't then matter with people bookmarking it.
  • Provide Master Point Tables and translastion for smaller countries.
  • Allow for Butler Factoring from Pairsscorer.
  • New Date picker
  • Experimental Drag & Drop to upload pictures

Numerous other minor changes

  • Pick up "Director" from ACBL Game file.
Last updated : 15th Oct 2013 10:24 BST