January 9, 2019: Versions of MacDerbyReplay prior to build 815 may not work under MacOS Mojave. Upgrade to build 815 or later.
New: Printable artifacts like drivers' licenses and award certificates. (Want to try your hand at designing a certificate, card, tag, or similar printable? Get in touch!)
New: Support for points-based (place-based) racing! If your timer reports place but not times, or if you just prefer to run your event by considering place only, use place-based racing.
Full support for ties in standings.
When editing groups, support adding, deleting, re-ordering, and editing subgroups within each group.
For import, support importing full .xls or .ods spreadsheets, not just CSV files.
Support multiple webcams (built-in phone cameras) for photo capture from check-in page. (Thanks, Carl Hunter!) Update photo capture library to work with latest browsers.
Add "bulk" operations on Check-In page, for operating on groups, subgroups, or the whole field. Bulk operations including checking in, undoing check-ins, numbering cars, and marking eligible or ineligible for awards.
On judging page, a laurel leaf marks speed award racers, in case that's a consideration when awarding design or other awards.
Standings can be exported as CSV files.
Track lanes can be masked off to be left idle.
Dynamic font sizing for "Now Racing" kiosk page, so the whole table always fits on the page.
Support alternative "Abbreviated single-run-per-car" scheduling.
Improved performance of slideshow kiosk by prefetching both photos.
Appearance tweaks throughout, including suppression of scrollbars for kiosk pages.
MacDerbyReplay supports https: for communicating with server.
Support for network speed testing from photo upload scripts. (Is your wifi working well?) Report results by voice if 'flite' speech synthesizer is installed.
Miscellaneous bug fixes and improved internal testing.
Simpler Set-Up Process:
Support for additional derby timers
Add optional car photos to on-deck page, and car and racer photos to race-results page.
Kiosk scripts for Raspberry Pi are more robust in the face of browser crashes. (Browser restarts, and won't require re-identification.)
Roster import now allows a "full name" column, instead of requiring separate first name/last name columns.
Debian installers divided into smaller packages
Click-to-restore functionality for fullscreen display
Allow checking in via barcode reader in photostand.sh
Application icon for MacDerbyReplay
One-Click Install for Windows! A bespoke Uniform Server directory that can even be run from a flash drive.
Improved kiosk management
New features for working with awards:
New photo features:
Improved timer handling in derby-timer.jar:
Support for hosting on a shared server:
Debian binary package for Raspberry Pi-based derbynet server.
We're continuing to offer free hosted DerbyNet -- using a web server in the cloud instead of running on your laptop. If that sounds good to you, and your event venue has internet access, register here.
We would love to hear your feedback!