I am not entirely sure everything is setup. What I need you do to do is try and test a few posts to the forum. Right now Jonathan and I are the only admins. Give things a try. Plan to the use the forum as the way to get support, ask questions and make feature requests.
I remove the ticket system which was the “SUPPORT” link in the top navigation. “FORUM” is now linked above. If anyone has any troubles let me know.
I am setting up a support forum tonight. I have been out of the loop the new month+. I can see that I need a better way to answer and let others answer questions about using and installing GFX. I also plan to pick back up development and get a new version out.
The new version will be developed to work with the latest version of the OpenSprints firmware. This means that everyone, including me, will have to update their hardware firmware. Full instructions will be posted to the forum and the blog to help you.
The big lift we are going to get out of the firmware update is eliminating the ties that can happen when races are very close. This is a timing issue and the inability to set the distance correctly in GFX. I am hoping the firmware will help and allow me to rewrite some of the GRX code in the process.
Stay tuned for more details on the forum and the development process.
If you have not noticed I had to roll back to a previous back up. Several posts were lost unfortunately. Sorry for the inconvenience.
As of tonight here are the current numbers on the downloads.
Goldsprints FX v beta 2.2: Goldsprints FX (17)
Goldsprints FX v beta 2.1: Goldsprints FX (24)
Goldsprints FX v beta 2.0: Goldsprints FX (13)
Goldsprints FX v beta 1.0: Goldsprints FX (74)
Lots of downloads on version beta 1.0 with 74. Version 2.1 and 2.2 were only available to donating members if I remember correctly. A few donating members downloaded a few times for 2.1 and 2.2.
10 super, fabulous, wonderful people have donated to the development so far. The donation have ranged from $10 to $500. I have even received some very nice riding bibs from Beijing, China. So hard cash is not the only options. I really appreciate the support and I am trying to get new features added as soon as possible. I only wish I had more than a few hours a day to spend on GFX. Steady progress is the key I guess. Lots of good things coming! Thanks again to everyone’s support. Can’t thank everyone enough. Have a feature you want to see in the future post a comment and I will add it to the my feature list.
I have been really struggling with the current 2.3 release of Goldsprints FX. Updates in this version will be the deactivation of the bar display, database updates to handle some additional rostering features, and the rostering feature. The rostering update is a simple one visually but it has implication to a tournament feature that is up next.
The changes I needed to make to the rostering system is what is giving me fits. I ended up scrapping my original plan and backed out of my code just last night. After that I started over and found a better way to do what I needed. I finished up about 2AM and did not want to make a build due to lack of sleep. I am pretty sure I would have messed something up. So tonight I will give it one more test and release the 2.3 version to everyone.
Up next right away is b2.4. I will be adding the ability to have multiple rounds of races. It should function as a tournament if all works out. I have it all down on paper so I hope to have this functioning in just a single night of programming. Some of the issues I had with the rostering system would have come up in the tournament so 2.3 needed to happen first. I hope I have the 2.3 issues taken care of and can use similar code in the tournament feature. Thus speeding the next release. But nothing every works out as planned so please keep your fingers crossed.
So update tonight as soon as I finish up the day job and can sit down and create the build.