This page contains answers to common questions, along with some tips and tricks that we have found useful and presented here as questions. Last updated on February 24, 2013 for Javascore 7.1.1 beta.
JavaScore 7.x requires a minimum of Java 7 to run (sometimes also called version 1.7).
You can get the latest version of Java for Windows, Mac, and Linux at www.java.com.
The gromurph household has gained a copy of Windows 7. Like Vista... install Java 7 (see java.com), turn OFF the access control security before starting the install. Having just refreshed in how to do that: go to Control Panel, then click on User Accounts, and in there select "Change User Account Control Settings", set it to OFF. You may have to reboot. Also make sure you have Administrative privileges.
Previous versions of Javascore have been extensively tested and run on Windows XP and VIsta. The latest version has been tested in Windows Vista and Windows 8.
You will need to be an "administrator" to install it.
On Vista, you have to turn OFF the access control security thingy (sorry I forget the exact name. And you must be running with Administrator privileges.
Get a new computer. Mac's are pretty good, they've suckered me over.
On the Macintosh side, any OS X operating system (ie Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard) should work fine (in fact the latest version of Javascore was developed on Mountain Lion, OS X 10.8.2). You may want to do a "software update" to get the latest Java installed.
The latest JavaScore release, 7.1 requires Java 7, and runs at least in 64 bit mode.
If you have upgraded your Mac OS say from Tiger or Leopard up to Snow Leopard or Lion, you may have a couple versions of Java installed. If a version of Java less than Java 7 is listed as the default runtime, then javascore won't work. Easy enough to fix: Go into Applications | Utilties | Java Preferences - in there make sure that java 7 is clicked and anything earlier is not clicked.
One significant install note: the javascore installer cannot install a cool shortcut on the Macinstosh desktop. So you have to create one yourself. If you haven't done that yet, then you run javascore but double-click'ing on the "JavaScore.jar" file in the install directory.
When you create and save a regatta file, JavaScore will use the directory in which you saved the regatta file as the parent directory for files related to that regatta. For reports, JavaScore creates a "reports/" subdirectory and then another subdirectory with the same directory name as the regatta's file name. So if you regatta is saved as "myregatta.regatta", then the reports are stored in "reports/myregatta/".
The "reports/myregatta" subdirectory contains (among others) the following files:
Each of these files is completely re-created each time the regatta is scored when using javascore - the scoring is done anytime anything might have changed the results or the report format.
JavaScore is a sailboat regatta scoring program that runs on multiple platforms, including Windows, Unix/Linux, and Macintosh (OS X) computers..
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