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FAQ for FS

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Index

  1. General questions
    1. What does FS mean?
    2. Why make another scoring system when there are many alternatives available?
  2. Technical
    1. What are the requirements to run FS

General questions

What does FS mean?

That is a secret.

Why make another scoring system when there are many alternatives available?

RACE was initially made available for free for CIVL members use, but as GPS scoring became the normal method of scoring competitions the development of RACE stalled. Limitations in the code and structure of RACE meant it was better to start from scratch to solve the challenges for scorers, and also be able to handle future changes to the scoring formats and formulas.

There are and have been several variants of GPS scoring programs available, some commercial, some for free. They have all been useful but most have been discontinued as the market is very small, or the use of the solution require high technical knowledge.

The goal of FS is to be free and open source, very efficient, easy to use, and well documented.

Technical

What are the requirements to run FS

You need a very basic setup - any computer that can run Windows XP or Vista, with .NET 2.0. A serial port and USB for GSP tracklog download is very useful, but the traclogs does not need to be downloaded on the same computer that FS is installed on. FS itself require little memory and disk space, but you might want a USB stick, or extra drive to back up tracklogs and such.