Single computer setup
The Roller Derby Scoreboard, in its simplest form, can be run with just one computer. While there are plenty of advantages to running a multiple computer scoreboard, it can't always be done. For this setup, it is assumed that you have one laptop (or desktop) running an OS with the following:
- Java JRE (1.5+)
- Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
- A projector
- Your system configured for dual displays. Guides which may be helpful for your os:
Its also a good idea to have a mouse for whoever is managing the scoreboard. If they are unfamiliar with the key bindings they may end up a little bit annoyed by using a touch pad (or forgetting the key shortcuts).
This guide should work for Windows, Mac OS X and any UNIX like system running GNOME or KDE which meets the requirements listed above. If you have problems with any of the information documented, please ask on our mailing list
Prepare the laptop
Connect the projector and configure your operating system to span both displays instead of mirroring. This allows you to maximise the control window and the scoreboard window without problems.
Starting the scoreboard
Follow the Starting the Scoreboard instructions to download and start the scoreboard on your system. Once the scoreboard is running and you have the index page open in your browser:
- Right-click (or alternate select) Main Scoreboard and choose Open Link in New Window. The new window will show the scoreboard page.
- Drag the new window onto the projector screen. Typically, this is done by clicking the title bar and dragging to the right.
- Set the window to full screen:
- Windows/GNOME/KDE: Press F11
- Mac OS X: ⌘-Shift-F
- In the original window open to the index page, click on Main Operator Control Panel.
- Enter your name (or any name) when prompted for "Operator".
Using the scoreboard
Last of all you should head to The quick start guide for information on using the scoreboard itself.