2.4.x has only minor improvements compared to the much larger ones in 2.3.x.  The by far most important one in 2.3.x was the introduction of the handicap system in July 2013 (player rating similar to golf or chess).  The software automatically exchanges handicap information with the central database of all DBf players.

Application Details:

Version: 2.4.x
License: Subscription
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Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.4

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installing via type "2." option (connection to club database on DBf server), including acceptance of the club specific "DBf kode" (security code to central db) on first connection, remembered afterwards
  • Creating a new tournament
  • Uploading HTML with "Startdata" (list of players etc.)
  • Printing startdata as well as final result (to PDF via a Linux Cups-PDF printer queue)
  • Exporting a "Skifteplan" (movement scheme) to .lcd file

What does not

The button "Vis info om skifteplan" (show movement scheme info) doesn't show anything -- except that you can find the URL that it tried to launch in the wine log output (e.g. 'journalctl -b | grep err:winebrowser').

Note that the following minor bug (mentioned in testing for ealier wine version) also occurs on Windows 10, so not specific to Wine: slight cut-off of the right side of tournament total scores printed to PDF.


Bug 26226 still applies: you have to either "winetricks msxml3" before installing, or, as I always do, build Wine from source with my patch from the bug report applied. Thus the above test results are not from a pure wine 3.4 but from wine 3.4 + my patch (+ the improved debug.patch uploaded to bug 26226 today). Note that BridgeCentral is a 32 bit app. Only tested in a pure 32 bit wine build + prefix, even though the host OS is 64 bit Linux.

What was not tested

Quite a lot not yet tested in exactly this new wine version. E.g.:

  • Reading in a card distribution file (.bri). That's expected to work out-of-the-box (it did in wine-1.9.16-162-g98358b6), but test results for that version cannot be entered any more, if ever).
  • Reading in a BridgeMate result database (.bws) or generating an empty one for the emergencyprogram ("Nødprogram"). I expect that installing mdac28 and jet40 via winetricks is still needed to make it work (like before).
  • Importing and printing a "skifteplan" (movement scheme, worked fine in 1.9.16...)

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 27 x86_64Mar 18 20183.4Yes Yes YesBronzeUlrik Dickow 
ShowFedora 23 x86_64Aug 18 20161.9.16Yes Yes BronzeUlrik Dickow 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
26226 msxml4 emits too much xmlns attributes NEW View

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