Instructions specific to directors` who use tsh in Kenya.
Updated Tue 18 Feb 2017 18:18:05 EDT for tsh 3.340.
This section discusses specific issues related to operating tsh at Kenyan tournaments, and may safely be ignored if you are not working in Kenya.
To enable Kenyan features in tsh, add the following line to your configuration file:
begin realm = 'ken'
This tells tsh to operate under the Kenyan realm. A realm is a set of default configuration values for a group of users. In this case, tsh will know to do things such as:
Adding photos to the Kenyan photo database requires access to the database FTP server. If you are not the designated photo administrator (as of 2018, Powell Cheruiyot), please contact them for assistance. If you are the photo administrator, please keep reading.
Kenyan users of tsh will have a local copy of the
photo database in the “lib/pix/ken” subdirectory of
your tsh directory (folder). This gets updated from
the primary copy on a webserver whenever they run the
The photo database consists of directories containing photos of the players, together with an index file called “photos.txt” that tells tsh which photo corresponds to which player name. You may freely choose how to organise the photos into subdirectories; it is of course best to do so systematically.
Whenever you add, rename or delete photos, you must update the index file using WordPad (Windows), TextEdit (MacOS) or a similar tool. The index file has one line per player, and each line has three tab-separated fields. The first field is the player’s given name (forename), the second field is their surname (family name), and the third field is the case-sensitive photo filename (possibly including directory names if it is in a subdirectory). So, for example, if a player with a photo stored in “lib/pix/ken/c/chew_john.jpg” is listed in “a.t” this way:
Chew, John 1800
then they should be listed in photos.txt this way:
To update the primary copy on the webserver:
UPDATEPIX” command to verify that the changes are available for download.