(Note: This post has been heavily modified since the original release in August 2008)
This post is mostly outdated, please open the posts for the current version to get a better idea about the project.
Link to the latest stable release notes: https://sourceforge.net/apps/wordpre...date-0-29-905/
Link to the latest testing release notes: https://sourceforge.net/apps/wordpre...date-0-29-905/
I am proud to announce my new poker tracking software fpdb (freepokerdb, very imaginative I know ). You may wonder why I bothered when now with HM and PT3 there are at least two excellent packages to choose from.
Four main reasons:
1. Fpdb is free/libre open source software.
2. HM and PT3 only support holdem. Fpdb supports Holdem, Omaha, Stud and Razz, and Draw games
3. HM and PT3 run on Windows only, not even in wine. Fpdb runs on any plattform that has the required software, which will cover roundabout 99.9% of PCs. I am currently testing it on Windows XP and Gentoo, Ubuntu, Fedora
4. Fpdb won't irritate you with copy prevention measures.
To install it go to http://sourceforge.net/projects/fpdb/files/
and download the zip or tar.bz2, unpack it.
Installation instructions are available from: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...e=Installation
FAQ - http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...sked_Questions
This is functional alpha software, and we are looking for people to contribute, but the project has quite a few users that are happy with the software now, and generally getting happier with the project as time goes by.
If anyone wishes to help with development that would be very very welcome. We have a mailing list and an IRC channel set up for discussion.
- Mailing list
• #fpdb on Freenode for IRC
- Bug tracker
If you're not a programmer and you're not interested in learning it you can still help simply by trying it out and sending bug reports and feature requests. To avoid unrealistic expectations I'd like to state that it'll be a long time until fpdb reaches feature parity to established paid-for closed source trackers like HEM or PT.
Feature List (short now, growing fast ):
Backend, Distribution, Libraries
• Choice of MySQL/InnoDB or PostgreSQL, and in the development version SQLite
• It is possible to run the database on one PC, the importer on another, and then access the database with the HUD from a third PC.
• The project uses Python, PyGTK, the Pyhton numerical libraries NumPy, and Matplotlib for graphing.
• Full support for Stars and FTP in all but draw games. (Stars has initial support for draw games)
• Good support for the Everleaf network
• Win2day/BossMedia, UltimateBet, Betfair, Absolute and PartyPoker all at least partially functional in the development tree (including the latest snapshot release.
• Supports Holdem, Omaha Hi and Omaha Hi/Lo. Stud (Hi, Hi/Lo), Razz. Draw games in Alpha
• Supports No Limit, Pot Limit, Fixed Limit NL, Cap NL and Cap PL
• Supports ring/cash games, SnG/MTT
Please note that the focus is currently on cash games, as thats what most of the developers play. Any contributors that would like to concentrate on SnG/Tourneys will be welcomed with open arms.
The HUD is configurable, but mostly through the config file at the moment. It has most of the usual array of stats avaiable.
Stats Viewer/Session Viewer
The most recent snapshots contain a Player Stats viewer that has become quite functional in the last few months. It provides quite detailed stats by many filters and breakdowns. Currently focused on Holdem games, but that is being worked on.
There is also an experimental Session viewer in the development snapshot.
IMPORTANT: The database format WILL undergo more changes and at this point I am not planning to write a converter so please keep your history files so you can re-import when necessary. Independent of this you should always keep the original raw files in a safe place with any tracking software. Should you however end up loosing your files somehow let me know and I'll try to help.
Please send any feedback, feature requests/suggestions, bug reports and animal names to this thread, the mailing list, or the bug tracker.
Steffen (and the Fpdb team)