14.3. Debrief at the Maritime Warfare Centre

This section provides guidance on maintenance of Debrief installations for users on the Maritime Warfare Centre network.

14.3.1. Installing Debrief

The IT Support department should be approached to conduct fresh Debrief installations. The most up-to-date Debrief installer is located at //File-Share/Operational Analysis/collaborative/application/debrief/InstallDebrief.exe.

14.3.2. Keeping your Debrief installation up to date

The development of the Debrief application is ongoing throughout the year. Occasionally particular users have new requirements, or bugs are found. Normally, only users working in related areas are informed about new features or minor bugs that only occur when performing that particular type of analysis. Where new features relate to users across MWC, or where a significant bug is fixed, e-mails are sent out to the Debrief user mailing list (see Section 14.2, “Keeping up to date”).

Don't worry about always having the newest version of Debrief. Most software changes only apply to a small portion of the software and don't justify the upgrade effort. If, however, a Debrief fix applies specifically to your work, you should follow these steps to upgrade your Debrief installation:

Searching for software updates

  1. Select Help/Software Updates/Find and install.

  2. Select Search for updates of the currently installed features, then Next.

  3. Follow the instructions provided to view what updates are available, select any relevant ones (though you can't really go wrong in retrieving all of them), and install them. Easy.

Now, Debrief may now have found any updates. Hey, maybe there weren't any. But maybe Debrief's not looking in the right place. If no updates are found, follow these steps to ensure the MWC download server is configured:

  1. Select Help/Software Updates/Find and install.

  2. Select Search for new features to install

  3. You will see a list of download sites. If there isn't one with a name you associate with MWC, select New Local Site....

  4. A file dialog will open. From it, enter Network Neighbourhood , and navigate to //Needles/Operational Analysis/collaborative/applications/Debrief/Updates. Then press OK and name the local site as MWC Updates. Accept this. Now, from the list of update sites, ensure MWC Updates is ticked, but not the others (since they rely on an internet connection).

  5. Now you should be able to perform the search for software updates again (see Searching for software updates).

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