Thanks for this review and constructive criticism. I wrote this program
in the first place for my own use. Before, I used Rich Waugh's round
timer, which is quite versatile, but I got dissatisfied with the fact
that it has only one, rather small, window size. It is also a bit buggy
and does not seem to be maintained.
I spend quite some effort to adjust the window size to the chosen font
but I can see this is not always what you want. I'll put in an option to
run with a maximized window. Hiding the seconds I don't find such a good
idea. It would allow a somewhat larger font size but already now the
numbers are clearly legible at a distance of 20 meters or more from a
10" screen. Besides, the seconds display tells you immediately (or at
least within one second :-)) whether the clock is still running.
My experience is that the players pay attention to the sounds and not so
much to the visible display. If I leave the sound turned off by accident
they will wait indefinitely before moving to the next round.
If I have enough spare time I will make an English version. Already now
there is an English help file, and the very simple scripting language
uses English keywords.