Rowing Club Management Project
This is the homepage of the Rowing Club Management project. The goal of the project is to create open-source software for managing the activities of a rowing club. The project was initially started by members of the Carnegie Lake Rowing Association, hence the acronym "clra" in the project URL's. However, software created by the project is available to all rowing clubs, and all rowing clubs are free to contribute to the project.
Here are some useful links:
The test and live websites for the project have been running successfully for the past year (2002). Here are some statistics on the site operations.
We have a publicly accessible test site. The latest release is up there, along with a bunch of test data. Go ahead and try it! (You'll need a test account and a password. Some available accounts are listed on the site.)
This is the place where everything is located -- links to this page, the bug tracker, the source code, the mailing lists, the documentation -- you want it, it's there. However, the project page is a bit geeky and off-putting. So this page breaks out some commonly used sections of the project site.
Have a question that some project member might be able to answer? Would you like to lobby for some particular feature that the project should develop next? The project mailing list is the place to post your messages, and to read messages from other members. (But don't post bug reports to the mailing; use the bug tracker instead.)
You may subscribe to the mailing list here.
You may post messages by sending mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. No subscription required.
Something not working the way you expect? Use the bug tracker to report the issue. The issue will be assigned to someone to be resolved. Try to provide as much detail as you can: the type and version of the browser you were using; the screen on which the problem arose; the sequence of steps leading up to the problem. DO NOT post any confidential information like your user account or your password. If you provide enough other information and details, generally your account and password should not be needed. (There will be always be special cases, but we'll deal with those as they arise.)
Here's where the latest source code is kept. If you're a developer, download it, build it; deploy it; and (hopefully) earn the eternal gratitude of your rowing club. If you would like to contribute, contact a project administrator; signup up for "write" rights; and (hopefully) earn the eternal gratitude of rowing clubs around the world.
Installation and build instructions are here.
For those who are not programmers, you may still want to contribute to the project. We need domain experts (i.e. the people who run clubs, or just rowers who use the software), graphic designers, copy editors, HTML gurus, buildmeisters, sysadmins, QA testers, language translators, and project managers, or people who would like to pick up these skills. Contact a project administrator to get started.
One of the goals of this project is to harness the skills of rowers world-wide. Documentation is critical to doing that effectively. The project has several types of documentation: embedded help links in every sceen that a user sees; documentation of the intended software functionality; documentation about the software design and deployment; database schema's, and Javadoc documentation about software packages. (Ideally, the project would have user's and adminitrator's manuals as well. Any volunteers?)
Besides the links highlighted above, there are lots of interesting nooks and crannies on the project website -- places for surveys, places for news announcements, and so on. As you get familiar with the site, take some time to explore new sections, and to contribute material where you think it would be appropriate.
If your club uses or contributes to this software, and you would like your site advertised (for free) on this page, please contact someone on the project to a have a link added below.