What is ZebraZ?
ZebraZ is an open
source (GPL license) project I initiated. The basic goal is to
build a database system in PHP/MySQL to manage the DC Road Runners
membership database. Longer term, we will expand the scope to
include other club function such as race registration/results,
training logs, news, etc.
We are open to other ideas beyond the
needs of a running club. If you are interested in contributing
but are not a running club,
want your help! ZebraZ is being designed in a modular manner
to accomodate many different features/ideas.
do I pronounce "ZebraZ"?
You can say it any way you like but I say "Zebra Zee".
Where can I download ZebraZ from?
You can download it here.
You can also download it from the publications
page and, we have a project page on SourceForge.
What are the project goals?
We have already met the initial project goals. These were to duplicate
and/or improve upon the membership database system the DCRRC was using. Given that this system was a flat-file database in
MS Access, this was not very hard to do. :-)
The next set of goals, for the next 6-12 months, are:
Clean up and improve the current code base - we will strive to make all code comply with the PEAR specification
Continue to develop the reporting features of the system
Improve the GUI to both make it easier to use/understand and also improve the efficiency of it
Add in a user authentication/access system for better and more fine-grained security than what is currently in place on the live system
Add in a system to allow members to modify their own information and renew themselves
Write Administration and User guides; develop support system.
Bug fixes as we find them
How can I help/contribute to ZebraZ?
We're always looking for help! Specifically, we need coders,
beta testers and documentation writers. Contact us if you're
Can I try it out?
Sure you can - right here!