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If you are interested in contributing to or discussing the
design and implementation of this database,
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About the project
The general idea of the project is as follows:
"The aim of this project is to provide a database of bell
ringing methods. The database will serve method data to remote
users using a protocol or protocols that enable mainstream
ringing applications on a variety of platforms to use them
"Use of this service will be free, including use by commercial
clients. The source code used to implement the project will be
made available gratis to any interested party.
"In the design of the database and access mechanism, two
principal uses will be kept in mind. The first use will be to
provide method information to clients on hosts with a persistent
Internet connection, which do not keep a local method
collection. The second use will be to provide method
information to clients with no persistent Internet connection,
which maintain their own local method collection.
"It is a goal of this project that the database be as useful as
possible to as many users as possible. With this in
consideration, the designers and implementors of this project
will try to consult various potential users and authorities
regarding the optimal design of the database and access
protocols. In particular, it is considered desirable to keep
the relevant Committees of the Central Council informed of the
progress of the project."
Those who have contributed to the design include:
- Martin Bright
- Don Morrison
- Richard Smith
- Ian McCallion
- Philip Saddleton
- Stephen Lake
- Mark Banner
- Simon Head
Files relating to the project, including the database design and
this web site, are stored in a CVS
repository. This is hosted as part of the Ringing Class Library,
although the two projects are independent.