Family Connection is an easy-to-setup online hub for your family that
includes a Family News section, and an Address Book. Currently,
there is no documentation on installing the Rails application itself
(hence the 0.9 version number).
Once installed, Family Connection guides the family website
administrator through a simple two-page setup process. The web
application restricts access to family members by requiring the
“family password” given during the initial setup process.
The Family News is like a blog where family members can post events,
announcements, recipes, family anecdotes, stories or reviews. It
includes the ability to upload pictures with each news item. The
Family News features the ability to have email messages sent directly
to the application so that the application can post the message up
immediately. The news posts also support tagging.
The Address Book shows a listing of all family members with their
thumbnail pictures. It is secure in that only family members who
have registered at the site can view the information.
Currently, Family Connection is only available via Subversion:
svn checkout svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/familyconnect/trunk
The 1.0 release will feature documentation and a downloadable
package; however, because this is a stable and quite usable
application already I thought it would be good to make it available