Finally, after many promises and slipped deadlines, I have now
released the school database that I wrote and have used over the past
three years in a 350 pupil boarding school.
The file is suitable for FMPro 8, 9 and 8+ server and so only works on
Windows or MacOS (FMPro 7 was available for RedHat but I don't know
about more recent versions).
The ultimate aim is to transfer the ideas and structures to SQL to be
released as a LAMP/MAMP system. Another option would be for Moodle or
another CMS to build the data structures in and have a CMS and IMS in
For now, it is a good starter for a school wanting a simple and cheap
The aim? A free, open and flexible IMS for schools.
Get the link to the sourceforge project from my free software page at