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Gestionnaire d'Adhérents en Ligne Extrêmement Tarabiscoté mais Tellement Efficace

Galette is a membership management web application towards non profit organizations. A detailled presentation is also available.

Galette's dashboard

It allows board members to know which fees will soon reach their due dates.
Moreover, each member can review and update his personal information.

Technical Requirements include a web server with PHP 5.4 minimum support and a database MySQL or PostgreSQL (see prerequisites). Galette 0.7 is entirely PHP 5 compatible (tested on php-5.5).

Galette is a free project, everyone willing to participate is very welcome ;-)

The name Galette is a French acronym for "Gestionnaire d'Adhérents en Ligne Extrêmement Tarabiscoté mais Tellement Efficace", freely translated to "Extremely Sophisticated but so Efficient On-Line Membership Manager". The french word "galette" also means (popular) "Money". Unfortunately, the translation removes all the fun !

Published on Wednesday 15 February 2012 by Johan

Sunday 17 September 2017

Galette 0.9rc1

After long development months, here is the first public release candidate for Galette 0.9!

This new major release brings, along with some bugfixes, some new features I invite you to discover testing this release :-)

Event if this is a major release, no changes has been done to the database; you "only" have to update your files!

As this is a test version, download links and documentation still refers to current stable (; a specific documentation version for Galette 0.9 has been put on the readthedocs platform; even if most of the old documentation is still acurate.

Note that this new release make plugins incompatibles.... Official plugins maps, paypal, fullcard and auto have already been migrated; you can test them downloading the ZIP file of their develop branch on github.

Do not hesitate to test this new release, and give me feebdbacks; on the mailing lists or on the le tracker :-)

Thursday 18 May 2017

10 years, 10 years, Galette is ten years old!

Dear galette users,

In facts, no, Galette is not 10 years old, I have exagerated a bit, but truth be told, it is ten years today that I have taken the lead on the project, that I sort of adopted Galette (and vice-versa).

10 years I try to make the software more powerfull, modern with recent technologies, but also prettier and more user friendly. I o attach importance to free software, and Galette is my contribution.

10 years of Galette evolution, along with my personal life. Since then, I've been married, had two daughters, moved around France (several times...), changed my job (several times...), ...

10 years I've invested a lot of my time, patience and energy in this beautiful project, despite other obligations, but today it seems worthwhile because Galette is now used by many non profit organizations (sports, free software, collections, towns...) and this is the best acknowledgement I can hope for.

10 years adding features (I won't list them, there are too many :)); some very usefull, like plugins. Some failures that we suffered through, some that ended up being (lot of) time lost, others that ended up disouraging me. It's fair game.

10 years of code. It's no small achievement! Some statistics (about the project itself only, not the plugins):

  • 57 releases;
  • 2 major rewrites (and a third to come);
  • 2833 commits (since april 13 2007);
  • 928 239 lines added; 1 059 951 lines removed;
  • 761 days of activity.

Despite everything, Galette would not be what it is today without you, who supported me, report bugs, submit plugins, propose - or even pay for - features usefull for all or a few.

Managing an open source project like Galette is really an adventure... Long, often complex, but always interesting and rewarding :-)

Also, on the occasion of this special birthday, I'd like to thanks all of you who joined me in this adventure, and especially Roland, the most loyal among the loyal... He was present before me :)

Finally... I'd like to thanks Loïs who gaves me "the baby out with the bath water" 10 years ago :D

$date = new \DateTime();
$date->modify('-10 years');
echo $date->format('l jS \of F Y'); //Friday 18th of May 2007

See you very soon for other adventures... 100 per cent made in France pure butter! :-D

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Galette 0.8.3

The new Galette release, 0.8.3, is now available to download!

Some news, some bug fixes at program of this new version. You can check the complete changelog to know more.

It will be the last release of the 0.8 serie, which means I will not add new features before 0.9 will be published (which is alredy at work for a while, but still requires some work).

Soon, develop branches of Galette and its plugins will switch to 0.9, and will probably be broken; as well as nigthly release.

Documentation will probably follow, but I have to find some motivation :D

Next... Later !

Waiting for that, you can test the latest release, use mailing lists and also donate (there is a button just at the right! :p).

Monday 19 October 2015

Galette Le Pic sponsored

I have been very busy these months, but Galette has progressed anyways :-)

0.8.2 release, sponsored by Hélène of Le Pic were born at the end of may. This release ends SQLite support, but comes with many new features:

  • Attach members (for families, per exmaple); it is so possible to use parents coordinates for the child member;
  • Add member number;
  • Customize member form;
  • Add maintainance mode;
  • ...

Several bugs have also been fixed.

The complete changelog is as usual aailable from the documentation. Usermanual wll help you with new features.

A bugfix release, and another one tonight has also been released, and ships only bug fixes.

Stay tuned!

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