I have update the wp-SwimTeam demo site with a preliminary version which includes the new jobs module. I expect I will release it over the weekend at some point. You can see what a sample page or post would look like for a swim meet. From the Administrative perspective, a similar report is available but includes more details (e.g. phone numbers).
I had a chance to show this to the woman who coordinates volunteers for the MacDolphins and she was pretty excited about it. It should make her job much easier and it will also make it much easier for parents to know when they have signed up to volunteer.
I want to do a little more testing on it before I release it but I am pretty confident it is working pretty well.
There has been a lot of discussion on the wp-hackers mailing list about the upcomming 2.7 release of WordPress and the change to the Admin Menus. I decided to load it up and see how it affected this plugin. For the most part everything works the way it is supposed to. I ran into a few oddities which were errors that weren’t obvious until I ran it with 2.7 but everthing worked as it is supposed to.
The big change is the location (left side bar) of the new admin menus and the change in terminology. The change in terminology takes some getting used to. We’ll see if it stays as it currently is in the development build or if it changes. From the Admin perspective, the presentation is different but not markedly so. From the user perspective, the Swim Team menu doesn’t show up and I am not sure why yet.
I committed a whole bunch of changes I had to make as a result of debugging the 2.7 presentation issues. So far, all of the changes work as they should on 2.5.1, 2.6 and 2.6.1 as well. Switching releases (2.6.1 and 2.7) and platforms (Windows and Linux) during development is proving to be a useful thing as it flushes out stuff earlier in the process.