Sally — A Bellringing Software Suite


This is the home page of the Sally project. Sally is a suite of free software, written in Java, designed to help church bell ringers to learn methods and improve their ringing skills. Currently, the main program under development is ShowLine, a line-drawing program that takes a method’s place notation and displays its line, along with bobs and singles. However, work is also being done on a ‘ringing simulator’ that provides audio output and a visual representation of bells ringing. For more information on ShowLine, including screenshots and a feature list, see the ShowLine page.

Obtaining the source code for Sally

Sally is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License. The project is hosted by SourceForge, an Open Source development website. Although no official release has yet been made, the source code and documentation are available via CVS at See for more information on obtaining the source. If you are interested in helping out with this project in any way, please contact the project maintainer, Max Spicer, via his SourceForge page.

Mailing lists

Sally currently has three mailing lists associated with it. These are described below. You can join any of these list by following the ‘[Subscribe]’ links. Once joined, you can unsubscribe from these lists at any time.

This list carries announcements concerning Sally, such as new releases and important information. If you wish to be notified when a release of Sally is made, you should subscribe to this list. Traffic on this list is low and all postings are moderated, so you don’t need to worry about your inbox getting swamped with several messages a day! [Subscribe]
This list is designed to allow users of Sally to get in touch with one another as a means of providing informal program support. [Subscribe]
This list is designed to allow developers working on Sally to get in touch with one another. [Subscribe]


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