Welcome to the about page. This is less of an explanation of what Fernehalwes is, and more of a document explaining who it's made by, why it's made like this, and its history.
Who makes Fernehalwes?
Fernehalwes is created by Anastasie (that's me!). I'm a software developer, IRL and URL event organizer. I created Fernehalwes because at some point, I'd seen way too many people organize events in FFXIV using either antiquated tools, very painful processes, or a mixture of both. I wanted to make this less of a headache for everyone, and thanks to my trade, I could actually do so! Fernehalwes was born.
Can Fernehalwes completely replace whatever my event organizing workflow is?
Probably not. Fernehalwes is designed to eliminate as many of the common pain points of event organizing as possible, but from my experience, everyone has one or two rough edges that I can't magically make disappear via using this website. It's usually either a niche use case for which it wouldn't make sense to implement into Fernehalwes, or something that I can't feasibly implement. I do encourage you to rebuild the core of your events around Fernehalwes, though. Maybe one day you'll find that you can express those niche workflows within the tools that it gives you! And if you think you've got something that would be useful for more users than just you, you can always contact me.
Oh yeah, speaking of which, I found a bug AND I have a feature request. How do I let you know?
The best way is to start a conversation around it in our support Discord. Then, either you or I will add it to our public issue tracker. Of course, you can directly create it in the issue tracker, but I think doing that without figuring out if your request/bug report is even feasible is kind of rude. Please keep in mind that it's just me working on this, so I won't do huge features unless you come up with a really good strategy for implementation.
Good job on the website! Can I help out?
You can answer questions in our support Discord! That's genuinely the most helpful thing you can do, and I appreciate it immensely. Otherwise, if you have money to spare and you wouldn't mind financial support, you can donate to my Ko-Fi page. I use the money for server and services upkeep, and you can either make a one-time donation or a monthly, recurring donation. The latter lets you chat in a special Discord channel, and both will get you a cool badge on the site (doesn't really have any other use, it just looks nice and you can get a warm fuzzy feeling looking at it or something like that?).
Is Fernehalwes open-source?
No. It could be, mind you, but I feel that making it open source opens another layer of responsibility to a different kind of community, which is something that I don't think I would be able to handle at this moment. It might be open-source in the future, though. If you really want to have a look at the source, let me know and we can arrange it.
Fernehalwes is running on version 0.2.2.