Contest Management System
CMS, or Contest Management System, is a distributed system for running and (to some extent) organizing a programming contest.
CMS has been designed to be general and to handle many different types of contests, tasks, scorings, etc. Nonetheless, CMS has been explicitly build to be used in the 2012 International Olympiad in Informatics, held in September 2012 in Italy.
For end-users it's best to download the latest stable version of CMS, which can be found already packaged at http://cms-dev.github.io/.
This git repository, which contains the development version in its master branch, is intended for developers and everyone interested in contributing or just curious to see how the code works and wanting to hack on it.
Please note that since the sandbox is contained in a
git submodule you should append
--recursive to the standard
git clone command to obtain it. Or, if
you have already cloned CMS, simply run the following command from
inside the repository:
git submodule update --init
To learn how to install and use CMS, please read the documentation, available at https://cms.readthedocs.org/.
If you have questions or need help troubleshooting some problem, contact us in the chat at gitter, or write on the support mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org, where no registration is required (you can see the archives on Google Groups).
To help with the troubleshooting, you can upload on some online pastebin the relevant log files, that you can find in /var/local/log/cms/ (if CMS was running installed) or in ./log (if it was running from the local copy).
If you encountered a bug, please file an issue on GitHub following the instructions in the issue template.
Please don't file issues to ask for help, we are happy to help on the mailing list or on gitter, and it is more likely somebody will answer your query sooner.
CMS has been used in several official and unofficial contests. Please find an updated list at http://cms-dev.github.io/testimonials.html.
If you used CMS for a contest, selection, or a similar event, and want to publicize this information, we would be more than happy to hear from you and add it to that list.