If anyone is watching, I'm looking for use examples, experiences, and reviews for timebanking installations and anything related to hours and using drupal for local community development and services.
Community forge just released their new Hamlet distro, I am installing it now to take a look. i am guessing, based on the size, that it is the stripped down variation they have been describing in a webpage, dru7 and community accounting basically.
I have considered for a while trying to help with or do a community tools distro, along the lines of some of the big popular distros - pack everything together, create a few profiles that we think work well enough to not feel like jerks for releasing it to the public, a guide to the contents and ways to configure it, and hope to get the crowd to test it to destruction and share the results. (So that following distros can avoid or patch around the desrtruction.)
I was looking at the 'remnants' of community weaver - which is based on a fairly unique dru6 installation that does not survive module updates, once installed you have to preserve and watch it and don't let anyone update certain parts, and dont let anyone update who can't fix an update crash. But, dru6 is stable enough, you could make just such an installation in a subdomain or directory and keep it protected and should be able to run community weaver and take advantage of drupals power in carefully customizing CW and end up with something significantly better than a timebanks.org account.
But, that dru6 install by itself looks pretty tedious, and if someone else has done it, I'd like to study with them and try to avoid reinventing the wheel.
If anyone has projects other than community forge and community weaver, or wants to sing the praises of some distribution or some collection of modules, I'd love to hear it.