Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ubuntu packages for BigBlueButton 0.71-beta now available

Got a spare Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit/64-bit server? Want to try out the latest BigBlueButton 0.71-beta?

See installing BigBlueButton 0.71-beta an Ubuntu. It takes less than ten commands and installs in less than fifteen minutes.

When 0.71 is released, you'll be able to upgrade 0.71-beta to 0.71 final with two commands: sudo apt-get update/sudo apt-get upgrade. We love apt-get.

Foswiki now integrates with BigBlueButton

Arnie Joris recently created a BigBlueButton extension for Foswiki, a wiki-based collaboration platform.

According to the description on the extensions page,
The plugin will automatically create these meeting rooms on the BBB server, creates a wiki topic for each meeting room (a room named Lotus will be described in topic LotusConferenceRoom) and provides macros to join meetings and see who's in them

Yet another open source integration using the BigBlueButton API.