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Testing, Testing, Testing

We are getting close to the release of BigBlueButton 0.63. Is it just us, or does it take a solid week to test the software, test the upgrades, update documentation, write release notes, and create tutorial videos?

Come to think of it, I think we’ve been doing the above for about two weeks. I’m wondering if this time will shorten as we go on. My experiences suggests not. :-).

On Twitter

Since a blog is more for substantive posts, we’ve started to tweet on some of the incremental updates to BigBlueButton.

You can follow our tweets at http://twitter.com/bigbluebutton.

Don’t worry, you’ll still get all the important news on BigBlueButton from this blog. However, if you want to know when we’ve added a language file for the Netherlands, for example, you’ll probably see that in a tweet.

We’re covered in EdTechTalk

We just listened to an audio broadcast EdTechTalk, a community of educators interested in discussing and learning about the uses of educational technology. They covered BigBlueButton in EdTechWeekly #147. You can hear them talk about the product at about 29:00 minutes into their broadcast.

They were positive in our efforts to provide an integrated setup. They also correctly pointed out that we don’t have record and playback in the system yet — that’s coming soon. Right now, we’re focused on getting release 0.63 solid and finished. We’ve got plans for record and playback in the future, but we know from experience that we need to focus on the current release.
If 0.63 is good, then we’ll have a solid base for adding record and playback in future iteration.