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HTML 5

We’re starting to look closer at the potential for HTML 5 provide as an option for BigBlueButton to provide rich multi-media interface in a pure HTML/Javascript environment.

http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/

While there will always be limitations in a new platform, and we know its early days, but HTML 5 is showing some promise for supporting the voice and video streams that would be needed for web conferencing. This is definitely worth investigating further.

BigBlueButton 0.63 Released!

After about two weeks of testing and testing, BigBlueButton 0.63 is Released.

As with each release, you can download BigBlueButton as a fully working Virtual Machine that also doubles as a development environment.

We’re very happy with this release. We had a number of external contributors help us, including Jeremy Thomerson, Xie Yan Qing, Chen Guangtao, and Jean-Philippe Guiot. Big Thanks to you guys — we couldn’t have shipped this without you.

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.