HiveBoard Publisher's description
HiveBoard is an online shared whiteboard conferencing system.
HiveBoard is an online shared whiteboard conferencing system. HiveBoard is free to use according to the Apache License Version 2.0.
HiveBoard is made in Java. It has a server part that can be hosted by a Servlet Container (like jakarta Tomcat) and requires a SQL database with a JDBC driver (eg MySQL). It has rich client applications that connect to the server and can access a shared whiteboard.
If you don't understand what all this means, don't be afraid! HiveBoard also comes in a "stand-alone" server package for which the only pre-prequisite is to have an installed Sun JVM.
* System Administration
o Management of authorized accounts
o Two roles: basic user and whiteboard initiator
o [NYI] Management of the server (suspend, resume, general notification to connected users)
o [NYI] Management of connection to other "servers" (in a multi-server architecture)
* WhiteBoard management
o An initiator account can create a new whiteboard and list its participants
o The initiator of a whiteboard decides who, among the currently present participants, can write to the board
o Optionally, the initiator may give the right to current writer to choose who will be the next writer;
o The initiator can at any time add new participants or remove existing participants
o The initiator can at any time save "snapshots" of the current content of the whiteboard (those snapshots are saved on the server for later retrieval)
* WhiteBoard usage
o Any account that is a potential participant to a whiteboard can effectively "join" the meeting (he will be "present participant")
o Any present participant in a whiteboard sees, in real time:
+ the list of all participants, present or not,
+ the initiator of the whiteboard
+ the current "writer" on the whiteboard
+ the current content of the whiteboard (refreshed in real time)
+ messages (chat) sent from present participants
o Any present participant in a whiteboard can:
+ require the right to write to the whiteboard
+ write to the whiteboard (if he has been given the right by the initiator) by using any tool from the graphical palette
+ send messages (chat) to all participants in the whiteboard
o The following drawing tools are available (colors, line thickness, fonts are customizable):
+ free hand pen
+ image insertion (with possibility of scaling, sizing, transparency)
o The WhiteBoard can be displayed in full-screen mode (with various user settings for matting chat messages and other notifications)
o WhiteBoards contents can be saved to the local file system under various formats
* Non functional
o Performant (optimized communications client <-> server)
o Standard transport protocol (http or https) that passes through firewalls
o [NYI] Multi-site architecture: one "central" server (with a unique database) and "federated" servers that act as users hubs (reduces traffic between 2 distant locations)
o Advanced GUI with docking capability
What's New in This Release:In version 0.5.0, it was possible to login with any existing account but without any password! This bug is fixed in 0.6.0.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall