new (sub)versions come out regularly and before we can take them in production we need to test them to see how they behave with our customisations. Let me open this thread as a place where we can discuss the new gems that are in the newest version, and see when and how we can best test them, and when in production.
The latest releases are here: Releases · bigbluebutton/bigbluebutton · GitHub
Before diving in, maybe @dvdjaco @elon @Yurko could remind us on what version we are currently in production? There were plans to run a dev server, or maybe tech.circle has that already without us knowing
Especially given the SSO work @elon is doing, I suppose that’s an excellent opportunity to test out the latest version? What’s your plans?
Want to point out this is a Release Candidate, not an official release.
We currently do not have a additional BBB for users to test out.
We agreed not to attempt this until SSO is in place, then we don’t have to try to manage accounts on multiple BBB servers.
thanks for correcting me on that @Yurko I understand that BigBlueButton 2.4.7 is the latest official release, right? And where are we at atm?
What you say about using SSO makes much sense, so the SSO integration automatically allows meet.coop accounts to access.
We’re on version 2.3:
~# bbb-conf --version
BigBlueButton Server 2.3.17 (2525)
ii bbb-apps-akka 2.3.0-108 all BigBlueButton Apps (Akka)
ii bbb-config 1:2.3.0-102 amd64 BigBlueButton configuration utilities
ii bbb-etherpad 1:2.3.0-53 amd64 The EtherPad Lite components for BigBlueButton
ii bbb-freeswitch-core 2:2.3.0-32 amd64 BigBlueButton build of FreeSWITCH
ii bbb-freeswitch-sounds 1:1.6.7-3 amd64 FreeSWITCH Sounds
ii bbb-fsesl-akka 2.3.0-59 all BigBlueButton FS-ESL (Akka)
ii bbb-html5 1:2.3.0-1865 amd64 The HTML5 components for BigBlueButton
ii bbb-libreoffice-docker 1:2.3.0-60 amd64 BigBlueButton setup for LibreOffice running in docker
ii bbb-mkclean 1:0.8.7-4 amd64 Clean and optimize Matroska and WebM files
ii bbb-playback 1:2.3.0-23 amd64 BigBlueButton playback
ii bbb-playback-presentation 1:2.3.0-13 amd64 BigBluebutton playback of presentation
ii bbb-record-core 1:2.3.0-38 amd64 BigBlueButton record and playback
ii bbb-web 1:2.3.0-103 amd64 BigBlueButton API
ii bbb-webrtc-sfu 1:2.3.0-44 amd64 BigBlueButton WebRTC SFU
ii bigbluebutton 1:2.3.0-7 amd64 Open source web conferencing platform (bbb)
ii ffmpeg 7:4.2.4-1ubuntu0.1bbb2~18.04 amd64 Tools for transcoding, streaming and playing of multimedia files
ii libavcodec58:amd64 7:4.2.4-1ubuntu0.1bbb2~18.04 amd64 FFmpeg library with de/encoders for audio/video codecs - runtime files
ii libavdevice58:amd64 7:4.2.4-1ubuntu0.1bbb2~18.04 amd64 FFmpeg library for handling input and output devices - runtime files
ii libavfilter7:amd64 7:4.2.4-1ubuntu0.1bbb2~18.04 amd64 FFmpeg library containing media filters - runtime files
ii libavformat58:amd64 7:4.2.4-1ubuntu0.1bbb2~18.04 amd64 FFmpeg library with (de)muxers for multimedia containers - runtime files
ii libavresample4:amd64 7:4.2.4-1ubuntu0.1bbb2~18.04 amd64 FFmpeg compatibility library for resampling - runtime files
ii libavutil56:amd64 7:4.2.4-1ubuntu0.1bbb2~18.04 amd64 FFmpeg library with functions for simplifying programming - runtime files
ii libopusenc0 0.2.1-1bbb1 amd64 High-level API for encoding Ogg Opus audio streams
ii libpostproc55:amd64 7:4.2.4-1ubuntu0.1bbb2~18.04 amd64 FFmpeg library for post processing - runtime files
ii libswresample3:amd64 7:4.2.4-1ubuntu0.1bbb2~18.04 amd64 FFmpeg library for audio resampling, rematrixing etc. - runtime files
ii libswscale5:amd64 7:4.2.4-1ubuntu0.1bbb2~18.04 amd64 FFmpeg library for image scaling and various conversions - runtime files
2.5 is stable as of a little over a month ago (currently 2.5.2).
A few things I’ve seen:
Improved web cam features - everyone loves backgrounds
Better audio selection options
Multiple view layouts & ability to push out a preferred layout as moderator
Learning analytics dashboard
Mute users from context menu
Network statistics display/copy
These are just a few things I notice switching between a new instance I can use and the meet.coop instance - it’s entirely possible this instance has things disabled.