[jdev] vMeet - IETF meeting support

Sander Devrieze sander at sanderdevrieze.net
Wed May 13 11:33:13 CDT 2009

2009/5/13 Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net>:
> Folks,
> There's been, for a few weeks now, a discussion in the IETF about providing
> a good framework for IETF meetings - mostly "interim" meetings, which are
> meetings of around 30 people.
> The idea is to find product and/or technology to do these effectively.
> This is *not* a new protocol development team, this is purely
> infrastructure, but I'm sending this to Standards@ as well as jdev@ to get a
> better audience - if the vMeet people were given the suggestion of "download
> FooClient" this would be a fine response, and actually preferable to
> "Implement XEP-9945". Still, I'd prefer, personally, to have some open
> standards, as well as implementation.
> The IETF has, for some time, used XEP-0045 to handle the text-based
> conferencing. The interesting question to me is whether we could get a few
> additional features relatively easily deployed in support of what they need.
> It looks like:
> 1) Multiway VOIP (with mixers).

What's this?

> 2) Floor control, of some form. (Probably only affecting VOIP). This is
> basically to emulate the "queue at the microphone", and the concept of a
> "chair" (ie, "chairman") and various "presenters", in serial.
> 3) Slide sharing. I'm actually seriously thinking that what they need is the
> simple ability to have a file sharing thing going on, then say what page of
> the PDF is "currently shown".

Something like this is possible in Coccinella.

1) Convert slides to image files
2) Open directory with images of slideshow in whiteboard
3) Use Next/Previous buttons

Obviously, it would be even easier if Coccinella can open a PDF file
and automatically convert this to image files. Patches are welcome!

> 4) Whiteboarding. Although it pains me to even mention the word, given what
> seems to happen every time the subject is raised.

See above.

> Does anyone have anything that does all this already?

Yup, at least 3 and 4.

Mvg, Sander Devrieze.

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