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HiveBoard 0.6.0 released!

After a long time of heavy work, we are proud to announce the sixth release of the "HiveBoard" application on SourceForge. HiveBoard is a distributed shared whiteboard system.

In this version, the client application has been completely refactored to offer a more friendly look & feel to its users, as you can see by yourself in screenshots at http://hiveboard.sourceforge.net/web/screenshots.html.... read more

Posted by Jean-Francois Poilpret 2008-02-14

HiveBoard 0.5.0 released!

We are proud to announce the fifth release of the "HiveBoard" application on
SourceForge. HiveBoard is a distributed shared whiteboard system.

The main change in this version is the minimum requirement on Java 5, which has
allowed a major refactoring of the whole application for easier enhancements in
the future.

In addition to this, release 0.5.0 brings a bunch of bugs fixes, plus a few
enhancements and new features, mostly worth mentioning are:... read more

Posted by Jean-Francois Poilpret 2007-06-15

HiveBoard 0.4.0 released!

After a long period of work on the project, we are proud to announce the fourth
release of the "HiveBoard" application on SourceForge.

In addition to several bugs fixes, the main improvements of release 0.4.0 are:
- Added support for HSQLDB and Derby database engines
- Jetty support upgraded to Jetty 6.0+
- New drawing tool to insert an image in the board area. Many kinds of image are
supported, insertion can be scaled to fit in a user-specified area, transparency
can be set
- New highlight tool to point to some whiteboard parts. Color and size are
configurable on each client application (in preferences dialog)... read more

Posted by Jean-Francois Poilpret 2007-02-28

HiveBoard 0.3.0 released!

After a long period of heavy work on the project, we are proud to announce the third release of the "HiveBoard" application on SourceForge.

In addition to many bugs fixes, the main improvements of release 0.3.0 are:
- Full-screen capability with user-customized preferences for matting various information (chat messages, notifications) on the screen
- New "load past comments" feature to view previous comments occurred for a White Board
- New "take snapshot" feature to save the current image of a White Board to the database for later retrieval
- New "snapshots list" feature to show the list of all snapshots taken for a White Board
- New "Save" feature allowing to save the current content of a White Board to a file. The feature supports several formats (JPEG and PNG, and more if you have "Java Advanced Imaging Tools" installed)
- Support of transparent colors
- Improved performance and memory usage on both client and server
- Users passwords are now encrypted in the database
- Storage of user/password (encrypted) in preferences (e.g. Registry on Windows) for faster login
- Storage of window size and location in preferences... read more

Posted by Jean-Francois Poilpret 2006-08-22

HiveBoard 0.2.0 released!

We are proud to announce the second release of the "HiveBoard" application on SourceForge.

In addition to many bugs fixes, the main improvements of release 0.2.0 are:
- support of Jetty 5.1 servlet container (in addition to Tomcat 5)
- support of PostgreSQL 8.0 database engine (in addition to MySQL 4.1)
- account administration features in the client application
- support of https and optimization (through gzip) of messages (thanks to HiveMind Utilities 0.4.6 upgrade)... read more

Posted by Jean-Francois Poilpret 2005-09-02

HiveBoard 0.1.0 released!

We are proud to announce a first preview release of the "HiveBoard" application on SourceForge.

The HiveBoard project aims to build a distributed shared whiteboard system, particularly useful for meetings between remote teams (eg: in offshore development). It is 100% built in Java, based on a client/server architecture. Version 0.1.0 has the following highlights:
- Server running on Jakarta Tomcat 5 and using MySQL 4.0
- Communication transport based on http (ensures usability through firewalls)
- Secure access to authorized persons only
- Storage of whiteboards in DB (to allow meetings to be interrupted and resumed later)
- Rich graphical client application, easy to setup and use, running on Java JRE 1.4 or later, allowing free docking of views inside the main window (according to the user wishes)
- Several graphical tools available: free-hand pen, eraser, oval, rectangle, text. Color, line thickness, font type and size can be changed.... read more

Posted by Jean-Francois Poilpret 2005-05-22

HiveBoard web site open!

We are proud to officially announce the opening of the ''HiveBoard'' project on SourceForge.

At this occasion, the HiveBoard web site opens.

The HiveBoard project aims to build a distributed shared whiteboard system, particularly useful for meetings between remote teams (eg: in offshore development). It is 100% built in Java, based on a client/server architecture, and has the following highlights:
- Server running on any Servlet 2.3 Container (jakarta Tomcat supported)
- Rich graphical client application, easy to setup and use, running on any Java-supported OS
- Communication transport based on http or https (ensures usability through firewalls)
- Optimized communication to allow for near-realtime screen refresh even on lower bandwidth networks
- Secure access to authorized persons only
- Archive of past whiteboards sessions... read more

Posted by Jean-Francois Poilpret 2005-01-02