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Realtime

New in Tiki12: PluginTogether
See dev notes at TogetherJS



Tiki has historically been mostly an asynchronous collaborative tool, except for Live Support and Chat. Since Tiki5, for real-time collaboration, Tiki offers an integration with BigBlueButton (Audio/Video/Screensharing/WhiteBoard/Chat).

This page is to discuss options to make several features realtime:


Will be useful along with BigBlueButton collaborative sessions. Ideally for Tiki, it would be the same approach (ex.: library) for all four (and any future) features. And we could take this opportunity to revamp Live Support and Chat (which work OK but are not the most recent technology)

Options

BigBlueButton

One possibility is to go the BigBlueButton route.
Benefits:

  • Already integrates with Tiki
  • it would be via Shared Notes which is part of Mconf

Drawbacks:

  • Add BigBlueButton as a requirement
  • Flash
  • Likely less general interest than a JavaScript solution

Etherpad Lite

Another possibility is integrating with Etherpad Lite

Which uses NodeJS, more info at


Benefits:

  • Already active project


Drawbacks:

  • Adds Etherpad Lite as a requirement
  • Overlap with some of Tiki's wiki functionality
  • Will it be easy to port to Spreadsheet, Drawing and Docs?

A JavaScript library

Infinote & Jinfinote


Benefits:

Drawbacks:

WebRTC

Potential libraries and approaches

Projects similar to BigBlueButton

Why

  • For realtime note taking (business, classroom,etc.)
  • For realtime brainstorming (business, classroom,etc.)
  • For realtime document revision (articles, minutes of meeting, protocols, etc.)
  • your ideas?

Who

  • Robert Plummer
  • Marc Laporte
  • Régis Barondeau
  • you?

When

No set date, but as soon as possible. 2013-08 looked into WebRTC, still moving a bit too much for me - one of those "wait a few months and try again"

Features to be made realtime

Realtime Collaborative Wiki

This is to plan the addition of multiple concurrent editors to the wiki.

Realtime Collaborative Drawing

Same thing for the Draw feature, which is with SVG-edit


Realtime Collaborative Spreadsheet

This is to plan the addition of multiple concurrent editors to the spreadsheet, which is powered by (jQuery.sheet)

Realtime Collaborative Docs

Tiki bundles WebODF as Tiki Docs.

"pilot project to add real-time collaborative editing to WebODF":
http://webodf.org/blog/2012-04-05.html

Related links

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Keywords

The following is a list of keywords that should serve as hubs for navigation within the Tiki development and should correspond to documentation keywords.

Each feature in Tiki has a wiki page which regroups all the bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. It is somewhat a form of wiki-based project management. You can also express your interest in a feature by adding it to your profile. You can also try out the Dynamic filter.

Accessibility (WAI & 508)
Accounting 7.x
Administration
Ajax 2.x
Articles & Submissions
Backlinks
Banner
Batch 6.x
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing (5.x)
Blog
Bookmark
Browser Compatibility
Calendar
Category
Chat
Comment
Communication Center
Consistency
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
Contribution 2.x
Cookie
Copyright
Credits 6.x
Custom Home (and Group Home Page)
Database MySQL - MyISAM
Database MySQL - InnoDB
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs 8.x
DogFood
Draw 7.x
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Group
Help
History
Hotword
HTML Page
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Import-Export
Install
Integrator
Interoperability
Inter-User Messages
InterTiki
jQuery
Kaltura video management
Karma
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Mail-in
Map
Menu
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping 3.x
Mobile Tiki and Voice Tiki
Mods
Modules
MultiTiki
MyTiki
Newsletter
Notepad
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Packages
Payment 5.x
PDF
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Permission
Poll
Profiles
Quiz
Rating
Realname
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Revision Approval
Scheduler
Score
Search engine optimization (SEO)
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Semantic links 3.x
Share
Shopping Cart 5.x
Shoutbox
Site Identity
Slideshow
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Spellcheck
Spreadsheet
Staging and Approval
Stats
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Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tablesorter
Tags 2.x
Task
Tell a Friend, alert + Social Bookmarking
Terms and Conditions
Theme
TikiTests 2.x
Timesheet
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
Tours
Trackers
TRIM
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Watch
WebHelp
Webmail and Groupmail
WebServices 3.x
Wiki 3D
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki plugins extends basic syntax
Wiki syntax text area, parser, etc
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace and perspectives 4.x
WYSIWTSN 4.x
WYSIWYCA
WYSIWYG 2.x
XMLRPC
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