|Whiteboard Tool||UCL Multimedia|
Frequently Asked Questions
WBD is a multicast shared whiteboard. It is best to start it using a session directory tool, like SDR. WBD does not do call or session invitation for two reasons. There are several alternative protocols for performing call setup and negotiation, and adding code encumbers the tool unnecessarily. In addition, these call setup and negotiation is reasonably complex and best handled elsewhere so that audio, whiteboard, etc, can all leverage the same functionality if desired.
If desired WBD can be launched from the command line as described below.
You can start it from the command line using an IP address and port number as arguments. The syntax is:
To join a multicast group (address range 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52) just enter the group address and a port number.
Documentation for WBD can be downloaded from the Software section of the UCL Multimedia web-page.
All bugs, comments, and requests for features should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When reporting problems please detail:
All code contributions are welcomed. The preferred source code to use for code contributions is in the UCL CVS source code repository as this is the code that will consitute the next release. Please send patches and the version of the source code used to email@example.com.