I made few test and I tried to share using presentation window an url. Here’s the result with www.bigbluebutton.org on the enclosed file.
In the presentation window, you have 2 new fields : one input texte for an url (ie. www.bigbluebutton.org) and a “GO” button. When click, the server retrieve the webpage, convert it to PDF, and show in presentation window.
Is it interesting ?
Another addition to this can be made to that to support “distant” presentation file …
What do you guys think ?
PS: As you can see, it’s not perfect since menu at top is screwed, but everylink weblink on page is clickable…
Good idea!!. The URLs used in presentations very common and have this
functionality is a good contribution, BBB is a good tool and something
I want to rescue is the very good information that give from the
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> I made few test and I tried to share using presentation window an url.
> Here's the result withwww.bigbluebutton.orgon the enclosed file.
> In the presentation window, you have 2 new fields : one input texte for an
> url (ie.www.bigbluebutton.org) and a "GO" button. When click, the server
> retrieve the webpage, convert it to PDF, and show in presentation window.
> Is it interesting ?
> Another addition to this can be made to that to support "distant"
> presentation file .
> What do you guys think ?
> PS: As you can see, it's not perfect since menu at top is screwed, but
> everylink weblink on page is clickable.
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You’re absolutely right, I didn’t even thought about all that stuff, just making test to see if we can do something !
I used wkhtmltopdf (http://code.google.com/p/wkhtmltopdf/) for html -> pdf converter. I used the binary, and I already made the java converter class + beans, etc… I just need to properly handle this new url field. For now (shame on me…!!), I select a “.weblink” file on my file system, such as www.bigbluebutton.org.weblink (lol!), and click upload, and the presentation converter handle everything, using actual conversion mechanism (doc-convertion.xml + Weblink2PDFService + …). I just made a FileUploadWindow preview to see what can it gives in the UI.
This tool, wkhtml2pdf, is really really great : it use webkit rendering engine (which is a good one !) and convert the page to PDF. It’s really efficient, I used it by the past in a project and worked very well.
You should try it out, just d/l binary, and try few webpages, you’ll see, it’s really good ;-)
Denis, since you worked on presentation whiteboard/link handling, do you think it’s possible to catch click event on link and change behavior so Flash client ask Tomcat to convert the clicked url page ?
Doesn’t work on Windows either, it’s specific to MacOS ;-)
I think you misunderstood my proposal : It’s not clearly the right way to do co-browsing, and as I said, it’s an alternative. I mean, it’s clearly not cobrowsing but I think it might be interesting for many users. Plus, you can imagine by that way to have a default welcome string, branded in HTML by the user or BBB, to welcome users and show them how to use BBB… and handling by that way, remote presentation file. (Cf UI)
We all know now, that real cobrowsing can’t be in Flash client due to restriction, and should be done using external tool, but as we spoke with Tiago an extra plugin/applet for user is to avoid … for now. But as you say, I completely agree, it should be an add-on extra feature, an applet which handle many things : webbrowser, upnp, h264, … to increase user experience, but a little bit harder to activate.
Perhaps in few weeks/month, a workgroup can be created to research and prototype that way ?