Archive for the ‘Features’ Category
At the Etherpad foundation we’re naturally big fans of Linux. I’m not sure if fan is the right word actually.. Linux is at the core of everything we do so we’re beyond fans, we’re actively contributing to try to make software better and we tend to start on Linux then support other operating systems secondly. One of our favorite Linux distro’s is Ubuntu so it makes us really proud to see Etherpad Lite being discussed at the Ubuntu Developer Summit!
This is the second time Ubuntu have actively supported Etherpad and we’re hoping we can further our relationship. Thanks Ubuntu developers and keep up the great work
- git pull
- Open settings.json -> Copy your database settings into your clipboard
- Copy settings.template.json over settings.json
- If you use dirty.db change the path from “../var/dirty.db” to “var/dirty.db”
- Paste your database settings into settings.json
- Make sure the paths in /etc/init.d/etherpad-lite are correct if you use it.
- Start Etherpad Lite. (Using whatever technique you want, usually /etc/init.d/etherpad-lite start)
- Rich Text editing IE Headings
- A Plugin Framework for developing, enabling and disabling plugins
- Video conferencing
- Read only real time updates
- Syntax highlighting
It’s been a real busy road getting to this point but we’re finally happy with the current status. Big thanks goes to Chad, Egil, Matthias, Robin and a huge thanks to our contributors, sponsors and supporters.
If you aren’t familiar with Etherpad Lite then check it out below! For those who still don’t get it, it’s a pure web based collaborative editor that’s open source and our goal is make collaborative editing the standard on the web (but only if you want it).
New to Etherpad but want to get started? Visit our github repo
Linkify adds internal links to etherpad lite. This great plugin written by FourPlusOne means you can easily link pads together giving Etherpad Lite more of a wiki style feel.
To link pads together use the [[foo]] syntax.
Plugin Author: FourPlusOne
Plugin on npm
Want to share video with your friends whilst working on a Pad? Now it’s easy, just enable this plugin and it will automatically bring video conferencing into your Pad.
How to install this plugin
Visit http://youretherpaddeployment.com/admin/plugins and login with your username/password then search for the plugin “tokbox”.
Plugin Author: John McLear
Plugin on npm
- Monitoring a Wind Turbine with a Raspberry Pi
- The conection to the server was unsuccessful
- Collaborative drawing with Etherdraw
- Blender for 3D Printing
- Improving Blender Renders with Photography Techniques
- Etherpad USA Meetup 2013 videos
- 2013 Etherpad SF Meetup part 1 of 10 – intro and etherpad-lite status from John McLear – YouTube
- Real time chat updates in Etherpad
- Pad Stats in Etherpad
- Temporarily Stop others writing on a pad