Introducing collaborative presentations

Thanks to our good friends at Mozilla, WikiMedia Foundation and Primary Technology we are proud to announce really-real time collaborative Slideshow presentations powered by Etherpad!


John McLear demonstrates a beta version at Mozilla earlier this year.

Have a go with Slideshows yourself.

Get the slideshow plugin for Etherpad by installing Etherpad and visiting http://yourEtherpadURL/admin/plugins

Visit the slideshow plugin repository on Github to begin contributing!

Get Etherpad now, it’s super easy to install, free and open source!

North America 2013 Meetup Videos of Talks / Presentations

Intro and etherpad-lite status from John McLear

Etherpad-Lite and MediaWiki from Mark Holmquist

Mozilla etherpad and teampad work by Rob Helmer

Transforming Text by David Greenspan

Sketchpad by Ari Bader-Natal

New things in node.js 0.10 by Isaac Z. Schlueter

How Openwatch uses Etherpad-Lite by Rich Jones

Ethersheet by Cooper Quentin and Ted Young

Sharejs by Joseph Gentle

Etherpad-lite history by Peter ‘Pita’ Martischka

New release: 1.2.10 Infradoom

Infradoom is a patch release to support broken session logic caused by an express update. Infradoom also has various other nice bits, bug fixes and patches.

From the changelog:
NEW: Broadcast slider is exposed in timeslider so plugins can interact with it
Fix: IE issue where pads wouldn’t load due to missing console from i18n
Fix: console issue in collab client would error on cross domain embeds in IE
Fix: Only Restart Etherpad once plugin is installed
Fix: Only redraw lines that exist after drag and drop
Fix: Pasting into ordered list
Fix: Import browser detection
Fix: 2 Part Locale Specs
Fix: Remove language string from chat element
Fix: Make Saved revision Star fade back out on non Top frames
Other: Remove some cruft legacy JS from old Etherpad
Other: Express 3.1.2 breaks sessions, set Express to 3.1.0

Show other authors, markdown editing and export, text alignment and more great new plugins..

Show Other Authors Caret Location

Like how Google Docs shows where other authors are on the document? Well Etherpad also has that functionality and it’s only a few clicks away!

Grab ep_cursortrace from your /admin/plugins page.

Markdown editing and export in Etherpad

Who doesn’t love Markdown? With ep_markdown you can use rich editing buttons and see rich edits and markdown together or toggle between markdown/up visibility. It’s really nice and a useful addition to Etherpad.

Grab ep_markdown from your /admin/plugins page.

Text Alignment

Left, Center, Right and Justify Text in your pad. Great when paired up with ep_page_view for a richer editing experience.

Grab ep_align from your /admin/plugins page.

Stop Writing

Stop Writing is a plugin for teachers and other pad owners to stop collaborators for writing, possibly to partake in a discussion or other announcement.

Grab ep_stop_writing from your /admin/plugins page.

Pad Stats

Pad Stats is a commercial plugin but still really cool.
Get stats such as Character Count, Word Count, Revision Count, Saved Revision count and various Author Statistics.

Release 1.2.91 – Moody Blues

Mostly a bugfix release but we also introduce some new support and features, from the changelog.

We’re starting to gear up for 1.3 now and we have introduced a voting system for features.

* NEW: Authors can now send custom object messages to other Authors making 3 way conversations possible. This introduces WebRTC plugin support. (see ep_video_chat)
* NEW: Hook for Chat Messages Allows for Desktop Notification support (see ep_desktop_notifications)
* NEW: Ctrl S for save revision makes the Icon glow for a few sconds.
* NEW: Various hooks and expose the document ACE object
* NEW: Plugin page revamp makes finding and installing plugins more sane.
* NEW: Icon to enable sticky chat from the Chat box
* Fix: Cookies inside of plugins
* Fix: Don’t leak event emitters when accessing admin/plugins
* Fix: Don’t allow user to send messages after they have been “kicked” from a pad
* Fix: Refactor Caret navigation with Arrow and Pageup/down keys stops cursor being lost
* Fix: Long lines in Firefox now wrap properly
* Fix: Session Disconnect limit is increased from 10 to 20 to support slower restarts
* Fix: Support Node 0.10
* Fix: Log HTTP on DEBUG log level
* Fix: Server wont crash on import fails on 0 file import.
* Fix: Import no longer fails consistantly
* Fix: Language support for non existing languages
* Fix: Mobile support for chat notifications are now usable
* Fix: Re-Enable Editbar buttons on reconnect
* Fix: Clearing authorship colors no longer disconnects all clients
* Other: New debug information for sessions

Some feature you want hasn’t been made yet? Get voting!