[AG-TECH] Automated room booking.
Osland, CD (Chris)
C.D.Osland at rl.ac.uk
Mon Feb 11 10:11:54 CST 2002
I imagine that Stephen will base it on the system that Edinburgh
developed for the SuperJanet ATM-then-ISDN video conference
systems, which is widely used in the UK.
Just a guess.
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From: Ivan R. Judson [mailto:judson at mcs.anl.gov]
Sent: 11 February 2002 14:12
To: Tom Coffin; Lisa Childers; s.booth at epcc.ed.ac.uk
Cc: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
Subject: RE: [AG-TECH] Automated room booking.
Good idea. I'd like to see a couple of alternatives to the NCSA scheduler,
so people can get some experience with different things.
What are you thinking about using to build this? I'm only curious, it really
doesn't matter. As far as I know the current NCSA scheduler is in windows
web scripts, I forget the names/acronyms. Something PHP'ish, perhaps like
MRBS (http://mrbs.sourceforge.com//, which is based on webcalendar) would be
nice, easy, and if tied in right easy to use. I've got code to make MRBS
present the web pages in the appropriate time zone for the client (but store
all entries in UTC/GMT [er, something]).
Let me know if you want the code.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov]On
> Behalf Of Tom Coffin
> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 7:58 AM
> To: Lisa Childers; s.booth at epcc.ed.ac.uk
> Cc: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] Automated room booking.
> you may want to also coordinate your
> efforts with George Estes at NCSA.
> They have a really nice scheduler started.
> At 06:44 AM 2/11/2002 -0600, Lisa Childers wrote:
> >Its great that you're jumping in and having a go at this problem!
> >I'm very interested in seeing your work. Please let us know
> when you have
> >something up and running.
> >On Mon, 11 Feb 2002, S.Booth wrote:
> >> On Tue, 29 Jan 2002, S.Booth wrote:
> >> >
> >> > The AG framework is potentially very useful for short ad-hoc
> meetings but
> >> > the current booking mechanism is not really set up for this.
> >> > It would help if any bookings for a venue showed up on the virtual
> >> > page, and even better add booking information to the doors in the
> >> > so people can see if a room is free before entering. This
> will help
> >> > the newbie problem (speaking as a newbie myself)
> >> >
> >> I'm going to have a go at adding automated room booking to
> the virual
> >> venues server. All the hard stuff (authentication, DB access etc) is
> >> already in the server so it should not be too hard.
> >> I'm planning something very simple, a booking page that lets you
> >> view existing booking or select a room, start time and
> duration. And add
> >> a listing of todays bookings to the to room descriptions
> and the room
> >> entry.
> >> If anyone else is working on something similar let me know.
> >> Stephen
> >> |epcc| Dr Stephen P Booth Project Manager
> >> |epcc| s.booth at epcc.ed.ac.uk Phone 0131 650 5746
> Tom Coffin .......................... tcoffin at ncsa.uiuc.edu
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