github bigbluebutton/bigbluebutton v2.4-alpha-1
BigBlueButton 2.4-alpha-1

This is the first release of BigBlueButton 2.4 and includes numerous new features and updates to existing ones.
Note that it runs on Ubuntu Bionic (18.04) and HTML5 client runs on Node 12 (same as BigBlueButton 2.3).

BigBlueButton 2.4-dev is under active development. While we don’t recommend setting it up in a production environment, we do encourage administrators to try out the build with others and give us feedback on our bigbluebutton-dev mailing list.

Link to installation command / instructions/ schedule / planned features : https://docs.bigbluebutton.org/2.4/new.html

Big thanks to community contributors @tibroc @schrd @hiroshisuga and others!

Features:

HTML5 client

Layout Manager:

  • feat: Add New Layout Manager #12394
  • fix: Add modals to new layout manager #12457
  • fix: Shared notes is hiding the presentation - new LM #12459
  • fix: poll panel styles - new LM #12460
  • fix: captions button crash #12461
  • fix: use same z-index for all layouts - new LM #12470
  • fix: navbar z-index - new LM #12476
  • feat: actions bar in new layout manager #12486
  • feat: Add container for presentation #12585
  • feat: Screenshare component - new Layout Manager #12591
  • fix: layout for Yes/No/Abstention polls #12605
  • feat: External video component - new Layout Manager #12599
  • refactor: remove unused code in new Layout Manager #12618
  • fix: poll panel position - new LM #12609

Video:

  • feat(video): indicate who is sharing webcam #12568
  • feat(video): data savings #12569
  • fix(video): talking indicator #12529
  • feat(screenshare): reduce mirror effect #12522

Other:

  • refactor: Decrease amount of imports in dropdown #12474
  • refactor: Update Node-Sass To Latest Version (6.0.0) #12499
  • refactor: remove unused import and variables #12440
  • refactor: chat alerts #12452
  • refactor(connection status): remove legacy monitor #12575
  • fix: replace power-queue dependency #12439
  • fix: extract poll question crash #12441
  • feat(poll): Add option to hide individual answers in polls #12598
  • feat(poll): add option to disable poll chat message #12621
  • feat: emphasize moderator messages in public chat #12538
  • style(layout): download presentation button #12586

Core

bigbluebutton-web:

  • refactor: Removed configXML from bbb-web #12432
  • refactor: Isolate recording apis into RecordingController #12450
  • refactor: Allow tags in meeting and user name #12469

akka-apps

  • feat(external videos): back end improvements #12504 #12527
  • feat: Add 'Extend duration' option for breakout rooms #12505

SFU

Release name

In case an administrator does not want to update to the latest bionic-240 version, use as substitute to the -v argument in bbb-install.sh command
bionic-240-2.4-alpha-1
We still recommend using -v bionic-240.

latest releases: v2.4-rc-3, v2.3.15, 2.4-rc-2...
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