About MRBS

Meeting Room Booking System:MRBS 1.4beta1
Database:MySQL 10.1.25-MariaDB
System:Linux apostle.mcnet.com.hk 5.13.4-x86_64-linode146 #1 SMP Wed Jul 21 14:45:45 EDT 2021 x86_64
Server time:西元2021年12月05日 (週日) 07時01分20秒
PHP:5.6.33

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Authentication

Making/Altering Meetings

Miscellaneous

About The Meeting Room Booking System

How do I login?

The system can be configured to use one of several methods of authentication, including LDAP, Netware, and SMB. See your system administrator if you are having trouble logging in. Some functions are restricted to certain users, and other users will get the message You do not have access rights to modify this item. See your system administrator if this is not working correctly for you. If the system is configured to use LDAP authentication, this means that you login with the same username and password as you use for getting email e.g. Mark Belanger and MyPassword.

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Why can't I delete/alter a meeting?

In order to delete or alter a meeting, you must be logged in as the same person that made the meeting. Contact one of the meeting room administrators or the person who initially made the meeting to have it deleted or changed.

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How do I make a recurring meeting?

Clicking on the desired time brings you into the booking screen. Select the appropriate Repeat Type. The room will be scheduled at the same time, until the Repeat End Date, on the days determined by the Repeat Type.

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How do I delete one instance of a recurring meeting?

Select the day/room/time that you want to delete and select Delete Entry.

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How do I schedule rooms at different sites?

You don't. Presently the system cannot book two different rooms simultaneously. You must schedule each one separately. Make sure that the time you want is available at both sites before making a booking.

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My meeting failed to be created because of too many entries!

No meeting can create more than 365 entries. There needs to be some limit on the number of meetings created. This number can be increased if necessary.

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What happens if multiple people schedule the same meeting?

The short answer is: The first person to click on the Submit button wins. Behind the scenes, the system is using a proper multi-user, multi-threaded relational database than can handle many thousands of simultaneous users.

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What is the difference between Internal and External?

By default, MRBS defines two meeting types. Internal means that the meeting will only be attended by employees. An External meeting might also be attended by customers, vendors, investors, etc. Your site can define up to a total of 10 meeting types, according to your needs. Meetings are highlighted in the main calendar view with a color corresponding to their type, and a color key of all defined types is shown at the bottom of the main calendar view.

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How much did the system cost?

Nothing. See the next section for more information.

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How does the system work and who wrote it?

The Meeting Room Booking System is open source software that is distributed under the Gnu Public License(GPL). This means that software is free to use, distribute, and modify.

The system is written mostly in PHP, which is an open source programming language that can be embedded in web pages similar in concept to Microsoft active server pages. PHP is especially good at accessing databases.

The database used for the system is either MySQL or PostgreSQL. MySQL is a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server that is also GPL. PostgreSQL is a full-featured multi-user open source Object Relational SQL database server.

The system will run on multiple platforms, including the PC architecture using the Linux operating system. Linux, is a free, open source, unix-like operating system.

The web server being used is yet another piece of free, open source software. The Apache web server is the world's most popular web server.

The bottom line is: every piece of this system, from the operating system to the application, is completely free - source code and all.

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