It’s not 2003 but the web-based Java applet whiteboard I set up then was as good as any obvious solution today. Wtf?

I played with several possible all-in-one solutions and came up short. I’m not paying and I prefer open-source, I would hope pay-to-play solutions are better, but I had to cobble something that works from pieces. TODO set up my own server of Mconf and OpenMeetings. For now, these will have to do:

  • Google hangouts in CHROME ONLY (Chrome is a PIG these days, I use FF – but Google of course providing a SHIT implementation on Firefox, fu)
  • AwwApp¬†yes that is its name and there are many but this one worked on mobile with great zoom support

OK, have fun drawing here (you need a Java-enabled browser, tis all)… For the really cool part, open up side-by-side copies of this page in two browser windows before you start drawing… then get your Australian penpal to do the same… then yer old girlfriend in England… then…

Update: drawboard uses a custom port for communication, so there’s a good chance that any firewall will block it…



Unfortunatelly, your browser doesn’t support Java applets. You have to use another one.

Looked at a couple Java open-source whiteboard apps, this one is drawboard, there’s also babylon but it seems to be in unstable shape (or I did something wrong, but I TRIED, believe me…). BTW, if you want to do anything in Java under Redhat, I recommend this page to get set up…