Re: Mac CU-SeeMe0.83b1

david a. schlussel (dschluss@engin.umich.edu)
Mon, 11 Sep 1995 11:33:49 -0400 (EDT)


The new beta has been crashing my 4.0b1 reflector in multicast mode.
works nicely with unicast setup, though.

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On Fri, 8 Sep 1995, Richard Cogger wrote:

> Folks,
>
> CU-SeeMe(tm) 0.83b1 BETA VERSION for (self-selected) Testers ONLY
>
> CU-SeeMePPc0.83b1 and CU-SeeMe68k0.83b1 are now available. Both of
> these are significant functional enhancements beyond the previous 0.80
> series. Obtain by FTP to
>
> cu-seeme.cornell.edu/pub/cu-seeme/Mac.CU-SeeMe0.83b1
>
> ***WARNING*** This is beta software. It has been tested through 7
> alpha releases and seems quite stable, but as always, your milage may
> vary.
>
> If you pick it up and use it, you are volunteering to be a beta tester.
>
> REFLECTOR There is also a new version of the reflector, previously
> announced, 4.00, which is needed to use some of the new features of
> 0.83. It is on the usual anonymous ftp site, cu-seeme.cornell.edu
> /pub/cu-seeme/reflector.
>
> -------- Documentation (in the same place) ----------
>
> 1. README.0.83.basic.9-8-95.txt - a consolidated readme
> for Mac CU-SeeMe, as it exists in version 0.83b1, with no attempt to
> detail differences from former versions.
>
> 2. README.changes.9-8-95.txt - a log of changes through the 70
> series, the 80 series, the 83 alpha and, now, beta.
>
> 3. Several docs on AuxData and PlugIn's, unchanged since 0.80, still in
> the 0.80 folder. PlugIn SDK is still not quite in release (waiting for
> correct copyright language).
>
> ----------New In 0.83 (Highlights) ------------
>
> 1. There is a new algorithm and format for loss reports and more
> communitcation with the new version of the reflector. You now have
> parameters to set to limit your overall receive bw.
>
> 2. There is a participant list (Show Participant List from the Participants
> Menu) which will show information about senders and lurkers and provide
> control of audio, access to statistics, IP address, etc.
>
> 3. The Disconnect item in the Conference Menu now shows the IP of the other
> end of your connection, either user or reflector as the case may be.
>
> 4. There is a new Audio window with level indicators for both your
> mic (as before) and for incoming audio. Also there is an input gain
> control to adjust the sensitivity of the mic and an output volume
> control to adjust the speaker level. A dual squelch control allows
> you to raise the squelch level when sound is being received from the
> net.
>
> 5. If you hold down (instead of clicking) on someone's mic icon, it
> functions as a private-to-them push-to-talk. If you Option-click someones
> speaker icon, instead of turning them off, it turns everyone else off.
>
> 6. Lurker windows can be opened, and you get a local window if you are a
> lurker (just title bar and button bar) to give access to various controls.
> In particular, a lurker can access the control panels under the local
> window for audio and receive bandwidth.
>
> 7. QuickCam Audio works (yea!), although the sound is not the highest
> quality. QuickCam provides 5khz sampling, and the present implementation
> simply interpolates that up to 8khz so it will go thru the encoders as they
> stand. Puffing up the bandwidth utilization at the sending end by 8/5ths
> is clearly a sub-optimal idea, but to interoperate with everything it was
> seen as a necessary mode and a starting point.
>
>
> Cheers, -Dick
>
>
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