About MRBS

Meeting Room Booking System:MRBS 1.4.7
Database:MySQL 5.5.57-0+deb7u1-log
System:Linux info 3.0 #1337 SMP Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 CEST 2000 all GNU/Linux
Server time:Tue 12 Dec 2017 04:40:42 GMT
PHP:5.5.38

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Please contact Andrew Eastland for any questions that aren't answered here.


 

Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies. They are essential for parts of the site to operate properly and have already been set by the software. This information is gathered anonymously and we do not use advertising cookies.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. You may delete and block cookies from this site via your web browser, but parts of the website may not work.


a. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a “device”) browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows (statistics). On Wilthsire County Scouts websites

http://public.wiltshirescoutcentre.org.uk,
http://members.wiltshirescoutcentre.org.uk,
http://at.wiltshirescoutcentre.org.uk and any sub domains of the above

Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests.

Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised features cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly they may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website’s features. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

During the course of any visit to a Wiltshire County Scouts website, the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your device. Many websites do this, because cookies enable website publishers to do useful things like find out whether the device (and probably its user) has visited the website before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.


b. How does Wiltshire County Scouts use cookies?

Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience. For example, if on a previous visit you went to our services pages, we might find this out from your cookie and highlight service information on your second and subsequent visits.


c. Third Party Cookies on Wiltshire County Scouts pages

Please note that during your visits to Wiltshire County Scouts websites you may notice some cookies that are not related to Wiltshire County Scouts. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Wiltshire County Scouts does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.


d. How to control and delete cookies

Wiltshire County Scouts will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by Wiltshire County Scouts websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of Wiltshire County Scouts websites.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.


e. Third Party Cookies

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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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