WebRTC Video Chat
You may have noticed some new icons in our web editor. Google+ Hangouts are handy, but we don’t want to require Floobits users to have a Google account. That’s why we’ve built WebRTC video chat into our editor. It’s still in an alpha/testing state, but we use it daily in our own work.
To try out our new video chat, you’ll need to have edit permission in a workspace. Once you do, click on the video camera in the upper right:
WebRTC works in Chrome and Firefox, although Firefox still has some issues reconnecting after a network interruption. This technology is very new, so don’t expect it to be flawless.
We’ve also cleaned up some of our URLs. We’ve removed the
floobits.com/r/username/workspace and taken the
/u out of
floobits.com/u/username. Old URLs now redirect to the clean ones.
Finally, we’ve fixed some nagging issues with non-UTF8 data in flootty. Flootty now works even if a misbehaving process spews binary data to the terminal. Be sure to update by running
pip install --upgrade flootty
That’s what we’ve done recently. Next up: we’re going to merge some big changes to our editor plugins for Sublime Text, Emacs, and Vim.