Brand New Lernid Released

Ready for the awesomeness that is Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week, we have a shiny new Lernid for you all to rock the week with. Lernid is the online learning tool for getting the most out of our learning weeks. It makes connecting a doddle and provides interactive features such as showing slides, web pages and more.

The new 0.6 release has had a tonne of bug fixes and is by far the most stable release yet. It also includes these new features:

  • New icon – awesome new icon, and looks smooth as silk in docky too.
  • Nick completion – just like a normal IRC client, type in the first few letters of the nickname, hit tab and boom! there is the nick!
  • Option for show time in class and chatroom – want to see the times? Simple.
  • Possibility for pausing automatic browser updating – don’t like that browser updates? Sorted.
  • NickServ authentication – now you can use your nickserv password when connecting.
  • Question button – want to ask a question in the right format? Click the Question button and then type in your question. Job done.
  • Gwibber support (tweet the ongoing session) – click the Event menu when a session is running and Tweet current session to share your attendance with Twitter/identi.ca/Facebook/FreindFeed etc (only works on Lucid).

Kudos to Michael Budde for taking over the reigns on Lernid as the new maintainer, and for the fantastic little Lernid community for making such a stunning release!

Getting Lernid

It is highly recommended that you download this version of Lernid ready for the event. This is how…

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

You can download Lernid for Karmic from the releases PPA. Just click Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal and cut and paste in these commands.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lernid-devs/lernid-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lernid

Then click Applications -> Internet -> Lernid.

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

If you are running Lucid, Lernid is easier to install than ever as it is now available in Universe! Thanks to the awesome Didier Roche for his work today in getting this into the archive!

As such, installing Lernid is as simple as using the Applications -> Ubuntu Software Center or typing:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lernid

Then click Applications -> Internet -> Lernid.

  • ethana2

    ‘tonne of bug fixes’

    You’re an American now, Jono.. here we call it a ‘ton’.

    Honestly I don’t know how many pounds are in a ton(1000 or 2000? 1024?)… so I’d prefer megagram in literal situations, which this is not.

  • http://www.ubuntugeek.com/lernid-0-6-released.html Lernid 0.6 Released | Ubuntu Geek

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  • http://www.interesting.co.nz Benjamin Humphrey

    Dude, wicked!

    I am totally digging the “Question” button interacting with ClassBot – nice collaboration there with Nathan and Chris. Good stuff guys.

    What I’ll do actually next week is email our manual mailing list and ask for some feedback or feature requests on how they think Lernid performed, both from the teacher and the student perspectives. I’ll summarize them and send them to you and mbudde.

    Have a sweet weekend dude, talk next week!

    Benjamin

  • http://princefool.blogspot.com DeeJay1

    Actually I didn’t know about ClassBot’s existence until I added that button :P

  • http://stuphi.co.uk stuphi

    Ok. First I must say that I am a bit of a fan. I do look out for your posts. However one thing does really grate. Why is everything awesome? Please mix it up a bit. Here, I have even done the work for you :-}

    amazing, alarming, astonishing, awe-inspiring, awful, beautiful, breathtaking, daunting, dreadful, exalted, fearful, fearsome, formidable, frantic, frightening, grand, hairy*, horrible, horrifying, imposing, impressive, intimidating, magnificent, majestic, mean, mind-blowing*, moving, nervous, overwhelming, real gone, shocking, something else, striking, stunning, stupefying, terrible, terrifying, wonderful, wondrous, zero cool, fascinating, incredible, marvelous, prodigious, shocking, stunning, surprising, unbelievable.

    Other than that, keep up the good work.

  • Tarek Saber

    Good to hear that jono, thes are the spirit of UBUNTU

  • http://andypiper.co.uk Andy Piper

    Even more importantly, you squished the issue that might have allowed people to accidentally send private messages in the public IRC channel… nice work :-) and I do like the new icon.

  • James

    getting an error on sudo apt-get update on karmic

    Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/lernid-devs/lernid-release/ubuntu/dists/karmic/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found

    Is it working for you?

  • James

    Ignore previous post. Worked after I removed some earlier versions of the PPA.

  • Martin

    Really love the idea of Lernid but tried to get onto the Python session yesterday and failed because my employer is blocking IRC.

    Any way of setting up Lernid to use some kind of proxy?

  • https://launchpad.net/~flimm Flimm

    I have the same problem (except it’s my university that’s blocking the connection.) I haven’t found a way to use a proxy with Lernid, but using http://webchat.freenode.net worked perfectly for me.

  • Martin

    Yep, the webchat works well but it’s very cluttered with arrivals/departures so I found it rather hard to follow.

    (Oh, and my employer is a university, so same situation)!

  • http://gamesbird.webs.com GRR

    Give me a proxy list!!!!!!!!!!!!