Community Bar

The Community Bar is a groupware tool supporting informal awareness and casual interaction for small communities of intimate collaborators. Its conceptual design is primarily based on a comprehensive sociological theory called the Locales Framework, with extra details supplied by other theoretical model of awareness. It is also influenced by the Microsoft SideShow system: it displays basic awareness information in a space-conservative sidebar, and reveals progressively more information through a series of transient large tooltips and pop-up windows.


Download and Installation

  • Download the latest version: Version 3.2.9 (updated 28 August, 2006)

NOTE: Make sure you also install Kim Tee's Screen Sharing Item

  • Changes:
    • media items expand automatically when there is space for them (unless they are locked)
    • buttons on the media items (only visible when the mouse pointer is over the item) allow the items to be moved in the bar
  • Old Versions

Recipes and How-To's

Tutorials and Examples



The items below are archived here for historical reasons.