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Meeting Room Booking System - MRBS 1.2.6

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Please contact Library Web Admin for any questions that aren't answered here.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I login?
Why can't I delete/alter a reservation?
Can two people reserve a room simultaneously?
About The Meeting Room Booking System How does the system work and who wrote it?

How do I login?

Use your CSUMB OtterID and password to log in to make reservations. For assistance with your OtterID, including forgotten passwords, please visit id.csumb.edu Top

Why can't I delete/alter a reservation?

In order to delete or alter a reservation, you must be logged in as the same person that made the reservation. Contact one of the meeting room administrators or the person who initially made the reservation to have it deleted or changed. Top

Can two people reserve a room simultaneously?

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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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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