Last updated: Aug 12th, 2019
Good question. I could talk for hours about what it means for me give BeeBEEP as a gift, the reasons are many and not always as obvious as it may seem. I'll tell you the two main ones.
The first reason is that basically I always look for personal growth in all the things I do. If this growth brings money then so much better for me, but it's not important as long as I have a roof to sleep under, some books and a computer where I can realize my ideas.
Regarding second main reason, BeeBEEP is a great computer gym.
It gives me the opportunity to understand problems and find solutions.
It allows me to grow professionally as not only as a programmer but also in managing
everything that revolves around software.
BeeBEEP is part of my curriculum vitae.
BeeBEEP is something tangible that makes the difference more than any piece of paper.
BeeBEEP is like a letter of introduction signed by more than 40,000 users who used it every day in 2018.
BeeBEEP is my business card.
Yes, it does, if the locations in your company are interconnected through a vpn or something similar.
The best performance test I know is that of a company with 5500+ workstations, in 700+ locations, span 5000+ kilometers with many ISP vendors (as the review on the homepage tells).
It is the folder from which BeeBEEP loads its resource files: beebeep.rc configuration file, translations, plugins, default beep file (beep.wav) and other libraries. It is usually the same folder where the BeeBEEP executable is present. In unix systems the following folders will also be checked:
The last path that is checked is the data folder.
You can see what is the default resource folder in the BeeBEEP menu -
If the menu item is not present then the resource folder is the same as the data.
It is a text file where the initial configuration of BeeBEEP is stored.
It is mainly used to provide a series of standard options for use in your network.
Being a text file you can create it with any editor, like "Notepad" on Windows, "gedit" on Linux and "TextEdit" on MacOSX. Normally the file should be placed in the resource folder.
Do you want an example on how to use the beebeep.rc file? Visit the online help.
It is the folder where BeeBEEP stores the data of the user who is using it as the
configuration file (beebeep.ini), the log file
(beebeep.log - only with option "Log to file" checked),
the encoded file of sent messages (beebeep.dat)
and that of unsent messages (beebeep.off).
Inside, there is also the cache folder with all the temporary files.
You can see what is the data folder in the BeeBEEP menu -
You can read the log of the current session by going to the BeeBEEP menu- .
You can enable the option data folder/beebeep.log.if you want to save logs and check them by a text editor. Usually the logs will be saved in the file
BeeBEEP has been designed according to some fundamental principles. One of these is usability before beauty. Yes I know, we are often used to the contrary (for example, people tend to buy a shoe that is more beautiful than comfortable).
I used different programs with balloon graphics but, among other things, I found, for example, difficulties in copying multiple messages together. The BeeBEEP message viewer is something more like a web page than a classic messenger. This choice, without a doubt, allows a more professional use of messages in the office environment.
In the future, when the time available allows me, I am sure I can give the user the possibility to choose between usability and better graphics...
Unfortunately in some cases the automatic recognition of the screen DPI does not work well.
This often happens when the scale factor is set to a size greater than 100%.
If this problem occurs, don't worry, it is easily solved with these steps:
C:\Program Files (x86)\BeeBEEP\
Reference: Ticket #584 on SourceForge.
You must create the beebeep.rc configuration file if it does not already exist and disable the option EnableChatWithAllUsers.
Sample file content: beebeep.rc
People will continue to see "Chat with all" but will not be able to send messages (so the channel can still be used by system administrators to send a message to everyone).
BeeBEEP is not a digitally signed application and operating systems like Windows or MacOSX
warn users against using software without a digital signature.
I fully understand their reasons but a digital certificate has a cost per year and you need one for Microsoft and one for Apple. BeeBEEP is a free software and I wouldn't even have to pay to distribute it.
So, be careful and download BeeBEEP from trusted sites.
For the rest, I'm sure you will understand my point of view and you won't mind doing one or two more clicks to launch BeeBEEP the first time.
Hi, I'm BeeBEEP, the free office messenger that for 9 years has been helping people like you keep messages safe and private.
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