What is MRBS?
MRBS is a free, GPL, web application using PHP and MySQL/pgsql for booking meeting rooms or other resources.
- Web/Intranet based - Available from any workstation through a Browser
- Simple to follow, Web based options and intuitive presentation
- Flexible Repeating Bookings
- Authentication with your existing user database (eg Netware, NT Domain, NIS etc.)
- Ensures that conflicting entries cannot be entered
- Reporting option
- Selectable DAY / WEEK / MONTH views
- Multiple auth levels (read-only, user, admin)
- Support for bookings by time or period - ideal for use in schools
- Room administrators can be notified of bookings by email
- Multiple languages supported (translated to Catalan, Czech, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish)
- Stable and in use at many organizations
- MySQL and Postgres support
There is a demonstration version of MRBS described here. Please try not to break it too badly!
MRBS is very reliable at this point. All the features that are needed in day-to-day operation are included. It's very intuitive for users, so very little or no instruction is needed. It is in production use at many large organisations around the world for uses as diverse as it's originally intended meeting rooms to restaurant tables and aeroplanes at a flying school!
Different languages are supported, there are translations for many languages available (current list above). If your language is not supported it is very easy to customize as all strings are stored in language-specific files.
See the contact page.
MRBS was originally written by Daniel Gardner. With the codebase initially taken from WebCalendar because it seemed as though they had similar objectives. These days there is very little (if any) code from the original project. There have been many contributors to the project, most recently Campbell Morrison has implemented many features, with some support by John Beranek.
Everything is provided by SourceForge - because they're nice like that.