On Mon, 30 Mar 2020 at 09:57, John Mellor <john.mellor(a)gmail.com> wrote:
In this extended period of Covid-19 isolation, is there a
videoconference package available?
was previous Gnome Meetings:
Name : ekiga
Version : 4.0.1
Release : 46.fc31
Architecture : x86_64
Size : 8.5 M
Source : ekiga-4.0.1-46.fc31.src.rpm
Repository : fedora
Summary : A Gnome based SIP/H323 teleconferencing application
URL : https://www.ekiga.org/
License : GPLv2+
Description : Ekiga is a tool to communicate with video and audio over the
: internet. It uses the standard SIP and H323 protocols.
I've never used Ekiga as my video conferences have all had macOS or Windows
Hosted systems like Zoom are not opensource, do not use a browser as a
client, feed connection data to Facebook, only allow 2 participants for
free, and not available for a local install.
Zoom says they have fixed the Facebook data leak.
I thought of Webex, but its Cisco. Maybe its just me :-)
I took a quick look at Jitsi, but users say it has a fatal extreme
processor utilization bug, the rpm packages are 3 years out-of-date, and
does not seem to be present in the normal rpm repos.
I also took a quick look at BigBlueButtion, which looks pretty good.
However, it only runs on an ancient version of Ubuntu, and uses a shell
installer for some unknown reason.
This seems like a major application type that appears to be completely
missing from the repos. Is anyone building one, and just hasn't
announced it yet?
Skype now has a linux version.
George N. White III