Zoom is usable on Fedora but for the 40-minute time limit. I have tried it with three
people and it works. Under a Pro license, Zoom was able to handle around 36 people and was
WebEx does not have a Linux client, the browser interface is very poor quality, drops
connection repeatedly and does not allow for several features such as breakout rooms, etc.
I am not aware of all the features because I only run linux (F31).
Someone suggested that I use Microsoft Teams which has a beta linux client but I had not
even heard about it till this past Saturday and have no experience with this?
I have not used jitsi or BigBlueButton. I think that jitsi is OSS but I do not know about
I found something called openmeetings, but it is java-based, OSS, but not on Fedora. One
issue to note is that we should have something that would be usable on all three
platforms (Mash, Windoze, Linux).
I agree that it would be nice to have something on Fedora, but as with everything else, it
likely is looking for a volunteer-maintainer packager.
On Mon, 30 Mar 2020 08:56:23 -0400 John Mellor <john.mellor(a)gmail.com> wrote:
In this extended period of Covid-19 isolation, is there a
videoconference package available?
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.
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processor utilization bug, the rpm packages are 3 years out-of-date, and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?
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