Zarafa Web Meetings Release Candidate 1

April 30, 2015 by Joost  

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Great news today! We have just uploaded the Zarafa Web Meetings source-files to the COMMUNITY site. This is the first public release of the Web Meetings extension for Zarafa WebApp. We would like to invite you to build and run your own packages.

 

What is Zarafa Web Meetings?

 

Zarafa Web Meetings enables you to set up secure peer-to-peer video conference calls and chats with a few clicks from within Zarafa WebApp. When you are in a web meeting, you will get a big set of tools such as screen sharing, document sharing and file transfers. These tools should make teams feel like they are in the same room.

 

Check out zarafa.com/webmeetings for more info and screenshots!

 

What do you need to build, install and configure this package?

 

  • Zarafa-WebApp & Zarafa-WebMeetings-plugin source packages.

  • Spreed Webrtc 0.23.7 (https://github.com/strukturag/spreed-webrtc)

  • Linux server

  • Nginx (Version 1.4 or later. Use the nginx repository)

  • Zarafa ZCP Version 7.2

  • WebApp 2.0.2

 

Getting started with Web Meetings:

 

  1. Set up a Zarafa-server

  2. Build the spreed-webrtc server following the instructions on https://github.com/strukturag/spreed-webrtc/tree/v0.23.7#spreed-webrtc

  3. Download the source packages here:

    WebApp 2.0.2:

    https://download.zarafa.com/community/final/WebApp/2.0.2/webapp-2.0.2.48619.tar.gz

    WebMeetings plugin RC:

    https://download.zarafa.com/community/beta/WebApp/plugins/Web%20Meeting%20RC1/webmeetings-plugin-RC.tar.gz

  4. Compile Zarafa-WebApp and the Web Meetings-plugin.

    1. Unpack the WebApp package

    2. Unpack the pluging package and move the spreedwebrtc folder to webapp-2.0.2.48619/plugins/

    3. Open the directory webapp-2.0.2.48619/

    4. Run: ant tools

    5. Open plugins/spreedwebrtc/

    6. Run: ant deploy

    7. Open webapp-2.0.2.48619/deploy/plugins/

    8. Copy the spreedwebrtc folder to your plugin-directory of WebApp

    9. Rename config.php.dist to config.php (see the administrator manual for details on the configuration of this file)

 

  1. Follow the administrator manual to learn more about how to configure your setup.

  2. Enjoy your Web Meetings!

  3. Post back your feedback in this topic!

 

Question: Why do you not publish the packages for the community?

 

Good question. This has to do with our recent posting on the community. Here we have announced that we would like to make a clearer distinction between services for paying customers (=subscriptions) and community downloads, while we are moving to our new business model. This is a business model where we strive to making all future innovations open source available. I advise you to read the announcement thoroughly if you would like to know all ins & outs. You can ask questions in the forum thread.

 

Where to get help?

 

As with every brand technology, your first install is not always the easiest one. However, we have the manual in place and we’ve planned two webinars which could also come in handy.

 

- Introduction to Zarafa web meetings – Wednesday 20 May 2015

 

- Technical Deployment Webinar – Thursday 21 May 2015

 

Feel free to drop your questions in the forum topic. I’m eager to hear your first experiences.

 

With warm regards,

Joost Hopmans

QA