Zarafa Web Meetings 1.1 Final Released

October 8, 2015 by Joost   Comments (0)

Zarafa Web Meetings now supporting instant participation

The final version of Zarafa Web Meetings 1.1 has been released. The new release enables you to invite any participant to a web meeting, including people who are not using Zarafa.
Only a single click is required to create an invitation to instantly participate in a web meeting, after which a secure link and a short explanation are added to the mail message or meeting request. At the same time, Zarafa Web Meetings creates a virtual meeting room where participants can instantly exchange data with each other, using only their web browsers.

Working together online becomes a lot easier and more accessible with this new feature.

We highly recommend using the Administrator Manual for installing Zarafa Web Meetings.

If you are a new user, please have a look at the User Manual.

New features

External invitations

The biggest feature 1.1 brings is external invitations, allowing WebApp users to invite anyone with an email-address to a web meeting. The only requirement for creating, sharing or joining web meetings is a supported web browser (e.g. Chrome, Iridium, Firefox). No further add-ons, plugins or installations required. Only when sharing your screen will you be asked to install a plugin.
The invitations are integrated into Zarafa WebApp, allowing you to invite anyone directly to a web meeting by sending an email or using the calendar to plan a web meeting in advance. External users will receive an invitation to a digital meeting room and can join by entering their credentials.

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Break-out windows

The other feature we added in this release is the possibility to use Zarafa Web Meetings outside of the WebApp, allowing users with desktop mail-applications to use web meetings. This feature is integrated into external invitations by creating new windows for every room you create.

Onward!

Development for the next release has already started. Zarafa Web Meetings 1.2 will focus on improving the user experience by improving the interface, streamlining any user actions and giving more control to the user.
Want to help?
Do you have any suggestions for improvements? Did you run into an issue when using Zarafa Web Meetings? Please send an email to [email protected] or drop a comment in this forum thread. We are always looking for feedback, ideas and suggestions.
I am looking forward to reading what you think of Zarafa Web Meetings.
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Set Up

Requirements

Zarafa 7.2 zcp: https://download.zarafa.com/communit.../7.2.0-48204//
NGINX 1.4 or higher: http://wiki.nginx.org/Install
(or any othere Websocket-enabled Webserver (e.g. Apache 2.4 or > 2.2.22 with mod_wstunnel)
Webapp source files: https://download.zarafa.com/communit...0.51748.tar.gz
Webmeetings plugin source files: https://download.zarafa.com/community/final/WebMeetings/zarafa-webapp-plugins-meetings-1.1.tar.gz
Spreed WebRTC 24.8: https://github.com/strukturag/spreed-webrtc

Building & Installation

Set up your Zarafa server
Build the Spreed WebRTC following the guide on github
Compile Zarafa-WebApp and the Web Meetings-plugin.
1. Unpack the WebApp package
2. Unpack the plugin package and move the spreedwebrtc folder to webapp-<version>/plugins/
3. Open the directory webapp-<version>/
4. Run: ant tools
5. Open plugins/spreedwebrtc/
6. Run: ant deploy
7. Open webapp-<version>/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)

Follow the administrator manual to learn more about configuring your setup.

Want to help?

Do you have any suggestions for improvements? Did you run into an issue when using Zarafa Web Meetings? Please drop a comment in this forum thread. We are always looking for feedback, ideas and suggestions.
I am looking forward to reading what you think of Zarafa Web Meetings.

Kind regards,

Joost Hopmans
QA-Engineer