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Jitsi - open alternative of Skype

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Jitsi is an audio/video and chat communicator that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, AIM/ICQ, Windows Live, Yahoo!, Bonjour and many other useful features.

Jitsi is Open Source / Free Software, and is available under the terms of the LGPL.

User benefit:

We need to push FOSS alternative to Skype and Jitsi is the best solution so far.

It supports a lot of features described here: http://jitsi.org/index.php/Main/Features

Audio and video calls with perfect quality
Desktop sharing and streaming


icons/user_comment.png A. R. wrote: (6 years ago)

It is already available at network:telephony[1].
Build just need to be enabled. It works although.

[1]: https://build.opensuse.org/package/show?package=jitsi&project=network:telephony

icons/user_comment.png L. N. wrote: (6 years ago)

The package is not ready for the distro yet AFAICS. Would be nice to have it though. The first thing it needs to do in %build is rm -rf lib to get rid of the pre compiled binaries and bundled jars.

icons/user_comment.png S. S. wrote: (5 years ago)

as of 3 of April there is the 1.0 stable version shipping. There is an rpm available (but I did not try to install yet, would like to avoid on this machine rmps from outside the official repos.

icons/user_comment.png O. M. wrote: (5 years ago)

I have some impressions from jitsi since it was sip-communicator now. The rpms could be installed with YAST installer easily. There are two major issues I do not like with that very useful program. First one is a great amount of CPU power it uses on audio call, it could come up to 40%, recently they have included support for pulseaudio which make the picture better the audio call dropped to 20% , but even that is quite much compare with linphone 2 - 3% CPU. With video call CPU usage goes up to 100% that does not make it an application for daily usage. Linphone still is best in stability, low CPU usage in audio and video calls for a linux desktop. SLFphone gives more features then Linphone but is unpredictable in action. The second problem with Jitsi is the video source . I have got a tv card and a web camera with my comp, and Jitsi used to see the both and choose between them but last stable releases see only tv card as it stands for /dev/video0. If those two issues are corrected the application will come very useful as the other hand Jitsi tends to offer all a user will need as features and supported protocols.

icons/user_comment.png S. S. wrote: (4 years ago)

There is a version 2.0 out, but unfortunately the package does not seem maintained any more. This is a pity since installing it from the site is for me a non go, it would originally require Oracle-java and I am not willing to use the latter because of the (sorry for telling this but it is my opinion) stupid and dangerous way that Oracle handles the license issue (no repo). While 1.0 was working quite limited on 12.2, it was however working. And it was a way to communicate easily with people using other O.S.
So it would be nice to see at least a test package of 2.0 ported to 12.3. The "Factory 1.0" package still works with 12.3.

icons/user_comment.png S. S. wrote: (3 years ago)

Just to say that i changed my mind on java programs. By own experience I would not trust jitsi any more (because of the java problematic). I tend not to use network connected java anymore. So I withdraw my vote on this program hoping that one day....we will have a working and not confusing and not to open implementation of telepathy (with encryption, otherwise it is worthless as IMO kopete has become).

Last change: 12 months ago
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