Ticket #676 (accepted maintenance)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Alternative to Skype for TTech Meetings

Reported by: chris Owned by: chris
Priority: minor Milestone: Maintenance
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Cc: sam, ed, jim, planetlarg, benj Estimated Number of Hours: 0.0
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Jim has pointed out that:

Skype costs us 15-30 minutes of grinding pain every time we do this!

So what are the alternatives and what are our requirements?

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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by ed

Transition Network uses Skype and google hangouts. Very likely to start using GotoMeeting? - for multinational calling including phone ins and TN paying for call ins (for national hubs and REConomy projects). Chris and Ed had discussed Big Blue Button (?) some years back - there will be a ticket somewhere. (NB this is not a high priority piece atm)

Last edited 3 years ago by ed (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by jim

My 2p: Hangouts have always worked excellently for me in the past. Skype is ropey past 2 users and seems sketchier to setup/keep running. Call-in conference services seems a little oldskool to me, but it's proven tech.

My vote: hangouts

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by chris

  • Cc planetlarg, benj added
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Is WebRTC ready to be used yet?

Looking at the demo here http://www.webrtc.org/demo it appears to work with Firefox on Android, could we simply install the demo code, https://code.google.com/p/webrtc/source/browse/#svn%2Ftrunk%2Fsamples%2Fjs%2Fapprtc in a directory on wiki:PenguinServer which uses the same HTAuthentication usernames and passwords as we have for Trac? Or does it need some server configuration?

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