RE: [GnomeMeeting-list] basic questions....
- From: Damien Sandras <dsandras seconix com>
- To: gnomemeeting-list gnome org
- Subject: RE: [GnomeMeeting-list] basic questions....
- Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 20:55:31 +0100
Le jeu 11/12/2003 à 20:10, bruce a écrit :
> Thanks for getting back to us. It appears that you're one of the principal
> developers of the GnomeMeeting application. WebEx provides a comprehensive
> application that allows the user to hold a web conference with others via
> the internet. The following features are possible:
> Voice communication between multiple users during the conference
That's possible with GnomeMeeting if you are using a MCU.
> Collaborative Whiteborad during the conference
Not possible with GnomeMeeting.
> Scheduling of meetings between users
Not possible with GnomeMeeting.
> Text/IM Messaging as well
More or less possible with GnomeMeeting.
> Server App runs on Linux
> Client Apps run over Linux/Windows
> Basically, we are looking for an app that we can use as our conferencing
> application. We would like for it to be run on our internal server, for it
> to be scalable, handling multiple conferences with multiple people for each
> conference... Ideally, it should use a client application to allow each
> person to participate in conferences via the server in a secure manner.
GnomeMeeting could be the client, but certainly not the server. In order
to have several participants at the same time, you require a MCU, to
which GnomeMeeting can connect. There is OpenMCU, which is Open Source,
but it is not always very stable when video is involved.
> So basically, we're trying to find out if the GnomeMeeting app can be used
> as an underlying foundation for this kind of application.
> Bruce Douglas
> bedouglas earthlink net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gnomemeeting-list-admin gnome org
> [mailto:gnomemeeting-list-admin gnome org]On Behalf Of Damien Sandras
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> Subject: Re: [GnomeMeeting-list] basic questions....
> Le mer 10/12/2003 à 02:14, bruce a écrit :
> > hi...
> > new to gnomemeeting.... i have a few basic questions, so i'm hoping that i
> > can find my answers here...
> > we're looking for an open source app that will allow us to hold/have web
> > meetings. basically we're trying to find out if there is an application
> > provides functionality similar to WebEx. As we understand GnomeMeeting, it
> > allows users to communicate over the net using voice, so it kind of
> > functions as a VoIP type of app...
> yes it is a VoIP/videoconferencing application.
> > Has anyone looked at using the gnomemeeting app as a robust competitor to
> > WebEx... What would be the pros/cons of using this app in that fashion...?
> Afer a quick look at the WebEx website, I can't really tell what they
> allow to do. But I think it is approximatively the same except that
> their product runs in a webbrowser.
> > Is it robust enough to be used in this manner...?
> It should, really... I'm simulating hundreds of calls at work without
> any problem.
> > Does anyone know of any other app which might be used/considered to be a
> > competitive app to WebEx...?
> I know no open source application doing videconferencing on the web.
> I don't know if my answer helps, but if you have more specific
> questions, feel free to ask. WebEx is just too vague for me to be able
> to answer correctly.
> > Thanks
> > Bruce Douglas
> > bedouglas earthlink net
> > (25) 866-2790
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> GnomeMeeting-list gnome org
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