[jitsi-users] Portable Jitsi


#1

Has anyone ever considered making a Portable version of Jitsi. It's
occurred to me that it would be useful as my brother's coming down for
Christmas and whilst he's here, won't have access to Jitsi and all his
contacts.

With centralised services like Skype, I believe they store the
contacts with the user account on the central server, so users can
login from anywhere and use it but as I understand, Jitsi doesn't work
like this and only stores the contacts on the user's PC with Jitsi. So
Jitsi and these contacts/config would need to be carried on a USB
stick to be able to use it elsewhere.

Anyway, Happy Holidays everyone :slight_smile:

Regards

Derek


#2

Assuming that the system is running Windows and Java is installed, couldn't
you just copy the Jitsi program files folder to a flash drive? The contacts
are stored server side on most chat servers, including Jabber/XMPP ones
like Google and Facebook. Things like account login information and OTR
certs are stored in the local profile though.

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On Dec 26, 2013 3:37 PM, "Derek Moss" <dmts@stoptheviolence.co.uk> wrote:

Has anyone ever considered making a Portable version of Jitsi. It's
occurred to me that it would be useful as my brother's coming down for
Christmas and whilst he's here, won't have access to Jitsi and all his
contacts.

With centralised services like Skype, I believe they store the
contacts with the user account on the central server, so users can
login from anywhere and use it but as I understand, Jitsi doesn't work
like this and only stores the contacts on the user's PC with Jitsi. So
Jitsi and these contacts/config would need to be carried on a USB
stick to be able to use it elsewhere.

Anyway, Happy Holidays everyone :slight_smile:

Regards

Derek

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#3

Yes, but I never had the time to really look into it. Its still on my radar, but with a low priority.

Ingo

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On 26.12.2013, at 20:45, "Derek Moss" <dmts@stoptheviolence.co.uk> wrote:

Has anyone ever considered making a Portable version of Jitsi. It's
occurred to me that it would be useful as my brother's coming down for
Christmas and whilst he's here, won't have access to Jitsi and all his
contacts.

With centralised services like Skype, I believe they store the
contacts with the user account on the central server, so users can
login from anywhere and use it but as I understand, Jitsi doesn't work
like this and only stores the contacts on the user's PC with Jitsi. So
Jitsi and these contacts/config would need to be carried on a USB
stick to be able to use it elsewhere.

Anyway, Happy Holidays everyone :slight_smile:

Regards

Derek

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#4

Hi,

With centralised services like Skype, I believe they store the
contacts with the user account on the central server, so users can
login from anywhere and use it but as I understand, Jitsi doesn't work
like this and only stores the contacts on the user's PC with Jitsi.

for me, rosters work quite well with XMPP. I have never seen it stored locally.

Cheers,
Nik


#5

Someone seems to have done it already
http://sourceforge.net/projects/jitsiportable/

FC

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On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 6:46 PM, Ingo Bauersachs <ingo@jitsi.org> wrote:

Yes, but I never had the time to really look into it. Its still on my
radar, but with a low priority.

Ingo

--
During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary
act
Durante épocas de Engaño Universal, decir la verdad se convierte en un Acto
Revolucionario
- George Orwell


#6

I know that project, but there's just the binary. Not even an explanation how it got created. I can only recommend to avoid that if you care about the integrity of what you're launching.

And its completely outdated too.

Freundliche Grüsse,
Ingo Bauersachs

-- Sent from my tablet

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On 26.12.2013, at 23:08, "Fernando Cassia" <fcassia@gmail.com> wrote:

On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 6:46 PM, Ingo Bauersachs <ingo@jitsi.org> wrote:
Yes, but I never had the time to really look into it. Its still on my radar, but with a low priority.

Ingo

Someone seems to have done it already
http://sourceforge.net/projects/jitsiportable/

FC

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Durante épocas de Engaño Universal, decir la verdad se convierte en un Acto Revolucionario
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#7

Oh well. That's a shame as it does rather limit Jitsi's usability
compared to centralised services, for those who don't have it
installed on portable devices such as laptops at least and even then
it would be easier to carry Jitsi on a stick rather than have to lug
the laptop around.

Hope it gets looked at sometime soon anyway.

Regards
Derek

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On 26 December 2013 21:46, Ingo Bauersachs <ingo@jitsi.org> wrote:

Yes, but I never had the time to really look into it. Its still on my radar, but with a low priority.

Ingo

-- Sent from my tablet

On 26.12.2013, at 20:45, "Derek Moss" <dmts@stoptheviolence.co.uk> wrote:

Has anyone ever considered making a Portable version of Jitsi. It's
occurred to me that it would be useful as my brother's coming down for
Christmas and whilst he's here, won't have access to Jitsi and all his
contacts.

With centralised services like Skype, I believe they store the
contacts with the user account on the central server, so users can
login from anywhere and use it but as I understand, Jitsi doesn't work
like this and only stores the contacts on the user's PC with Jitsi. So
Jitsi and these contacts/config would need to be carried on a USB
stick to be able to use it elsewhere.

Anyway, Happy Holidays everyone :slight_smile:

Regards

Derek

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#8

Ah, I thought the contacts were stored locally but if it's as simple
as copying the program folder that's cool. I'll have to test it
sometime.

Regards
Derek

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On 26 December 2013 20:58, Sean Whalen <whalenster@gmail.com> wrote:

Assuming that the system is running Windows and Java is installed, couldn't
you just copy the Jitsi program files folder to a flash drive? The contacts
are stored server side on most chat servers, including Jabber/XMPP ones like
Google and Facebook. Things like account login information and OTR certs are
stored in the local profile though.

On Dec 26, 2013 3:37 PM, "Derek Moss" <dmts@stoptheviolence.co.uk> wrote:

Has anyone ever considered making a Portable version of Jitsi. It's
occurred to me that it would be useful as my brother's coming down for
Christmas and whilst he's here, won't have access to Jitsi and all his
contacts.

With centralised services like Skype, I believe they store the
contacts with the user account on the central server, so users can
login from anywhere and use it but as I understand, Jitsi doesn't work
like this and only stores the contacts on the user's PC with Jitsi. So
Jitsi and these contacts/config would need to be carried on a USB
stick to be able to use it elsewhere.

Anyway, Happy Holidays everyone :slight_smile:

Regards

Derek

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#9

Ah, I thought the contacts were stored locally but if it's as simple as
copying the program folder that's cool. I'll have to test it sometime.

Beware though that Jitsi stores the configuration file and a cache of all
contacts locally. If you just copy the program files to a USB stick and
launch it on a public computer you WILL leave lots of traces.

Ingo


#10

Hmm, that's no good then. Hopefully someone can come up with a proper
portable version that stores everything in the folder on the USB
stick.

Regards
Derek

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On 27 December 2013 14:02, Ingo Bauersachs <ingo@jitsi.org> wrote:

Ah, I thought the contacts were stored locally but if it's as simple as
copying the program folder that's cool. I'll have to test it sometime.

Beware though that Jitsi stores the configuration file and a cache of all
contacts locally. If you just copy the program files to a USB stick and
launch it on a public computer you WILL leave lots of traces.

Ingo