Sorry for the bad title, but I've been trying to get Jitsy working
properly for a while and not getting farther enough. So I'd like to know
I'm on the right track.
I started off with using the Git version of Jitsi. Is that a bad idea? I
ended up staying on tag 4904 rather than master due to the regression
with user accounts I reported before.
My basic goal is to get chat, voice and desktop sharing working with one
specific peer. So far I managed to get chat working easily, video with
no audio occasionally and never desktop sharing.
On my side I have a Debian Stable amd64 laptop. Java is:
java version "1.6.0_27"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.12.6) (6b27-1.12.6-1~deb7u1)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.0-b12, mixed mode)
The remote side is a Windows 7 system with JRE 7 with the latest release
downloaded from the site. I have a very limited access to that system.
I also occasionally test with my N900 phone and some other devices I can
lay my hands on. From what I recall (I didn't see this in the FAQ)
desktop sharing (but not remote control) should work with any SIP / XMPP
video chat. Is that correct?
I tried to minimize the accounts I ask my peer to register to. So at
first we tried using the xmpp support of Google Talk. Seems to work (but
only after I removed any sort of ICE support) - but we get a video chat
with no audio.
Then I tried registering with iptel.org . I could not get any call
through - I keep getting "server error".
I considered ippi.com but the required way too many details for a casual
registration, so I gave up.
Next thing to try was to run my own SIP server. With repro I could not
get a call from one SIP client to another. With Asterisk I managed to do
that and Jitsi immediatly crashed as soon as the video started.
I have no idea to what sort of "support" to expect. I noticed a clear
regression. As I'm not familiar with the software and generally with
Java I followed the recommended procedure and reported it here. Sadly I
got no followups. There are also some recommendations in the site to use
the IRC channel. But nobody seems to answer useful answers on that
Any recommended path of least resistance for getting the required calls
working would be appreciated.
One last question: I'm trying to understand why the IRC plugin is not
used. As a sanity check I see that it is part of the tree and that it
$ git show HEAD:src/net/java/sip/communicator/plugin/ircaccregwizz/
$ ls classes/net/java/sip/communicator/plugin/ircaccregwizz/
But I don't see it in Options => Advanced => Plug-ins.
I see a long list of plug-ins. Most of them are "system plug ins" (are
not listed when I uncheck "show system plugins". The only non-system
ones I see are:
* Certificate Configuration plugin 0.0.1
* Common Logging 1.1.2
* Java Mork 1.0.5.SNAPSHOT
* Microsoft Office Communicator 0.0.1
* Spell Checker 0.0.1
* bccontrib 0.0.1
* bcprov 1.49
* thunderbird 0.0.1
Where are the system plugins loaded from? If I run jitsi with 'ant run',
will it identify the existing plugins? If not, how do I point it to the
path for the plugins (hopefully without needing to install them to
anywhere outside my home directory)?