Making Changes to jitsi

As suggested in the Development guide I tried changine the WEBPACK_DEV_SERVER_PROXY_TARGET.
However I received the error
Error occured while trying to proxy to: localhost:8082/

I tried some of the solutions on the web but haven’t been able to fix this.
Any suggestions ?

check the website you use for CORS configuration.

Currently I am not hosting it anywhere. I am trying to customize it on my PC. So what I did is that I cloned the git repo ran the npm install and make dev. The original jitsihen is runnig succesfully. Now I want to add some UI tweaks which I am able to modify in the config files however they do not seem to update on make dev again. I read somewhere that this is because the WEBPACK target is hence I have to change it to localhost (maybe) but then changing this to localhost gives the above erorr.
Thanks !

if you are not hosting it anywhere you should not set WEBPACK_DEV_SERVER_PROXY_TARGET. Be aware that some files are not meant to be changed in the dev process, they are by default supposed to be server config files - such as the config.js file. You can either host your own server and change them there, or you can hack the webpack.config.js to change default behaviour…
All of this has been posted many times already on this forum.