First of all, many many thanks to everyone who makes Jitsi possible!
As people are now realizing how unsafe Zoom is, some will switch to safer and more trustworthy options, but in my experience, most won’t (they will just add some measures to minimize the risk). As I try to show that Jitsi is a valid and safer alternative, I need some accurate up to date info on browser compatibility. (Just as people don’t like to change their video calling apps, many also don’t like to change their browsers). I have been reading other discussions on browsers, but would like more clarity.
May I please ask, if possible, for a place (please not only twitter, perhaps on your FAQ page?) with an up to date list of the major browsers and their compatibility for Jitsi Meet: which are optimal, which are not optimal (yet) and if they aren’t to what effect (like is it an issue on speed, and if so, from what number of users would this be a serious problem)? Having this clear information would help tremendously in informing people who are new to it. I wouldn’t want them to try it, and then relinquish it, because it has unexpected issues.
Here is my attempt, based on what I can find. Please correct and add where needed:
- Optimal browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Chromium (any others? I tried Opera which didn’t show any browser warnings, does that mean it’s optimal?)
- Browsers in the process of optimization: Safari (meaning it runs slower? Roughly when is optimization expected?)
- Non-optimal browsers: Internet Explorer, Edge, …? (what is the effect of not being optimal?)