Unable to get jitsi-meet frontend running on local

I am trying to work on a few changes on the frontend and for that I cloned the “jitsi-meet” repo and followed the development documentation
I ran npm install which completed without any error and then I ran make dev
Running make dev gives an error but that is because I am running git-bash on windows.

rm -fr libs
mkdir -p libs
./node_modules/.bin/node-sass css/main.scss css/all.bundle.css && \
./node_modules/.bin/cleancss css/all.bundle.css > css/all.css ; \
rm css/all.bundle.css
Rendering Complete, saving .css file...
Wrote CSS to E:\jitsimeet\jitsi-meet\css\all.bundle.css
cp \
        node_modules/rnnoise-wasm/dist//rnnoise.wasm \
cp \
        node_modules/lib-jitsi-meet//lib-jitsi-meet.min.js \
        node_modules/lib-jitsi-meet//lib-jitsi-meet.min.map \
        node_modules/lib-jitsi-meet//connection_optimization/external_connect.js \
        node_modules/lib-jitsi-meet//modules/browser/capabilities.json \
cp \
        node_modules/libflacjs/dist/min//libflac4-1.3.2.min.js \
        node_modules/libflacjs/dist/min//libflac4-1.3.2.min.js.mem \
'.' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
make: *** [Makefile:83: dev] Error 1

This is fine, after this I just run the command ./node_modules/.bin/webpack-dev-server manually and server starts up. After a few seconds, I get something like this

i 「wds」: Project is running at https://localhost:8080/
i 「wds」: webpack output is served from /libs/
i 「wds」: Content not from webpack is served from E:\jitsimeet\jitsi-meet
------ output truncated
i 「wdm」: Compiled successfully.

Now when I go to https://localhost:8080, its just a bank grey page nothing happens. Looking at the developer tools, I see below error

> translation.js:27 Uncaught ReferenceError: $ is not defined
>     at new Translation (translation.js:27)
>     at Module../modules/translation/translation.js (translation.js:60)
>     at __webpack_require__ (bootstrap:19)
>     at Module../app.js (app.js:1)
>     at __webpack_require__ (bootstrap:19)
>     at Object.0 (app.bundle.min.js?v=4027:287590)
>     at __webpack_require__ (bootstrap:19)
>     at bootstrap:83
>     at bootstrap:83

Can someone help me out in fixing this and getting this up and running.

Mudasir Mirza

We do not support build the web on windows, sorry.


thanks for the info. I have setup my raskberry pi as dev env for jitsi-meet.
I got the UI running I can access that.
However I made changes in title.html to HTML title and few other parameters and ran make dev. It started successfully but when I access the web UI it still shows “Jitsi Meet” as the title and all other options that I changed are not reflecting.

I am new to react, still learning. Is there something that I am missing.

I have also modified the interface_config.js file but still nothing is changing on the UI.


I have been also facing the same issue. Please guide me to change the browser title.
@mudasirmirza: Did you find the solution? If yes, Could you please post here?

Still nothing. I am still trying to figure out. I added console log for and printed the interfaceConfig at the point where it sets the document.title and even there it shows the defaults and not the interfaceConfig parameters which I did set.
So still nothing much

@mudasirmirza did you find any solution of your problem if ‘Yes’ then Kindly send me the detail and method?

why not support on windows?