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Thursday May 19, 2022

OpenMeetings v6.3.0 - Fixes and maintenance release including preparation for JDK17

The new version 6.3.0 includes a number of fixes, library updates and prepares for moving OpenMeetings to use JDK17. Currently it still compiles the server to be JRE 11 backwards compatible but you can obviously use JRE17 to run. But in future versions JRE17 will become mandatory. As well as Safari keeps on being an ongoing challenge with HTML5 and webRTC. Latest version 6.3.0 should provide some fixes.

Stability and UI improvements

  • Multiple Whiteboard fixes
  • Confirm popups are unified
  • Multiple fixes for latest Safari
Other updates
  • Libraries are updated with most recent versions (e.g. logging)
Notes re library updates: OpenMeetings was not affected by last years log4j issues since we are not using it. However latest v6.3.0 is updating dependencies that include references to log4j and upgrades those.

Full ChangeLog is available from ChangeLog on Github

Downloads of v6.3.0 are available from openmeetings.apache.org/downloads.html

Monday October 25, 2021

OpenMeetings v6.2.0 - OpenAPI Swagger API, Node, PHP integration and Mobile version

OpenMeetings v6.2.0 improves the Mobile version of the conference client as well as ability to save to Home screen and start it more similar to a native Mobile app. Publishing video on a Mobile device requires iOS/Safari v15.x (current version) or Android/Chrome v85 or later (current is v95). Also v6.2.0 adds an Integration API in OpenAPI v3.x format and community sponsored integrations for Node.js and PHP/Composer modules. The Node and PHP modules enable integrating conference rooms in Node or PHP based websites or APIs. More information, sample use cases and links are available on the website, linked resources and the OpenMeetings Mobile wiki.[Read More]

Monday August 16, 2021

OpenMeetings v6.1.0 - WebRTC stability

v6.1.0 provides updates and fixes to webRTC components for conference rooms. As well as fixes for UI and browser compatibility.[Read More]

Friday August 28, 2020

OpenMeetings 5.0.0 release - Migration to HTML5 webRTC and Wicket 9.0.0

OpenMeetings v5.0.0 is the first main release of HTML5 version of the Web-Conferencing software. All features are using native browser components. There is no plugins required and you can share your webcam and microphone as well as your screen just using HTML5 and JavaScript! [Read More]

Friday July 14, 2017

OpenMeetings 3.3.0 released

Version 3.3.0 includes new features, bug fixes and security fixes. In total 21 changes are part of the release, 11 are security fixes based on CVE reports.[Read More]

Monday October 03, 2016

OpenMeetings 3.1.3 released

Release v3.1.3 contains 21 enhancements and fixes. The main improvement of this release is to fix the RTMP-Streaming over SSL in both possible modes. The two available modes are:

  • Native RTMPs
  • RTMP Tunnelled over HTTPS (which is similar to RTMPT)
Note With this release Java8 is required, for the server as well as in case you are screen sharing.

We recommend that previous releases will be upgrade to this version.
Other fixes in this version concern localisation, backup/restore, screen-sharing and sending invitations to conference rooms.

For a complete list of changes, see: https://www.apache.org/dist/openmeetings/3.1.3/CHANGELOG
and https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OPENMEETINGS/fixforversion/12337950

Downloads and documentation is available from our project website:

Friday August 12, 2016

OpenMeetings 3.1.2 released

Release v3.1.2 contains 55 enhancements and fixes and 1 patch for a security vulnerability.
Security Fix: CVE-2016-3089 - Apache OpenMeetings XSS in SWF panel

Other security relevant updates:

  • XSS in Chat window leading to DOS
  • MD5 should not be used for password encryption
  • OpenMeetings is vulnerable to session fixation
  • Private recording files were available to all users

Additionally a signed Screen-Sharing application with a valid certificate from the Apache Foundation is available since this release. Please update to this release from any previous OpenMeetings release. A detailed documentation on how to migration from older versions is available on the project website see: http://openmeetings.apache.org/Upgrade.html.

Other fixes in admin, localisation, installer, invitations, room etc.

For a complete list of changes, see: https://www.apache.org/dist/openmeetings/3.1.2/CHANGELOG

Downloads and documentation is available from our project website:

Update (15/08/2015)
OpenMeetings modules are now also available individually as Maven dependencies, see: https://repository.apache.org/#nexus-search;quick~openmeetings

For example:

The sync to http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/apache/ should be available within the next 24hours.

Friday December 07, 2012

OpenMeetings on the road to graduate from Incubator

We are happy to announce that the vote was successful to graduate OpenMeetings from the Incubator, the result of the vote can be seen here http://markmail.org/message/zlu2jc23ls4hopjo.

The next Board meeting will be at the 19th December of 2012, we will submit our resolution and hopefully the Board will follow the recommendation from the Incubator to establish Apache OpenMeetings as top level project!

However, as we are still an Incubator project we did submit also a quarterly update of our project.

Project and community status:

See also: http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/December2012

Tuesday September 11, 2012

Google Summer of Code 2012 at Apache OpenMeetings

We were very happy to have 3 official students participating in the Google Summer of Code 2012 program! There was even a 4th student that worked on his proposal even not accepted officially as there have been not enough slots available. All students met their goals some even did more then required.
As OpenMeetings is about making virtual conferences we organized a weekly virtual meeting to catch up with everybody. It was sometimes difficult to attend for everybody as the students and mentors are situated in different timezones, starting with GMT-4 to GMT+7. But we had a chance to talk to everybody face to face several times during the summer!

German Grekov's project was about implementing a Connection Test tool that can be run upfront a meeting to test upload, download and if required ports for OpenMeetings are open.
The final result was a UI that shows the most important information to the end-user

The test performed by the tool can be configured using a XML configuration, so that a users can customize the ports if they configured OpenMeetings to run on different ones.
German has documented the tool in more details:

His second task was to integrate a volume slider in the video pods. With a volume slider each user can adjust the audio of each video separated. Conference participants always have different microphones (with a good or bad quality), therefore it is very useful thing to have the opportunity of adjusting of some settings at runtime.
The image shows the volume slider next on the top of the video view.

More information about the project can be found in the wiki documentation:

Dmitry Zamula had the most difficult project agenda as his task required the most knowledge of various components of OpenMeetings. His goal was to create a component that would allow conversion of word and presentation documents into thumbnails and or html files. He decided to use Apache POI for the conversion. The final goal of the whole component to have one day editable documents in the whiteboard of OpenMeetings. His component is one step in that direction as it converts documents in the HTML format. Based on that potentially an editor could be created where you can edit the document online. While that task is quite difficult to integrate it was further difficult as he had not only to learn OpenMeetings component set but also the one of Apache POI.
The graph shows the process of generating html formatted content

Finally he was able to create documents in HTML format. The solution was a very good start to explore the chances of collaborative editing of documents within OpenMeetings.
More info can be found on his wiki page: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OPENMEETINGS/Posting+documents+on+the+whiteboard+with+POI

Ankur Ankan did realize an integration of OpenMeetings in Zimbra. Zimbra is an Exchange replacement for collaboration and communication. It provides a plugin loader system and the plugins are called “Zimlets”. Zimlets are basically JavaScript coded applications.
But a Zimlet can also perform REST calls. It does that by using the Zimbra server as Proxy server to prevent cross side scripting effects.
Ankur successfully tackled those hurdles, did get familiar with the Zimlet architecture and implemented his plugin step by step.
Besides his implementation he created some docs that also contain screenshots of the plugin https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OPENMEETINGS/Openmeetings+Plugin+for+Zimbra.

What really is great that he did also complete all steps to finally create a working release from his project so that the distribution of the plugin can start and users can work with it!

Josh Dolitsky did not officially work as a GSoC student because slots were already full, but he agreed to work on the project even if not accepted! His task was to update and implement the ATutor Plugin. ATutor is an ELearning suite from OCAD (www.ocad.ca Canada). The plugin needed to be updated to use the latest REST API calls of OpenMeetings. Also, it needed to be refactored to remove any non-Apache License compatible dependencies.

This is a screenshot of the Plugin in action:

The plugin is now almost ready to start a vote to release it! He did also prepare some wiki page about his results:

Monday July 16, 2012

Apache Openmeetings inside Teambox

Teambox/Openmeetings integration[Read More]

Monday March 26, 2012

Jira Integration Apache OpenMeetings Demo Video Preview

In addition to the recently shown Confluence plugin there will be also a plugin to integrate OpenMeetings conference rooms into Atlassian Jira.
There is also a Jira Test-Instance available:

You can see a demo here:

Well done Eugen!

The demo video is available at: https://vimeo.com/37419990

Monday March 19, 2012

Demo video about upcoming Atlassian Confluence Plugin for Apache OpenMeetings

Eugen from the Apache OpenMeetings team shows his first version of the Confluence Plugin. It enables integration of Apache OpenMeetings Web-Conferencing rooms into any Confluence wiki and managing the conference rooms from inside Confluence.[Read More]



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