openmeetings 1.7.0 r3822

A open source web-conferencing application
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openmeetings works for Client as well as Server side for any Operating System, windows, Mac, Linux (tested with Ubuntu, Debian, Suse, Redhat, Fedora).

Here are the basic steps to install openmeetings:
· Download OpenMeetings including Red5 (recommended) or download the two packages separated OpenMeetings Webapp only and Red5 Snapshot. If you download the two packages you have to place the OpenMeetings webapp into the webapp-folder of Red5.
 · Unpack it (Please make sure that you use an up-to-date unzip-software) (and copy it somewhere in you system, do not start it from your Windows Desktop)
 · you have now a folder openmeetings_0_7_rc1
 · Prepare Database Settings - go to openmeetings_0_7_rc1/webapps/openmeetings/conf/hibernate.cfg.xml
 · If you have problems in connecting your database, a common error is that the Database does not listen to TCP/IP Connection, or you properly need to replace the jdbc-driver with the one for your mysql-version, see for drivers and replace the mysql-connector-java-3.1.14-bin.jar in openmeetings/WEB-INF/lib with the one you have downloaded. If your mysql server is not located in localhost make sure the mysql-server is listening on that network-interface. Of course you must alter YOUR_HOSTNAME/YOUR_DATABASE to fit your needs for example to:jdbc:mysql://localhost/openmeetings
 · If you go problems in connecting your database you properly need to replace the jdbc-driver with the one for your postgres-version, see for drivers and replace the postgresql-8.2-504.jdbc2.jar in openmeetings/WEB-INF/lib with the one you have downloaded. Don't forget that the encoding of the database must be UTF8! Of course you must alter YOUR_HOSTNAME/YOUR_DATABASE to fit your needs for example to:jdbc:postgresql://localhost/openmeetings
You can see a list of available dialect's here hibernate-SQL-dialects. You must download the driver for your database and copy it to $OPENMEETINGS-HOME/WEB-INF/lib
 · (Re)start Red5 (The table's will be automatically created by hibernate if there is something wrong with your database values you will see errors in Red5 logfile
 · go to the Installer by accessing it via browser: http://localhost:5080/openmeetings/install and follow the instructions
After Running the Installer all basics are installed. Now login and go to the Meeting-Rooms and check all features. You possibly will have some difficulties uploading files. Check if OpenOffice is really running, swftool, ImageMagick (including GhostScript, FFMpeg) is available on your System-Path (or your customize the path in the Configuration).

NOTE: openmeetings is licensed and released under the terms of the Eclipse Public License 1.0.

Main features:

  • Video/Audio
  • See Desktop of any participant
  • Multi-Language (Currently: Arabic Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Czech German English French Galician Hungarian Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Persian Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian, Galizian, Finnish) and Customizable
  • Whiteboard with drawing, write & edit, dragNDrop, Resizing, Images (DragNDrop from Library), Symbol(s)
  • Safe/export Drawings from whiteboard and load it next time, edit and resave
  • Import Documents (.tga, .xcf, .wpg, .txt, .ico, .ttf, .pcd, .pcds, .ps, .psd, .tiff,
  • .bmp, .svg, .dpx, .exr, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .ppt, .odp, .odt, .sxw, .wpd, .doc, .rtf, .txt, .ods, .sxc, .xls, .sxi, .pdf) DocumentImporting 

  • Send invitation and direct links into a conference room
  • LDAP-Connector
  • Remote SOAP-Gateway for Single Sign On, integration and remote administration
  • Moderating System, User-/Organisation-/Moderating- System
  • Backup and Language Module (LanguageEditor, BackupPanel)
  • Private and Public (Organisation only) Conference-Rooms
  • Technologies used, see TechnologyPortfolio

last updated on:
June 17th, 2011, 11:51 GMT
file size:
91.7 MB
license type:
developed by:
Sebastian Wagner
operating system(s):
Mac OS X
binary format:
Universal Binary
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What's New in This Release:
  • Multi-Whiteboard, you can add new whiteboard instances, each whiteboard can have the full range of tools and documents inside.
  • Advanced File-Explorer, Drag and Drop Interface for managing files, including possibility to create a document tree with folders.
  • Private and Public Drive in File-Explorer. The File-Explorer has two different views, one is the Private Drive and the other the Public Drive. The Private Drive always contains the same files. Those files are only visible to the user currently loggedin. The Public Drive is bound not to the user, but to the conference room. All users in the conference room have access to the Public Drive.
  • Save whiteboards. You can save each whiteboard instance as a file. The file is located in the File-Explorer and can be drag and drop'ed and organized like any other document, image or folder.
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