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Instructions for remote participation

Francisco Acosta edited this page May 28, 2018 · 18 revisions

Remote Discussions

For remote discussions we use Mumble. Mumble is available for Linux, OS X, Windows, Android etc.

Join the call

  • At the time of the meeting just connect to
    • Server: riot-labs.de
    • Port: 64738
    • if this is your first time you might need to create a server entry for that:
      • click "Add New..." in the "Connect" menu entry and enter the parameters above
  • The password for the meeting will be sent just before the meeting on the mailing list

During the call

  • Use push-to-talk mode of operation as much as possible.
  • Avoid noisy places.
  • Please use a headset.
  • If you cannot use a headset, try to avoid acoustic echo (and/or enable echo cancellation).
  • Deactivate Text-to-speech under "Configure -> Text-To-Speech"

Videoconferencing

For videoconferencing during Hack&Acks we might use PlaceCam. Thanks to daviko for sponsoring! PlaceCam is available for Linux, Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android.

Join the call

Using PlaceCam

  • Before the meeting starts, we will send a URL via the corresponding mailing list. Open this URL in your web browser.
  • Windows/MacOS users: If you didn't install PlaceCam so far, you will be directed automatically to the application. Just follow the installation instructions.
  • Linux users: Linux users have to install the software first before they can accept the invitation link. Recent versions are available here. If you are not a Ubuntu/Debian user, you'll have to install the MIME type extension in your browser manually or just call PlaceCam from a shell with the given URI as a parameter.
    Important: When using PulseAudio, please start the application with echo-cancellation like this: PULSE_PROP="filter.want=echo-cancel" ./PlaceCam/opt/PlaceCam/PlaceCam
  • Android users: Install the PlaceCam app from Google's play store. Once this is done, you can click on a participation link (for example in your mail client) to join the conference call.

Using Jitsi

The IETF provides a Jitsi platform which we might also use for dev meetings or other videoconference meetings. Just follow the link provided for the given meeting (e.g. dev meetings) and you'll be directly into the video conference.

During the call

  • Avoid noisy places.
  • Please use a headset.
  • If you cannot use a headset, try to avoid acoustic echo (and/or enable echo cancellation).
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