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Jitsi Meet Electron

Desktop application for Jitsi Meet built with Electron.

Features

  • End-to-End Encryption support (BETA)
  • Works with any Jitsi Meet deployment
  • Builtin auto-updates
  • Remote control (currently disabled due to security issues)
  • Always-On-Top window
  • Support for deeplinks such as jitsi-meet://myroom (will open myroom on the configured Jitsi instance) or jitsi-meet://jitsi.mycompany.com/myroom (will open myroom on the Jitsi instance running on jitsi.mycompany.com)

Installation

Download our latest release and you're off to the races!

Windows macOS GNU/Linux (AppImage) GNU/Linux (Deb)
Download Download Download Download

NOTE: The GNU/LInux builds are 64-bit only.

Third-Party builds

Download On Flathub

Homebrew

For macOS user, you can install the application using the following command:

brew install --cask jitsi-meet

Using it with your own Jitsi Meet installation

⚠️ The following additional HTTP headers are known to break the Electron App:

Content-Security-Policy "frame-ancestors [looks like any value is bad]";
X-Frame-Options "DENY";
X-Frame-Options "sameorigin";

A working Content Security Policy looks like that:

Content-Security-Policy "img-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline' data:; script-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline' 'wasm-eval'; style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline'; font-src 'self'; object-src 'none'; base-uri 'self'; form-action 'none';";

Development

If you want to hack on this project, here is how you do it.

Show building instructions

Installing dependencies

Install Node.js 16 first (or if you use nvm, switch to Node.js 16 by running nvm use).

Extra dependencies for Windows
npm install --global --production windows-build-tools
Extra dependencies for GNU/Linux

X11, PNG and zlib development packages are necessary. On Debian-like systems then can be installed as follows:

sudo apt install libx11-dev zlib1g-dev libpng-dev libxtst-dev

Install all required packages:

npm install

Starting in development mode

npm start

The debugger tools are available when running in dev mode and can be activated with keyboard shortcuts as defined here https://github.com/sindresorhus/electron-debug#features.

It can also be displayed automatically from the SHOW_DEV_TOOLS environment variable such as:

SHOW_DEV_TOOLS=true npm start

or from the application --show-dev-tools command line flag.

Building the production distribution

npm run dist

Working with jitsi-meet-electron-sdk

jitsi-meet-electron-sdk is a helper package which implements many features such as remote control and the always-on-top window. If new features are to be added / tested, running with a local version of these utils is very handy, here is how to do that.

By default the @jitsi/electron-sdk is build from npm. The default dependency path in package.json is:

"@jitsi/electron-sdk": "^3.0.0"

To work with local copy you must change the path to:

"@jitsi/electron-sdk": "file:///Users/name/jitsi-meet-electron-sdk-copy",

To build the project you must force it to take the sources as npm update will not do it.

npm install @jitsi/electron-sdk --force

NOTE: Also check the jitsi-meet-electron-sdk README to see how to configure your environment.

Publishing

  1. Create release branch: git checkout -b release-1-2-3, replacing 1-2-3 with the desired release version
  2. Increment the version: npm version patch, replacing patch with minor or major as required
  3. Push release branch to github: git push -u origin release-1-2-3
  4. Create PR: gh pr create
  5. Once PR is reviewed and ready to merge, create draft Github release: gh release create v1.2.3 --draft --title 1.2.3, replacing v1.2.3 and 1.2.3 with the desired release version
  6. Merge PR
  7. Github action will build binaries and attach to the draft release
  8. Test binaries from draft release
  9. If all tests are fine, publish draft release

Known issues

Windows

A warning will show up mentioning the app is unsigned upon first install. This is expected.

macOS

On macOS Catalina a warning will be displayed on first install. The app won't open unless "open" is pressed. This dialog is only shown once.

GNU/Linux

If after downloading it, you can't execute the file directly, try running chmod u+x ./jitsi-meet-x86_64.AppImage

On Ubuntu 22.04 the AppImage will fail with a fuse error (as AppImage uses libfuse2, while 22.04 already comes with libfuse3 by default):

dlopen(): error loading libfuse.so.2

To fix this, install libfuse2 as follows:

sudo apt install libfuse2

Under wayland, experimental native wayland support can be enabled with the command-line switch --ozone-platform-hint set to auto:

./jitsi-meet-x86_64.AppImage --ozone-platform-hint=auto

Note that screensharing is currently not supported under wayland, eg. the permissions prompt may loop endlessly.

In case you experience a blank page after jitsi server upgrades, try removing the local cache files:

rm -rf ~/.config/Jitsi\ Meet/
NOTE for old GNU/Linux distributions

You might get the following error:

FATAL:nss_util.cc(632)] NSS_VersionCheck("3.26") failed. NSS >= 3.26 is required.
Please upgrade to the latest NSS, and if you still get this error, contact your
distribution maintainer.

If you do, please install NSS (example for Debian / Ubuntu):

sudo apt-get install libnss3

Translations

The json files are for all the strings inside the application and can be translated here.

New translations require the addition of a line in index.js.

Localize desktop file on linux requires the addition of a line in package.json. Please search for Comment[hu] as an example to help add your translation of the English string Jitsi Meet Desktop App for your language.

License

Apache 2. See the LICENSE file.

Community

Jitsi is built by a large community of developers, if you want to participate, please join community forum.