[scl.org] New Collection for CentOS 7 - pidgin with Voice and Video / Skype for Business integration ?
Jaroslaw.Polok at cern.ch
Fri Dec 2 22:33:37 UTC 2016
We are working on a software collection for our organization: pidgin
messenger with voice/video enabled allowing for integration with
Lync / Skype for Business IM/Voice/Video/File Transfer/Desktop
(a rather preliminary build, kind of proof of concept, packages quality
to be improved, but rather functional ..)
It uses the code from: https://github.com/tieto/ (patched farstream2/
remmina/freerdp/libnice/pidgin/sipe) plus few packages from Fedora 25
(gstreamer1/gupnp/AV codecs etc).
We could contribute this and include in CentOS SCls (if there is some
interest of course), however there might be a small problem here: among
all the packages needed there is a h264 video decoder based on ffmpeg
required for Skype for Business video stream decoding (packages: ffmpeg/
gstreamer1-libav/gstreamer1-plugins-ugly): my understanding is that
ffmpeg based packages were not included in Fedora/Red Hat due to
legal/licensing reasons - and therefore I assume these would not be
included in CentOS either, is that correct ?
The option could be to provide all other packages and point users to
a 3rd party repository (alike rpmfusion or nux-dextop.. etc) for h264
decoding functionality (but still we would need to provide
gstreamer1-plugins-ugly package which needs to be built against
ffmpeg/gstreamer1-libav .. which could be problematic to build in
cbs.centos.org as would require access to 3rd party repos in build
Is this something we could contribute ?
I would be glad to hear your opinion.
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