GnomeMeeting 1.0 Advances Linux-Based Conferencing
GnomeMeeting 1.0 provides Linux users with a basic platform for conducting video and audio conferences.GnomeMeeting 1.0 provides Linux users with a basic platform for conducting video and audio conferences. Released earlier this month, GnomeMeeting 1.0 is a free, open-source, H.323-compliant application that supports videoconferencing, audio conferencing, text chat and IP-based telephony. In eWEEK Labs tests, we found GnomeMeeting 1.0 worked reasonably well, although we did have difficulty setting up our audio and Universal Serial Bus-based video cameras to work on our test systems. This was mainly a Linux issue in our tests; anyone who wants to try GnomeMeeting, and hasnt installed a USB video camera, should plan on investing some time installing drivers. GnomeMeeting also supports FireWire-based cameras.
Using an H.323-compliant test system, we were able to connect to a system running Microsoft Corp.s NetMeeting. Overall, the GnomeMeeting client is well-organized and provides fast access to components such as chat or control settings such as audio volume.