Introduction to GnomeMeeting

GnomeMeeting is an H.323 compatible videoconferencing and VOIP/IP-Telephony application that allows you to make audio and video calls to remote users with H.323 hardware or software (such as Microsoft Netmeeting). It supports all modern videoconferencing features, such as registering to an ILS directory, gatekeeper support, making multi-user conference calls using an external MCU, using modern Quicknet telephony cards, and making PC-To-Phone calls.

Package Information

GnomeMeeting Dependencies


libgnomeui-2.10.0, ScrollKeeper-0.3.14, Evolution Data Server-1.2.2, OpenLDAP-2.2.24, PWLib-1.8.4 (compiled with OpenLDAP support) and OpenH323-1.15.3


SDL-1.2.8 (required for full-screen video), D-BUS and Howl

Installation of GnomeMeeting

Install GnomeMeeting by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome --localstatedir=/var/lib &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This switch puts ScrollKeeper files in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.


Installed Programs: gnomemeeting and gnomemeeting-config-tool
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /etc/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/apps/gnomemeeting, /etc/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/schemas/apps/gnomemeeting, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnome/help/gnomemeeting, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnomemeeting, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/omf/gnomemeeting and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/sounds/gnomemeeting

Short Descriptions


is a H.323 Voip, Telephony and Video Conferencing application which uses the H.323 protocol.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600