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From Sebastian Wagner <sebawag...@apache.org>
Subject Apache OpenMeetings 2.0 Incubating released
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2012 14:23:08 GMT
We are happy to announce Version 2.0 of Apache OpenMeetings Incubating!

Apache OpenMeetings provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white
board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API
functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.

This is our first release as Apache project and there have been major
changes almost everywhere in the application.

Restyled UI The UI has been refactored to have a common look and feel.
Additionally most of the icons are now loaded at runtime. That means you
can change colors and icons at runtime without changing the source code.
More info: http://incubator.apache.org/openmeetings/themes-and-branding.html

New Calendar The calendar was completely refactored and got a new UI that
was built from scratch that also adds some new functions. For example it is
possible now to password protect invitations sent via the calendar. Further
the timezone handling has been refactored and there is now also a SOAP/REST
API to handle calendar Events (
http://incubator.apache.org/openmeetings/SoapRestAPI.html )

Integration with Asterisk The application contains now modules to directly
integrate OpenMeetings with Asterisk for SIP/VoIP integration. It enables
you to dial in as well as dial out of conference room to SIP or ordinary
phones. More info:
http://incubator.apache.org/openmeetings/voip-sip-integration.html

Install/Backup/Import via command line Additionally to the Web-Interface
you can now do all basic operations via console. Just cd to your
OpenMeetings installation directory and type “admin” (or ./admin.sh) and
you will see all the options available (OpenMeetings service should be shut
down while doing those operations)

Using SWF10 for Video Components All audio/video related components now use
SWF10 for broadcasting and receiving audio and video signals. That makes it
possible to use for example the echo cancellation feature build in the
SWF10 Flash Player.

There are a lot more improvements for example to recording, screen sharing
and new layout options. To see the full list please review our Release
Notes for Version 2.0:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=12312720&version=12319197

There are also new Integration Plugins in the pipe!

Integration into Atlassian Jira There is a plugin in our SVN that will be
released soon for integration with Atlassian Jira, you can watch a demo
here:
https://blogs.apache.org/openmeetings/entry/jira_integration_apache_openmeetings_demo

Integration into Atlassian Confluence Same for Atlassian Confluence Wiki,
you can watch a demo here:
https://blogs.apache.org/openmeetings/entry/demo_video_about_upcoming_atlassian

Important Changes OpenOffice service does not need to be running as
permanent service. But you have to set the path to OpenOffice (or
LibreOffice) and JODConverter tools in OpenMeetings configuration.
OpenMeetings (and JODConverter) will start and stop the OpenOffice service
when they need it.

Upgrading from Version 1.9 or prior To update from an old version of
OpenMeetings to 2.x you should use the integrated Backup and Import tool
that exists since around Version 1.3. You should follow our documentation,
see: http://incubator.apache.org/openmeetings/Upgrade.html

*Downloads* of sources and binaries are available from the mirrors linked
here:
http://incubator.apache.org/openmeetings/downloads.html

All downloads can be verified using the Apache OpenMeetings code signing
KEYS <http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/openmeetings/KEYS> .

The Apache OpenMeetings Team

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